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onpatrol98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 05:39 PM
Response to Reply #101
112. I see what you're saying, but
I'm taking the point to be that an average Joe Nobody can't become President. Yes, the president "had" humble beginnings...but, he was a rich guy when he ran. There's nothing wrong with that, but the real question is can someone here on DU or there in OWS, or even in the crazy tea party, run for President and win.

Even if you were able to raise a bit of money, the media could simply say that you were not a serious candidate and you can kiss participating in any debate goodbye. It's a sweet deal for our two party system, really. If you were a reasonable republican, if such a critter exists, MSNBC, would marginalized you. If you're democratic, Fox trashes you. If you're deemed less than credible, CNN simply ignores you. If you're really deemed unacceptable, even Fox will turn on it's own.

No one would ever hear your message. There are already like a hundred people running for president. How many have we heard of...Do we really trust the media system of today?

So, in this day and age, should we assume that IF you're getting media coverage, you're "approved" to run. You've been vetted as acceptable. I think if the powers to be could simply take away the nuisance of everyone's vote, they would. We want jobs. They want cheap labor, in any fashion they can squeeze by.
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