I am just amazed at the huge amounts of money spent, and just to choose who is going to represent the party. It's probably my naivety, but can people in the same party have such differing views?
I know they need to encourage people to vote as its not compulsory.
New Zealand doesn't have a compulsory electoral system (you have to be enrolled, but you don't have to vote I think?), they have a decent voter turn out every election and I'd like to think those who vote care enough to make an informed decision (most recent election there suggests not). All done without excessive spending (well in comparison to the USAs elections).
Oooo, yes totally! There seems to be an immense lack of knowledge about how things actually run in a global system by potential candidates. None of them seem to know anything at all about foreign policy. And Gingrich wanted to start a freaking moon colony
and Palin would've be an awesome VP in terms of world politics because 'you can see Russia from Alaska, you can see it'.