SUSAN MUGWE: Why intelligent politicians say absurd things

What we fail to realise is that voting is the predominant way that we the electorate influence the quality of our government, and ultimately our lives

In Summary

• If we were better-informed, dispassionate policy-wonks, then political campaign rhetoric would have some semblance of logic and rationale.

• Unfortunately, most of us are poorly informed, passionate about individuals not issues, abstain from engaging with public policy, and of course, tribal.

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