Running for president, I saw the inner workings of how the election game is played in America. The Democrat presidential primary campaign is more of a reality TV show than a democratic process, at this point hardly news to anyone who has cared to take a deeper look at it. The conversations that dominate the campaign season — and the participants in it — are pre-approved by a campaign-media-industrial complex which punishes harshly (usually through ridicule and disinformation) anyone who doesn’t toe the line. In the final analysis, no matter who raised what money or filled stadiums with how many thousands of people — not to…