The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 August 2005

All your base are belong to you

Matt Deatherage was talking about Ohio's 2nd District, but this would seem to apply equally well elsewhere in American politics:

The 30% of voters at either end of the number line will not change their minds — the campaigns are about convincing the middle 40%.

Not pandering to them, not "moving to the middle" to appease them, but convincing them.

It might be possible to quibble about the precise numbers, but the mechanics are exactly as described.

Posted at 6:02 PM to Political Science Fiction