This is Government of the People, by the People, for the People?

A reader of NRO's Corner blog had a comment, which I believe is worth repeating in its entirety.

What a beautiful primary season it's been. We're entering the finish line, without a single American having had the annoyance of having to cast a single vote in a single primary. Glad all the pundits, pollsters, and big-money backers took care of all that messy "democracy" business for us. You wonder what causes the insanity of pushing primaries forward farther and farther? Some non-beltway, non-money people, crazy as they are, would actually like the chance to pick their candidate. Now, apparently Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, instead of being the starting gate, are actually the finish line.
I can't say it any better than that, so I won't try.