Americans Should Work to Abolish Primary Elections

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by IcyPatriot, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- Supporter

    Sep 13, 2004
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    #24 Jersey

    The more I study the current political landscape the more convinced I am that one almost immediate way to change things would be to abolish primary elections.

    Abolishing primary elections would:

    1: Save local and state money funding elections.

    2: Would open the door to more independents and/or less financed candidates.

    3; Would take some clout away from powerful PAC's who use the threat of primary candidates to persuade officials to vote their way.

    4: Would temporarily fracture the 2 main parties who cannot use the September 11 to November 4th period to heal the party.

    Just a few ideas here ... with all the Tea party hoopla that may not change anything I think the fastest way to change is to open up the election process to more average Americans who simply don't have the means to properly finance a campaign which is what makes the parties so strong.

    We could do this ... from grass roots on up by forcing a vote similar to gay marriage and tax questions ... we absolutely could do this and should do this.
  2. TBradyOwnsYou

    TBradyOwnsYou 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    May 17, 2010
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    you have my vote

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