"There are almost 4,000 GOP delegates and more than 2,000 Democratic
delegates."Not true. There are even more county delegates.
County Delegates, in many cases help vet the Utah Legislature plus all the
county races such as county council, the county party officers and the county
representatives to the state central committee. In Salt Lake County
alone, there are 2,500 GOP County Delegates. That doesn't count
the precinct chairs, who are part of the county central committee.
The trouble with a caucus is that good sense can go right out the window as
basic instincts for tribal affiliation kick in and a kind of mob rule takes over
advancing rash decisions at the expense of good sense.It's
primitive, and it's great if you need angry, aggressive, irascible leaders
to fight another tribe for the rights to some hunting grounds, but it
doesn't work so well in a civilized society where you're trying to
find leaders who will build consensus and seek workable solutions to problems.