Let’s be honest, you can think of a lot of friends and neighbors who would be better leaders than the campaign finance beggars we elect to office each year. We’re stuck with whatever fools the party duopoly leadership deigns to give us. Thanks to anti-democratic voting issues like the spoiler effect, that’s just how things are in the United States right now. But what if they didn’t have to stay that way?
If the electoral college ever had a valid use, then that validity ended with the invention of long-distance communications. This is a good video explaining why it made some sense when the US Constitution was being written, but not today.
Startup business advisors talk a lot about customer development and lead user discovery through interviewing the target service population. They advocate entrepreneurs should “get out of the building!” — go out and find interested constituents wherever they live, work, and play. Just imagine we could find better candidates for political offices this way!
Run-For.Us has discovered a great candidate development model here!
Do you ever wonder why you only have two candidates, from two major parties, to ever choose from? This video explains why, and hints about how we can fix it.