Friday, September 28, 2007

A Stupid Idea Folds - Thank Goodness

GOP-backed bid to reform California's electoral process collapsing

Did someone finally pull aside the powers behind this proposal and ask them what they thought would happen if the Reeps were in power again and the Dems benefited from the fruits of their labor? Seems so! Phew. Stupidity lost! A rare day, indeed.

I've yet to see an electoral college reform proposal that makes any real sense. I'm still pissed about 2000, of course, but only twice in our country's history have the electoral and popular votes been at odds.

I love the Dems, but I'm too much a pragmatist and proceduralist to support chucking out the system just because the second out-lier occurred in the age of the 24-hour news cycle.

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