LIFE WITHOUT POLITICS
From the august Pew Research Center comes this headline: “One-in-10 Americans don’t give a hoot about politics.” So says analyst George Gaol. He says these folks are simply bystanders, disengaged from the din of politicians, and the political marketplace. Judging by census statistics, the politicsless could number 35 million people.
“None of this cohort say they’re registered to vote, and none say they follow government and public affairs most of the time. This compares with 48 percent of Americans overall. Virtually all of this group (96 percent) say they’ve never contributed money to a candidate running for public office,” Mr. Gaol says.