Monday, January 22, 2007

Defective Presidential Process

Michael Barone, the premier political analyst on the scene, has a problem with the presidential selection process and I'm inclined to agree with him.
The single most glaring defect in our mostly admirable political system is the presidential selection process. You can point to other defects—the equal representation of the states in the Senate, judicial usurpation of decision making on sensitive issues—but the downside risks are greater in the selection of the one official who is far more powerful than any other. So what's wrong with it?
Barone notes four glaring problems with the current process, some of which I'm sure you're already well aware of. But will anything ever change?

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