Jim Hoft: Internet's Dimmest Bulb?

Fozzie Bear9/22/2010 1:25:21 pm PDT

re: #47 Decatur Deb

Perhaps it’s killing both parties, just killing the GOP more obviously. In the pre-transistor days the electorate got a clumsy, incomplete view of all the crazy and all the good circulating through the political arteries. They responded by lumping the pols into 3 or 4 approximate parties. The Intertubes give us a much greater “Send” capacity and much finer Recieve” resolution, thus more categories. Someday we could select from 40 million or so eParties.

We now return to our regularly-scheduled screwing around.

If we do end up with a multi-party system, then we will have a serious problem, because our electoral system is winner-take-all, with no runoff elections. It takes 270 electoral college votes to elect a president, for example.

We would need to adopt a more parliamentary system in order for that to work.