Iowa: The Meaningless Sideshow Begins

Iowa: The Meaningless Sideshow Begins

There are 63 comments on the story from Jan 3, 2012, titled Iowa: The Meaningless Sideshow Begins. In it, reports that:

Today's Iowa caucuses kick off a meaningless national election race, says Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone. The likely presidential candidates, Obama and Romney, represent politics as usual, and genuine outsider candidates like Ron Paul stand no chance of winning. Both Obama and Romney will receive large donations from the same large corporations. Campaigns with most money win 94% of elections, which means that only candidates friendly to the major campaign donors - banks and bailout recipients - can win. Taibbi writes,

“In the wake of the Tea Party and the Occupy movement…this presidential race now feels like a banal bureaucratic sideshow to the real event – the real event being a looming confrontation between huge masses of disaffected citizens on both sides of the aisle, and a corrupt and increasingly ideologically bankrupt political establishment, represented in large part by the two parties dominating this race.”
Is the election meaningless when candidates rely on huge corporate donations to win? Can mainstream politicians like Obama and Romney represent your concerns? Is it worth voting for non-mainstream candidates like Ron Paul?

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“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08


#64 Jan 6, 2012
Glen Allen wrote:
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Then you'd be in agreement with old Pat Robertson, for he was told by God who the next President will be.
They need to bring Pat to Tulsa and let him go up to Oral's prayer tower. It's his one chance to be closer to God.

Since: Feb 09

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#65 Jan 6, 2012
Ron Paul 3rd

Bachman at only 5%

Englewood, CO

#66 Jan 6, 2012
Ron Paul is a bona fide pantywaist.

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