Or, maybe when we actually have competent grown up voters?
I'll cede it's a little of both.
I was just talking to my roommate about this the other day.
We have any bit of information we need/want at our fingertips, yet the mediums for this information are rarely utilized to their fullest potential. Voters today are ill informed, party driven and extremely lackadaisical. When in doubt, vote party lines. It's sad really. Unfortunately the well informed and educated are for outnumbered by the voters as described above. This in turn leaves us with a majority voting out of ignorance and on the premise of simplistic and elementary promises by disingenuous candidates.
I for one believe a great majority of this country's issues can be traced back to poor/lacking education. I'm not some insanely intelligent genius, but I'm educated enough to know I need to do research to make a well informed decision. If every voter in this country exercised their opportunity to educate themselves during times of election, we may see an uptick in the quality of candidates that get elected.
That's a long shot, but it's better than the way people approach elections now.
This post was edited on 10/16 at 4:04 pm