Regardless of what position on the political spectrumt they hail from, a horde of marginally qualified egomaniacs will align themselves in whatever ways possible that their special interest power brokers feel gives them the best chance at becoming the President and thus influencing public policy to the highest degree possible.Originally Posted by Mal12345
The candidates and their political dream teams will conjure up whatever platforms they think will gain the voting base needed to win the election.
Once elected the pledges of the platform that won the votes needed to win the election will largely be forgotten, or simply gratuitously fulfilled.
The successsful candidate will pass public policy in a manner that creates potential for egregious profits for the special interests that funded the new President during their election.
The egregious profits will be generated by a variety of methods including simple control frauds, minimal enforcement of laws/policies that affect the business activities of the special interests favored by the new regime, and lack of prosecution + pardons (in exchange for favors in kind) for those commiting the most significant and costly cataclysms.
In reality the most powerful special interests are funding both parties to the degree necessary for their agendas to be realized, regardless of who wins the election.
So, get ready for another meaningless popularity contest and negative ad-campaign flurry that will infect your eyes and ears for asa long as you let it.