Originally Posted by TonyR
I agree with much of this. Most voters are low info voters so it's more about perception and performance than substance. But I don't agree that Romney "looked better" last night. I thought Romney looked flustered more often, and Obama exposed him more often.
Not to mention that those who are ill-informed think this economy can be fixed overnight and wonder why Obama hasn't done it yet. I'm astounded that any American would not just look at the numbers of the last thirty years and not realize what is going on. It's right there in black and white. The incomes of the rich have climbed exponentially while the income of working Americans has been a flat line. They're getting screwed and don't know it. This is the result of policy. Romney champions that kind of unfair policy. He benefits massively from that policy. That policy does not create jobs. It does not create economic activity. It simply redistributes the wealth of the nation upward into fewer and fewer hands while we find ourselves unable to carry out the basic functions of society, like education and infrastructure. The idea that Americans would vote, during a depression, for the first candidate who is hiding wealth offshore is mind-boggling. It simply proves that a great number of people really have no clue what is going on.