In his column in the latest American Rifleman, Ron Scheitz presents an interesting perspective. Basically, he says that the general tone of the mass market news which holds that there is going to be a large number of incumbents losing their jobs in November will cause many who want to “throw the bums out” to figure it’s a done deal and stay home, opting to not participate in the upcoming elections. By so doing, the apathy of a complacent electorate will allow the incumbents to stay in office. Somewhat locally, a friend of mine who writes a column for Dix publications, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, sees kind of the same attitude among the Democrats. Bill Clinton, among other national big name Dems, was here recently stumping for the Governor and Attorney General specifically and everyone in general. The speeches given were generally pleading for another two years to show that their plans are working. Clinton even was quoted as saying that – give us two more years and then if you aren’t happy vote us out. All of which leads me to some questions for you guys: 1) Do you think the Democrats are trying to make some gains by playing the underdogs in the upcoming elections? Americans typically root for the underdog in most any type of contest, so is this a ploy on their part? 2) Do you think the media types are doing the same thing, trying to sway public opinion by reverse psychology? 3) If you answered yes to both of those, do you think there is some intentional collusion between them or is it just coincidence? 4) Are you planning to vote, to get involved in local campaigns, to participate in government of the people, by the people, for the people?