Simple. Nobody likes a loser.
This is ridiculous. You vote for a man because you like him and his ideas, not because he has won something.
During that time, every bit of dirt in your past is dug up and ground in visciously by the press
, but why. It doesn't happen in Europe, at least not that deep.
In France, they might play musical chairs like you say, but at least we know them very well.
They are not just temporary faces representing a party, but well known people that you hear for 20 years, and we know precisely what are their ideas.
I want people in government who have actually worked for a living, earning a salary
Because you think French politicians have more family money than Bush or Kerry ? Are you kidding ?
Most of them are university teachers or high-level civil servant.