Hard-working white voters getting pushed out of their jobs, seeing the economy collapse around them, social security recipients figuring that both parties will try after the election to balance the budget on the backs of Social Security recipients by reconfiguring the COLA, not trusting the deal-makers of both parties not to hurt the little person, all this might have kept turnout lower than before.
Farmers are smarter than city folk, or they couldn’t be farmers in today’s economy. And don’t start yammering about farm subsidies. Those go to Black, Brown and Indian farmers after 80% of the USDA budget goes to feeding The Poor with food stamps, WIC and free school lunches. White farmers know they are losing their freedom every day. City dwellers haven’t caught on yet.
Now, before the flames go on, think about it.
The pro-life people only had Romney's change of heart, no guarantees. The anti-Obamacare people had no real guarantee from the man who ushered in the pilot project in Massachusetts. Pro-firearm people were looking at the one who signed the AWB in that same state, and after that, words are cheap in an election year. There was a guy running on his hopey/changey/blame his predecessors platform, and another guy standing on a platform of planks which had just been flipped over.
Yes, I voted--after all I have always seen doing so as my duty--as I see it as my duty to be informed.
Few, relativley speaking, are so dilligent.
With the MSM in control of most of what people heard, small wonder people who knew even a little were uninspired, and the growing perception that both parties are becoming the Coke/Pepsi of politics is almost enough to get a person to drink RC.
Now, the Republican Party is once again conspicuously throwing conservatives under the bus, stripping them of important committee assignments in the House.
With such efforts to ensure a significant bloc of voters are as disenfranchised as possible, is it any wonder people are staying home?
The best and brightest are turned off by the current stagnated, divisive American political/media hit machine and the anal probe that goes along with it.
And the corollary to that is:
If God had intended us to vote he would have given us candidates.