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Response to Bennyboy (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 05:38 PM

45. I'd like to see Kucinich go one better

 

Require all candidates for ALL levels (local, statewide, national) to campaign following the same prescribed format:

1. Candidate must announce the office (s)he is campaigning for
2. Give proof of eligibility: age, city and state of residence, place of birth
3. ONE PAGE resume (includes party affiliation if necessary)
4. Five 2-minute "ads" explaining the person's platform and positions
5. Five 2-minute "ads" explaining how the person will govern (follow party
line, legislate according to need, etc)

There should be no campaigning whatsoever. That means, no signs on front yard,
no commercials, no third-party ads to promote or denigrate candidate or opponents.

Anyone creating an ad in favor of, or in opposition to, a candidate will cause the candidate who it will ultimately benefit to be removed from consideration. If it's determined after the election, that the candidate, now office holder, benefitted from the ad, will be removed from office and the second-highest vote getter will take over. (This is to prevent someone from framing the other candidate by creating a "bad" ad of him or herself. On the other hand, a "bad" ad could generate enough negative feelings to the candidate and that might self-sabotage the campaign.)

Campaigns should be like a job application: fill the job-application form, submit resume, conduct an interview (here, the applicant can just submit his or her side of the interview, we the electorate don't need to actually go interview the person). We'll call you, don't call us.

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