Date: 2008-04-14 04:52 pm (UTC)
The problem is, if we changed the system so as to allow for more parties beyond the hegemonic two (campaign-finance rules that gave third-party candidates a greater advantage, &c.), you'd get a real liberal party, but you'd also get a real conservative one. For every Portlander who longs to vote for a Green party Senator, there's someone out there who thinks that the Constitution party would really be ideal, but they'll settle for the Republicans. America is, a few liberal enclaves notwithstanding, a very conservative country. Our democratic system of government doesn't fail by reflecting that, it succeeds. We don't need more political parties so much as we need a change in public attitudes.
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