I found Rod Keck’s recent letter to the editor (“Have care at the ballot box,” April 13) interesting. According to his assessment, President Barack Obama’s election happened because tricky salesmen duped voters. And if we had just been “more thoughtful and careful,” we never would have done such a dumb thing.
I believe that people can be “thoughtful and careful” and still come to different conclusions about who is the best candidate. And while there probably is a segment of the electorate who is easily swayed by slick advertising, I think that segment is pretty evenly split between the political parties.