Thursday, March 29, 2012

Linda Killian: The Swing Vote and the Rise of Independent Voters


Killian is an intelligent writer who makes her points cogently and concisely. The Swing Vote is recommended reading for anyone interested in politics, and the role of centrists and independents in changing the political dynamic.

Independents are a the largest bloc of voters and they're growing. In her new book, journalist Linda Killian seeks to paint a portrait of this exceedingly important group in four swing states including New Hampshire. She talks about the frustrations these voters have with their elected officials, what they want to see from the political system, and what they can do to fix it.

"I like my independent status. I think voting for just one party is a betrayal of my civic duty." [But NPR doesn't believe in independents...]

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