(11-04-2012 05:36 AM)cannae1 Wrote: If either - Romney or Obama - wins, I expect that you will see gridlock.
I see no reason to think otherwise.
One change that will help is to eliminate political re apportionment; to make many more seats competitive.
To your point Ohio has Issue 2 on the ballot Tuesday which would take create a non-partisan board to do redistricting. I believe it also includes a mandate that all new districts be drawn to keep communities intact as far as possible to eliminate these ridiculous districts we have today.
I think there is another path to reduce the gridlock however. Harry Reid can force through changes to the filibuster rules to make it harder or impossible for the minority to completely kill bills and appointments. There are several ideas on the table from 2011 that should be acted on in 2013. The Republicans have shown they cannot be trusted to live up to their word so changing the filibuster is a necessity to get things done in the next 4 years.