Monday, October 13, 2008

Voting Race

Howard Stern sent Sal into Harlem to see if race is a major factor in the upcoming election:
[Question:] And if he wins, would you have any problem with Sarah Palin being vice president?
[Answer:] No, I wouldn't. Not at all.
But the he, in this question, was NOT John McCain...

Sal first asked if the person supports Obama. Then he confirms that he also supports "Obama's" policies; in actuality, he reads off McCain's policies. The interviewee affirms the fake Obama policies. Then Sal goes so far as to ask if the interviewee has a problem with Obama's running mate, Sarah Palin. And the (unbelievable?) response is quoted above. Incredibly funny. Listen to the whole clip.

[HT: Bryan Caplan]


Libby J. said...

The Myth of the Rational Voter rears its ugly head again...

Will Luther said...

Actually I think this runs counter Caplan's claim.

Recall that he believes people choose the policies they want but that those policies are, in fact, the wrong policies to accomplish their stated aims (choosing minimum wage to help the poor, for example).

This clip suggests it is not the policy that matters at all, but rather the candidate (and specifically the candidate's race).