Mormon Media Observer: Media's focus on contention affects children

My 8-year-old came home from the election a couple weeks ago, thrilled that Barack Obama won.

Seeing as I am a fairly conservative guy and a Latter-day Saint, it's no surprise I voted for Mitt Romney. I mean, my doctoral dissertation was on his candidacy four years ago, so a win by the governor meant I might have something to talk about for a few years at least. I even had self-interested reasons to vote for him.

Needless to say, then, my first instinct was to wonder at my son's reaction.

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