Blog entry from Unity08: Select & Elect a Unity Ticket in the 2024 Presidential Race

Stoking the Fire (10/17)

posted by MaureenSchweers on October 17, 2024 - 7:02am

More reasons why we need to join together to take our country back:

  • Is This A Way To Pick A President? NBC News' First Read reports on the "calendar madness" that is the White House 2024 primary season. "We're potentially inside of 80 days before voting begins and the candidates don't know EXACTLY when the various election days are seems beyond ridiculous"; additionally, the parties could have two separate primary calendars, meaning "the average voter is probably going to be confused. ... Most city council and school board elections are straight forward, why can't our presidential election be that way, too?"
  • Small State, Too Much Influence? "Next year more than ever, the fate of the nation may lie in the hands of a small group of Iowa voters -- a group roughly equal to the population of Akron, Ohio," National Journal reports. "No matter how much (or how little) Iowans have in common with the rest of us, the primary calendar has given Iowa the whole country's proxy." 

  • Mom Always Said: Be Kind To Everyone, You Could Be Related To Them: "Though they may spar across the political aisle," Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) are actually distant cousins, AP reports. 
  • Quotable: "When Americans look at Congress, they're disgusted by what they see: constant partisan sniping and runaway spending. I don't blame them" -- Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN).

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