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Civic Illiteracy Won the White House for Obama

Anonymous10152 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 1:29 AM
doc, aka Rich Wrote: "People vote their own personal pocketbook...." That may have been true once. However this election showed that people now prefer to vote their neighbors pocketbook instead.
It was only 7:15 last Tuesday evening when my daughter, who works in conservative journalism, texted me to say the election was lost. For a painful four hours, I watched the results confirm her early analysis. When it was clear the president would be re-elected and Republican challenger Mitt Romney had lost, I took an over-the-counter sleep aid and went to bed.

On Wednesday, I began a weeklong home improvement bender, drowning my sorrows in a five-gallon bucket of latex paint the color of vanilla creme. But there was no painting over my pessimism about the future.