Think back to the last couple of weeks before the election: All this talk about swing voters actually going to decide the next president. All these focus groups of clueless swing voters who just couldn't make up their minds about who would be the better president. Some of them had supposedly been paying attention for the previous two years, but they still had no idea who they would vote for. Really? No kidding? Were these people for real? At all?
Fittingly, swing voters went for Romney 50-45. Doesn't that tell you everything you need to know about the relevance and pertinence of swing voters?
Are swing voters simply disengaged people who wake up two weeks before an election and realize they have a civic duty to perform two weeks hence so maybe it's time to start paying attention? Are they people who go around telling pollsters they are swing voters hoping they will get interviewed by a network focus group and put on television so they can get their fifteen minutes of fame?
Or are they simply people who don't matter much in the first place?