A friend sent me this tonight:
[My brother] repeated an ongoing argument defending a few of his right-wing acquaintances who are Romney supporters based on his assessment that they are educated and smart, just wrong-minded. He attempted to separate these Republican “elitists?” from the great unwashed, those of poor mental acuity, under-informed and religiously fanatic. “First,” I argued, “how informed are your educated Romney-voting friends if they’ve come to the same stupid conclusions as the nincompoop horde? Second, if those Republican smarties are equally ill-informed, then how effective has their education been for them? Third, if Romney’s rich, educated supporters consider Obama a Kenyan anti-colonialist, welfare-loving nigger (as educated Republicans I know believe) how does that distinguish them from the moron masses?” “Well,” he responded, “they’ve convinced themselves, that’s why.”It seems to me that the contest tomorrow is going to be between ordinary people and the inhabitants of Oz.