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...allow for a national recall election to replace a sitting President when his popularity declines below a defined benchmark.
The LAST thing we ever need is a President governing based solely upon poll results.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
It is ridiculous and would never work. Anyway, who'd do the voting? The President is elected by an electoral college, not the people...
We already had one, his name was Clinton, and his poll numbers were worse than Bush's are now early in his Presidency during the Hillarycare debacle. If this was in place then, he'd have been out in less than 2 years instead of serving 8.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
This is an utterly ridiculous idea. It would take a Constitutional Amendment to accomplish and would make Presidents subject to the whim of the public, which is exactly what the framers sought to avoid. Good, effective leadership does not change course with every poll. If it happens, it would be the worst thing for the nation. I doubt that it would ever fly.
Originally posted by ShakyaHeir
The constitution should be ammended to give 20-30 bonus electoral votes to whoever wins the popular election so that we can assure that no president who looses the popular election will ever be able to win the electoral vote again.
...even the presidential election is little more than a glorified public opinion poll?
Originally posted by yeahright
What else should it be, but a legal, binding, authorized view [hence "glorified"] of the public's opinion?
The latest CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll finds that only 37 percent of Americans think he's doing a good job....