Why Americans Never Vote for What They Really Want

Every now and then, I tune in to Spiegel Online to see what the europeans think of us and our election process. I especially enjoy articles by Gabor Steingart, Speigel’s editor of West Wing: The Battle for the White House. Steingart believes the US electorate apparently suffers from multiple personality disorder.  First we want everything, and then we want precisely the opposite. This makes things hard for the pollsters and the candidates.  Learn about our disorders by tuning in to Gabor’s latest.

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2 Responses to Why Americans Never Vote for What They Really Want

  1. Janis says:

    Hell, I’d just have said that Americans are stupid. We continually do the wrong thing for no discernable reason, then wake up and go, “Whuh I do that for?”

    We don’t just shoot ourselves in the foot, we TRY to shoot ourselves, in the foot, and then act shocked when our foot gets blown off. God, we have no brains.

  2. coldH2Owi says:

    I think that relatively small bunch of folks, see the results of the last few elections, get completely bamboozled by the media & swift boat style attacks (See the last twoSupreme Court elections in Wisco.) I don’t think the people of this country are stupid. When faced with a choice, they nominate Lamont, but then the media & certain Dems (take a bow Sen. Boxer) “elect” Dopey Joe. The ReThugs can’t win a real election, so they just steal them. It will take a long time for the country to recover from these last 30 years. I will agree that Bu$hCo & his minions, but the cuts in the budget, are probably making Americans less smart, but I don’t think we are stupid.