I think it would be a great improvement if they changed the voting system so that you could vote AGAINST someone. How many times have you heard someone say, “I dislike both of them, but I hate one of them most.” In the Bush v. Gore/Kerry races, I would have gladly voted against Bush instead of FOR Gore or Kerry. One ‘against’ vote would take a vote away from that candidate.
I think more people would vote with this system where they could vote either negatively or positively. I also think it would send a message to the political parties that the public doesn’t like their candidates even if they won.
In other world news, North Korea exploded a nuclear bomb. I believe we are one step closer to Mad Max beyond Thunderdome. Can’t we all just get along until 2040, when I can replace my body with a nanobot swarm? Ugh.