I would just as soon have each party put together a couple hundred superdelegates from across the country, have them look at everyone who wants the confounded job, and make them pick a candidate. Maybe have a few everyday people elected to each state’s party convention, so it’s not just party elites at the table. Then between the party’s office holders and bigwigs, plus the handful of elected delegates, they would pick the most-qualified, most-electable candidate and let the rest of us vote in November for the guy or gal they give us.
People can get stupid when faced with too many choices. That may be a bit too harsh. How about-- Most people aren’t fully aware of who these candidates are, what they stand for, what they have accomplished and what they are capable of accomplishing. Most people don’t understand the ins and outs of how Washington works or what would make for an effective executive to run the country. But there are people out there that are and do. Let them figure it out. And it’s not like these superdelegates are drawn from thin air-- they’ve been elected by us to represent us.
Sometimes I think the best and brightest avoid running for president simply because of the brutality and obnoxious length of the primary campaign. A little guidance in our democracy might be a good thing.
So to answer the OP: I’d be willing to reform the democratic process going forward so this type of shit doesn’t keep happening, and so we can get some real top-notch candidates. For now, rules are rules and this is the bed we made. If Trump’s got the votes, give him the damn nomination. Hell, even if he doesn’t have all the votes, they should somehow make sure he gets the nomination, write off the presidency for the next four years, focus their money on the Senate this year, and regroup for 2020. I feel like if Trump doesn’t get this nomination at this point, he’ll cause more damage than if he does.