All I want to say is there has to be a better way.
United States election cycles have become a joke to the rest of the world, but a kind of low grade constant torture for its citizens.
We really might as well go ahead and change the whole process. Reality shows are popular. Why not go with the popular vote and make the election a television reality show? I think Anderson Cooper would make a good host. Some might prefer Megyn Kelly. Each week all the candidates would have the chance to pontificate on a given topic chosen by the spin of a giant wheel. A Vanna White type could draw names to determine the order of appearance. Or perhaps there could be some kind of audience participation component. At the end of the show, the public can call, text, or tweet for their favorite candidate.
At the start of the next show the candidate with the lowest vote tally would be eliminated, along with his or her campaign manager. We will have to come up with a new tag phrase--"You're fired!" has been done already.
And perhaps the Donald would have a little bit of advantage in this format. So there are details to be worked out, but stay with me here.
It would be no less of a circus than what we have going on right now. And there would be the major advantage of the election process only lasting as long as one television season.