Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Do it Again

I was against having a Special election but ...

Arnold should put up the same initiatives again. The purpose is not to win but to deplete the resources of your enemy. You might lose the battle but win the war.

Big business is not hurting financially due to the Special, whereas, CTA is.

After the same initiatives quailifies and fails, do it again and again and again and again. It takes 1 to 2 million to qualify one initiative. Arnold could easily raise the money needed.

4 Comments:

At 11/12/2005 11:51 PM, Blogger Roseville Conservative said...

And this time, let true believers write them so that they have maximum impact.

Brilliant, like the Guiness Commercial, Brilliant.

Let's Put the Campbell Spending Cap and the ELIMINATION of Tenure on the Ballot.

Oh Mama, and then focus the battle on the issues instead of Arnold... Good God, we would ignite a hurricane that we could win.

How about a computer re-districting model? Keep Counties in one district, if not, entire cities/unincorporated areas/ if not, entire zip codes. No Retired Judges, that is a dammed loser... how about mandating a computer program whose result must be ruled on by the CA Supreme Court, plus be ratified by the voters.

The ratification process forbids media coverage, forbids campaign donors... but has a simple report of the findings of the computer under strictly defined parameters distributed to the voters. Campaigning on the results would be forbidden.

This post might sound too damn authoritarian for many, but how else do you get partisan politics out of this process?

 
At 11/14/2005 12:12 PM, Blogger NickM said...

Aaron, it's easy for the state level - abolish districts. Have everyone run at large, with each voter getting one vote, and the top 80 vote-getters make the Assembly (and the top 20 for that cycle for the Senate).

 
At 11/18/2005 1:39 PM, Anonymous From Superior CA said...

Nick,

Only someone from South of the Tehachapis could think that way!

 
At 11/21/2005 11:47 AM, Blogger NickM said...

from superior - Southern California cannot exercise a greater control over the electoral bodies than its percentage of the electorate under the system i suggested. Under the current system, Southern California exercises a significantly greater control over the electoral bodies than its percentage of the electorate. Want the north to no longer be marginalized in legislative races due to L.A.-based districts with 1/3 as many voters as northern districts have? Since the courts will not allow reidistricting that equalizes voters and results in widely differing district populations, the only solution is to find another system that avoids the voter registration disparity. Here. everyone's vote would be truly equal.

Nick

 

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