themselves in the same manner US politics would be vastly improved. Then again if all politicians were as extraordinarily intelligent things would also be vastly improved.
I am frankly tired of both parties wretched behaviours. In an idea derived from John McCain, I think that all Presidential and Senatorial Candidates should release their previous 12 years of tax returns before campaigns begin, even incumbents, so one can see that they are honest men before they are elected, and that they remain honest men afterwards. Same with candidates for Governor, and also States and Federal attorneys general, and probably all Cabinet level posts.
If one goes back to the 1960 election. Joe Kennedy bought the Virginia primary for John, and Chicago fixed the Chicago segment of the November election for John. The overall count was so close that without that cheating, odds were that Nixon would have won. Then again Nixon was no saint.since there was a slush fund despite what he said in the Chequers speech, and he did know about the Watergate break in within a very few days of it's occurrence, and that funding had come out of CRe-EP.
I will leave Bush alone because everybody knows he lost the popular vote nation-wide in 2000, and that something smelled dreadful in brother Jeb's Florida, but Gore conceded too quickly. 2004 stunk to high heaven as well where the exit polls from Ohio were the exact opposite of the results produced by Diebold, manufacturer of the voting machines, and a big Bush contributor.
There are no virgins in political office, but if the hurdles to ensure honesty were in place, you'd end up with honest candidates. The fact that Romney won't release his tax returns is very ominous simply because it says he has something to hide.
Nevertheless, Condoleeza Rice is a pearl, even if she is a Republican. So say I, a life long and dedicated liberal. If the Republicans put her up against the Democratic Candidate in 2016, I see no way she could be defeated.