Would the U.S. citizens be better off without a "Party" system to determine who runs for office.
I have always wondered why a party system exists (democrats, republicans etc) for the election process. Why don't the best qualified or those who want to lead run on their own merits? I hear all the time that the current election design just gives us a choice between two evils, or tweedledum and tweedledee (meaning basically the same thing) and locks control with the parties, not personal leaders. So who is really in charge and for what purpose? It seems to me like our votes are meaningless under the current dynamics.