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Friday, November 04, 2005

Doesn't that say it all?

I was re-reading yesterday's CBS story about the new poll showing aWol's approval rating at 35%, Cheney's at 19%, and Congress' approval rating at 34%. These people were supposedly freely elected in a democracy, yet most people can't stand them. Of course people can be disillusioned by even the best representatives, but it's pretty obvious that that's not what we've got here. The key is that the real decision making was made long before the November elections--money and power picked the candidates, and the voters had only a limited choice between corporate party candidates. We really need runoff voting, or instant runoff voting, or at least a "none-of-the-above" selection on ballots, which whenever it wins forces the whole process to start over. Choosing between Bush and Kerry was like choosing between death and taxes (literally, pretty much). Few people care for either one, but most will have a preference.