To the editor:
On Nov. 26, Daniel Moeller wrote a letter to the editor that stated there was “a very substantial difference in educational attainment between the residents of the 26 states and the District of Columbia that will give Electoral College votes to Obama and the 24 states that will give Electoral College votes to Romney.” He cites statistics that show a larger percentage of college grads in the states that voted for Obama.
It is basically his contention that the majority of the people in the states that voted for Obama were more educated and therefore smarter than those voters who voted for Romney.
OK, let us assume that he is correct. How then is it possible that these same voters voted to increase the number of Republican governors to 30? Why did these same well-educated voters leave the House of Representatives in control of the Republicans? Were they only smarter about the presidential election and then became ignorant about their governors and their House representation?
Moeller’s premise reflects the ideology of the overly educated liberals in America who believe the rest of us are not their intellectual equals and, therefore, they must take care of us in their utopic socialistic state.
We have here a classic case of someone coming to a conclusion and then finding statistics to support it. I do not wish to engage in a battle of statistics; I want only to deal in the truth of the matter. And the truth is that smart and well-educated people on both sides voted for their candidate, and President Obama won.
Being one of the uneducated masses, I hesitate to burst Moeller’s bubble, but even Harry Truman, perhaps the Democrats’ best president, was not a college graduate, and he was famous for saying “the world is ruled by C students.”
I encourage Moeller to review his position regarding what group of individuals actually was responsible for re-electing President Obama. I believe if he takes the time to break down the election in detail that he will find out that it was not the intellectual elite who kept Obama in office. It was the uninformed voters who kept him there, and the majority of these folks are not college grads, either.
Rodney Pearson Sr.