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Date: 1/16/2008 7:35:05 AM Pacific Standard Time
From: Tedr77


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Regarding Jon Mays’ column “The shallow race for the presidency” in the Jan. 11 edition of the Daily Journal, one can see what American presidential politics has become, even American politics as a whole: You’re allowed to vote for the candidates chosen by big business, those who will implement policies favorable to them, whether it’s in the public interest or not. Is it any wonder that many Americans are now choosing to vote for “none of the above?”

But if they really wanted to change things, they always could. If they’re not happy with the candidates who are chosen for them, they could always choose their own and vote for them, and “throw the [present] rascals out,” as they used to say.

People don’t do so because they’ve just sunk down into lethargy. It’s too much work, too much trouble, too much expense and too big a fight against big business, big media and big polls that predict such independent candidates “don’t have a chance.”

Ted Rudow III,MA
Menlo Park

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