I live in DC which means the commercials aired on TV during presidential election season are focused on the voters in neighboring Maryland and Virginia because in DC my vote doesn’t really matter.
After suffering through months of political ads on TV and the radio for the last few months. I’d like to propose that if the population early votes and 75% of eligible voters exercise their right political ads have to stop until the next election.
Every four years there is chatter about the “undecided voters” I wonder who in the hell are these people? Saturday Night Live hits the nail on the head with this skit.
There is a notion in the hip-hop and punk communities that since the system is corrupt, if you vote you are taking part in the corruption. You’ll be betrayed by elected politicians anyway, so why bother?
If you don’t vote you can’t complain.
There is one sign above all that makes it evident your vote matters, the effort to suppress your right to vote. You don’t have to look far to see how concerted the attempt is or how it is aimed at African-American, Latino-Americans and the poor.
If your vote wasn’t important they wouldn’t try to stop you from doing it.
Common Folk Collective’s top secret political operative has some inside news on Mitt Romney’s potential VP pick. Romney has narrowed the list down to two candidates, the Planter’s Peanut Guy and the Monopoly Guy.
Each choice has strong credentials. Peanut has been involved in social circles since the early 1900s and was part of a program to provide low cost meals to workers. He also showed bipartisan support by working with Jimmy Carter, a long time ally, on trying to bring peace to the Middle East. Monopoly has been a staple of the NY real estate market and by building hotels all along the East Coast has a track record of creating jobs.
Both candidates also come with baggage that could cost Romney as well. Many people are allergic to Peanut and his close association with Kraft Foods doesn’t help Romney’s Wall Street association. Additionally his close association with Jimmy Carter may cost some Tea Party votes. Monopoly on the other hand is viewed by some as a fluff candidate because of a second place finish in a beauty contest. Monopoly has also been know to take over whole neighborhoods building luxury hotels and charging exorbitant rent. Monopoly will also have to likely explain his use of the get out of jail free card.
Don’t forget to pick up your very own copy of George Romney’s biography. As drab as it may sound, it’s really a fascinating read about a forward thinking man with progressive ideas about politics, race, and capitalism. Andrew Sullivan from the Daily Beast says “In many ways, George Romney shows what capitalism can achieve; and Mitt Romney reveals how degenerate so much of it has become.”
Romney’s Way: A Man and an Idea (Biography of George Romney, Mitt’s father)
*Ed. note- Looks like Romney went with the peanut