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Originally posted by charles1952
I think the interviewer had a point. The fellow didn't seem to be taking the interview seriously. I had no idea what message he was trying to send or for whom he was voting, or why. I do know that the younger people are more inclined to vote Democrat. It may be because of idealism, inexperience, the influence of their teachers, the lack of influence of their parents, I just don't know.
I suspect that some young Americans are serious about voting itself, but not about understanding or thinking through the issues. Additionally, they seem to have to be motivated to vote by some outside force, Obama's charisma, the Viet Nam war, something like that.
Oh, America is in store for some serious trouble right now. Let's try to get through the next five years, then we can worry about the youth. Right now, they're about fourth on the list of problems to deal with.
Originally posted by Bodhi911
Ok, so this guy was having a bit of a laugh (why should he take the interview seriously when its on Fox News?), but I have to ask you something.
Why do you vote?
Did you not notice how candidates are bought and payed for by corporations to do their bidding? Are you not aware of the fact that candidates will tell you anything and then have no obligation to do what they said they will do?
If you didnt learn anything from how Obama got elected, what will it take?
I just dont get why are you supporting this system by voting in it? Is it because you feel you must vote so the guy you dont like doesnt get elected?
Please explain, because if I would be in your shoes, I would absolutely not vote, and thereby help to show the world that I have no belief in that system.
edit on 23-9-2012 by Bodhi911 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by HumanitiesLastHope
Well that may be true, but when your on national television speaking with a news anchor you should at least show some respect and take it serious.
However I never mentioned I was voting or whom for so I'm not quite sure why you attacked me with that, but I hope I cleared things up and answered your questions. So would you be so kind to answer the ones I presented?
Yeah I see what you are saying, and that makes perfect sense. You almost took the words right out of my mouth . However I'm just a little confused, when you say the youth is about fourth on the list what do you mean? Isn't the youth the most important since they take over and are the future of this country.