People chosen for offices like congress, senators, Govenors, State and
federal. Used to be chosen by the party leaders, Even the president.
They have moved to using primaries, and in some cases they don't choose
the one who got the most votes. After all it's party business. Not voter
If we are going to vote for the party why take so long to do it? Independents
are more interested in the people running than the party. So I would imagine
they have a pretty good idea who they like in a short amount of time.
I think many independants wait till election day to decide in case
something new pops up about a candidate.. One could wait for years in
that case. So why not just get it over with.
I am sure there are good reasons to spend more time choosing people,
but it seems to be getting longer and longer over time.
Elections have become huge business for the media, so I am sure those
making money from it want it to take longer and longer. I am sure they
would lobby to keep it that way.