Inagine the voter turnout (and the level of knowledge and understanding of issues!) if the elections were held along the lines of the March Madness!
What politics could learn from basketball:
The people who run elections could learn from the NCAA.
First, the tournament's 64 games are played in three weeks. No dragging them out endlessly until people are sick of the whole thing.
Second, there's suspense and unpredictability. You can count on upsets.
And third, you're bound to see some great, classy performances. Skill on the court means something. In basketball, nobody wins by badmouthing the other guy. Actions really do mean more than words.
Choosing a president could be more like that.
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