Votes is all that matters. Smart politicians know you can't fool all the people all the time (to coin a phrase,LOL) "but every four years is good enough"! If you lie to people to get their money, that's FRAUD. If you lie to people to get their votes, that's POLITICS. Like Bush, for example; he said a lot of things during his campaign he wishes he hadn't. They all STAND for what they think the voters will fall for. Actually, in the year 2000 the US public voted in two presidents: One to control the Government and the country, and the other to be our "folksy" jester before the country and the world. A very cruel "jest" for humanity.
Republican former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore files paperwork to enter presidential race (AP)
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