It would be so much simpler if they just set up an election web site where each candidate could articulate his position on each issue and then we select the one who best lines up with what we think is right.
I would be happy to skip all the television and radio nonsense. Is there really anyone who has not yet made up his mind as to who will get his vote?
Wouldn’t it also be nice to have them automatically thrown out of office if they do something in violation of what they articulated in their campaign promises? We should be able to sue them for breach of contract.
But alas, we are bombarded with negative adds, misrepresentations and mud slinging. And all that just to get them into office. After they get into office, little of what was promised seems to be of any concern to them. The candidates end up showing themselves to be no less selfish than the kid who wants all the toys in the sandbox.
I guess we really haven’t progressed too far past kindergarten after all.