Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Coverage

I'm not a big believer in the current popular notion that everyone should exercise his or her right to vote. I think the "JUST VOTE" advertising campaigns that are so popular among the MTV-type television stations are doing a disservice to the country. Maybe the campaign should be "JUST VOTE (after doing a little bit of research about the issues and where the candidates stand on them. Think about what is important to you and to the country as a whole. Don't rely on the advice of Kanye West or Natalie Portman. And remember that not voting is a defensible option if none of the candidates meet your requirements.)" Personally I voted today because I'm aware of the imminent deaths/retirements of a handful of supreme court justices and wanted to help keep the court as politically balanced as possible.

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