i love this paragraph from a book i'm reading, "why we hate us"-dick meyer. "it boils down to this: when a moderate, independent-minded electorate must select between two-and only two- partisan choices, elections will be close. voters must choose, but because both choices are equally unrepresentative and unpopular, roughly equal numbers vote for each. so the winning team changes frequently. neither side has earned sustained, decisive popular support. in their invisible collective wisdom, voters would rather see power divided than given outright to one of the two creepy teams." love the last sentence.
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thin the herd