During the campaign, it was CLEAR who the ONLY candidates were that was not brought and that is Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul. However, the electorate did not choose to vote for these individuals. These two are the type of candidates that represent REAL change.....and they were not corporate backed and brought out. Yet…..the public did not vote for them.
Perhaps if you were someone who actually participated in the voting process, you would know that the MAJORITY
of 'the electorate' or 'the public' did not even have the choice or the opportunity to vote for either Dennis Kucinich or Ron Paul.
You couldn't possibly know this, but ... neither
candidate's name even appeared
on the MAJORITY
of ballots that were cast in that election. Which means that MOST people could not have voted for them, even if they wanted to.
candidates had pretty much conceded the loss of any possibility of winning within 2 months after the primary voting began. Due to archaic procedural voting rules currently in place, the primary voting that takes place in Iowa, New Hampshire, and maybe one other state, usually determines who will remain in the race and who won't. Most candidates drop out before anywhere NEAR a majority of voters have had the opportunity to place their votes.
And while it wouldn't surprise me that you would STILL continue to advocate for someone (especially Black people) to somehow enter a vote for a person that doesn't even exist on their ballot or is no longer running in the race ... or, of course, that they just not vote at all ... voting for what amounts to a 'ghost' is simply not the most productive thing one can do with a ballot.
reason why Kucinich and Paul were not able to be considered as viable candidates for president is because THE MEDIA shut them out and did not give them a (more public) voice or the media attention that they as individuals or their message as candidates deserved!
If you want to point the little "stupid finger" you are sooooo fond of waving (at anybody except yourself, of course) at the appropriate
culprit, it would not be "the electorate" the majority of which who never had the chance to vote for them in the first place. The blame should go to the media and to the ridiculous election rules currently in place that stifle any possibility of a true democratic election process.
"The electorate / public" have their own set of idiosyncrasies that contribute to the dysfunction of elections. However, blaming them for not voting for someone that doesn't appear on their ballot or who is no longer in the race when it is their turn to vote ... is not one of them.