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Why are US (especially) politicians so second-rate, or worse?

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We Get Lousy Politicians Because Running for Office Is Ghastly

argues our Washington correspondent Llewellyn King in an article for his White House Chronicle

US campaign circus

I am often asked why, in a country of such talent and imagination, the U.S. political class is so feeble. Why are our politicians so uninspiring, to say nothing of ignorant and oafish?

The short answer is because political life is awful, and potential candidates have to weigh the effect on their families plus the wear and tear of becoming a candidate, let alone winning….Read on…



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