Worrying Trends (US system (Coalitions are formed before election, Weaker…
Coalitions are formed before election
Weaker party voting.
Requires a plurality.
Tends to be more moderate - more on consensus.
Obamacare didn't have as much consensus.
They create government after election
Gives leverage to weaker parties.
Strict party loyalty
The new Populism
Aiming to Common people
Claim people are being held back by elites
Parties are really powerful
Pildes - wants parties to have more power.
Fiorina - Polarization is inevitable - not a big deal.
Partisanship - Big worry.
People become more liberal when they see liberal Trump.