Originally Posted by LonelyNinja
Actually, there are more than two parties. Thing is, they don't have enough funding to have huge campaigns like the Democrats and Republicans, but there's the Independent party, Green party, etcetera. They can get enough funding if they get enough votes during the presidential race, even if they don't win. They just need a certain percentage.
Anywhozit, onto my opinion: I think America's screwed either way. Obama isn't experienced enough to be president and McCain is old and probably crazy. Sure, it's entirely possible that one or the other will be a great president, I'm just saying it isn't very likely.
The system is flawed and it is undemocratic because of the influence that funding puts on a voter. Since these two parties are funded so much, people have to compromise the vote for the candidate they truly like in order for one who has some of their views and might win. That is not democracy. If anything, America is much more republic than democracy (for all the noobs this is not democrat vs repbulican.) I mean, look at me. I support Ron Paul's radical (But actually more conservative than anyone else's) views, but I know he will never win because he lost the Republican primary. Therefore, I have to pick between two candidates if I even want my views supported in the White House. So I have to pick Obama, who is for more socialism, something Ron Paul was completely against.