In every election we have to consider the oh-so-important undecided and swing state voters, like this election's 5% of people who still don't know which candidiate they're going to vote for but can ultimately decide the election. On Friday night's "Real Time," Bill Maher kicked those undecideds right off their high pedestal and asked why the media gives low-information voters so much attention.
With less than two months until the election, Maher advises those who still don't know who they're voting for to "stay home" on Nov. 6, because they probably won't be able to find their polling places. He doesn't understand why undecideds such as "Octomom" Nadya Suleman are being celebrated or painted as more discerning than the rest of us when Barack Obama and Mitt Romney couldn't be more different.
"And that, in a nutshell, is America's celebrated, undecided voter: put on a pedestal by the media as if they were Hamlet in a think-tank, searching out every last bit of information, high-minded arbiters pouring over policy positions and matching them against their own philosophies. Please, they mostly fall into a category political scientists call 'low information voters,' otherwise known as 'dipsh*ts.'"
Watch the segment above to hear Maher's full analysis (starting around the 2:15 mark) as well as why Donald Trump offering voting advice to "Liberal Republican" Kim Kardashian (also undecided) is a microcosm of the 2012 election.
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