So, I found out that not all parties do primaries the same way. I suspect I already knew this, but disregarded it because who cares? Not my party lol
It's starting to seem relevant. In so many of the conversations recently about polls and primaries and Unity elections, it's almost like we're playing totally different games.
Here's some insight into how the Feds view things, for those who may be interested.
The Fed Primary Process:
1. Brave individuals from eAmerica decide they want to try to become President. They release an article or two saying what madness possessed them to do such a thing and what they hope to accomplish should they be elected. They may even name drop who they would put in their Cabinet to try and win some extra support. Feds prepare questions for the candidates, and ask them (to whatever candidates are willing to take the time to answer).
2. The second to last day of the month, The Federalists open a forum poll listing all of the candidates that have announced they would like to run, linking to their profiles and articles and relevant discussions.
3. We mass message the party to drive them to the forum so they can participate in this poll, as well as the discussions that takes place about the candidates and various issues.
4. The poll stays open for 48 hours. The candidate with the most votes has secured the Federalist endorsement. TA-DA!
Why doesn't the Federalist Party run their own candidate every month?
We're not going to make someone run for President if they don't really want to. Also, why would we exclude perfectly good candidates simply because they aren't in our party? Silliness. Although, certainly, if a boss-level Fed wanted to run for POTUS, they would be tough to beat in our primary. It would be impossible, really.
Even if we don't feel the need to run Presidential candidates every month, the party works hard to put forward the names of our top people and support them in various government positions. There are many important government jobs where our party members can make a difference and serve this country. They don't come with shiny medals, but they are just as valuable.
Regardless of who the party endorses, the President of the United States is viewed as a partner of the Federalist Party. We work together. We may disagree about things and ask a lot of questions or even get pissed off, but our fates are linked. If we fail to elect the best possible candidate or we fail to drive the country forward in support positions or even through our party efforts, we have no one to blame but ourselves. We have to do better.
Why do you seem opposed to a popular poll through articles or one massive primary on the eusa forum?
Representative democracy. We believe in it.
If you take your PP selection seriously (we do) and every legitimate member of your party has a voice (they do), then debating and discussing within your little community and coming to a consensus isn't a problem. The more active that community is, the more fun the process becomes.
The flip side is that it can also become a bit heated, but that can be fun too. Really though, once the election is over and the die has been cast, we get back to work. Fed love is for real and it doesn't diminish just because you supported so-and-so for President, but I liked what's-his-nuts better. We have a job to do, as a party, and that's to educate noobs and get them involved and active while also doing all we can to fist integrity into our government and military units and all that we do. P/H. We don't operate from election to election. Elections are like rocks in our river of awesomeness. They don't stop shit.
It's not that we are opposed to popular polls, since we know full well the importance of including people that don't sit in top parties (we clawed our way up into the Top 5 and had to fight desperately for a voice...we feel for the 6ths). It's just that if we rely too heavily on doing things that way, then there really is no point in having more than 1 party in eAmerica. Popular vote being used as a tie breaker makes sense, especially with only 4 of the Top 5 parties being loyal eAmerican parties. But really only if the technology can prevent fraud and manipulation and the poll is widely used enough to accurately reflect the will of the people. If it can't be used that way, then it's not really a popular vote.
FED PRIMARY IS NOW OPEN
Feds, visit the forum to cast your vote!
LISTEN TO (us talk about) THE CANDIDATES TONIGHT at 18:00 erep (9pm EST) ON eNPR!!!
(Candidate special show tomorrow)
Keep submitting questions here
This primary will stay open until the evening of the 1st (Thursday) 19:00 erep (10pm EST)!
big props to Ramilas for being so awesome at graphical creations
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