Just a quick one.
A vote for “none of the above” is a request for “someone else above”. The politician’s response is to try and be that “someone”. Here we come face-to-face with the problem of democracy: politicians must “do something” to attract votes.
This is a response to this piece by my comrade/gaffer Simon Gibbs
Sometimes democrats attempt to draw a parallel between voting for a party and buying things in the market. Strictly speaking this is not a very successful analogy; but even so it might prove useful if, like Wittgenstein’s ladder, we pull it up with sufficient haste once we’ve used it.