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Response to Baobab (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 05:16 PM

31. A large part of our problem is the $$$$

Longer campaigns means more $$$$ needing to be spent.
(It wouldn't completely eliminate the problem, obviously, but could curtail it somewhat. Look at UK, Australian, and Canadian systems.)

So one way to make a massive dent in the obscene amounts of money being spent is to limit how much time during which there is active campaigning.

It could also help distill campaigns and media coverage of them to their essences. Instead of 24 months of horse-race, like we've seen this past season. More coverage of actual governance and policy and less of the horse-race crap.

Right now, we're basically stuck with 24 months of horse-race in every 8-year-cycle. (Every 4 years if an incumbent is deemed vulnerable.) That's insance.

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