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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    I hate seeing our President elected while losing the popular vote.
    I would normally agree unless the guy's name is Gore and the point spead was a rounding error.
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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    I would normally agree unless the guy's name is Gore and the point spead was a rounding error.
    so you would want the POTUS to win by popular vote, unless the winner is a liberal?

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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    I like our existing system. I do not want to see a President elected with only 34% of the vote. I don't want to see all future elections won based on plurality and not majorities. At the end of the day you can change the system but unless people actually take the time to truly study the candidates and then vote accordingly, you will still have a process that guarantees garbage in, garbage out.
    This is a fair point about a fundamental difference in our structure and parliament. Our President has more power than a prime minister does. However, I don't believe a two party system represents the majority any better than a plurality system. Too many people are voting for the lesser of evils or against the other candidate. You still get the same thing, more people want this than want the other options.
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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    I am definitely NOT happy with the system. Given an option I would make all political parties and political action committees illegal. I would also make several changes to the financial system for campaigns....

    1. Only parties who can vote for a particular candidate can donate to that candidate. The removes all foreign money, all corporate money, and all institutional money from the political spectrum.

    2. Each voter can only give $100 per office per year, and only to one candidate per office. ie.... Over the 6 years of a Senator's term, each voter could donate a total of $600 (max) to people running for that office, but each year they could only donate to the Incumbent or ONE of that incumbent's opponents.

    3. 90 days before an election, all candidates for office MUST provide (in writing) their voting records and personal policy platforms to the registarts of voters of every city and town in their districts to be made available at every Town Hall, Library, and Post Office inside that district.

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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    so you would want the POTUS to win by popular vote, unless the winner is a liberal?
    I think I made that pretty clear ...... I never claimed to be objective or consistent.
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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    This assumes that there is a two party system. There isn't. Other parties are just pissed that nobody likes them. When was the last time anybody here considered voting for the Constitutionalists?
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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    This is a fair point about a fundamental difference in our structure and parliament. Our President has more power than a prime minister does. However, I don't believe a two party system represents the majority any better than a plurality system. Too many people are voting for the lesser of evils or against the other candidate. You still get the same thing, more people want this than want the other options.
    I understand that and don't find any fault in that opinion. I simply dread the thought of elections being won when 66% of the voters didn't support the winner.
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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This assumes that there is a two party system. There isn't. Other parties are just pissed that nobody likes them. When was the last time anybody here considered voting for the Constitutionalists?
    I am still waiting for the anti-federalist party to form.
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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This assumes that there is a two party system. There isn't. Other parties are just pissed that nobody likes them. When was the last time anybody here considered voting for the Constitutionalists?
    I have been eligible to vote in FIVE Presidential elections. Here's how my votes break down:

    Republican - 2
    Democrat - 0
    Independent - 2 (Perot '92; Baldwin '08)
    Did Not Vote - 1 ('04)

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    Re: Are you happy with the current two party system?

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    I am still waiting for the anti-federalist party to form.
    It's ridiculous. All this bitching about how other parties don't "have their voices heard" or candidates who are isolated. The American people like their politics simple. Nobody is going to vote for the Communist party anymore than they're going to vote for the Constitutional party for the same reason nobody votes for Kucinich or Paul in any meaningful way. It's because they don't represent the mainstream. Republicans and Democrats represent the immediate interests of both their demographics. Nobody really gives a **** if you want to strike down the 14th or audit the Fed.
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