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Chet Ruminski Wrote:
"He is a much lesser choice "
Right now Bernie is ahead in every category including a 75% approval rating.
I can't find a single poll that shows Bernie with a 75% approval rating. RealClearPolitics has an ongoing list of all of his polls and they range from the high 30's to the low 60's, but none of them come close to 75%.
Regardless, Bernie has decent poll numbers because people know his name. It the same reason Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres make the top ten of the most admired women in the world. Just because someone has name recognition doesn't mean they would be a good President.
We have a different system of governance than the vast majority of other Western democracies. A President isn't a Prime Minister who can build a coalition and rule with an iron fist. And America doesn't have a system of governance where a coalition can break apart and spark new elections that might bring in a new Prime Minister who can build a new coalition.
We can bitch and moan and cry about how stupid/unfair/etc. that is, but the reality is that it's the type of Federal government we have and it's the type of Federal government we're going to continue to have for the foreseeable future.
That's why I worry about the Bernie or busters out there because they have convinced themselves that one person will somehow magically fix all of their problems. They genuinely don't seem to understand the basic fundamentals of how our government functions under our Constitution and that is a dangerous thing.
We're witnessing, in real time, what happens when people vote with their hearts and not with their brains.