Oh, don’t get me wrong: I’m as horrified as you probably are. And what did I, or you do, to “deserve” this? Well, nothing I suppose, but until we somehow start demanding better candidates and smarter campaigns, we’ll keep getting what we get. And that’s pure shit.
The real answer is to make voting harder. More paperwork. Start limiting who can vote in the first place. Weed out the casual voters. Oh, I know. I hear you. THAT’S UNDEMOCRATIC! Why you are surely correct. It is. But when voting for president becomes American Idol for the stupid and gullible, and when you can do it with absolutely zero effort (mail in voting, DMV registration) then this is what you get.
The great American writer of the early 20th century H.L. Mencken put it best: “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”
So without any more preamble, I present the following two videos. Laugh, cry, or punch your computer. The choice is yours.