Posted by (+270) 5 years ago
I've been doing some reading up on Gary Johnson. That man makes a lot of sense. Great alternative to the Obama/Romney headache.
Hal Neumann wrote:We could try to change the system. Replace the Electoral College with direct vote for President. It's probably not an impossible thing to do. It would be darned hard to pull off, it would take years (maybe a generation or more to pull off), but I think it could be done.
It would certainly be a game changer - I can't, of course, tell in advance if it would change the game for the better. I can imagine at least one scenario that would make it worse. But I think it's worth a shot.
Of course the real game changer is still meaningful campaign finance reform - taking the money out the equation. But, I don't know that even a sustained, multi-generational effort can make that one happen.
I do know that if you want to see how similar both major parties truly are - if you need yet another example of how firmly money controls both parties - pursue both reforms. Threaten the Major's monopoly on the White House - threaten to choke off their access to corporate cash and you'll see bipartisanship come to forefront in DC.
howdy wrote:that system isn't easily changed, as the electoral college would require a lot to be rid of IMO...Read up on it...
He's had his chance and he was mediocre at best
I hope she encourages all of her conservative friends to do so as well, particularly those friends that live in Pennsylvania, Ohio, or Florida.