Originally Posted by notorious
I remember growing up that it was a great idea that anyone could become President someday.
A normal person has no shot at being President. They would just get destroyed by the big money and media on the way up.
Free speech is a bitch sometimes. I would be 100% behind equal time and "advertising" rules, but it will never happen due to the corps that own said media outlets.
I'd agree that some decent people are probably turned off by the ordeal necessary to be a serious contender for president.
But what's a normal person? If by normal you mean not being born rich and/or well-connected, Clinton and Obama weren't.