This is Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine working. Months ago on Real Time with Bill Maher she said the financial collapse would lead to pronouncements that the deficit was unsustainable and entitlements, in their present state, unaffordable.
This is why many bloggers are writing about America as a third-world country. And the current president seems to be standing inside the circled wagons that will ultimately shield the fortunate from the Dali landscape that surrounds.
So tell me, what is the point in submitting a 2012 ballot? I think the young voters from the 2008 landslide already know the answer to that.