Poll-tested ticket: Paris Hilton/Donald Trump

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Paris Hilton Campaign Ad

We’re already commented on the alleged popularity of Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. Quick summary: ridiculous.

Paris Hilton – not so much. She’s a successful businesswoman who has overcome the drawbacks of being a. an airhead from California; b. heiress; c. partygirl; to create her own fashion design house. Besides, she has experience – she’s already run for President in 2008.

We believe that Trump’s position in the polls is a sign that Americans are getting tired of the never-ending political campaigns to which they are being subjected. Making it worse is the mail ballot, that comes into your home with the bills and junk mail – advertising circulars for the local pizza palace or sandwich shop.

So, many people pick the most well-known or ridiculous name on the list that pollsters read to them.

This is akin to the many, many write-in votes for Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Myself, My Neighbor, etc. A good topic for academic study would be to count the number of these “joke” write-in votes over time, maybe call it the “Cynicism Index.”

In times past, voting was considered a sacred duty by home-grown Americans; a sacred privilege by new citizens. The decades-long assault on our trust in the election process has led to this silliness.


About InvestingforOne

I've been investing in various assets by myself using a discount broker for many years. Over that time, I've developed some theories that others might find useful. Plus, there is more to investing than money. Time, talent, work, friends, family all go into developing a good and satisfactory strategy.
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