Bill O’Reilly split the country into two kinds of voters: those familiar with the issues, and those who are not. He did not give exact figures on how many voters are informed on the issues, but estimated that about “half the country is simply uninformed.”
O’Reilly said that for many voters who do not follow the news, likability is an important factor in how they judge a politician. He cited past presidents like Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton as examples for this. O’Reilly pointed out the likability factor is why Barack Obama and Mitt Romney always pop up on entertainment programs like “The View” and “Live with Kelly and Michael.”
O’Reilly sympathized with the idea that Americans want to see their leaders to be more “accessible.” He didn’t admit to knowing the exact number of voters who are “uninformed,” but suspected it was a substantial number, especially considering all the distractions people have to work with.
O’Reilly said it’s easy to come to the conclusion that “half the country is simply uninformed, they don’t know anything.”
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