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Common man Alec Baldwin doesn't realize NYC subway no longer uses 'tokens

Before getting to the actual point of his latest column in the Huffington Post ("Re-elect Barack Obama."), actor Alec Baldwin enters the psyche of an undecided voter:

"As the election approaches, many Americans, I am certain, are still struggling with the question of who they will vote for. Is Obama like Carter, a micro-managing school teacher who doesn't even carry a one wood, let alone hit the long drive? Is Romney like George Bush Sr., a white-glove, Wall Street handmaiden who wouldn't know a subway token from the buttons on a doorman's uniform? ...

"I will tell you one thing: America will never be great again under a Romney administration. It will be great for rich people, while everyone else will be asked to dial down their expectations of what it means to be an American, again."

The undecided voter is apparently trapped in the year 2003-- the last year that subway tokens were used in New York City. Somehow, the news that the subway system now uses a "Metro Card" escaped middle-class, public-transiting Baldwin.

[Huffington Post]

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