ConsortiumNews: Fastened to a Dying Animal

April 29, 2008

This is one of the most hard hitting, poignant and unabashedly honest articles about the US political and electoral system of which Campaign 2008 is a prime example. Here is an excerpt:

America, many shocks and sorrows are coming soon (probably sooner than you think) to that vacuous bubble known as “your way of life.”

Campaign 2008 is taking on the distractive qualities of so many previous campaigns, like those that gave George W. Bush two terms. Someday, historians may shake their heads at this sad decline of the American Republic, but for now, poet Phil Rockstroh is shaking a fist.

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