As another Election Cycle approaches, we are again
being Subjected to Daily Analysis about what the Average
Voter is Thinking and Looking for in a Candidate.
In Reality, They seem to be Nothing More than Sound Bites,
with the Media Trying to Create Controversy by finding
Perspective Voters who are;
- Looking for Reasons to Justify Their Lack of Knowledge.
- Desperately trying to Blame any Problems They Have, Socially
or Economically, on other groups.
- To Complain about how Recent Political Activity That May Have
Benefited others, is Unfair or Unjust because it didn't produce
Immediate Positive Affects on Their Lives, or Disrupted a World View
that Confronted Personal Prejudices, Irrational Judgments, or Past
- So Self- Centered that even Trying to Explain to Them the Long Term
Goals of New Policies falls on Deaf Ears.
It almost seems like that Those Interviewed consider any Action or Stand
Taken by an Elected Official IMMORAL, IF THEY DO NOT PERCEIVE AN
IMMEDIATE POSITIVE IMPACT IN THEIR OWN LIVES, EVEN IF THERE
IS NO REASONABLE DETRIMENT TO THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.
What is even Worse, is the Memory Lapse that occurs when it is pointed
out that other Policy Changes have Benefited Those who are now Criticizing
a Specific Issue.
So, HOW MUCH EMPHASIS SHOULD WE PLACE ON OVER THE AIR
OPINIONS GIVEN BY THE "VOTING PUBLIC," WHICH ARE OFFERED
BY DIFFERENT MEDIA OUTLETS?
SEE PART 2.