The smartest people in America

If you coulda but didn't vote in the 2008 presidential election, congratulations. For in my opinion you're among the smartest people in America. And it's a pretty big club - more than 75 million strong. So you're definitely not alone. In fact, it's nearly one of every two folks over 18 you encounter during the course of your normal day. Really. To paraphrase someone, 75 million people can't be wrong. Or out of touch. Many of you have a working knowledge of how government operates, enough to rightly believe the game is rigged and voting for the lesser of two evils is still evil. And if presented with a candidate that made any fucking sense at all, you just might change your mind come November 2012. It is a nice thought, isn't it?

Now, the Democrats and Republicans think of you differently. They consider you idiots. And the laughs they get at your expense echo the corridors of power, most loudly in those around D.C. They incorrectly believe you're just not paying attention - but happy you're paying taxes. Which goes to cover the promises they made pandering to donors. Now, to be fair, you think the Democrats and Republicans are idiots too. You're right, of course, and they're wrong.

What is cool about the smartest people in America is that the overwhelming majority are under the age of 37. Quite literally the future of America. Could it get any cooler if they all got together behind a candidate that unabashedly pandered to them?

Stay healthy and high when it helps.