Sunday, November 07, 2004

If you think racist homophobes elected the president...
...then read David Brooks's column, The Values-Vote Myth, as well as this email to Andrew Sullivan. What you'll learn is that that explanation is simply wrong.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While not strictly topical to this post, I would be interested to hear your response to the following excerpt from http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/08/opinion/08herbert.html

I think a case could be made that ignorance played at least as big a role in the election's outcome as values. A recent survey by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland found that nearly 70 percent of President Bush's supporters believe the U.S. has come up with "clear evidence" that Saddam Hussein was working closely with Al Qaeda. A third of the president's supporters believe weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq. And more than a third believe that a substantial majority of world opinion supported the U.S.-led invasion.

(And I understand that other aspects of the article are troubling, but I believe the paragraph above explains why liberals feel superior about their votes)