Most Americans, if you can sit them down and get them to listen for a minute, will probably agree with the principle that they don't want to be taken care of by the government. They would prefer to live their own lives, raise their own families, earn their own money, choose their own foods, make their own spending choices, take their own risks and educate their own children. Even the most liberal will find a point where you can get agreement about cutting off the government interference.
That is unless you're Tavis Smiley:
We Need to Be Taken Care of More
It is impossible to examine that without concluding that the man is nuts. Particularly frightening is that sentence about "Whatever happened to that notion that to the victor goes the spoils?"
That's about wars, Mr. Smiley, not about elections. Andrew Jackson, you may recall, got into a lot of trouble regarding the spoils system. When you become President you don't get to loot the country for the benefit of 16% of the population. It doesn't work that way.
Or at least it hasn't so far.