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A badly flawed process

So the election is over and the winners are celebrating - and yes, licking their wounds, too. In one sense the losers may have gotten the better part of it because for some of them at least, they can fade into the sunset, free of the whole rotten...

So the election is over and the winners are celebrating - and yes, licking their wounds, too. In one sense the losers may have gotten the better part of it because for some of them at least, they can fade into the sunset, free of the whole rotten process. It baffles me how they all seem so dissatisfied with the election process, and being publicly ridiculed and run through the ringer in a campaign with no holds barred, but none of them want to do much to change it.

The Supreme Court opened up this can of worms allowing outside spending for negative ads but here's a heads up to the next Congress. Legislators. You can change that if you really want, too. If, in the next legislative session, no attempt is made to do just that and reverse that decision then I can only assume you're lying about your discontent and your anger with the system and maybe admitting in a way that it's the only way you can get elected. Do something if you're serious. Yes, actions do speak louder than words.

There are so many good people and smart people who could be running this country. People, that got where they are by showing their leadership and values. But here is the sad part. Because they have worked hard to get where they are and be whom they have showed us to be, they aren't stupid enough to risk their reputation by being part of this badly flawed process that's been going on for a long time. The Supreme Court and Congress have eliminated the cream of the crop when it comes to candidates and we have sat back and watched them do it.

Mike Holst

Crosslake

Related Topics: U.S. SUPREME COURT
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