After listening to 1/2 of the debate between our beloved Gov. and her opponent, I discussed with my partner how "people in the know" do studies on how well these sound bites work. Example - Do people really believe that the Gov. lost jobs and the loss isn't a direct result of Michigan's dependence on the auto industry and a changing economy? Can't the general public put this together?
So I brought the question to people at work who are much smarter than me (not really, but they are older, more experienced and not necessarily Democrats, so I like to pick their brains). I got a simple answer: People are dumb.
You see it every day in the way people drive, how people handle their finances...the list could be endless. Many examples can be explained by how some people can't look outside of themselves, a complex thought process.
So is it a case of people being "dumb" or is it just apathy? I wonder what the political focus groups would say.