View Poll Results: Is the election process too long?

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    Re: Is the US election process too long?

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    On which channel ??...cable for us is too expensive, satellite dish, I do not know about ???

    bbc america which is cable but you can watch them all online

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    Re: Is the US election process too long?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Here, NONE of that is restricted. What is restricted is that 36 prior to an election is the only time a candidate can formally campaign. Meaning doing tours of the country preaching their platform, running ads and the such. They cannot say "Vote for me and..." 2 years in advance. Then can express their opinion, everyone can, but not in campaigning attitude.
    1) That's still restriction of free speech. People at any time should be allowed to say to vote for anybody.

    2) That won't solve the problem. Politicians will continue speaking out and raising money and speaking out against their opponents. They'll just omit, "Vote for me and..." and replace it with, "If I were President..."
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Is the US election process too long?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'm not worried about what they talk about, but that they aren't doing the job they are elected to do because they are too busy trying to get re-elected.
    That will happen anyways. And it could be argued that every politician makes every political act they do in order to get re-elected. After all, that is the pressure their constituents have to be a representative of their collective will. So I think that's a price we pay for living in a democratic republic. And I don't think that's a very high price.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Is the US election process too long?

    I think it is fine. It is just that the media penetrates your soul too early.
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    Re: Is the US election process too long?

    I have officially become disgusted with American politics. The campaigns last far too long and cost way too much money and accomplish very little. Coupld that with other issues like lobbying, the Electoral College and the fact that we only really get two candidates that really are never that different? It is utter bull****.
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    Re: Is the US election process too long?

    From where I'm sitting, elections have gotten to the point where they seem to be more about entertainment than about politics/what's good for the country.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is the US election process too long?

    Agreed. And we have entire networks devoted to harping on every single moment of the event... mostly Fox.
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    Re: Is the US election process too long?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    From where I'm sitting, elections have gotten to the point where they seem to be more about entertainment than about politics/what's good for the country.
    That's true.

    But limiting campaigning isn't going to change that either.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Is the US election process too long?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Agreed. And we have entire networks devoted to harping on every single moment of the event... mostly Fox.

    too be fair all the American networks are just as bad as each other. Last week I stuggled to find reporting on the EU summit or the Russsian protests on most networks.

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    Re: Is the US election process too long?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    too be fair all the American networks are just as bad as each other. Last week I stuggled to find reporting on the EU summit or the Russsian protests on most networks.
    just use the internet. Cable news is a waste of time.

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