"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)
posted by texasinafrica at 1/29/2008
Good summary of the process. I, also, hope he is wrong about the corn.Where are the cries of disenfranchisement? Michigan and Florida get no say in the Democratic selection, but there is no uproar. Michigan (a virtual lock to vote Dem in Nov. anyway) gets completely ignored by the candidates - as per party instructions. Florida, however, has a lot of electoral votes and is a swing state, so the candidates are skirting the party rules any way they can to campaign there without "campaigning" - just to show they really care about the state.It's enough to give one a headache if you think on it too long.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:13:00 AM
This is why election year after election year we feel like the general election is a contest between Dumb and Dumber. And the really sad thing about this is the reason it's this messed up all boils down to money. Because you can't expect candidates to be able to court all states at once, so the parties choose for us which states they care about. How nice of them. You know, they could simplify this whole thing and just pick the candidates for us without any primary elections at all. At least then we wouldn't have it crammed down our throats for over a year.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 11:59:00 AM
I think we should choose our candidates based on their ability to win a set of challenges, including both feats of strength and brain-teasers, with hilarious consequences when they mess up.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 1:16:00 PM
attorney:So, you're saying that the candidates should vie against each other in a special season of Survivor, aired every fourth year? With the Dems and GOP as the two tribes - later merging into one tribe (but always suspicious of the others in the tribe)? And eventually America will vote to see who is victorious?I'd watch!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2:04:00 PM
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