Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Beginning of the end...

The democratic race has been painful to watch, and after today, the votes will be counted and, for what it's worth, it'll be basically over for the voters. Sadly, I've contracted the voter fatigue that critics think may do in the democrats' chance of winning this election. Because this race has been so tight for so long (which isn't a bad thing per se - it shows that our democracy is working), the candidates have resorted to pandering to blue collar workers and the middle class (i.e., the type of family many of us reading this blog are from). In some ways, it's nice to see the candidates showing that they can relate to the common people. But, it'd be more sincere if the candidates told it like it is: "Hey, show me what you do around here. Tell me what concerns you in this town. What do your kids do for fun? How are the schools?" Obviously, the candidates are now VERY far removed from the everyday lifestyle of a blue collar worker, even if that's where they came from originally.

Here's an article from the Washington Post talking about the candidates' recent blue-collar escapades.

I can't remember if it was Colbert or Stewart who talked about Hilary's fake Southern accent now that she's campaigning in North Carolina. I tried finding it on YouTube, but I haven't located it yet. Check it out if you can; it's pretty funny.

6 comments:

dave kutz said...

oh man. I think I got the voter fatigue some time around February (which is probably very bad). Around that time,a friend at work, who is a Jehovah's Witness, told me "I don't think this government has much importance for the fate of mankind" when I asked her if she was following the presidential race. That comment was refreshing.

Maureen Gillespie said...

Some more pandering... I missed this the first time around.

The candidates addressing WWE fans. Watch out for McCain and the McCainiacs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=565qnfe0qTE&feature=user

joshua francis said...

I hope you still get a laugh out of this 'pandering' when McCain & his McCainiacs are running wild on the middle east for the next 8 years and Obama and Hillary are both back to selling books and doing speaking tours on the college coasts.

Maureen Gillespie said...

Oh, by all means, I am frightened that it's a possibility, and this post was not meant to downplay the gravity of the situation we're in.

Maybe this post was a little too light-hearted. I guess I'm just discouraged that the democratic race has gone on so long and parts of it have gotten so ridiculous (which is what I was pointing out) that whoever gets the nod could lose to McCain because the party is becoming more and more divided over pretty trivial things.

Michael B. Luz said...

Everything I know about politics and pandering I learned from watching pro wrestling.

Tyler James said...

i have 100% faith mccain will not be elected