One of the real sadnesses of the last 8 years was to see Karl Rove lead the ignorant around on short leashes fashioned from thirty-second-soundbytes. I thought the nuanced answer was dead and gone.
But I have new faith today in the polls that the economic crisis has focused the public’s attention enough that they might actually see the pattern in McCain (and anti-regulatory conservative economic theory in general) and realize voting for him is doing the same thing expecting different results.
If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably an unrepentant lefty and already know about the great 13-minute video that tells the story of McCain’s repeated failures from trying to deregulate the financial sector. But if you don’t, please take 13 minutes to watch it. That’s only 26 30-second soundbytes, and your country depends upon it.