originally posted by: scubagravy
So why not put your best out there, i mean out of 350+ million people, these are the two best scallywags you could come up with ?
Well, therein lies the problem--the people don't offer up the candidates, and even if an above-average Joe wanted to run, the American public has
become so brainwashed and apathetic concerning the "two-party system" that Joe wouldn't even get a campaign off of the ground because it all has to do
with money and exposure, and no mass-watched news networks will ever give such a candidate the time of day.
So, what happens is that we get stuck (usually) with the political hand-me-downs from prior political positions (AKA: Career Politicians) who are the
only ones that generally pass the mustard, so to speak, in the Democrat or Republican committees. And the committees are the ones that give us the
faces that we must look at while withholding our regurgitation through the entire election process.
We, the American people, are the guilty party when it comes to WHO is the face of the parties come each election cycle. Good people with good
intentions do try to do something about the situation, but they get lost in the background static because they don't walk lock-step with the Rs or the
It is interesting with Trump this time around, as he seems to be out-of-step with the Rs and their ideology as a whole, but he is very similar in
enough places to be their nominee. His attitude about politics and political correctness is refreshing, for sure, but he's also very crass and, to be
honest, I don't think that he's really that intelligent of a human being, nor that kind-hearted of a human being, but since we're really only seeing
the businessman side of his personality, it's hard to say.
Clinton, on the other hand, has proven more than once that she is candidate for criminal of the year and is just as crass and cutthroat as Trump, just
with the proven history that she's unfit to be America's president--maybe Venezuela or something, but not America. She's just too incompetent, IMO, to
sit in that office and run our country, no matter what her proponents say about her.
Both candidates suck, but again, we can only control to a very small degree the people who become our candidates, and that's one of the biggest
problems with how the election cycles have devolved over the decades.