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originally posted by: ugmold
originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: amazing
I would prefer the Paul/Sanders ticket .
And I, Sanders/Warren +
When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any save the most elemental — men whose whole thinking is done in terms of emotion, and whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand. So confronted, the candidate must either bark with the pack or be lost... All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. Baltimore Sun (26 July 1920)
originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
a reply to: amazing
I find it interesting that people think this would work, i guess its an indication of how much people really dont know about the candidates
originally posted by: ketsuko
So you want an avowed socialist who believes that there should be communal ownership of property with government having the power to redistribute it on the same ticket with a libertarian who believes people should retain as much control over their property (including income) as possible?
That's like expecting matter and anti-matter to hug and not explode catastrophically.
Just like Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party...not what we get fed by the media, but the average person in the street...they're the same. They want change. We all want change.