I just read an interesting article, in the NY Post of all places.
It's titled Once John wins, he'll make a left.
It details his prediction that once McCain secures the nomination by pretending to be a conservative, he will actually return to his roots and try to woo the left by being like the left. Bigger government. More federal control. Higher taxes. On and on.
Remember the movie War Games? Would you like to play a game? Let's play global thermo nuclear war. All that jazz. Well the WOPR had a key insight at the end of the movie... The only winning move is not to play.
That's how I'm starting to feel about this election. The only way to truly vote for America is by not voting for any major nominee.
We need a "None of the above" category. If the "None of the above" category wins more votes than any of the other nominees, then there's a re-do of the whole process until we can get someone that America actually likes, instead of someone that we as voters simply dislike less.
Yes, yes. We all bitch and moan about bad candidates, but I guess the nation as a whole is a willing accomplice to the media machine picking our candidates for us. If there's anyone that's too far from what the media is used to, then they just get left out in the cold. They aren't covered in the debates, on the TV news, in the newspaper, etc. They essentially fail to exist in the campaign. I don't really have any answers to this problem, but it is definitely a problem. Media and money buy the Presidency every 4 years and the America people fall prey to the ploy time and time again.