November 4th, 2010
10:45 AM ET
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Gregory

    One could argue that, in a representative government, the leaders are not the caretakers of the people, but instead are, as the name implies, representatives. And, this being the case,if the people, either knowingly or unknowingly, demand the rope to hang themselves with, it should be provided to them. For representative government does not guarantee good or wise government, but only the right of the governed to be free to choose.

    November 4, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  2. William of Iowa

    The message is the electorate can be manipulated by opinion and the editorialization of issues not grounded by fact. A free and unfettered press designed to inform has been co-opted by the need to justify advertisement revenue charges with rating percentages.

    November 4, 2010 at 12:40 pm |