There Are Some Pissed Off Democrats Out There
Here’s a good post about how fed-up and pissed off Democrats are: 2 out of 5 of them have either decided they will not vote in 2010 or they’re on the fence about it.
I’m raising my hand here. I’m one of the ones who’s thinking about not voting too, though I take the “democratic process” so seriously I’m not sure I could ever not vote. But after living through four Democratic presidents, none of whom inspired me in the least, and now working on a fifth who is running out of “leadership runway” (as a friend said this weekend), I’m pretty freakin’ fed up with the whole process.
But what worries me the most is the effect Obama-disappointment will have on young people. I remember their incredible enthusiasm last year — and even the year before last when they were the base of Obama’s base. They may be too disillusioned to vote again for years, if ever, which would be a tragedy not only for Democrats, but for the country.