Saturday, October 21, 2006

Looking through which prism?

There is always a tendency to see election campaign through in terms fixed criteria. I guess I'm no different, but I am seeing a different picture in some ways. The story is here on GP:

And it's still the economy, stupid

Campaign strategists and the media both prefer neat defined election issues, they are usually in competition constructing and maintaining them. The concept presupposes an homogeneous electorate, which is rarely the case.

This mid-term confrontation appears to be confounding both, as well as many commentators, as voters react to the their own various concerns. more...

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