What are the elements of the responsible party model? How well does the American party system meet this model? To the degree that the American system does not meet the model, why is this true? Would our political system be better or worse if the American party system met the standards of the responsible party model? Do political parties in the United States live up to the responsible party model? Why or why not?
To receive full credit, your answer to the question must be meaningful and at least 200 words and you must post two meaningful responses to your fellow students’ posts. Be sure to answer all the questions fully and back up your answers with the material in the book and articles you may have read. Feel free to post more than once and respond to others’ posts. Good luck and enjoy!