Politics: The Art of Disappointment

horseshoe-crab
In his annual Year in Review column, humorist Dave Barry explains why electoral politics are inevitably disappointing:

With polls showing a very tight race, the final weeks of the campaign are a textbook example of what this great experiment called ‘American democracy’ is all about: two opposing political parties, each with valid positions, spending hundreds of millions of dollars on comically simplistic radio and TV ads designed by consultants to terrify ill-informed halfwits.

And so long as the median voter’s political acumen continues to rival that of a horseshoe crab, not a thing will change.

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