Electing the Unelectable

September 15, 2007

How can we as a people elect the unelectable candidates?

In this election, one thing is clear to me. The candidates with the best views on many issues and that are bought by the fewest corporations are getting little or no air time from the corporate media. This is severely negatively impacting their chances for election.

The candidate I happen to favor is Kucinich. Interestingly, even after he won the MSNBC debate handily according to the poll of the viewers, MSNBC simply decided not to report who won. This appears to me to be highly unprecedented.

Being corporations, it is as if these media giants have simply declared that they will not let us hear the names of the really good candidates enough to get it through the thick skulls of the American people, many of whom vote largely on name recognition.

So, how can we get the word out that candidates like Kucinich and Paul even exist so that people can make their informed decisions about such candidates? Personally, I don’t like Paul for his anti-choice stance and his affiliation with a party that has become wholly evil, despite its original well-meaning ideals.

However, it seems clear to me that if we want something better than a government of the corporation by the corporation and for the corporation, we must do something. And, we most likely must do it without diebold voting machines in place.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to make this happen?