I got this idea while listening to the office banter going on about the election.
How about we stop “voting” a candidate in. They are voted to be part of the final debate, selected similarly to the way primaries do it. But then that final debate ends with an old fashioned duel to the death.
I think (know) politicians are selfish creatures and look out for themselves first and foremost and this could potentially keep the serpent-like cowardly slimeballs away from office. They talk about necessary services, shared sacrifices and the common good but they wouldn’t dare risk their own lives for any such thing.
There would be an ever diminishing quantity of politicians. The best part is we wouldn’t have to deal with both candidates afterwards. This would make me start to look forward to “elections.”