The following is taken from an item in Real Clear Politics. The post is accompanied by a video that must be seen to be believed.
Howard Stern contributors Sal and Richard traveled to Harlem to interview Obama supporters and ask them why they are voting for Obama.
Stern and his crew ask denizens of Harlem various outrageous questions, including if they believe Obama will find and kill Osama bin Laden; if Romney is a Muslim and if Obama is a Mormon; if Obama made the right choice by picking Paul Ryan as his running mate and if he did it because he is black.
One interviewee was under the impression that 2008 Republican nominee John McCain is also running this time.
“Just trust me, not one person knew that Osama bin Laden was dead,” Stern said during the segment.
“Well, we’re obviously dealing with a whole population that doesn’t listen to the newscasts or read a newspaper,” co-host Robin Quivers said.
People who are this clueless are pawns for manipulation by the most unsavory of politicians. It gives rise to the question of whether citizenship alone should be enough qualification to vote.
In addition to requiring an ID to vote, I believe there should also be a basic test for understanding the vote and government structure. Voting is a right, but it is also a responsibility.