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Iranian democracy
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Iran's ruling clerics barred more prominent reform candidates from the ballot, leaving a group of mostly staunch loyalists to the Islamic establishment. Iran's opposition settled on Rowhani as the least objectionable, making the 64-year-old cleric the de facto candidate for reform-minded Iranians.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/nati...story.html

So, in other words, the Iranian people - hoping for the best - rallied behind the least objectionable candidate in a field restricted by powerful elites and a compliant media. Does that sound like any other country you can think of?
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Tracy Riddle Wrote:Iran's ruling clerics barred more prominent reform candidates from the ballot, leaving a group of mostly staunch loyalists to the Islamic establishment. Iran's opposition settled on Rowhani as the least objectionable, making the 64-year-old cleric the de facto candidate for reform-minded Iranians.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/nati...story.html

So, in other words, the Iranian people - hoping for the best - rallied behind the least objectionable candidate in a field restricted by powerful elites and a compliant media. Does that sound like any other country you can think of?
Exactly what happens here. The choices just get worse with every election.

Dawn
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Choosing the lesser of two evils is still a choice for evil.

Hitler

Constitutional Convention Required.
Read not to contradict and confute;
nor to believe and take for granted;
nor to find talk and discourse;
but to weigh and consider.
FRANCIS BACON
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