An Enthusiasm Gap

Ya know what the one thing is I really hate doing when it comes to my civic duty? It’s voting against someone. I’ve had it beat into me that I must educate myself about those people running for office and I must vote.

Great! Now if there was only someone I could vote for and do so passionately, with enthusiasm. Someone I thought would really make a difference and push for the changes I’d like to see happen in government.

Well, maybe I wouldn’t like all the changes he’d push for but I think Bernie Sanders would make a difference, if for no other reason than to challenge the establishment. I could work up some enthusiasm for that and it looks like others can too.

Iowa Democrats are displaying far less passion for Hillary Clinton than for Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont three weeks before the presidential caucuses….

Source: Hillary Clinton Races to Close Enthusiasm Gap With Bernie Sanders in Iowa – The New York Times

And that enthusiasm is showing up in the polls. So it looks like Iowan Democrats are split between those who are enthusiastically voting for a candidate and those who are holding their nose and voting against the Republicans…. or are they?

I contend that under the circumstances those who are voting against the Republicans are actually voting for them when they have a candidate that can garner the enthusiasm that Hillary Clinton fails to do.

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