[EM] Conceiving a Democratic Electoral Process
fredgohlke at verizon.net
Fri Jul 13 08:30:39 PDT 2012
Good Morning, Dave
re: "Clones are a problem for Plurality, and primaries were
invented to dispose of clones within a party"
I'm not sure what clones are, but imagine they are multiple candidates
who seek the same office.
re: "Could say that if they have no voice they have no need of
anyone to speak to."
Who has the right to make that judgment? We can't say that until those
without a voice have a practical way to express themselves on political
re: "If there is an idea worth speaking about and no party is
interested, its backers could form a party."
Forming a party is the height of futility, as I'm sure you're aware. As
long as the major parties write the rules for our electoral process, we
will continue to have a closed system.
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