Views On Prop 14
The New York Times has some commentary today from different talking (or writing) heads on the effects of Prop 14. None seem all that impressed with it and none seem to expect much change in Sacramento will occur because of it.
That link should take you to Dan Weintraub's commentary but scrolling up or down will take you to the five other writer's comments.
And, in case anybody's expecting me to comment on Prop 14's passage yesterday, I don't have much to say. It does go to show, as Dan Weintraub alludes to in his commentary, the nutty thinking of so many where voters think if they just changed the way we vote we can fix this broken state.
In practical terms, being a third party guy, it may seem the downside would be pretty much the elimination of 3rd parties from general elections. Then again, it also might make things easier for me as there will be more races I won't feel a need to bother casting a vote in anymore.