454 Days: Understanding America’s Ridiculous Political Campaigns

454 Days: Understanding America’s Ridiculous Political Campaigns

In which John explores why he is not (yet) interested in the so-called Presidential Race, and discusses the U.S.’s campaign length in the context of other democracies. Side note that I couldn’t fit into the video: The media is heavily invested in longer campaigns, because those campaigns buy ads on cable news (and on YouTube). I’ll discuss that in another video. But for now, rest safe in the knowledge that I will not mention Donald Trump (or any other Presidential candidate in the 2016 Presidential election) until, like, 2016.

Thanks to Rosianna for the research help: http://youtube.com/rosianna
If you’re interested in this stuff and would like to know more, here are a couple good articles to read:
Our elections are too long: http://mic.com/articles/3649/the-2012-presidential-election-is-too-long
How Presidential Campaigns Became Two Year Marathons: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/17/upshot/how-presidential-campaigns-became-two-year-marathons.html?_r=1

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  1. Ciaran O'Neill says:

    RIP John

  2. Horace The Donk says:


  3. AzureCornflake says:

    R.I.P john

  4. drakkenkrull says:

    Rip John 

  5. Jihad Jimmy says:

    Dear John,
    May your soul rest in peace, you were one of the best youtubers around and
    I thank you for it. Another reason I don’t like to drive cars. RIP, John

  6. Elad Barel says:

    Rip sweet prince :(

  7. Trygve says:

    Rest in Peace :((

  8. Miloš _asKo says:

    rest in peace dude, i always loved this channel

  9. jitka hajkova says:

    RIP John such a tragedy :-(

  10. PsychoticPidgey 7 says:

    Rest in Peace John. :'(

  11. Buthezi says:

    Rip John :/

  12. FinPac says:

    rest in piece man…

  13. aricars6263 says:

    Can you do a segment on looters and rioters demanding rights for a dead
    criminal in furgoson.

  14. Tommy Nordberg says:

    +aricars6263 he’s dead, you fucking insensitive prick

  15. Mastur Ch33f says:

    R.I.P ;( why did you have to go??!?!?

  16. green929392 says:

    RIP JOHN, You will be missed.

  17. Oh hi says:

    RIP John, I didn’t expect you to go this soon, we’ll miss you.

  18. Moin says:

    RIP man, you’ll be missed :(

  19. Janeeoo says:

    is this some sick joke? why is everyone saying he’s dead?

  20. Cancer™ says:

    #RIPJohn you were a good guy :(