It’s an election year, which means most television coverage is given to politics and current issues at hand. The sad part about this, more people will most likely watch American Idol than vote in the election. This is the sad state of america, but the solution? We should get rid of the electoral college, and vote via text message to Ryan Seacrest.
Better yet, let American President the television show be born. The premise of the show is people wishing to become President of the United States. There will be different skills that need to be performed. Ryan Seacrest can host, and themes can vary from debates, talent shows, dance competitions, funding compositions, etc.
Votes can be texted in, and this will be elimination style. We find out over the air who is winning and losing. Every week, a candidate is sent home. The parties then decide who they want to represent them based on this show.
Then the show becomes very survivor like. You make the candidates live on some remote island and live off of bugs. This shows their strength, as certain people wouldn’t be able to do that.
The electoral college is too old school, and unnecessary for this modern age. Why it is still around? Because its a legacy? There are plenty of people to vote, let their voice be heard.
I suggest it have a taste of Flavor’s of Love, with a house where all the candidates live by nicknames. You could have Nader “The Seatbelt”, Obama “Bam”, Mccain “I need a cane”, Huckabee “Moviestar” (a la I heart Huckabees) and Clinton “Cry to win my fans”
All the people my age would vote in the election. Votes would be instant. And we’d know in a process a lot faster. This is the future, so America, I hope you listen up.