Originally posted by kd2acz
Couldn’t you say... one man’s stupidity is another's wisdom? I mean, who is to say how and why one should vote for a candidate, it is after all a choice, is it not? It sounds to me like, voting 'stupid' is voting in away that is unacceptable to another. I think most people who have no clue, don't vote.
BTW, It's not only the middle class!
The middle class is the only class that votes without an agenda. If they do have an agenda, it is usually some nebulous idea like "wanting to provide better for their families".
The poor do not vote for conservatives since conservatives favor reducing welfare and other infrastructure that helps them.
The rich do not vote for liberals since liberals favor higher taxes on the rich.
The middle class often votes the way the rich tell them to vote, because as I say, they do not have any overwhelming agenda of their own, and the rich can get their message out far easier than the poor can.
And there are plenty (too many) who vote without a clue. They vote out of some feeling of "duty to country", though often unsure what that means. The middle class often votes for the name they hear most on TV. They feel they "should" vote, but once they get in there, they don't even recognize half the names, so they punch in for those they know, or have at least heard of. They far too often do not vote for the guy who will represent their needs better, because they often fail to research the issues mainly because "I have better things to do during my busy day", like taking care of their families or putting food on the table or managing to pay their outrageous mortgage. It's far easier for them to think "I'll just vote for Candidate A because Rush says he'll do a better job".
At least both the rich and the poor have an actual reason for voting the way they do.