The primary process needs to be changed. I got no vote in that. Primary elections should be held on one day for every state. The winner of the most votes, wins the Primary. That way, we all get a choice. It’s ridiculous the way it is now.
I agree with that ... and I'm from NH. The NH primary is really stupid. When I went into the polling place there must have been over 30 candidates on the Repub side and 20+ something on the Dem side. What a spectacle.
I agree the current primary system needs to change.
I would go back to the founders' ideas about electors. It wwould all be on one day, but I'd have each state legislator district in the US elect an elector who goes to the national convention, and those electors select the presidential and vice presidential nominee and establish the party platform.
We definitely need to get rid of the presidential candidate selecting the vice-presidential candidate. That is simply a silly procedure.
Eventually, we need to get around to repealing the 17th amendment, too. We NEED a representative from the state legislature voting on Federal initiatives. We need them answering to the people far more than every 6 years. And, we need them because they would be antagonistic to beltway shenanigans.
Impossible (or, at least, no improvement). No candidate except an "establishment" candidate (i.e. Romney, Jeb Bush) would have the money to run a national campaign without party money and they can't have that until after they are the winning candidate.
In addition, all the states would have to agree to this (and they won't).