Charlie Cawley: Unchangeable minds

November 2, 2012 

Unchangeable minds

An Oct. 23 writer complained about our early voting time frame being too long. However, recent estimates show that undecided voters at this time make up about 5 percent to 7 percent of the estimated voters in the coming 2012 presidential election

That’s not much in this extremely polarized atmosphere composed of one group emphasizing the concept of “fairness” central to a continuing course of certitude vs. another group willing to wrest the “Wahabis” from the West Wing in the worst way.

As a friend of mine commented today, “I wouldn’t care if my candidate committed a major felony between now and Nov 6. I’d still vote for him.” I’m sure this level of certainty flows both ways among those who’ve made their minds up – witness the creepy quiet of the conservative’s response to Mitt’s shift to more moderate positions in the debates. (Grover Norquist is waiting to hand him the pen!)

To the undecided 5 percent to 7 percent, I say, “Fine. Wait until Nov 6. Me, I’ve voted and am glad the opportunity was there to do so.”

Charlie Cawley

Raleigh

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