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    jlms qkw, MichaelNY

    Our elections are so long because we first select party candidates, and then we have a general election.  Of the two the selection of the party candidate takes far longer - the general election here runs arguably from the conventions to the election in November.

    To compare the length of the election process you really have to compare the time required for the individual parties to select their leaders AND the time for the general election.

    I like our process better (I like voting directly for my party leaders) but if Iowa and New Hampshire didn't hold the entire country hostage it would be shorter than it is.

    The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

    by fladem on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 09:43:39 PM PST

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