I think it's unfortunate that the rich and powerful have a distinct advantage as far as getting elected goes, when their ideas often aren't any better than anyone else's, or sometimes even worse. I think that's one of the shortcomings of our government. Democracy should, in theory, help the under-represented poor to have their voices heard, but when getting elected is largely a matter of how much money you can spend, you can see how we're similar to a monarchy in that power is inherited. As to how to fix the problem, I'm not sure. I think we've reached a point where it's not the huge problem it could be, though.