Haha. If that isn't reaching for excuses, nothing is. There is
no advantage to appointing more barons, except to satisfy the
ego of the appointees. Barons powers do not bear on war at all,
and appointing more barons doesn't make it any easier to
choose a prince. It makes it harder.
Furthermore, your logic is as pathetic as that of real governments.
Suspending the democratic process (and nevermind that I don't think
much of democracy) for any reason makes you not a democracy, but
a theocracy (in this case). I'm actually laughing in real life,
as you sounded so much like some flunky in a banana republic
government trying to justify its recent advances in the direction
of an autocratic government.