Impressing an Uninformed Electorate: Be ‘Cool’

When a news article claims that “dropping obscure subjects like ‘Keynesian bubble’ and  ‘monetary policy’ into the conversation” at a debate hurt a Presidential candidate by making him sound “fringe,” you’re reminded that the American voter is pretty uninformed. They’re referring to Ron Paul, a true Libertarian who ran for President in 2008 and is trying again in 2012, and to be fair, they’re right, but it shouldn’t be so. I didn’t vote for Paul in last year’s primary, but it saddens (and scares) me that when a Presidential candidate explains how the government’s involvement in the economy created a “Keynesian bubble”–a false boom–or how the Fed is intentionally watering down the dollar because it is the world’s currency and they can (our main export is basically the American dollar) voters are turned off.

This is not to say you should go out and vote for Ron Paul, it’s simply to point out that the two most intellectual candidates in last night’s debate (obviously subjective), Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich, performed the worst. Go figure…

One thought on “Impressing an Uninformed Electorate: Be ‘Cool’

  1. I agree with your blog,it was well thought out and well written,it is great to see a intelligent comment on Ron

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