Who says that democracy is the be all and end all ?
Unless your ambition is to control the working poor, to supply the wealthy, who provide the capital so the proletariat have a job, then American style democracy follows the Orwellian mold, pretty much to the letter.
The Marxist view below pretty much explains the current US democratic system below:
The Marxist view is fundamentally opposed to liberal democracy believing that the capitalist state cannot be democratic by its nature, as it represents the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie. Marxism views liberal democracy as an unrealistic utopia. This is because they believe that in a capitalist state all "independent" media and most political parties are controlled by capitalists and one either needs large financial resources or to be supported by the bourgeoisie to win an election.
Sounds familiar aye, any candidate with millions of dollars backing them, has a good chance of getting into the senate, if not the Whitehouse. Joe average out in the ghetto has no chance, only if he follows the way of the bourgeoisie, will he ever get a look in.
In my opinion ( American ) democracy on its own is not the way of the future, as it does not represent all classes equally.
A democratic version of Marxism, I believe would be a better system of social equality, and in a manner of speaking closer to the Star Trek ideal, than the current lets just get rich quick at the expense of the poor idea.. The proletariat continue to be controlled by the American bourgeoisie capitalists, today, and will continue, until the prols eventually revolt.
Anyway, it is probably best that we don't discuss politics, as it generally always upsets peoples interests, which will always come first, over other people, who come second if it threatens their lively hood, although some like to use nice sounding spin to mask democracy's rotten core, that lurks beneath the Zegna suit, but that's o.k...