The main problem with democracy, I keep arguing, is that harmful policies reliably win by popular demand.  But there are exceptions.  Take Obamacare.  It appears to be genuinely unpopular.  But not only did Obama pass it; it’s now very likely that his Republican opponent will be Mitt Romney, who brought the prototype of Obamacare to Massachusetts. 

For once a majority of the public wants to repeal a genuinely unpopular harmful policy.  And what options does American democracy give them?  A choice between the Obamacare’s Jesus and Obamacare’s John the Baptist.  What gives?