Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A completely broken system

This really irks me. "Final Push"? The last time I pulled out my copy of the Constitution and synched it with my calendar, it reminded me that the presidential election isn't until November of 2008. According to the calendar, it's now September of 2007.

Let me check the math here.... So we're better than 13 months away from the election. And we're into the "final push"?


I think we need to go back to the old fashioned way. Or do something. My first thought was to just have every primary on one day. But wouldn't that kinda work out to just another election? If you held open primaries, then wouldn't Al Gore claim that he won more votes in the Democratic primary than Bush won in the Republican, and therefore he should be president?

Maybe we just need to do away with primaries altogether. Either nominate the candidates at the party convention, or do away with them altogether: just let people mark down the name of the person they want elected, and toss it into the ballot box. Then count the votes.

But no. Instead, we're gonna be stuck with this stupidity, where the election will be whittled down to two candidates before the Super Bowl.

Call me a grumpy old fuddy-duddy, but I think it's just another piece of evidence that we have a serious problem in this country. We need to get rid of this latest stupidity dumped on us by the politicians, and start over.

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