“Based upon Citizens United and Mitt Romney, corporations are people, too, so why couldn’t Apple run for president?” Bambi Brannan asks for Mac360. “The company was born in the U.S. Apple is more than 35-years old. Money isn’t a problem and an entire campaign – if not an entire Apple Party — could be completely self-financed, or, in the alternative, funded by an iPhone app that simply took donations from your iTunes account.”
“That brings me to voters, which might be at the heart of the immense political discord that threatens the country. From my perspective, voters don’t know how to choose a candidate, instead, their decisions and support are formed more from a odd blend of media exposure, perception, and loud noise, rather than bothering to ask a candidate exactly how they will fulfill campaign promises,” Brannan writes. “That infection seems to exist on both sides of the aisle.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: A U.S Presidential candiate can only state what they believe. In most cases, they need a lot of help to “fulfill campaign promises.” If they have a willing Congress (almost always of their own party), chances are likelier that some of the candidate’s platform will be fulfilled.
A U.S. President is not a king, but, for some reason, too many U.S. voters, people in other countries, and the media act as if the President is a king. It doesn’t work that way, thank the founders! Checks and balances are a good thing. It stops the country from going off the deep end, regardless of the side of the pool. Gridlock is not necessarily a bad thing. The founders expected it and built it into the system. Too many U.S. voters just aren’t as well educated as they should be and so the most “media friendly” personality, the candidate who has “momentum” as deemed by the media, or who looks/speaks the best on camera more often than not seems to win national elections.
An elementary school teacher once told us how to vote (not sure if they’re allowed to do so today in U.S. public schools, but they should be): Decide what you believe and then vote for those candidates who most closely match your beliefs.
It doesn’t get much simpler.
We’re pretty sure a company can’t be U.S. President (never say never in today’s America), but there are plenty of very capable people who could be U.S. President but who would never subject themselves to the absolutely ridiculous process and endless vitriol that comes with running and holding the office.
The process of running for U.S. President today is the problem. It is not conducive to returning optimal results.