I actually wrote a couple pieces about improving the primary process. Primaries ought to be open (or better yet — blanket) primaries. Parties ought to mandate or strongly encourage scheduling so as to promote a more diverse body politic. Iowa is a terrible option to begin a primary in — New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Maryland, and Oregon would be much better areas. I voted for Sanders in the primary but continuing to promote his candidacy is antithetical to a strong Democratic ticket in 2020. New faces perform substantially better than old ones precisely because they haven’t had their reputation dragged through the political quagmire that is our primary process.