On Election Day, an astounding 41 percent of people answering the CBS exit poll said the hurricane was an important factor in their vote. A full 15 percent said it was the most important factor.
This might be the most depressing thing I’ve read in post-election coverage so far.
There were serious, foundational issues at stake here—for both parties—and yet people voted on something as temporary and politician-photo-op friendly as a hurricane!?
I could list a dozen issues off the top of my head that are going to reverberate throughout the next four years, but why bother? If you’re going to pick your candidate because how they responded to a storm that hit a week before election day, there’s no sense in trying to talk sense.
We need to change all these “Make Sure You Vote” campaigns into “Educate Yourself And Vote”.
Relevant: “Obama Supporters Actually Hate Obama’s Policies”
Quote from “The Machine Beat The Manager” by John Fund