Comment: The more democratic, the more susceptible to manipulation?

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The more democratic, the more susceptible to manipulation?

It's something I've been considering - we see it in the 2012 Republican primaries where the 'votes' of the masses are manipulated through propaganda and election fraud, but the delegates are much more informed and more difficult to cheat. Thankfully, the election of president is not completely democratic or Ron Paul would not be doing as well as he is.

Anyway, another content voting observation. Today I decided to reply to a post with a good video that had zero votes and zero comments. I gamed it a little by bumping it to the top of Active Forum Topics, eventually garnering it 12 votes, which would normally showcase it in the Top Recent Topics. Unfortunately for the voters, and they may not realize it, but their votes will not count because the post is from two years ago:

http://www.dailypaul.com/124916/its-too-late-to-apologize-a-...