Monday, August 14, 2006

Why Incumbents Always Win

Here is an excellent podcast from Cato Institute on why incumbents always win, and why multi-millionaire Ned Lamont's victory over Joe Lieberman is no exception to this rule.

But perhaps here is a better explanation:
When asked to name two of Snow White's Seven Dwarfs and two of the nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 77% of Americans polled were able to identify two dwarfs, while only 24% could name two Supreme Court Justices.

73% of those polled [were] able to name all three of The Three Stooges, while only 42% could name the three branches of government.
And guess which ones are the ones who vote!

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