The elections of 2008 may have an impact on how democracy is defined for many years to come. The process has brought the good, the bad and the ugly in everyone. Candidates capitalizing on the other’s weaknesses digging up events of the past that would otherwise remain private and confidential, in hopes of getting the edge over the opponent. Candidates who run independently without backing from established political parties running out of steam even as early as the campaigning periods. Financial backing and the support of political allies is the key, without which no secrets could be kept from the public. At a time when media loves controversy, even to the extent of sacrificing common sense for being the first to bring a story to the world, shattering the lives of the unfortunate people under the headlines, everything goes.
Even the most kept and darkest secrets of people in the spotlight have been blown into the realm of common knowledge that even contemplating to run for elections would have to have prepared accounting and explanations in the form of statements and press releases to avoid having their campaign affected by them. Many politicians turn to these dastardly acts of employing black-op’s style surveillance, of opponents activities though not many have been documented they are sure to have been done and are continuing to be employed by the most powerful politicians on earth who have the power to dictate the future of an entire nation sending it either to prosperity or utter recession.
The economic outlook for the US is not good for they have become the policing agency of the democratic world. With resources spread all over the world in the form of military presence, aid and many other expenditures that should have otherwise been spent on the homeless of America, people have started to question the justification of their role on the world’s economic and political landscape. The future will show us if democracy truly is the key to global prosperity and peace but that may be too tall an order even for the most powerful militaries and richest countries of the world.
[tags]US Politics, US Economic Outlook, US 2008 Elections[/tags]