I realize not everyone here is American, but in a forum I posted in a long time ago, we had a mock election for US president coincide with the actual election. It had primaries, more than 2 parties, voter party registration, vice presidential candidates, debates, Q&A threads/Party HQs, and then finally a general election.
It would take some doing, but it could be fun to replicate that here. Liberals outnumber conservatives, but since we can have more than 2 parties, we can split the vote so that things will be competitive. We could have a communist party, social democrat, US democrat, Republican, libertarian, whatever gets a minimum number of nominations (mayber 3 or 4). Everyone with a certain modicum post count could vote, regardless of where they are actually from, and the winner will merely receive symbolic acreditation.
We could have a month dedicated to primaries and intraparty debates with questions drawn from our forum members, perhaps those of the party in question, and then move onto a general election with a series of debates culminating in November or sooner.
Ibskins thread suggests that there already is some support for this kind of idea.
In the other forum we only had 1 moderator, and it didn't seem all that taxing.
Does anyone else support this? Or oppose it?