Originally Posted by mlyonsd
I think you answered your own question. Stupid voters that don't pay attention or are willing to overlook flaws if the candidate's views are inline with them.
The education system where many candidates and voters are educated.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison