Better choices

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  1. saveliberty
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    Can't we design a better system for choosing Presidents. I am not impressed with our current one at all. The last one was the best of two bad choices. In fact, you can count on two hands the number of truly good Presidents.

    Many groups will promote the Vice President at a certain point. They gain experience before running the entire organization.

    To be clear, I'm not opposed to elections, just some type of vetting system that brings better options to the fore. Perhaps a chief executive proving ground from which to draw.
     
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    no ---we can't. The republicrats have made sure of that.
     
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    Its worked for over 225 years.

    Our system of government has been emulated around the world and I would not trade it for anything


    What are you some Commie wanting our leader appointed by some backroom insiders?
     
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    Like now you mean ?
     
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    Only five times in our history have Vice-Presidents been elected to the Presidency. Fairly rare.

    The system we have is excellent, as long corruption doesn't set in.

    It has.

    The demise of the 'vetting' function of the Fourth Estate is the fault in the system.

    It seems that the AP assigned eleven reporters to 'fact check' the Palin book. How many to do the same for the books of Candidate Obama?

    And the same sort of discrepancy in the number of reporters who scurried to Wasila, as compared to the number who hiked over to Chicago to check on

    Occidental College records
    Columbia College records
    Columbia Thesis paper
    Harvard College records
    Selective Service Registration
    medical records
    Illinois State Senate records
    Illinois State Senate schedule
    Law practice client list
    A Certified Copy of original Birth certificate
    embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth
    Harvard Law Review articles that were published
    University of Chicago scholarly articles
    Record of baptism


    If we had journalists instead of Democrat-stenographers, do you think we would have this administration?
     
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    Yeah, yeah and the dildo-ducks screwed everything else up!

    Leave to a liberal to come off with the first educated response!

    One called Duck! lol

    Whew
     
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    The system is not excellent. In 44 Presidents, over half have been quite poor. We would never allow these people to run a major corporation let alone the whole country.
     
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    I am not sure I could trust your system since you have huckabee '12 in your signature. people get who they vote for. they want people of little substance but that ride the party line hard and give inspiring speeches. if you destroyed the two party system then real candidates could emerge
     
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    Just considering ideas. I voted third party last time. Probably would have been Hillary, if se had goten the nomination. Still, there were no great choices.
     
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    If we had 'none of the above' on every ballot, and required a majority of votes to win, it might help.
    If none of the above wins, we get new candidates until one achieves a majority.
    I understand Nevada does it in their state elections.
    It would start a new perienial campaign- "nobody for president"
    who is the best for the job-nobody, who will listen to the voters?-nobody
    oh wait, we seem to have that now, well we should have the choice of none of the above.
    Most of the presidential elections I have participated in in the last 32 years have been a choice between two skunks that i would not want to run the town dump, yet those are the only choices.
    None of the above would get us better candidates
     

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