Originally Posted by Ripper
I think somebody better tell them that.
But seriously, I do think that's an extremely idealised picture of how things work. If we look at major policies that majorities actually want, very often our politicians definitely do not make it their job to deliver them.
We often have a choice between viable candidates that are marginally different, but ultimately are going to serve interests that are often very much in conflict with the majority will - we get a choice of what topping we'd like on the iceberg, but we're still getting the iceberg.