After the Florida debacle in 2000 I thought the American electoral system was rubbish. From what I know it was good 100+ years ago but not so great now. However unless you are blind/deaf/dumb theres a election in America for the Democratic presidential candiate. Now I prefer the way we vote or even Englnds system. Basically you have 2or more parties contesting seats or in my countries case a popular vote- 47% of the vote gives you 47% of the seats in parliment. But for those non US citizens when was the last time you voted for the leader of the opposition? Elections have been won or lost because although the leader of the opposition is an effective politician they are about as electable as pubic lice. A month or 2 ago I thought Bush would win the 2004 election while the Democrats sleepwalked to defeat with Dean. Not so sure now. In the westminster style of government the party leader is often a long serving politician who gets to be leader by getting other polititians to vote for them. I like the idea of being able to vote for the presidential candidate. The 2 main parties here wouldn't like this system. I think the 2004 American election is going to be crucial. If Bush loses I think he is going to go down in history as the worst president in living memory if not ever. 9/11 happened on his watch, he bungled foreign affairs, he bungled the war in Iraq, he is stupid, the patriot act, rigged his election etc etc. However if he wins alot of his mistakes will be washed away and some of his detractors will have to shut up. He will clearly be the peoples choice as president and be given approval for his actions. His defects will be washed away by the tide of history (unless he screws up 2004-2008).