Can someone tell me what's wrong with my approach to reinventing how we elect our leaders: A three-week-long, completely taxpayer-funded campaign, which would consist only of televised debates and a non-partisan statement of their voting records and platforms on key issues, distributed over the internet, or in print, on request?
The result would be:
- Candidates not in the hip pocket of special interests
- Incumbents not having the unfair advantage of getting more donations because donors like to contribute to likely winners
- Better candidates would run because they didn't have to press the flesh constantly to get elected
- Most important, the electorate would be better informed because the quality information listed above would not be overshadowed by the obfuscatory hype.