I endorse Larry Lessig for Congress in California’s 12th district but only on the condition that he keeps blogging if he wins.
Something tells me this is going to be a very well-funded Congressional campaign.
February 20, 2008 at 11:42 am
I hope he runs. Congress could use someone with some “common” sense. It’s a shame he lives in CA and supports tax funded campaigns, otherwise I’d be signing up to volunteer for him and donating a Franklin or two.
February 20, 2008 at 12:44 pm
some irony here in that the power of money is one the issues he wants to fix. I agree that public funding is the way to go (along with many other improvements)[*] but he’ll need to raise a lot of private money to get into the fight.
February 20, 2008 at 12:57 pm
I think the only sure way to shorten the election cycle is to call elections with little notice the way they do in countries with parliamentary governments. If people know in advance when the elections are going to be held, they’ll start working early to contest them.
One other thing I like about parliamentary systems is that they seem to more openly embrace the primacy of parties over individuals, which is a more accurate representation of how politics work.
February 23, 2008 at 12:48 pm
It would also be nice to do away with the “winner take all” system of voting. This would eliminate our two-party-only system and actually get some of the lunatic fringe into the mix.
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