I, for one, think it should. I think the system is way too divisive among both politicians and people alike. Back in high School, I took a mandatory class called Participation in Government and when we learned about the two party system, the teacher actually said things like "for the good of the party" when describing how politicians act...
Does anyone else find a problem with that statement? "For the good of the party." Shouldn't it be something more like "For the good of the country?" I think the label of "democrat" and "Republican" is just way too divisive... It makes people argue instead of work together for the betterment of the country as a whole. I don't see any reason we can't just throw away the parties and have a more open forum type thing where people put forward their ideas and talk about it. I think it'd be a million times more productive than what we have now.
Maybe I'm just being naive and too idealistic... But I'd like for there to be a country where poeple don't vote for a candidate simply because they belong to a certain party. What does OT think?
EDIT: This applies to all parties.