I'd like to see a more open plane... make it so if anyone (no party affiliation required) got say 5-7% of registered voters on a petition, (s)he's on the ballot. That's considerable support and much more than the current Libertarians get. They usually come out 2-3% ! Then any grass roots person can have a chance to open up the field.
I think it would start to break down in to regional differences like Michael's example. I can see it breaking down into the South, Northeast, and West. I voiced my displeasure in this election by leaving a choice blank. The Republican was a liar and a cheat and the Democrat was worse.
Common sense and deodorant are a lot alike. People who need it the most don't use it.
When I say 5-7% I'm talking the total of voters for that office... so likely a grass roots candidates would have to first start in a House seat... so regional -sure... already that way.
It's very unlikely a candidate could get in a Senate or National race- it'd take a huge number of signatures. National would be 5% of 150 million = 7.5 million signatures. that's tough ! Could someone like Sarah get it ? - possibly, but not a slam dunk.
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