“… não importa o resultado, nosso governo continuará sendo uma gigante fogueira de partidarismo.” Brin diz que os políticos eleitos que ele conheceu são pessoas bem intencionadas, mas que focam seus esforços em agradar o partido.
“Meu apelo aos vencedores, quem quer que seja: por favor, deixem seus respectivos partidos e governem como independentes (…) É provavelmente a maior contribuição que você pode fazer ao país.”
“I must confess, I am dreading today’s elections. Not because of who might win or lose. Not because as a Californian, my vote for President will count 1/3 as much as an Alaskan (actually it won’t matter at all — I’m not in a swing state). Not because my vote for Senate will count 1/50 as much as an Alaskan. But because no matter what the outcome, our government will still be a giant bonfire of partisanship. It is ironic since whenever I have met with our elected officials they are invariably thoughtful, well-meaning people. And yet collectively 90% of their effort seems to be focused on how to stick it to the other party. So my plea to the victors — whoever they might be: please withdraw from your respective parties and govern as independents in name and in spirit. It is probably the biggest contribution you can make to the country.”