American Democracy

American politics has various levels of government, and this allows for the representation of the people and their needs. However, to get into the offices of power, those in charge should focus on establishing what they need to do, and have to decide between party loyalty and constituents’ grievances. Due to the various intricacies in elections, and the different alliances, interest groups separately support different candidates, and this will lead to a better understanding of the situation.

Politicians have to rely on their party support as they seek to get into office. The American democracy is divided into two parties, the Democrats and the Republicans (Abramson, Aldrich, Paolino, & Rohde, 2000). Most of the time, the people will vote based on party, but there is an exception in that there are various cases of people foregoing the parties and looking at the candidates that they want. The people also have the power to make the decisions for themselves, as in the case of referendums (Bowler & Donovan, 2006). Thus, when the politicians are in office, they should consider focusing on the various needs of the people, how they lead their lives, and what they want from them. Due to the power wielded by the people, the politicians should focus their energy on ensuring that they understand what needs to be done, and how they will interact with the citizens. Their primary objective should be to the people, not the party.

Political Action Committees yield a lot of power and influence on the people, and as such can affect the election outcomes in various polls. The influence groups affect how the various parties lead their lives and the perception of the people to multiple issues (Brunell, 2005). The influencers take varying forms, including monetary donations and assistance. This means that the final addition to this mode of understanding will be ensuring that there is adequate guidance on what needs to be done and the best way to do it. The influencers will finance campaigns separately based on their preferences, and this will affect the running of the political parties. The people will also better understand the decisions that they should make in the elections.




Abramson, P. R., Aldrich, J. H., Paolino, P., & Rohde, D. W. (2000). Challenges to the American Two-Party System: Evidence from the 1968, 1980, 1992, and 1996 Presidential Elections. Political Research Quarterly53(3), 495. doi:10.2307/449195

Bowler, S., & Donovan, T. (2006). Direct Democracy and Political Parties in America. Party Politics12(5), 649-669. doi:10.1177/1354068806066792

Brunell, T. L. (2005). The Relationship Between Political Parties and Interest Groups: Explaining Patterns of PAC Contributions to Candidates for Congress. doi:10.1177/106591290505800415