Facts and issues pop up, and then evaporate into the media ether before we can grab them. I’m sure most folks in mainstream media institutions roll their eyes when Rush Limbaugh or others call them the “drive-by” media, but it’s easy to get the sense that articles are written, talking points are issued, and speeches are given just to get certain words in a headline – say, “MASSACRE” and “ROMNEY’S FAITH” — hoping the proper subconscious impression will be left with the low-information voters.Each side will try and appeal to these voters because their votes count as much as ours, and that's a shame. I've often heard pundits bemoan the fact that even in high profile presidential elections, barely half of registered voters bother to show up (and that's an even smaller percentage of the total adults). That's okay with me. I'd rather have people who are engaged in the process and know what's going on casting ballots, rather than encouraging these low information voters to show up. But every election you hear stories of people from nursing homes who don't even know who they are, or drunks off the street being bused to polling places or being given absentee ballots that are probably filled out by someone else.
Ah, those low-information voters, the oblivious kings of our political system. They’re the remaining demographic in this close election, and so we’re destined to endure six months of everyone in the political world desperately attempting to persuade people who don’t pay attention to the news, politics, or government, who are astoundingly uninformed about news, politics, and government, who really don’t care about news, politics, or government, and who will have as much say about who the next president is as you or I.
And while all this is going on Democrats oppose voter ID because it will make it tougher for them to stuff the ballot box. It's a broken system.