The problem with living in a Democratic country is that the majority of people are stupid.
I'm thinking that what is required is a voting test you have to pass before being allowed to vote. The problem with that is, who writes the test? The test could theoretically be doctored to only allow people who believed a certain way to vote.
In the good old USA, we are given (by the media) two candidates to choose from. It gets kind of twisted with the Republican primaries and the Democratic primaries seemingly offering you a bushel of choices, but it's just a scam.
At the end of the day, when you go to the voting booth, the media has brainwashed you with two choices. A or B. I guess they've grown accustomed to the fact that the people who watch their dramatic view of the world are incapable of choosing between more than two possibilities (and perhaps they are right).
Looking at the current Republican front runners, I could possibly vote for Herman Cain without too much heart burn. I'd prefer Ron Paul, but he lacks the charisma to get the media's attention. Both of them are way too religious for my blood though.
I don't typically vote for Republicans because they want to tell me how to live. They are all a bunch of holier than though religious politicians who think everyone should live by their morals. They'll tell you when you can drink. They'll tell you what you can drink. They'll tell you what you can eat. They'll tell you what to believe. They even want to tell you who you can marry. No thanks. Of course, I live in a country where we get to vote and apparently the majority of people need this kind of parenting to be happy.
In the other corner, we've got Obama. Obama didn't do anything he said he would do. In my book, that makes him a spineless liar incapable of my trust or my respect. My only hope is that the government is actually run by someone else who holds the President captive with fear of torture and forces them to read from the teleprompter and do as they are told.
I don't vote for Democrats because they tell me how to spend my money.
Unfortunately, as I see it, those are my two choices.
I'm actually Libertarian, but they'll never get elected. They are too radical and they don't own any media outlets to brainwash people. The Libertarian creed is small government. This also implies an easy common sense approach to government. That kind of attitude will never get elected. You must impose all kinds of strange mysterious bylaws and then purchase a news outlet that broadcasts to a nationwide audience on a daily basis. The majority of people need their hand held and their facts spoon fed to them. Small parties and small governments can't do that.
And we all love the beatches.