Democracy Inaction

We are told that every vote counts.

Recently, I saw a Baptist Minister talking at a Republican fundraiser and he said that the last Republican ticket (McCain / Palin) did not excite the evangelicals.

So much so that 30 million evangelical Christians did not even bother to vote on election day 2008, thus allowing Barack Obama to win by 10 million votes.

In this remarkable example, one can see how by not voting, your vote will still count. Albeit in retrospective derision by some political punster, but it will still count for something.

Democracy seems to work even when it is NOT working. And that’s how the evangelical Christian movement brought Obama into the White House in 2008.

I wonder what other modern miracles of non-voting we are likely to see in the future?

Isn’t democracy wonderful?!


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