"In other words, these seemingly rational rules – combined with a media-driven campaign – resulted in the very inverse of what the planners wanted. With some sympathy toward those who made this mess, I’m sure I couldn’t have anticipated these results. No one did.
Think of it this way. The smart guys at the Democratic National Committee were trying to structure a quasi-market out of candidate popularity, a foolproof system to cause the most meritorious candidates with the best ideas with the broadest appeal to rise to the top. Instead the system blew up and fell apart, leaving a pack of wackadoodles dancing to socialist teen-pop in the hope of getting one-dollar bills thrown at them by a Twitter mob."