Friday, May 11, 2007

Corrupt Politicians Or Corrupt Voters?

UPDATE: Check out the new blog covering the Mid East: Outsider On The Inside

Poor American voters. Americans often complain that they have a poor selection of candidates to choose from, whether it be for president or any other political office. Americans often admit that they end up voting for the candidate that is the "lesser of two evils" or for the candidate that is "electable" rather than the one who truly deserves to be elected. I can't count how many times I've heard people say "oh he won't win, he's too nice" or oh she won't win, she's too honest" or "they won't win, they're too pro-peace" and so on. What the fuck!?? How ironic is it when a candidate who is honest is not electable for office? Its ludicrous. What is wrong with Americans when they say such things? Is it sad but true, or is it true because of the sad attitudes that Americans have toward the non-mainstream candidates? It is essentially that attitude that results in the sincere candidates not being elected while the less sincere, or straight-up sleezy politicians, end up getting elected because Americans felt the need to vote for the "electable" candidate. Corrupt politicians are put in to office by corrupt voters. American voters have been corrupted with the idea that voting for the good guy is not a realistic option. After all, nice guys finish last, right? Wrong, they are voted for last. If I am wrong, then show me the rules!

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