October 26th, 2011
02:00 AM ET

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. j. von hettlingen

    There's pros and cons for a presidential election through the people. On the one hand is democratic that people have a say. On the other hand the election campaigns help those, who have big money behind them.

    October 26, 2011 at 10:21 am | Reply
    • j. von hettlingen

      please read – there ARE pros and cons....

      October 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Reply
  2. maoriora

    Tax funded campaigns of a one person one vote democracy, such as in India, is long overdue. It would transform government of the corporations, by the corporations for the corporations, back to the people.

    October 26, 2011 at 10:33 am | Reply
  3. NorthVanCan

    Get rid of that out dated system of governance and implement a parliament . Obviously the world is changing faster now and the presidential model is not able to implament progress fast enough to keep up to the rest of the world.

    October 27, 2011 at 9:46 am | Reply
  4. Gary Godfrey

    I believe we should switch to 'jury voting' for presidents. On 11/1, you gather a random sampling of ~1000 voters from across the US and fly them to one spot. The presidential candidates are whittled down American Idol style over several days until you have a final vote on election day. It's all televised.

    The main advantage to this system is that it gets rid of uninformed voters. They're going to be spending hours listening to and (hopefully) questioning the various candidates and looking at their voting records and beliefs. It will completely get rid of money in politics and, I suspect, we'd end up getting a better slate of candidates to start with since the bar will be much lower to throwing your hat in the ring.

    Gary Godfrey
    Austin, TX

    October 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Reply

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