The Politics of Fear and the Party of Non-Voters
robertreich.org — Remember: The biggest party in America is neither Democrats nor Republicans. It’s the party of non-voters — a group that outnumbers the other two. So the real question is which set of potential supporters is more motivated on Election Day (or via absentee ballot) to bother to vote. The biggest motivator in this election isn’t enthusiasm about either of the candidates. The Republican base has never particularly liked Romney, and many Democrats have been disappointed in Obama. The biggest motivator is fear of the other guy.