If we brought back the hereditary monarchy system, we could definitely end up with a boob, but this way, you save hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign capital that you could apply elsewhere, like you know, towards rebuilding New Orleans or reducing the class size nationwide (the one characteristic that studies consistently name as the true tool to raising scores and improving education, but conservatives still favor charter schools — most likely b/c someone is personally benefiting….but I digress). It’s not like an election guarantees schmuck-free White House.
I think you will eventually see the beauty of my idea, especially in the upcoming weeks of barack/mccain/palin/biden saturation. Because honestly, after the fiasco of Bush, the Dems should have a shoo-in, but it very well may slip through their fingers as it always does. Republicans win because they are fantastic at marketing — that’s what elections seem to be about now. I don’t know a lot about Obama but I know his “I believe in hope” brand, and sure, I’ve had questions about his you know, not-so-long leadership experience, but I think it would be completely fair for him to win, since right wingers get in all the time, not due to experience, record, or point of view, but of one-liners they implant in the public’s head. The Rove Machine successfully categorized Kerry as a flip-flopper, and Kerry was done. It’s all about the copy, people!
Whatever, I have so many directions I could go with this and I’m more disgusted than I thought about the way we elect officials, but let me leave you with this note — how come Prince Harry and William are so cute when Prince Charles is their dad? Seriously? Unless Prince Charles is your thing, then my apologies.