More about that Pew Research poll showing independents taking the lead among US voters:
- Fox News makes note of "surge under Obama" of voters calling themselves independent...
- AP chooses the headline which I find interesting for its pompousness, but also for its sensationalism worthy of the best Brit tabloid. "Country in midst of centrist era" Never mind the real deal is that we're at the beginning of an independent era! But hey, that's journalism....
What's the difference between centrism and independence? Think "American Revolution"! America has never been a country of moderates -- we are a country of innovators and risk-takers. You don't win a war of independence from the most powerful empire of the 18th Century with middle-of-the-road ideas.
George Washington warned of the baneful effects of party, and boy was he on the money! Our founding documents claim the rights of "We the People" to supercede tyrants and despots. It will take true independents of whatever ideology, marching together, to overcome the death-grip that the parties have over our democracy.
Damn the AP, full steam ahead!!