The 2012 election shows that Vladimir Putin is correct. We have an illiterate and ignorant electorate. How can Congress have an approval rating of ~20% (and had been ~10%) and where only 5% of Americans think they are honorable and working to better the country (95% think they are corrupt and only care about getting re-elected) and yet incumbents won nearly every race? How do people re-elect the very people they think are corrupt? Those that bother to vote are paracites living off government money, or single issue voters who don't have a clue.