Many talk of the red/blue polarization of America. I believe what's actually going on is that it's not so much that the population is polarized, but that the voting system we use forces polarization. There are much better voting systems out there. Currently the best system I've seen is called range voting. In range voting, each person ranks each candidate on a 1 to 10 point scale. The candidate with the most points wins. This seems to give the candidate with the least regret.