The elections are still in full swing as of this writing. But if Sergey Brin has his way then whoever is elected president will drop his political party once taking office.
Google's co-founder, and potential cyborg, said in a recent Google+ posting that whoever gets elected to the White House should drop their political affiliation. Brin said that partisanship is killing democracy and preventing politicians from getting things done.
"My plea to the victors -- whoever they might be: please withdraw from your respective parties and govern as independents in name and in spirit," Brin said on his Google+ posting.
"It is probably the biggest contribution you can make to the country."
Excessively partisan politics is often a criticism in many democracies. It's an especially strong criticism in the US where the current two-party system leads to some disenchanted voters, like Brin.
While Google chief executive clearly takes issue with the system, his posting also reads like it's from a person who fully plans to vote. In the posting Brin said he was "dreading" the election. The Google co-founder even jokingly opined that his vote is only worth one-third as much as an Alaskan's (a clear jab at the US Electoral College).
In related news, President Barrack Obama took to Reddit again to drum up voter support. President Obama released a brief message to Reddit users thanking them for their previous Q&A and encouraging them to go vote.
07 Nov 2012
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