Campaign 2000

Most voters remain indifferent

You might think this year’s presidential race would be exciting: going into the stretch, Al Gore and George W. Bush are running neck and neck, and both parties have at least a chance to control Congress. Not many voters, however, are on the edge of their seats. Most of the interest in the election so far has been polite or mildly irritated. The stakes are real, but do not move us very much. And issues aside, relatively few Americans are...

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Wilson Carey McWilliams, contributed regularly to Commonweal. He taught political philosophy at Rutgers until his death in 2005.