That’s why Couric has spent recent weeks in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and New Brunswick, New Jersey. She is touring what she calls “this great unwashed middle of the country” in an effort to divine the mood of the midterms.
What she has learned on her latest excursions is that “American voters are slightly schizophrenic—they want compromise, and yet some of them are ideologically so fixated to one point of view… There are a lot of moderate Americans who are just fed up with negative campaign ads, fed up with the vitriol, fed up with the paralysis.”
(Democrats and reality are not on speaking terms. Republicans are not better, they are presented as the alternative.)
Take this woman's social context away and you'd have nothing. You'd have a substandard female with inferior intelligence, weak character and utterly irrelevant views. It's the fact she's on television that is supposed to make her somebody important we're all compelled to listen to. The problem is that almost nobody is watching television anymore. Nobody is listening any longer. These types of people have ceased to be meaningful or anything but a distressed and fading minority regime that is destined to fall apart one way or another very soon.
Katie Couric is a person who doesn't matter because she has nothing to say that anyone would willingly listen to. Her primary demographic is people in nursing homes parked in wheelchairs in front of boxes bolted to the wall in the recreation room. That and people who entered wrong numbers in Tivo.