It does not matter who is elected because the way the system is set up all elected representatives must do what big business and the state bureaucracy want, not what “the people” want. Elected representatives are figureheads. Politicians’ rhetoric may change depending on who is elected, but they all have to implement the same policies given the same situation. Elections are a scam whose function is to create the illusion that “the people” control the government, not the elite, and to neutralize resistance movements. All voting does is strengthen the state and the ruling class, it is not an effective means to change government policy.
Although elections do not secure popular control over the state, they do help secure state control over the populace. Voting is a ritual that reinforces obedience to state authority. It creates the illusion that “the people” control the state, thereby masking elite rule. It is in the interests of governments and corporations to promote voting because they serve to legitimize the system and reduce unrest.
Actual power lies with big business and the state bureaucracy, elected representatives must do what these institutions want. The White House and Congress don’t really make the decisions; Wall Street and the Pentagon do. Who wins the election makes no difference because all politicians must do what the elite want. Elections are a scam whose function is to neutralize resistance movements and dupe ordinary citizens into thinking they have some sort of control as they spoon-feed citizens with legalized mainstream propaganda.
The illusion of choice has become apparent. The establishment anoints their two picks for president, and the country proceeds to argue vehemently over the two candidates they are spoon-fed.
“We the people” don’t choose the presidents; they are hand-picked by a powerful group of political party insiders; parties that have long since sold out to the highest bidders. In America this is what you would call a rigged oligarchy.
The US is total corporatist state no longer a republican form of government of, by, and for the people. The government is nothing more than a corporation that is creating a fascist/corporatist police state.