Thursday, 31 January 2008


Our dysfunctional nomination process

“Anyone willing to do what is required to become president of the United States is thereby barred from taking that office.” – text of the “Greenspan amendment”

Two related posts:

Morgan Freeberg, at House of Eratosthenes:
Now, here, we have a situation where none of the listed candidates have much of an idea about what they would do.  I’m tellin’ ya, something is going on here.  I’m not that old.  I remember when that was what it was all about.  But we’ve become so obsessed with full heads o’hair, sparkly smiles, twinkling eyes, charisma-charisma-charisma, the gift of jibber-jabber and making people feel good…what the hell do I know about any of these people?  I mean, really?
Andrew Ferguson, in The Weekly Standard:
The premise seems to be that vein-popping ambition, unrestrained avidity, is a necessary if not sufficient quality for someone who wants to hold the highest political position in a democratic country.

Read them.  Then think about what we might do to change things.

Via: DP (Freeberg), IP (Ferguson)

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