We're hoping that Neal Boortz puts up a link to an audio clip he played this morning, during the 10:00 o'clock (EDT) hour of his show. It was a man-on-street interview, first conducted for Don Imus's syndicated radio and TV program. The segment (again) illustrates why some Americans have not business in the voting booth.
Here's the set-up. Imus sent a reporter into Harlem, to talk with three likely voters. He began by asking them who they planned to vote for. Not surprisingly, all three said Barack Obama. When asked why they couldn't support John McCain, they cited opposition to the GOP candidate's "policies."
Then, the interviewer turned the tables on his subjects, assigning McCain's positions to Senator Obama.
Q: "Do you support Obama because he's pro-life or because he wants to keep our troops in Iraq to finish the job?"
Each of the interview subjects expressed support for one of the McCain positions--as long as it was ascribed to Mr. Obama.
And, during the same segment, none of the respondents voiced any reservations about Senator Obama's running mate, Governor Sarah Palin (emphasis ours).
For years, Mr. Boortz has suggested a method for keeping idiots out of the voting booth--restrict the franchise to those individuals who are net payers of income tax. He believes (as do we) that Americans who are "paying the bills" are better informed and more likely to make a reasoned decision in selecting our leaders.
Unfortunately, that theory only goes so far. There are plenty of rich liberals anxious to pull the lever for Obama, despite his vow to raise their taxes. Still, we find merit in the idea of limiting the number of morons who can cast a vote.
Think of it as chlorinating the electoral gene pool.