Depressing. Howard Dean offered a slight alternative. A nominee prepared to discuss social justice and the need for society to cater for the needy. As it stands its just going to be the same old stale cheese.
The voter percentage turnout throughout USA is low. Many of these are, ssurely disullusioned with the political process which offers two sides of the same coin. Deam may have tapped into that consciousness and gained them some unexpected votes. As it stands its just null and void.
As they have decided to rule (dictate?) the planet its still valid to discuss it. I think everyone in the world should vote in the USA elections.
There are many non voters who don't vote because they have no alternative to vote for. Dean might get a few of the dispossesed to come down on his side. He might not win, as Kery is unlikely to, but he may open the political agenda up a bit.
Joe, you're are 100% correct. 3 weeks ago Dean looked to be flying. I thought, probably like you, that the 'Michael Moore Factor' had kicked in and that finally the population of America would see the sleaze that is all that both Democrats and Republicans offer.
Billy Bragg got it spot on a decade or more ago with the song "Help save the youth of America". Although primarily about the then war in Nicaragua the song was also a great commentary on the state of the USA as a whole. It was also a doom laden prophecy to September 11th... Lyrics here:
Help save the youth of America Help save them from themselves Help save the sun-tanned surfer boys And the Californian girls
When the lights go out in the rest of the World What do our cousins say They're playing in the sun and having fun, fun, fun Till Daddy takes the gun away
From the Big Church to the Big River And out to the Shining Sea This is the Land of Opportunity And there's a Monkey Trial on TV
A nation with their freezers full Are dancing in their seats While outside another nation Is sleeping in the streets
Don't tell me the old, old story Tell me the truth this time Is the Man in the Mask or the Indian An enemy or a friend of mine
Help save the youth of America Help save the youth of the world Help save the boys in uniform Their mothers and their faithful girls
Listen to the voice of the soldier Down in the killing zone Talking about the cost of living And the price of bringing him home
They're already shipping the body bags Down by the Rio Grande But you can fight for democracy at home And not in some foreign land
And the fate of the great United States Is entwined in the fate of us all And the incident at Tschernobyl proves The world we live in is very small
And the cities of Europe have burned before And they may yet burn again And if they do I hope you understand That Washington will burn with them Omaha will burn with them Los Alamos will burn with them