2
   

How do you think the US should select its President?

 
 
Monger
 
Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 07:50 am
How do you think the US should select its President?
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Discussion • Score: 2 • Views: 6,759 • Replies: 60
No top replies

 
Steve 41oo
 
  1  
Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 07:53 am
Take it in turns, can't be more democratic than that.
0 Replies
 
Steve 41oo
 
  1  
Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 07:55 am
alphabetically, so come on down President Aaron Aardvark
0 Replies
 
Steve 41oo
 
  1  
Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 07:57 am
ok, your term is up, next please.
0 Replies
 
Steve 41oo
 
  1  
Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 08:00 am
I thought President Aardvark accomplished very little in his first term, shame really, I had such high hopes.
0 Replies
 
mysteryman
 
  1  
Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 08:10 am
While I believe the electoral college had its uses,we have seen what can happen when something goes wrong.We have seen it is possible to lose the popular vote and still win the election.
But,the popular vote is just as prone to fraud and mistakes.IMHO,the best way is the way some other countries do it.
After the Senate and House elections,the leader of the party with the most people in congress should become the president.That way,it would be almost impossible to have vote fraud,and the party in power would have to continue its policies if it wants to keep the white house,or the president could be removed with a "no confidence"vote.
0 Replies
 
Lightwizard
 
  1  
Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 11:04 am
Electorial college -- perhaps some tweaking in how it works and voting machines that prevent fraud. Also, everyone getting out and voting!
0 Replies
 
Setanta
 
  1  
Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 05:03 pm
I voted for flip a coin . . . then, if we catch the s./d.o.b. with his/her hand in the till, handin' out the goodies to his/her political cronies, we have him/her hung, drawn and quartered . . . then Steve goes to the back door of the White House, an' hollers 'NEXT" in his best, stentorian voice . . .
0 Replies
 
Steve 41oo
 
  1  
Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 06:05 pm
STENTORIAN Cool
feel better for that!
0 Replies
 
roger
 
  1  
Reply Thu 28 Nov, 2002 06:45 pm
Pretty much the same as now. That is, continue with electoral votes based on the number of Representatives and Senators per state, but maybe make that the final vote. The intermediate step involving the Electoral College itself and its electors seems unnecessary and even a little chancy in a close election. The method of allocating votes to individual states does seem the best accomodation between heavily populated states, and little old New Mexico - just as an example.
0 Replies
 
BillW
 
  1  
Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 09:48 am
Flip a coin, it's better that allowing a biased organiztion such as the SCOTUS selecting the unPresident!
0 Replies
 
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 10:02 am
How about a gun dual between the candidates? c.i.
0 Replies
 
Setanta
 
  1  
Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 10:04 am
Puttin' a loaded gun in the Shrub's hands . . .

I shudder to think . . .
0 Replies
 
BillW
 
  1  
Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 10:09 am
Setanta, He's a ChickenHawk, he won't know what to do with it!
0 Replies
 
cicerone imposter
 
  1  
Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 10:21 am
Setanta, What better photo than shrub having a pistol in hand, cowbow hat and cowboy boots, sitting on a horse? Wink c.i.
0 Replies
 
Steve 41oo
 
  1  
Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 10:55 am
He wouldn't know what to do with a gun, besides the Shrubber already has the entire nuclear arsenal of the United States to play with.
0 Replies
 
Setanta
 
  1  
Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 11:06 am
They hid the keys, even the Republicans aren't that foolhardy . . .
0 Replies
 
Steve 41oo
 
  1  
Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 11:32 am
Glad to hear it.

Has anyone suggested your president should be elected by universal suffrage yet? A wacky idea I know, but worth a try.
0 Replies
 
Setanta
 
  1  
Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 11:56 am
Pretty damned radical, there, boyo . . . by the by, how many votes did Elizabeth 2 poll ? I seem to disremember the actual count . . .
0 Replies
 
Steve 41oo
 
  1  
Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2002 12:07 pm
It wasn't so much votes as spermatozoa and ovum.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

Why I love Cape Cod - Discussion by littlek
My kind of town, Chicago is... - Discussion by JPB
Cape Cod - Discussion by littlek
Transportation options -- New Jersey to NYC - Discussion by joefromchicago
Why Illinois Sucks - Discussion by cjhsa
La Guardia or Newark? - Discussion by dagmaraka
Went to Denver, Christmas Week - Discussion by edgarblythe
Iselin, New Jersey - Discussion by Thomas
Question on Niagara Falls - Discussion by Slappy Doo Hoo
 
  1. Forums
  2. » How do you think the US should select its President?
Copyright © 2022 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 05/23/2022 at 05:37:00