Sun Oct 5 20:15:02 GMT 2003 geek politics
That reminded me of earlier stories about geeks getting involved in politics.
My opinion on such things is that only stupid people agree on very much at all. The rest of us have wildly disparate opinions on just about everything. Sometimes some of us even agree with the thinking challenged crowd, but do so for reasons they couldn't begin to imagine.
That's the major reason that our elections tend to favor personality over intelligence, sound bites over discourse, etc. That we manage to (mostly) avoid mob rule in spite of that is probably the most amazing part of American politics.
So I don't think that anything much will come of Libertarians settling in New Hampshire or geeks doing political stumping.
No doubt a good number of readers will disagree with me - after all, the hopelessly stupid probably don't visit here much..
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