22 Oct 2008

Undecided Voters


Via Mark Hemingway at the Corner at National Review:

Here’s humorist David Sedaris in that bastion of sophistication, The New Yorker, on undecided voters:

    To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of s—t with bits of broken glass in it?”

    To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.

    I mean, really, what’s to be confused about?

I expect Sedaris and I don’t agree on which item of the menu is which, but we certainly agree on the clarity of the choice.

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While I’m a big fan of David Sedaris, he (like most voters whose voting pattern was pre-determined years or decades before the current candidates were nominated) confuses thinking about the important issue of who to vote for (which many undecideds are doing) with not thinking about it (which, by definition, most decideds have stopped doing). My reply to Mr. Sedaris can be found at http://www.undecidedman.com under “Naivite”.

Scott D

I don’t think this accurately portrays the undecided. Besides those not paying attention, there are a large number of voters trying to decide which Obama they would be voting for — the guy who has been a far-lefty his entire political career, collaborates with guys like Bill Ayers and the Rev. Wright to spread the wealth around OR the guy NBC and the NY Times talk about every day.


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