During last year's presidential election, we heard evidence of this change -- affordable housing for 1st time buyers, gas prices, healthcare costs, stagnant wages, war, & CNN's Nancy Grace -- in that order. But now, they are all coming together for one giant stink pot of a situation.
This is serious news for any incumbent politician. The "average voter" (aka mouthbreather / gastropod) generally votes not on specific issues (as do fringe liberals and fundamentalist conservatives), but on general trends -
- "Are you better off now than 2 / 4 / 6 years before?"
- "Is the country headed in the right direction?"
And no amount of debate on fathers who died for flags vs. bought theirs at K-Mart will cloud this coming storm.*
*Previous sarcasm brought to you by Bill Hicks. We miss you, Bill.