West meets East

From: Teo Zenios <teoz_at_neo.rr.com>
Date: Thu Oct 28 12:41:19 2004

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From: "der Mouse" <mouse_at_rodents.montreal.qc.ca>
To: <cctalk_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 1:18 PM
Subject: Re: West meets East

> > It [the USA presidential contest] is like idiot vrs. idiot again.
> Sure. The political mechanisms in place select for popularity, not
> intelligence (nor even competence at governing).
> I keep hoping this will be the year some third candidate gets enough
> votes to be taken seriously, but I don't really expect that to happen.

Perot was the only candidate to get any percentage of the vote that I can
remember in my lifetime. As long as the media relies on 3 second soundbytes
you will end up with simpletons like Bush where everything is black and
white yes or no answers.
Received on Thu Oct 28 2004 - 12:41:19 BST

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