Regional Presidential Primaries
The existing presidential primary process is an expensive, undemocratic process
with the results that one would expect. Timism provides a new system.
Country is divided into seven regions
Primaries begin July 4 in each region with weekly brainbees of submitters.
Cheap: No public or private money per se though brainbee winners receive
the standard lifehour reward for winning a brainbee--see
Labor Day: Seven winners compete in weekly debates for six weeks.
No public audio or video presentation in the two weeks before the general
election. Too much and too often, negative radio and tv ads gives the votes
to the most gross. Quiet time is needed.
Concomittant with a new primary process will be regular use of
Citizen Legislation to let the president fulfill the literal meaning
of his title, to preside--not to dictate or to govern.
Humanity will have better presidents and laws with brainbees being used in
electing policy-makers and selecting policies, to wit, when politicians
make good policies then the polity in the polis will be polite without
Please note that until the citizens of Iowa declare an end to their nationally
undemocratic caucuses, Iowans cannot participate in timism: No accounts,
no loan refinancing, no healthcare insurance. Once Iowans see the light then
the next nationally undemocratic state (New Hampshire?) will have a week
to cancel its state-despotic primaries or face a general nullification of
all New Hampshire timism accounts. And, so on, until we have all states
supporting the national regional primary process of timism.
Iowa and New Hampshire:
Do not stop for gas.
Do not plan conventions or vacations in Iowa.
Do not interview for jobs any Iowan including college graduates. College
students have the most to gain from better democracy and better capitalism
as tools for economic security and stability and, more importantly, fulfilling
the the Primary Moral Imperative of saving life on earth.
Iowans: Boycott the businesses and businessmen who organize events for the
2016 Iowan straw polls. Any business found to be active in the despotism
of Iowa strawpolls will have their accounts, their sponsored accounts and
their recruited accounts nullified.
When the boycott and nullification of Iowa achieves the desired
result--termination of straw polls--then these principles will be applied
to each state in succession of schedule state primaries, e.g., New Hampshire.
Administrative Assistants via the Super Brainbee
If the regional primary is successful, on Labor Day, brainbees will be held
for all Presidentila appointees. As is, the 4,000 appointees are campaign
workers or donors with little experience in their appointed positions. Thus,
federal problem-solving is hamstrung by too much learning on the job. One
of the worst example is the ambassador appointed to a country where the
ambassador does not speak the language. Using the
Brainbee, the President will select the proffered cabinet secretaries
with the secretaries appointing the lesser positions within their purview.
The President reserves the right to terminate any appointee at his pleasure
and can make suggestions among the brainbee winners. Only a micro-managing
president would waste his time on who is at the bottom of the appointee ladder.
If we are to solve our problems, we need more efficient and more relevant
public officials. Brainbees can help by tapping and prioritizing the citizens
Top female: 1st Timist VP
Top male: Chief of staff VP
2nd Female: Communication VP
2nd male: Legislative Liaison VP