Saturday, 11 February 2012

Making fun of political pundits

From Paul Krugman's New York Times blog comes this salutary reminder:
I often make fun of political pundits who imagine that there are elaborate psychodramas going on in the mind of the electorate, that voters are parsing the president’s policy proposals to see how he shapes up to some kind of Platonic ideal; folks, voters are busy making a living and raising families, they get their news in snippets, and they have no idea what the White House proposed last month; what they mostly notice is whether things seem to be getting better or worse.
So it’s scary that WH political operatives actually seem to believe all this political-pundit nonsense.
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