Thursday, September 23, 2004

Never Enough Votes For Swingin' Department

There's been a lot of discussion of swing voters this election, given that the 2000 race was so close. Of course, there are many ways to win--getting out more votes, reframing debates to a candidate's advantage, etc. But relying on swing voters insures that politicians cater to whims, not to issues. Arianna Huffington wrote about the phenomenon previously, but as usual she was quite serious, if more passionate than usual. But this article by Sandip Roy lays it all out in its funniest glory.

Once reliance on swing voters is more openly mocked, as was reliance on soccer moms in the 2000 race, then we can kiss such crap goodbye.

Of course, none of this would matter so much if the administration weren't so eager to be secretive. Then again, if it weren't for the secrecy, this Presidential election wouldn't be such a close race, now, would it?

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