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Thank Goodness For Protracted US Elections

American politics has often been criticized for the length of its presidential campaigns. Today a serious bid for the White House can last up two or so years before the election. In parliamentary nations, on the other hand, a contest usually goes on for less than three months. Furthermore, the amount of money to sustain such lengthy battles in the US, enable a candidate to continue through dozens of primaries and make an all-out final sprint to voting day, involves staggering amounts of money.
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