If Russell was as smart as he claims to be, he would have realized in BOTH seasons that he needed to be a little nicer to people in order to get their vote at the end. Hell, the rules have been in place for ten years now. The TRUTH is that Russell couldn't get as far as he did without being a complete jerk to everyone. He accused Sandra of getting as far as she did because she was riding his coattails, but a big part of why HE HIMSELF was still around was because as they got closer to the end, everyone wanted to go up against him in the final tribal council.
Oh, and for those people that think America should get a vote, please just stop watching Survivor. If the fans got a vote, then every player would just be hamming it up for the cameras and trying to kiss America's A$$. If you don't believe me, then go watch the first season of Big Brother. It was awful.
RUSSELL IS A BABY.