Let’s get sanctimonious, er, honest. We have lots of problems nowadays. Millions of people are unemployed. People are still losing their homes. Healthcare costs are rising too fast. College is too expensive for too many students. For the lucky ones in school, a terrible jobs market and too much student debt awaits them after graduation. Then there’s our deteriorating infrastructure. Our Byzantine tax code. Global warming. Afghanistan. I could go on. It’s depressing.
But not as depressing as the public spectacle of top campaign officials trying to “win” ridiculous spats more worthy of middle school. (I’m sorry, that’s an insult to middle schoolers). This is just life inside the Beltway bubble. It’s all poppycock, all the time. But here’s the thing: nobody cares. Nobody but political operatives, that is. Everybody else has actual problems to worry about. They aren’t interested in who ate what 40 years ago.
Matt O’Brien, of The Atlantic, is tired of silly presidential campaign issues and would like to discuss America’s real problems. Read it here.
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