Quick aside: In the last few days, the 'Post has been blowing up. Yesterday, we received nearly 2,000 visitors, almost all of which went to our political posts. Yay! If you're a repeat visitor from that avalanche of hits, welcome and thanks for stopping by.
Actual post: I'm coming to the conclusion that elections are a quantifiable measure of the culture. In this election we had two candidates who did not recommend that we take control of our spending and pay for what we bought. Both had economic plans that were guaranteed to lead to higher deficits. After going through a debt-induced crisis, neither could comprehend that the problem was borrowing when you couldn't pay. For that matter, our current president and the challenger from the last election don't have a clue about it, either.
In the debates, the moderators from the press showed no hint of urgency in dealing with the problem. Instead, all of the questions were about how the government was going to guide the economy and create jobs. That, of course, is nonsense.
In the end, we vote the way we live.