Sunday, November 07, 2004

I've never really been that political.

But I have really been bothered by the trend lately to demonize everyone. So it helps me to realize that I'm not the only person looking at all of this and saying, "What the?"

Some suggested reading for my fellow moderates:

Jane's Law - she's right and read the comments too. There is a LOT of good information posted by other people there.

Unabrewer's observation - one that I've come to too.

A summary of the CNN exit poll - Bush took 46% of first-time voters. He took 52% of college graduates. 48% of working women. 44% of those earning less than $50,000. 45% of those aged 18-29. Given these are conventionally supposed to be strongly Democratic demographic groups, it suggests the stereotype of Bush voters as middle-aged white guys is equally suspect. Kind of takes the wind out of the "smarter people voted against Bush". Of course, a lot of the reliance on IQ scores is bogus. There are so many factors that affect IQ scores that it is amazing that any educated person would put any serious faith in them - outside of perhaps predicting the ability to do certain tasks.

What the Democrats need to do - A good guide for more than just the Democrats to appeal to us moderates. Some Republicans need to learn this too.

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