Anyone who's read the U.S. Constitution knows, it guarantees, "...a republican form of government," not a democratic one. I'd like to see the Constitution amended to create some real democracy. I'd like to see the polls opened more often, and Americans get to vote on actual legislation; for example, I think the U.S. should not be allowed to deploy troops overseas, without there being a popular vote first. In spite of what many Americans say (since they know they have no real voice anyway,) I believe we would go to war far less often, because it would be up to us, instead of the "pros" in D.C.
There's certainly no harm in having long campaign periods; it may even be a good thing, in the long run, so to speak.
How's the weather up there?
"There is more wisdom in the song of a bird, than in the speech of a philosopher...." -Oahspe
"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
"Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles isn't a realist." -Billy Wilder