Have you ever wondered what the normal non-political geek votes on? The normal dude who doesn’t even understand policy, politics, or poll numbers?
Let’s take the example of my younger sister. She is not ready to vote. (not 18 yet) She knows the family is republican. She will probably be a liberal, based on comments she says and the clubs she belongs to. One of them being PETA. She also protested Chic-Fil-A when we ate there and thinks the rich are evil. But that’s besides the point. My sister and her friend discussed politics for a brief moment while I was in the room and they were talking about how “cool” Obama was!!! That he rode a skateboard and goes on all the talk shows.
I restrained myself as much as I could, because they really DON’T know anything about politics. It wasn’t my place to enter that conversation.
So that brings us back to the idiot voter. I keep wondering about the election results and it seems that LESS voters voted for Romney than did McCain!!! Seriously??? What happened there?? Also on the other end, Less voters voted for Obama than they did in 2008. At least that was SOMETHING we got right. Romney, Karl Rove, and Dick Morris were all counting on the Chick-Fil-A outpouring of voters to trek to the polls and boot Obama out! For months we heard that the polls were stacked against us using 2008 numbers and emotional support. It seems that all the polls were wrong and Obama won many states that we KNEW Romney was going to win.
What does that mean? What is going on? Why no backlash from the Romney camp, or even ANY Republicans? Do you trust the results? Were people sleeping during the election? Does it mean that nobody cares anymore?