I pulled this picture off of one of the many articles about how Donald Trump is number one in the polls for the GOP candidate. But Donald Trump is not the topic of this post. Instead it is about a phrase that David Brooks has used a few times on the PBS Newshour. He calls many if not most of the Trump supporters “low information voters”. I thought that was a very descriptive and I imagine an accurate term.
Just who might be described as a Low-Info voter?
I don’t know why but I picked this guy above as be typical of that category. I did a little playing with the photo in order to give him emphasis. Now don’t get me wrong, I have no idea who this person is but I am choosing to make him the poster child for that category.
Low info voters are:
- guys (for the most part) that don’t like paying any form of taxes
- angry at most everything in and about their lives
- haven’t picked up a book or newspaper in ages
- listens to Fox News as his primary, and probably only, source of information
- has a low self-esteem and even lower view of most people
- is just pissed off at most things in the world
I don’t know, maybe I have it all wrong here but since this is my blog I can say whatever I want. The trouble with this whole concept is that I am afraid that the legions of low-info voters is growing by leaps and bounds. Politics has become so nasty lately that only the strongest among us, of which I am not one, tries to stay informed about all the candidates.
I’m afraid that the saying that we only have choices between bad and worse in our election process these days is becoming true. No one of a noble mind and heart dares to get into that arena now days. No one seems to have the stomach for it. If we believe the pundits come next year we will have either another Bush or another Clinton in the White House! Why can’t we get some who we really think can do the job to even put his/her name on a ballot??