[M]y sense is that in political campaigns the ratio of genuine ideas to posturing-and-pandering is minuscule. I dislike watching the likes of Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton for the same reason that I dislike watching professional wrestling.
Indeed, the main presidential candidates in the US elections are largely like brands catering to different niches of the political marketplace. Is there a real Obama and Huckabee and Clinton beneath those carefully constructed facades? Who can tell.