Oh man, he used the crazy pills line!

  • Voters are smart.*
  • Voters are stupid.**
  • Voters are terrifying.***

  • *Though, as the commenters note, while the post makes a good case that most voters don't care about the tactical narratives which get tons of press coverage, it's not clear that what they do care about are the issues, as opposed to some third thing.
    **Or Republican consultants are lying to Ben Smith, but I really don't see the angle there.
    ***That description worked for either of the last two. Also, sending out reporters to catch ordinary people saying stupid things really is kind of a cheap tactic. That is, I'm skeptical of the process used first to gather the quotes for that article and then choose which to use and which to exclude.

    Update: Once more, with feeling: