The issue and candidate-driven focus of independent voters allows them to be pragmatic and flexible. But lacking a firm political ideology, it can also cause them to appear fickle, gullible, and impatient.
From the moment they took office, the White House message should've consisted of just one word: jobs. Every advisor on every Sunday morning show should've repeated it like a mantra: We're putting America back to work.
Much has been made of Senator-elect Scott Brown's surprise victory and its impact on national politics. Less has been said about the thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of ordinary, everyday Scott Browns.