Call it a Lotto Democracy

ITEM: “The Texas Democratic Party announced Wednesday it would hold a public drawing for tickets to next week’s debate between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in Austin. The decision came after Wednesday’s announcement that the debate will be closed to the public and will be invitiation only.”

Wasn’t it Thoreau who said all voting is a kind of gaming — a vast lottery that should never be confused with an exercise of conscience?

To paraphrase a famous motto of cybernetics: “Lottery in, lottery out.”

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