Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
You're right, you can't just rig one part of the game, you have to define it out.

I like the idea of a 2 month snap election, no primary; if no 50% winner, a run-off 30 days later. Of course, the parties would never let this happen.

But it would take away some of the money spend of US politics. It would also avoid some of the feeding freenzy of the press. But, it would have downsides too. A charlatan like Palin wouldn't be discovered for the fool she is, by enough people, in a short period. Look how long the hide Bush's failings.

I dnn't see how you could do it with the Congress. It has to just be the Prez.

You're probably right. I was thinking the opposite...as long as it wasn't too short. The lukewarm would come with the constant beating of a position into milquetoast, learning to say nothing. My whole view on this is that there is no one out there, which might give an articulate person who actually said something a chance.

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Fri Jun 4th, 2010 at 12:26:03 PM EST
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