Comment 69850

By Borrelli (registered) | Posted September 19, 2011 at 11:10:19

Voting for a "leader" who represents "most" of what you believe only made sense when polling on policy points was impossible - which it isn't anymore...

Yeah, but voting in a leader who just sways with public opinion is exactly what happened last November and look how great that's going. We still need leaders to present a coherent, realistic vision that takes into account minority views, but blind populism isn't the answer.

Compromise needs to make a strong comeback in our democracies, and that can occur even at the ballot box. As Marvin and Undustrial mention, reform is definitely necessary, and a first step might be something as simple as a ranked ballot, or some other system that does not discount the votes of those who choose a losing candidate.

Here's an article by a friend of mine that was just published in the KW Record on that idea...

It’s time that all of our votes were treated equally by Sean Geobey.

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