You say, if Trump is the best example of a leading presidential candidate, America is in trouble.
America is in trouble for another reason. Retarded buffoonery aside, Trump’s apparent success at the polls is also a reminder that the rules of politics in the US have changed. To play this game, the super rich have a huge leg up. Everyone else has to sidle up to the super rich in order to rustle up the funds for the buy-in, and keeping the hands out in order to keep the candidacy viable. No money? Go home.
While we think the Lady Liberty is holding aloft the beacon of democracy, the world sees her in a hospital gown.