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Posted on 2004.08.01 at 13:48

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peacey at 2004-01-09 03:47 (UTC) ()
I am getting so incredibly sick of political news, vis-a-vie primaries/caucuses. Candidates becoming frantic and desperate as the elections grow closer, telling every group what they want to hear. Bleah. What an awful taste it leaves in my mouth. Elections bring out the worst in American politics. They're all liars to one degree or another on some level. I'm sick of it already and am NOT looking forward to the peppering of front lawns with political signs as the election gets closer. I have never understood that. As if sticking a sign in your front yard will influence someone speeding past...although who knows? Maybe if some brainiac sees enough of them, he/she will vote for the candidate based on name recognition alone. People have done dumber things. I'm a big believer in the privacy of the vote and I don't necessarily care to announce my political affiliations to any random passerby (though I'm not exactly hard to peg, am I Kel?). Wishwishwish it was over.
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primroseburrows at 2004-01-09 05:28 (UTC) ()
I've watched a few of the debates (and listened to one), and I'm a bit of a political addict. But it's getting to the point that I don't want to hear the candidates (of any affiliaton) say the same things overandover. I already know what John Kerry or Howard Dean is going to say about George Bush , what Bush is going to say about Medicare and Iraq. But. I still watch, and listen, because occasionally something new comes up. I guess I'm more interested in how my gov't is going to be run in the next four years. I still watch, though, because it's fun to yell at the telly, and because I don't want to miss anything and *stands* my name is Primrose and I'm a political addict (everybody say, "hi, Primrose!")

I don't have a yard sign. All I have is a bumpersticker, my pin and this nifty icon *points*, which I don't think will change anyone's mind (I may go to NH though, for the weekend before the primary, to actually DO something that might actually help). I'd rather have someone with an informed opinion decide to vote against my candidate/cause/yadda than just blindly vote because they recognise a name on a sign. People who vote on the basis of name recognition and uninformed opinions deserve what they get. They may as well stay home on election day and watch "Joe Millionare" or another of those uber-intelligent shows. I'll be over here listening to NPR. *g* God, I sound like a snob. *nances off ,nose in the air*
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