An enormous number of Democratic Party candidates have been vying for the US presidential candidacy. The competition between them does so much damage. Especially now, the game seems to be: ‘Who is doing well? Let’s find some dirt on them.’ Sanders, Bloomberg, Klobuchar, Buttigieg are smeared and scandalized and the real competition, the Republican Party has a ball with it. People with excellent ideas are trashed by their pals until they don’t gain enough traction and step out.
To give the USA some measure of modernity, it would be high time that it elects a woman president (and disposes of: making people homeless, having millions uncovered for healthcare, and having legal executions).
But just having a female at the top who knows how to outplay the men is not enough. This whole political culture (going back to the ideas of the Olympics) of ‘the winner takes all’ should go. One is only excellent if one comes out first? What happened to good-old working together?
Andrew Yang campaigned against the winner takes all economy, only to be sidelined by the winner takes all political system.
The Democratic candidates should sit together, elect their presidential candidate between them, make a compromise program that incorporates the best of all the candidates’ ideas, and compose a cabinet of the best candidate for every post (from VP to minister of foreign affairs, from a minister for climate change to one for economic reform, etc.). Such a team would win hands-down from Trump.
First to fight each other to the death and then ‘unite’ is just such baloney that one wonders whoever came up with that. Ah, rich men.
If you think the present political system is crazy, you don’t lack political insight. You see it just right. Please become a political activist. It might take a few years but with a better future in mind, progress can be made.
BTW: Also in Israel, politicians could use a few more leading women to foster an atmosphere of cooperation rather than a street fight.