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That famous verse from Emerson, Lake & Palmer's song "Karn Evil 9" could be a anthem for this year's election, but then again, so could "Won't get Fooled Again" by The Who.

But the sad thing is, that a good percentage of Americans WILL "get fooled again" because if there is one thing we can count on over anything else - including campaign promises fromeither side, is that the GOP will pull every dirty trick know to man and Klingon to steal an election.

Fair Play is a concept which is completely alien to them and it sort of reminds me of the old credo the "bad guys" in Wrestling lived by "Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat."

My question is why people continue to fall for the blatent lies, tricks and other shenanigans. Are the American people this dumb or are they willfully blinding themselves because of pre-conceived notions implanted at birth?

80% of the republicans vote republican because their parents did.
80% of the democrats vote democrat because their parents did

And the remaining combined 40% are the ones who elect the president. Scary, eh?

I think I have found a sure way to select the most qualified and honest candidate for President and it really doesn;t matter if he is Democrat, Republican, Green, Independent or Klingon...

First of all, I would outlaw all campaign advertising.

Secondly, candidates would make their views known through a series of 10 nationally televised debates. Thats right, no mudslinging ads, no BS. Just open debates, with one huge kicker....

All the candidates would be wired to polygraphs and would be sitting on iron plates which would shock the living hell out of anyone telling a lie.

The candidate whose hair doesn't look like Don King would be the winner...unless of course they all went for the Kojack look, in which case we would have to employ the popcorn method where the candidate has a bag of Orville Reddenbocker Slightly Salted popping corn taped under their armpits.

In addition to finding the most honest politician, it would be highly entertaining...for both sides.

One thing is certain, we cannot allow things to continue as they are because we are NOT getting the most qualified candidates and that only short-changes the country.