I sat down Thursday at NPR in Washington with the host of this week's WESUN, Ari Shapiro, to talk about HBO Films' RECOUNT, which debuts tonight, and how it — like our work at Why Tuesday? — is raising questions about the state of America's voting system.
I wish the BPP folks would look at this clip. You used actual microphones, what a concept...
Sent by Elliott M | 11:27 AM | 5-25-2008
To say that the only way for people to affect change in the governing of this country is at the polls is to grossly underestimate the power of the people. So much of what has brought about change in this country and around the world occurred due to popular movements outside the government and the voting process. It seems to me especially important to remember this at a time of unprecedented collusion between the two major parties and the corporate greedheads that effectively give Americans less and less choice with each passing election cycle.
I might also add that the winner-take-all nature of the voting in this country is problem that should be addressed. Proportional representation would clear up so many issues that have plagued our government and put more power in the hands of the people.
Sent by Mike Kubik | 11:29 AM | 5-25-2008
Ari Shapiro is certainly easy on the eyes! Why did he gravitate toward radio? He should be in pictures! Or at least video blogs! Great Story! It reminded to watch "Recount" last night, which was also great! Thanks!