A few months ago, I was golfing in Maryland, and I happened to get paired with a member of the Maryland General Assembly.
I had covered Maryland politics at one time, so we did a few “do-you-knows” as the round progressed. We settled on one hapless lawmaker who had switched from the Democratic Party to the Republicans after he lost a primary, only to lose again in the general election.
“You have to give the voters a little credit,” my golfing partner said. “They do pay attention.”
He makes a good point. We don’t give voters enough credit. This...