Monday, October 13, 2008

How Oprah Winfrey and George Soros have influence peddled this year while conservatives such as Dr. Laura stay on the sidelines.

What I have found most offensive about this years presidential race has been the interfering by rich or powerful celebrities during the democratic nominating process. George Soros and Oprah Winfrey have added their influence to this year's democratic race and in the process may have harmed the sovereignty of future presidential races.

I believe up until this year there has been an unstated "gentleman's agreement" that the real influential power would hold back some of their power until after our two main political parties had their millions of voters vote for their favorite candidate. An example of this type of situation would be John McCain only having 1% of the vote less than one year ago, yet coming back to win the Republican nomination.

However, on the democratic side, the democrats seemed to have ripped up the playbook and did everything in their power to help Barack Obama win at all costs. This Barack must win strategy has created a new problem. Why should either political side wait for 30 million voters to help decide who is the nominee when overzealous help early on by the rich and powerful can pretty much lock up the nomination before the voters get to vote?

I believe the evidence in the 2008 presidential race shows that the conservative side basically allowed the existing candidates to legitimately battle each other, and once John McCain was elected, they rallied around him. On the democratic side, interveners like Oprah Winfrey and George Soros, rather than wait until 35 million democrats decided who would be the nominee, decided to manipulate who would actually get the democratic nomination before 35 million democratic voters voted.

This is actually a serious issue.

If Oprah Winfrey and George Soros are successful in their quest to dictate who is the democratic nominee prior to 35 million democrats voting, it will only get worse in future elections. Although I don't know how much Dr. Laura could have influenced this year's election, it is sad to see democrats such as George Soros and Oprah Winfrey lowering the bar to the point where it will no doubt contaminate the electoral process from now on, meanwhile Dr. Laura remains rather quiet and does not use her show or celebrity to manipulate voters the way Oprah Winfrey has shamelessly been doing for over a year now.

I wish for Barack Obama to lose so that the rich and powerful don't believe they are above all others when it comes to influence peddling who will be each political parties nominee.

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