I'm over it.
Seriously, does it have to be this long, drawn out ordeal? I'm bored with it already, as I'm sure much of America is.
It's a system that was obviously invented, ohhhhh, 200 some years ago. Back when everything was boring and took forever and it was all uncharted territory.
So, being the "do-er" that I am, I have come up with a solution.
A Reality Show Election and Presidency.
But of course we need a twist...no prior political experience is the first prerequisite for candidates.
People across America will brainstorm on who they think is the smartest, wisest, nicest, fairest, whateverist candidate for the job and submit their videos of said candidate.
Somehow we would narrow it down to five, or something manageable, we'd get to know them via "reality television" + "media microscope" for a couple of months, then we vote for the winner. Runner up is vice-president.
Now obviously we don't want to be stuck with some psycho for 4 (or even worse 8) years (been there done that) and your average Joe or Jane would probably need some guidance, so they will have a team of advisors.
I'm thinking: the Vice President (aka runner up), the Bestfriend, 1 Republican, 1 Democrat, 1 Libertarian, 4 Political Reporters/Anchorpeople, 1 Environmental Advisor, 1 flamboyantly gay personal assistant/stylist, and America will get to call in and vote on the more major issues that he/she needs advice on.
Also, after 2 years we decide whether or not we want to keep them, via phone/internet/postage paid postcard. It's just too easy to get comfortable for 4 years.
I don't know, I don't think it's that crazy. I think many of us are ready for a change and who doesn't love reality television?? Plus, it's wonderful accountability, being filmed all of the time, and you know more people would vote and be involved and informed regarding politics.
I'm just sayin'.
It could work.