Mr Spocko wrote:There is no real choice both are flawed candidates
No. The candidates are fine. The system is flawed.
America is not a democracy anymore. It's a plutocracy. Conservative America has stopped trying to get conservative Republicans into office. That's too much of a risk. They've moved on to making sure it doesn't matter who sits in an elected office. They've made sure that they'll get their way come whatever.
The tool for the job has been Fox News, predominantly. Fox News is not the media outlet of the Republican Party, as some say. It's the other way around. The GOP is the political arm of Fox News. Fox News has been fighting the conservative war, predominantly the fiscal conservative war. They've indoctrinized millions of working class people into believing they are middle class and will benefit from tax cuts, labor reform and privatization of everything.
They've pushed the Republican Party into ridiculous positions - along with the Christian right. They go about this by shouting out every moderate guy/gal and heavily pushing the crazies. The 2012 Republican primaries were a farce. The only viable candidate was Romney - from the beginning. But Fox News fought hard against him, grinded him down. They pushed every single other candidate - well, apart from Huntsman and Paul. They made Christian lunatics like Bachman and Santorum frontrunners. They've promoted IDIOTS like Perry, Cain and Palin (even though she wasn't even in the race). They even favored Newt Gingrich, a man even his mother must think of as an a--hole. They did this to grind down Romney. He had to twist himself into ever more ridiculous positions.
If should win the election, he will be the most powerless president ever. Nobody likes him, not in his party, not in his base, not in the general constituency. He will be at the complete mercy of the powers that be.
Just like George W. Bush, the most intellectually challenged occupant of the Oval Office yet.
And that's what the end game is. People must lose their faith in the competence of elected officials. The message is: Just vote for whatever monkey we put on the posters, the real politics are going to made behind the scenes by people you don't get to vote on anyways.