Let’s let John Miller tell his story. Whatever your opinion of John, there are numerous topics for fruitful discussion included therein.
How To Lose in Politics By Telling the Truth, by John Griffin Miller
Or how I tried to get either side (or any side) to accept reality
and work for their own (and everyone else’s) best interests.
… Actually, the media and the electorate couldn’t have cared less about the election, preferring to wait until minutes before the election and allow a tiny fraction of the voters to make the decisions for them. As Paul Simon said in Mrs. Robinson, “any way you look at it you lose.”
I like to blame the media, since they are the gatekeepers of information, those with the time and wherewithal to present the important facts, although with less and less time and less and less freedom to do their jobs effectively. But voters who don’t demand more from the fourth estate share some of the blame, too. However, the deeper, underlying rationale for the problem is that all parties, and the corporate media, and the voters, and the elected officials themselves, like the system just the way it is. In my sermons to voters, the party functionaries, the media, I always got the same blank stare, which had a couple possible explanations …