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Edwards has positioned himself as the 'We had a representative candidate but oh what a terrible shame he didn't get then nomination - so now everyone should pull together and support Obillary.'

Barring Gore, he's the only one who might pass for a candidate interested in making some kind of a difference. Which of course means he has no chance at all of being nominated.

Democracy in the US is effectively dead. A whole lot of TV time and punditry is expended on a process from which the mob (as the insiders see it) is effectively excluded.

The mob is allowed to spend money and provide funding, but that's about the extent of democratic involvement.

Meanwhile here in the UK, we're barely even allowed to spend money and provide funding. If Democracy is dead in the US, over here it has morphed into an horrific shuffling zombie-like undead thing - spurned by most of the population, but still going through the motions, even after long decades of neglect have ripped its heart out.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jun 27th, 2007 at 12:45:40 PM EST
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