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Pandering Season


If Greece is the birthplace of democracy, they failed to teach the U.S. one important lesson – short campaign seasons are a blessing.  Yesterday, Greece held a national election for President.  The people of Greece were able to make a decision in a mere five weeks.  (The recent campaigning for British election was also five weeks.)  Why then does it take Americans 18 months to do the same?  No other sport has an 18 month season.  Our Presidential election is just another sport, isn’t it?

We still have to suffer through another fourteen months of meaningless, anti-intellectual pandering before we can vote.  Can we learn nothing from the rest of the world?

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