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Hasn't anyone stopped to wonder why we have been subjected to such a prolonged presidential campaign? It began over a year ago and is only getting more intense as we get closer to the actual primary elections.

If one stands back and evaluates the situation one can only conclude the debacle taking place before our very eyes is merely smoke to shield us from the truth. While each of these individuals are parading before us we see they are all of the same mold. They all stand for “change”, yet not a single one talks about the devastation that has been done to our country. Not a single one, save Dennis Kucinich, and they are making certain he doesn't get his word out.

Has no one taken note that none of these candidates who are allowed to be heard mention the devastation done to the Constitution, civil rights, “free trade” agreements, Presidential Signing Statements, Presidential Directives, illegal wiretaps, and all of the other real changes that have taken place to us and our country? If these are not mentioned, what changes can these individuals make that will make a difference to us and our nation?

On the Republican side, if there remains such a side, they talk about things such as Christianity and its place in government, abortion, guns, war, and a host of other issues that make for great debate, however rarely have a “winner” as there are always two sides to each topic with no clear cut answer, but they make for good media stories and have been used effectively for decades by the political “right.”

On the Democrat side, again, if there remains such a side, the talk is primarily about gender and race, as the Democrats typically side for those who have had affirmative action legislation written for. This year is a big year because there is actually a woman and a minority running as candidates, giving the media propagandists a field day in their coverage.

Taking a look at the candidates and their speeches of how they will make changes when they get to the White House one must look at not only the person, but the people behind the person. After all, I do not believe a single American gives George W Bush credit for leading the destruction of our nation, even though he is the one who could easily be tried for war crimes and crimes against humanity because he is supposedly the one responsible. It is the people behind him who have led us down the path of demise, people like Dick Cheney, Alfonso Gonzalez, Karl Rove, Paul Wolfowitz, John Bolton, et. al.

So, moving behind the speeches of the candidates and peeking at the people behind them will tell us more about the “changes” that will take place should one of them get into the White House.

Hillary Clinton. The people behind her tells us the only change she would make to the White House is her gender. Like most of the other leading candidates many of those behind her are members of the Council on Foreign Relations, the group of power elitists who have named every president after John F. Kennedy. As one would expect a vast number of people behind Senator Clinton were in the Bill Clinton Administration – Madeleine Albright, “Sandy” Berger, Lee Feinstein, Leslie Gelb, Richard Holbrooke, (all CFR members) just to name a few.

Barack Obama. Senator Obama's team is also comprised of CFR members along with members who served in the Clinton administration, namely, Richard Clarke, Jeffrey Bader, Gregory Craig, Ivo Daalder, Richard Danzig, and many others. This suggests the change these two would bring us.

John Edwards. Senator Edwards has been courting the CFR for several years, but possibly presents the most change of the three corporate leading candidates and this may be the reason the corporate media gives him less “sales” time.

John McCain Senator McCain has a plethora of Bush cronies in his camp, including Richard Armitage, Lawrence Eagleburger, Michael Green, Colin Powell, Brent Scowcroft, and many others. Also in his camp are Henry Kissinger, William Kristol and others who have visions of world dominance. This mindset is definitely not a change from the existing administration.

Mitt Romney. Governor Romney is the outsider of the Republican group whose primary position in this marathon campaign charade is to take up media time. He is being portrayed as the “car salesman” in order to taint his trustworthiness. The media doesn't have to work hard on this perception.

Rudolph Giuliani. The best thing the media can do with this candidate is not to cover him. The less he is in the news the more his poll number rise. The more he speaks the more they come down. He is trying hard to grab onto the coat tails of Ronald Reagan and has enlisted several members of the Reagan administration.

Mike Huckabee. Governor Huckabee is a lone-ranger in this campaign whose appeal is to make religion the pivotal point of government. Of course the media does not correct those who continue to say our nation was formed around religion. In fact, it was formed to separate government from religion, freeing people to have their own religious beliefs. His views, however, give the media the opportunity to not have to report on the demise of our government.

Ron Paul. Dr. Paul gives the media a great diversion. They give him some media time because he is actually in favor of giving our nation away to corporations through what has been coined “privatization”.

The one candidate who actually offers real change has not been covered at all by the corporate media propagandists – Dennis Kucinich. It is because of the changes he advocates the media has orders to not give any time to. When they have had to have him in debates they have not allowed him much opportunity to give his stance on issues. In the last debate he was allowed to be a part of Wolf Blitzer, CNN's chief propagandist, asked him about his viewing a UFO attempting to make him look like a kook. What Representative Kucinich should have said was that he, in fact, feels somewhat slighted because Ronald Reagan actually discussed of his viewing 2 UFOs.

On another instance a question was asked about the Iraq occupation and each of the candidates was asked to respond, except Kucinich who was ignored. Most likely he was ignored because he is so adamant on withdrawing all troops from Iraq and not considering another illegal invasion of Iran.

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