posted on Nov, 2 2004 @ 09:02 AM
It has come to my attention, over the past few months, that George W Bush (GOP) and John Kerry (DEM) alike are being voted for/will be voted for by
the vast majority for a reason which is hardly justified. Without a doubt, many vote for Bush or Kerry because they believe voting for any other
candidate, such as Nader (Independent) or Badnarik (Liberal) would a waste of a vote. The reason for this thinking is, they have no chance to win the
In the most recent months, I have asked many who they would vote for (and of course why) in an effort to better educate myself on the different
selections before I go to place my vote. Of the many who I have asked, most state they will be voting for either Bush or Kerry. When I ask them who
they would vote for if each candidate had an equal chance at winning the election (as in, approximately 25% of the vote would be received by Bush,
Kerry, Nader, Badnarik), their decision quickly changes to either Nader or Badnarik.
Which political party the majority of people I have "polled" feel most strongly about, I didn't ask. However, considering what I have learned from
the information gathered, it seems most people don't actually support Bush or Kerry, but instead "just want their vote to count," regardless of
what the candidate they have entrusted stands for. Regardless of whether or not that candidate represents them better than the others.
It is with little doubt that I conclude America truly is controlled by the media, as suggested in the song "American Idiot" by GreenDay. The polls
which each of us see on television, hear on the radio, or read in the newspapers each day tell us who has a chance, and we base our vote on that data
without knowing how accurate it is, for all we know they purposely poll Democrats a Republicans to a larger extent than Independents and Liberals. If
the American people would set aside their need to "make their vote count" and vote for the candidate they are most enthusiastic about, we would each
see a much different electoral situation. If we all voted for our favorite guy..that guy just might win the majority vote with ease.
EDIT: Changed title, as FredT suggested. Formerly "American Idiot."
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