This article in the New York Times (Even critics of the Safety Net) presents a gentle desription of some voter feelings about the political and economic ‘issues’ of this economy and election. I have a lot of different feelings about the description of people interviewed. The current media surrounding the election campaigning does not allow for voter foibles and confusions, and appears to demand stark responses so far. I do wish the author could have pressed for more thinking on the part of the people interviewed to illustrate how such ambivalence plays out in real life.
Update: I will have a post taking a look at the author’s writing, which is actually a piece of propaganda if you follow the statements of ‘fact’ and lack of easily added context for the figures and stated problems. Hence the author chose (or the editors, perhaps) instead to promote the confusions without educating readers or those interviewed.