This is an interesting look at some Obama voters and their basis for making the decision they made on election day. I see the mainstream media did an excellent job of making sure voters could make an informed decision at the polls, as usual. Don’t take this to mean that everyone who voted for McCain was armed with rocket scientist level understanding either, as I’m pretty sure a lot of McCain voters were just as ignorant as these folks. Regardless of who they ended up supporting, there were a lot of voters out there who had no idea what they were doing on election day. The right that so many gave their lives to secure over the past two and a half centuries doesn’t seem to be held in very high regard by many citizens who exercise it, and the current state of the mainstream media isn’t doing much to help at all.
This makes me wonder whether folks would elect someone like Brad Pitt, as long as they didn’t know anything about what he stood for and the Colbert Report and Saturday Night Live were kind to him. Is all that’s needed for someone to obtain the highest office in the United States simply a good delivery, a presidential appearance, some friends in the media, and an electorate that can be herded around like sheep? It’s hard to maintain faith with the American electorate when we see stuff like this.
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