If I were to boil down the advantage that the Democratic Party of Japan holds over the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan in the upcoming House of Representatives election in terms of policy platforms, it is a lack of certainty.
The electorate guesses that the DPJ cannot deliver on its numerous promises -- that the members of the DPJ are, in the aggregate, lying.
On the other hand, the electorate knows without a shred of a doubt that the LDP will not deliver on its promises, and that its members are lying.
Sometimes, it is good to be the subject of doubt due to a lack of hard information.
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