I was listening to the CBC today on the radio (yes, the Canadian broadcasting folks), dissecting the election of their neighbor to the south.  They had three esteemed journalists trying to explain what happened.  What struck me is that the analysis of stated uncommitted voters showed that they decided not on issues but on who they believed understood them best.  Who had empathy for them.  This election can be explained in many ways but that was the simplest explanation for me.  In science, the simplest, clearest explanation of phenomena is usually the best.  Barack Obama won these voters by a wide margin.  I am sure we will learn more in the weeks and months to come, but that makes sense to me.


Also, I have empathy for young Abby in the viral video who sobbing said, "I am tired of Bronco Bama and Mit Romney."  Me too.  


--Dave



 


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