24 January 2008

How Dumb Are Voters?

If you are to believe the media, pretty fucking dumb.

Everyday, all day, the democratic candidates are facing the most ridiculous questions that have ever been asked of people seeking the presidential nomination. Before this year the "stupidest question" was always something silly like, did you inhale. These days, however, it's all about race and gender. Are you going after the African-American vote in South Carolina? You didnt win a majority of the female vote, do you think that will hurt your chances?

Barack Obama was on the Today show yesterday, talking about the heated debate the night before in Myrtle Beach, SC. I thought he did well answering Meredith Viera's stupid race questions with, "I think we are all trying to win every vote in south carolina."

Honestly, i am tired of the media (liberal and conservative) going on and on about whether we are going to vote black or white, male or female. It is insulting to all of us as voters. It is obvious that the voters arent just making choices based on race and gender, so why cant the media stop shoving it in our face as if it is the only issue we care about?! Why cant we have a discussion about stances on health care and the economy and education and social security....you know-issues the voters have said are important? God, what i wouldnt give for a lock-box discussion right fucking now!

And you know that if Clinton or Obama are nominated it will just be more of this until the national election. And then, if either of them win in November 08 it will be four years of analyzing every goddamn decision based on their race or gender. It will go on nonstop even though voters will have stopped caring a long time ago.

The question isnt whether voters are ready for a black or woman president...the question is; is the media ready?


Hercules Rockefeller said...

Vote Quimby

Bird said...

Marge: My name is Marge Simpson and I have an idea. It may sound a little boring at first.

Mayor Quimby: Chat away. I'll just amuse myself with some pornographic playing cards.

****that's practically a return to Bill Clinton's presidency