Billions Needed To Become President
From Girish Modi, Decatur, GA
America is the only country in the world which spends two years of time and billions of dollars on presidential campaigning, not counting continuous media reporting of various candidates.
This year’s presidential election is no different. Candidates like Ron DeSantis, Nikky Haley and Ramaswami had been campaigning for over a year after spending millions of dollars. The amount spent is not their own but raised from donors. When they performed poorly and ran out of money, they had no choice but to drop out of the race.
Now the contest is between Biden and Trump. It has become clear in past few days that Biden is too old and has memory problem. Still, his campaign is going to raise $2 billion to fight the election. Trump, on the other hand, will also raise lot of money and continue his campaign despite his legal problems.
I wonder if democracy is worth all this waste of money and time, because after the election, nobody gives damn about the people’s problems and campaign promises will be forgotten.
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