August 26, 2004

An Informed Electorate?

I just caught the last hour of Sean Hannity’s radio program on He had a “Man on the Street” segment where one of his staff interviewed protesters down by Central Park. I have to say that I was less than unimpressed by the knowledge of the people who said they were voting against Bush.

The first couple couldn’t name either of the Vice-Presidential candidates, and believed Hannity when he said that the Democratic Presidential candidate’s name was Jim Kearny. And almost none of them were able to name John Edwards as his running mate. Most of them believed Hannity when he said that the Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate’s name was Stu Pedd.

Eventually, they did get to some Democrats who knew who John Kerry was, but even then, they couldn’t name a single thing he had done to make him qualified to be President, or any policies or stances of his that they agree with. And only one of the ones who said they would vote for Kerry actually seemed to understand the importance of the question.

It seemed that the only policy of Kerry’s that they could agree with was getting Bush out of office.

Posted by GEBIV at August 26, 2004 06:20 PM

it's the same all over, both parties. our cultural IQ is alarmingly low.

Posted by: Knoxbanedoodle at March 28, 2005 01:47 PM
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