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the US is open to whoever wants to run.

Posted by: DonS ( USA ) on October 28, 1999 at 22:01:30:

In Reply to: Oh? posted by septimus on October 28, 1999 at 13:16:58:

: : :in terms of the range of politoical choice,

: : Don: This is absurd. We have wide "political choice" here in the US. The vast majority choose "mainstream" candidates from the Democratic or Republican parties. This is the choice of the majority, which is what democracy is all about.

: *Oh? So you managed to get half of the population to turn up at the last federal election did you? That must be some kind of record.
: If I were you, I would be shy about using the term "vast majority".

Don: You are correct in that Clinton was not voted in by a majority of American voters, and this has been the case for our past presidents. However, the US is open to whoever wants to run. If Americans wanted Greens, they would vote Greens into office. Greens and socialists fail because no one is interested in their message.

Don: I do agree, however, that the main stream media has too great of influence on elections. This is a problem that "solutions" like campaign finance reform will only make worse.

: A new spin on an old rhetorical- What if they held an election and nobody came?

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