We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
While the O chastises the voters for silliness, he runs off to do Oprah, NY, etc. on the campaign trail. Check out his diary at politico.com for details (go backward for more insight).on campaign stops...and speeches count as campaigning, especially when you note the audiences.
I believe Krugman is also caught somewhere in the admission that despite advocating globalization all these years as good for American manufacturing he only said that because he felt it was good for the poor around the world, not us.