“A contest between 1%-approved candidates”

I agree with Matt Taibbi here; this is basically what I feel. But there will still be a lot of coverage of the campaign, even in non-mainstream media. I found the link to Taibbi on Salon, where currently 4 of its top 6 stories are about the primary.

The campaign is still a gigantic ritual and it will still be attended by all the usual pomp and spectacle, but it’s empty. In fact, because it’s really a contest between 1%-approved candidates, it’s worse than empty – it’s obnoxious.

It was always annoying when these two parties and the slavish media that follows their champions around for 18 months pretended that this was a colossal clash of opposites. But now, with the economy in the shape that it’s in thanks in large part to the people financing these elections, that pretense is more than annoying, it’s offensive.

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