The Long Distance 'Personal' Vote
All politics are local, but some politics are more than just local, they're personal. CUNA Lobbyist John McKechnie told The Credit Union Journal that, ironically, the most personal decision the average American made on election day was for the politician who is furthest away from home: president.
"The president is the most personal vote anyone makes because this is someone who is going to be in your living room every week," he suggested. "Even though the president is the furthest removed in terms of his jurisdiction-serving the entire country as opposed to a particular state or district-that is the decision that people feel the most passionately about."