- a losing candidate in our local primary, explaining that his concession speech was delayed because he had talked to the winner but couldn't reach the other unsuccessful candidate.
There was a primary election [which weeds out the candidates in each party and selects just one per party for each office before the main election] today in my political territory. Unlike most primaries here, there was slight doubt about who would win in several of the offices up for election.
There seemed to be three important factors in all the races: the energy of the backers of the candidate [particularly the Political Machine, which is the Official support of the party], the energy of those who backed the candidate, and the candidates' positions on the issue. I list those in my perceived order of importance for their influence on who actually got elected to run as the Candidate in the final election.
What do you all think about how political candidates are chosen in your region? Is it better to vote for who you prefer, or for who you prefer out of the candidates that might win the final election?