(red=republicans and blue=democrats, for all you brits out there!;))
Ahh, here blue = conservative party, red = new labour.
lol really? The complete opposite.. interesting..
IIRC the basic platform for American conservatives and British conservatives are also approximately opposite in nature. Makes political discussions really confusing on an international forum. I'm typically not very interested in politics though, so don't quote me on that.
Yea, American politics isn't as extreme as British politics.. The many different British parties have very different beliefs on how the govt. should be run.. Whenever power shifts from the dems to the repubs here in America, there is little difference in the running of the govt.
It would be much nicer if we had a truly fair election system. The Plurality Voting System now in use tends to favor the oddball candidate when more than two candidates run.
Google "the Independent Voting System" (with the quotes) to see a truly fair election system.
While the independent voting system is a truely fair election, it's not to say that our current system strives for that. I recall very distinctiy that Jefferson and other Fouding Fathers viewed the general public with discontent--for that reason, we are a democratic republic, and not a democracy.
My conspiracy theory? Red is more generally associated with socialist politics, and since the mainstream media is generally socialist, an active attempt is being made to influence an election by reversal of intent so as to infer fascism on the right. :D
Yeah... I think it would kind of be good to have Hillary as President, just because her husband would be right there with her, and he was a pretty good president in my opinion. (Besides the whole scandal situation..)