George Friedman puts U.S. Presidential Elections in Perspective

George Friedman of Stratfor touches on our Non voter theme from a different perspective in his interesting pre election piece.

Rather than being a sign of discontent, as we have speculated, Friedman speculates that the non voters are either simply busy, enlightened enough to understand that it matters very little who occupies the White House (although the election of an incumbent certainly cuts down on remodeling costs), or both.

You can read Mr. Friedman’s flattering piece on non voters in US elections, which touches on the same data set on voter participation that we employed, at Stratfor:

U.S. Presidential Elections in Perspective