Sunday, March 02, 2008

Why all the fuss?

posted by Mr. Vidiot @ 11:21 AM Permalink

Honestly, Russia's system for their election is way more honest than the U.S. system. Basically, Putin chooses his successor and people vote to agree with it.
Russia's voters are expected to endorse Vladimir Putin's choice of a successor in Sunday's presidential election, allowing Putin to retain a measure of power in his nation, whose wealth and global voice have grown even as democratic freedoms diminished.
It's exactly what happens here. The power elite choose the next president and the people vote to agree with it. The only difference between the U.S. and Russia is that the U.S. election wastes billions of dollars and the Russian election doesn't.

And frankly, Putin's choice sounds a lot like Obama.

Though he has never held elected office, Medvedev has had an easy ride toward the presidency. Polls predict he will take a solid majority of votes, against the three other candidates: Communist Gennady Zyuganov, flamboyant ultranationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky and the relatively unknown Andrei Bogdanov of the Democratic Party.

"Medvedev is a wonderful, young, handsome energetic man who will continue Putin's work and be a shining example to our children," said Tamara Razumova, who works in a polling station in Moscow.



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