How different would the Presidential Election be...

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How different would the Presidential Election be...

Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
if it were a blind election?

I've been reading a LOT of different posts about the election and it made me wonder, if we didn't know the social location of every candidate, how would it influence voters?

Would things have been different if the public didn't know Barack Obama was African American or they didn't know that Hillary Clinton was a woman?

All of the candidates pictures or videos of them would never be released and they were referred to as generic names so their identities weren't revealed. America would have to vote solely on their platform. How do you think it would influence the election? Would the votes be drastically different or do you think America already votes on only the candidates platform?
11/06/2012
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Ansley Ansley
That flies in the face of the transparency we demand as American citizens and would create such an uproar we'd never get to the election at all.
11/06/2012
Ivanna Ivanna
I think so.
11/06/2012
G&L G&L
It could be different, but highly difficult to pull off, and I'd hesitate before advocating for that much control.
11/06/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
That flies in the face of the transparency we demand as American citizens and would create such an uproar we'd never get to the election at all.
Oh, I realize this. There is NO way this would ever happen here. Which begs the questions...why is America so insistent on knowing a person's race or gender? How does that change who they are or what they stand for.
11/06/2012
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
I'd rather there just be no political parties.....it would be nice to vote for people rather than "teams." ....But then people would have to actually make informed decisions (not saying nobody informs themselves, but a lot just vote however they were "raised" to vote). Also, if that were the case, maybe the other candidates would get some (much deserved) attention.
11/06/2012
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Lildrummrgurl7
Oh, I realize this. There is NO way this would ever happen here. Which begs the questions...why is America so insistent on knowing a person's race or gender? How does that change who they are or what they stand for.
Is there some other nation that elects people without knowing anything about their physical identity? I'm pretty sure it's not just an American thing...
11/07/2012
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