Originally Posted by HolyHandgernade
Hypothetically, what if, barring greatsocial/political upheaval, there were no swing states, or at the very least, one party had enough states he or she could count on each year that it guaranteed that party at least 271 electoral votes?
Do you think they would move to get rid of the electoral college?
If one party held complete sway like that, would it rip the nation apart?
Have you ever heard anyone ever use the "two lemonade stands on a beach" model to discuss economics? The same holds true with two parties.
Basically, if you have a long stretch of beach, and there are only two competing lemonade stands on the entire beach, the lemonade stands will wind up right next to each other. One gets all the traffic from the right, and the other gets all the traffic from the left. If one moves slightly farther to the right/left, the other will move with it.