Political Arena Editor’s Note – Let us just roll up our sleeves and hunker down for a moment to chat. I am not a pop culture fan. I do not watch TV as it makes me ill, although from time to time I turn one on to remind me why I stopped watching it. I watch the TV news I must subject myself to online via streams. I do not know much about Lindsey Lohan except that she is troubled, not that bright, a bit tattered by substance abuse I suspect, and is the butt of comedian Jeff Dunham’s jokes, but in spite of that has a certain appeal and people flock to see her.
Lohan is a low informed voter, like so many who vote some for the right reasons and some for the wrong reasons. She is likely a typical young troubled girl who is a product of declining pop culture; in other words she is like almost half of the voters out there. If there can be one girl who is the poster child for uninformed, messed up American culture this young lady is it…and yet look at what she has to say…it is spot on.
Lindsay Lohan came out in support of Mitt Romney yesterday.
While most would, at first glance, write this off as gossip, it’s the latest instance of an evolving trend that jeopardizes President Obama’s chance at winning the White House.
Lohan, by all accounts, is a typical low-information voter. And low information voters, like it or not, will decide this election.
These people don’t follow politics, don’t understand the issues with depth, and plan to vote based on what little information they’ve gleaned.
“I just think employment is really important right now,” the troubled star told E!, while at Mr. Pink’s Ginseng Drink event in Beverly Hills, California, on Thursday. “So, as of now, Mitt Romney. As of now.”
Here’s why the Obama campaign should be worried.
Lohan is a low information voter convinced that (a) employment is really important, (b) thinks that employment is not being sufficiently handled by the White House right now and (c) thinks that Mitt Romney is better equipped to handle employment.
That arguably logical sequence is all that it takes for a low-information voter to support Mitt Romney. The thing is, there are millions of voters like her. That should terrify the Obama campaign.