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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Iran has RUNOFF elections?

Bush was complaining about the Iranian elections "ignoring the basic requirements of democracy" while we're stuck here with our two-corporate-party, electoral college, winner-take-all (or loser-take-all in 2000) system. Meanwhile, Iran, like Indonesia and France and even Afghanistan, has runoff elections, a huge and simple improvement that's desperately needed here if there is any real interest in democracy. Of course for aWol there's only one basic requirement for democracy--"My side wins."