Smarmy Alligator

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“Panders to voters.”

An interesting to phrase to apply to a presidential candidate, or anyone running for public office in a representational democracy. How does someone whose job it is to represent voters “pander” to them? He is SUPPOSED to do what they want. That’s his job. “Panders to large corporate donors,” ok, I understand that. “Panders to international opinion,” alright, I can see that. “Panders to voters”?

That that phrase can make sense in election season shows that we have greatly lost perspective on what a representational democracy is meant to be.

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Written by laura k

October 5, 2004 at 6:24 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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