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Two Classes of Citizens in America Decide the Election


It's come down to this.  There are two classes of citizens in America.  Those fed-up to here with the election.

They are the majority.  The minority is the late night comics who don't want this to be over and will likely end up in therapy to deal with their withdrawal once it is.

Take Dave Letterman the other night as he laid into another segment of the population, the undecided voter.  He jokingly demeaned them for taking so long, as the audience laughed, and then he looked in the camera and called them, "Idiots."

And that is a theme that has emerged as a recent 16 -city tour of the state comes to an end.  In each town hall, the gatherees were asked to stand if they had already picked their candidate.  And even before the first debate, hundreds would do just that.  And then the lowly souls, those still on the fence, sheepishly stood up for everyone to gawk at.

"Where the heck have you guys been?" wondered the moderator acting just like Letterman, Leno, and Kimmel.

After the laughter died down, some, but not all of them confessed, "I don't like either of these men running for president."  Oh my.

Wouldn't it be ironic that in an election where most voters have factored in the "beer" question in making their decisions, these leftover folks could care less about having a cold one with neither the president or the non-drinking governor.

But in addition to that, here's what we know about this sub-class who will decide the outcome of the TCTC election; too close to call.

Right out of the box, 20 percent won't even vote.  So all the attention the campaigns are lavishing on them is a waste of time and resources.  Yet Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney have no choice but to go after the rest who will.

While most of the state is glued to the World Series, the undecided are not.  They don't watch sports and they don't read a lot.  So what do they do? They spend upwards of five hours a week on Facebook instead. 

Five hours.  Can you say, "I have no life?"

62 percent don't respond to polls which means a lot of the survey data you are reading  these days is misleading.

Most of these folks are women, under the age of 55. They are not African-American. 42 percent have a high school education or less, they don't make a lot of money and their 401K could probably buy them a lunch or two and they are jobless, less married and don't own a gun.

They love Starbucks and don't waste time watching TV although they get their weather info there and if they do watch, it's usually CNN.

So when you add it all up, they are clearly not like the rest of the country, yet they have the power to decide whom will govern the nation for the next four years. 

Does that sound a little discomforting to you?

Wait til the late night guys discover that the life-style of these mucho importante voters is out of step with the rest of the free world. That probably means you'll be hearing more "idiot" comments in the weeks ahead.

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