Friday, January 13, 2012

Your Vote Could Narrow My Choices

 When South Carolina and Florida go to the polls, it is likely that candidates who trail in the polls will drop out of the race.  The Iowa Caucuses already eliminated two of my choices. 

    If Rick Santorum is eliminated, I will have no choice but to hold my nose and vote for Gingrich Feb. 28.  If Gingrich and Santorum are both eliminated, I may as well stay home because I absolutely will not vote for Huntsman, Perry or Romney.

    In my opinion, the time has come to consider standardizing the Primaries, on a common day, giving citizens of every state equal opportunity to participate in the candidate selection process.  It is time to put an end to the petty fussing over who votes first the rules are arcane and idiotic.

   lets switch to a two stage ballot: let every voter make a first, second and third choice.  If no candidate obtains a majority of the first choice ballots, add in the second, and if necessary, third choice votes until a majority is obtained.  If there is no majority using all three ballots, let the convention system make the final choice the old fashioned way. 

    While we are at it, lets close the primaries, there is justification for allowing Democrats and Morons to interfere in the selection of the Republican nominee. 


Lech Dharma said...

I whole-heartedly agree. There needs to be solid reform in our Primary system. There also needs to be a requirement of showing valid ID at the polling places, before one can vote. True democratic elections only work if there is no voter fraud. That having been said, I was a fan of Herman Cain in the early debates, then became a fan of Bachmann and Santorum and even Ron Paul----until he was asked pointed questions about foreign policy and the threat of a nuclear Iran. In my mind, the common goal of all patriotic Americans is to defeat Obama in the next election---no matter who the GOP Candidate turns out to be.

Ben said...

Ideally, Lech, elections would be irrelevant, because of the Constitutional limits imposed by the founders. Unfortunately, those limits have been breached, and we can not afford to have Socialists naming Judges.