Who are these centrist, independent-minded voters who swung the elections in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts to Republican candidates and are likely to be crucial in races this fall?
Political analysts are searching for a name. They have tried “tea partier,” “populist,” “conservative,” even “strange and unpredictable.”
None of these fits, however.
These voters are neither populist nor conservative. But many may be libertarian — fiscally conservative but socially liberal or tolerant.Read »