Check out this excerpt from the Real American Blog:
Would Americans even consider voting for someone who isnâ€™t a politician? I mean Ross Perot gave it a shot several years ago and it didnâ€™t go wellâ€¦ but then again he was a nobody to most of the U.S. population AND kind of a nutball honestly. That said, Bill Gates does have more name recognition than most politicians considering the race in 2008 and he can fund his own campaign so thereâ€™s not the ever present hint of lobbyist and special interest groups being the puppet master behind a campaign. Unfortunately I highly doubt Mr. Gates would want the job and I doubt even more that Americans would vote for him. People donâ€™t trust successful businessmen for some reason and just the name “Microsoft” sends some people into fits about unfair business practices and monopoly tactics. Heâ€™s also an atheist and even though religion should have nothing to do with politics this would be a black mark against him.
I guess the point of all this is that the American people still trust politicians to run this country even though most of them donâ€™t even properly represent their constituents. Iâ€™m not saying that we should vote a bunch of business leaders into office either but I think people should keep an open mind when it comes to such things. Who cares if someone is an atheistâ€¦ or isnâ€™t marriedâ€¦ or is gayâ€¦ or any other â€œoddballâ€ thing that people donâ€™t associate with a â€œgoodâ€ politician? Are these really the things that matter in the long run? Apparently so here in Americaâ€¦ and I find that sad personally.
Mike Browning from the Real American Blog posted this right here, and makes some good points. His “I think people should keep an open mind when it comes to such things” is really what this website is all about…