It’s rare that I talk about politics, but lets face it, you could live under a rock and you’d still know what happened during the debate(s) and you’d probably still know who “Joe the plumber” was. Even though this has been one of the most interesting and exciting (I know, DORK) campaigns, I’m still ready for it to be over. But for now, a few observations, if you will:
- I realize that campaign slandering is how things work, but really, do you really think that your negative campaigning will make me change my mind? Do you think that I’ll just take your word for it and believe you? If anything, it just makes me respect you that much less. It makes me sick to think how much money you’ve wasted on shit like that, when I’m wondering how the hell I’m going to send my kid to college.
- Going door to door. I mean, come ON. I hate soliciting. Hate. So much so that at one point I had a very lengthy sign telling people not to ring the bell, lest they face certain death. Showing up at my door is a sure fire way for me to get pissy enough to not vote. Same goes for those lame attempts at celebrity recordings.
- Lawn signs and campaign postcards. This is just such a waste of paper and ink and resources. All of these signs are going to end up piled up somewhere in a landfill. Me seeing a sign on someone’s front lawn isn’t going to make me pick a certain candidate.
I realize that there are people out there who vote the way their church tells them to, or vote for one party without looking at the issues because that’s what they were raised to believe. But I can do my own research without a candidate telling me that the other candidate was doing lines under the bleachers in college.