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The Fine Print: Why Ron Paul and Mike Gravel Don’t Stand a Chance

The Fine Print: Why Ron Paul and Mike Gravel Don’t Stand a Chance

Does the web have the power to elect the next President? Or are online politics all bark and no bite? First Mike Gravel, now Ron Paul. The internet is showing its support for its favorite underdogs. And of course, it would. That's the nature of web culture, to make the voice of the little guy heard. In this way, the web seems to have the potential, in a sense, to bring a semblance of true democracy to the voting process. In a true democracy, anybody can run for President. In a true democracy, anybody can become the President. It's great. We've been missing that in this country for a long time. Did you know that when we first started electing our officials, people would cross out the names on the provided paper ballots, and just write in the names of the people they wanted to see in office? No longer. Instead of voting for whoever we want, we vote strategically […]

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