There’s just no other way to say it — the New Jersey State Supreme Court is stupid. Okay, so even though the 51-day deadline for a candidate to withdraw has passed, the Democrats can replace Toricelli with Lautenberg. So can Forrester now pull out as well and be replaced by somebody who the Republicans think might be better able to beat Lautenberg? Stupid. Why did they bother even having primaries? Why not just put “TBA” on the ballot and have the actual candidates announced the day before the elections?
Especially infuriating was the New Jersey Supreme Court’s claim that the two-party system has some sort of special legal status which must be preserved at all costs. Why? So if the election were between a Republican and a Green candidate, it wouldn’t offer voters a real choice? Give me a break.