Now you have a Democratic Governor extolling the virtues of suspending elections to focus on jobs. And you defend her. How... predictable.
I'm not defending her unconstitutional proposal, but I'm defending her wanting more collaboration rather than "my way or the highway."
BTW, check your mail.
The underlying issue is that her proposal is not only even more antagonistic but does nothing to fuel collaboration given that elections also mean that candidates are under greater pressure to do what their constituents want.
Candidates do not listen to voters when the public's desire conflicts with the corporations and wealth citizens who bankroll their elections. If they did, we'd have been out of Iraq and Afghanistan in Bush's term, we'd have a public option for healthcare, taxes would be raised on the rich and corporations, etc. Those are all very popular with a strong majority of Americans, but we don't get that. We get Eric Cantor holding the budget hostage over FEMA funding, when his own district is in desperate need. Who is he serving with that position? Not his constituents.
That's simply a calculation of how much the cost of those votes are versus doing what's right for the country versus what's cynical - campaign contributions. If anything, more frequent elections should make getting votes more important than the other constraints - and the will of the majority given that you need/want votes more while if you have longer to govern, you are willing to sacrifice shorter term popularity for other things that can include campaign contributions in anticipation that you will sweeten the pot for the majority of voters later.
I think though there's also a difference between popular issues and popular governments. I think a lot of people who voted for Bush may not have liked all his policies but respected him for doing what he believed was right - after all, you have more or less a binary choice. It is highly unlikely you will end up agreeing with all of your candidates' issues.
That being said, in the case of NC Governor, there's also this - which again makes me think that we should have more frequent elections not fewer:http://www.salisburypost.com/Opinion/092711-edit-mooneyham-perdue-travel-qcd
Last week, Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby let it be known that more criminal charges are expected in the investigation of Gov. Beverly Perdue’s campaign finances.
Willoughby’s comments to WRAL-TV confirmed that the investigation into unreported airplane flights by the Perdue campaign is continuing.