People first look at the party they like and then follow the "this guy is an uncle of a friend, he's a good person - vote for him" path.
Yes, well described. This is also the way I call irresponsible. Does someone's uncle or collegue at work necessarily have the skills to do the job? Basing the choices just
because we know a candidate is silly.
they do not formulate programs or stuff them with empty nice-sounding promises
- ...while they should be obliged to have a detailed program beforehand, like a business plan, and publish them obligatorily. That would make sense.
Interesting idea with this theyworkforyou.com - too bad I didn't find it.
The rest is indeed sadly not complex as the politicians don't make use of it generally, thus making the whole idea more or less pointless. However, many of the candidates have official Facebook profiles but that is not where the politics should happen, it's just fashion (and great marketing tool).