Caroline Kennedy, Blagojevich, and Special Elections
Caroline Kennedy in New York. Blagojevich in Illinois. Why can’t the people that represent us be chosen by something that matters, like maybe being qualified? Instead we use last names, politics, and money. Kennedy has no qualifications other than her last name. Blagojevich is corrupt scum from Illinois. Hey, I have an idea, why don’t we have an election to choose new representatives when needed?
I know the argument. It cost too much money. It doesn’t have to. Just have the election the next primary or general election. The worst case is we have to wait 6 months for a new Senator. If it really has to be filled sooner, let the governor choose a fill in for 6 months. A special election makes so much more sense than letting one person appoint them. With an election, we can avoid all of this potential for corruption and favor based politics.
If we simply wait until the next scheduled election, it doesn’t cost the local governments another dime. We remove the temptation from the governors. We can remove the ridiculous politics that goes on whenever a seat needs filled. Caroline Kennedy didn’t even know she wanted to be a Senator until Teddy and the MSM told her she did.
Let me know if you think it makes sense for the people to choose who represents them.