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Comment 15 by Viveca

What Krauss didn't provide was an explanation of why this love-affair with ignorance since G.W.Bush came into existence and why it still persists.

Can anyone here summarise, honestly and concisely, the reasons for this descent into crass stupidity?

Here's a stab at it: It could be as simple as these candidates, based on their own intuition or observations, market surveys, focus groups, etc., choosing to appeal to voters with compatible views purely because they think this is how to get elected. It's a calculated risk, and the really scary part is that they might be right (about getting elected, I mean).
Steve

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@Comment 13 by rjohn19

booboise

I am so stealing that!

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:26:02 UTC | #927476