Take your choice -- scientific ignorance:
Lots of people are talking about John McCain's lunatic pronouncement that "there's strong evidence" for the proposition that thimerosol, a mercury-based preservative used in vaccines, causes autism. This is nonsense on stilts.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama last week took turns smashing NAFTA with rhetorical baseball bats as though it were a birthday pinata that had failed to open and pour its goodies out on the heads of unfortunate Ohioans.
We can be comforted, I suppose, that there is at least as much disingenuousness as there is denseness in the candidates' pronouncements. Heck of an election.