Are you totally ignoring the Presidential Election Process? If so, WHY?

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Are you totally ignoring the Presidential Election Process? If so, WHY?

Bignuf Bignuf
Young people were very involved in the last Presidential election process, and appeared in droves for Obama. Now, apparently, there is FAR, FAR less interest in the election among college and grad school age young adults, but those who DO voice a strong opinion are firmly and passionately Republican (although a number of those were firm RON PAUL supporters).

If you are one of the disaffected folks who is NOT interested in following the election, with SO much at stake for YOUR OWN future, we are curious as to WHY you feel this way????
01/11/2012
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El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'm happier with the current administration than the previous one. Honestly, from my standpoint, I'm pretty sure the President is going to get 4 more years. None of the Republican contenders really stand out to me as Presidential contenders. I'm thinking it's going to be a Romney/Paul or a Romney/Huntsman ticket. All they have to say to knock that down is "Bane" or "Bain", whichever group Romney was a part of.
01/11/2012
Jaimes Jaimes
I am interested, but I do like to keep up with politics. I think the last election had a very rock star, "it-factor" vibe to it, which was appealing to the younger crowd, and they appeared in droves. While I'm not really motivated or inspired by Romney, I would like to see if he'll appeal to a more moderate base. If he can get through the nomination without swinging hard-core over to the religious right, he might at least make it interesting.

I don't propose to call myself an expert by any means, but from my observations, this has been a rough 4 years of policy on fiscally conservative people. I don't mean in a financial sense, everyone is affected by this economy, but in the sense of seeing policies go through that are on the other side of their political identity. A scary amount of money has been spent very quickly, without quite as much attention to economic health as I think many conservative folks were hoping. The chance for change is getting them riled up. Plus, politics is now like a team rivalry. Its less about the individual contender, and more about wanting your side to win.
01/11/2012
Ghost Ghost
I pretty much ignore it. They are all losers to me.
01/11/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Jaimes
I am interested, but I do like to keep up with politics. I think the last election had a very rock star, "it-factor" vibe to it, which was appealing to the younger crowd, and they appeared in droves. While I'm not really motivated or ...
I don't know about the "rock star" or "it-factor", but I can see what you're saying.

I really think the approval of Super-Pac's just goes to show that most politicians aren't really looking out for our best interests and that it takes a LOT of money to play their games.

You're right too, politics do seem to have a team mentality to them. All or nothing. Us vs. Them. It's totally not good.
01/11/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
i was up late last night to see who would get fourth in NH.
01/11/2012
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Young people were very involved in the last Presidential election process, and appeared in droves for Obama. Now, apparently, there is FAR, FAR less interest in the election among college and grad school age young adults, but those who DO voice a ...
totally ignoring it all. i believe it's a dog and pony show. nobody in that seat is going to be a good guy... you have to be a puppet for the powers that be to allow you to get in that seat. our votes don't count.


that's my pollyanna 2 cents for the day.




if i choose NOT to participate in this hairbrained scheme then i can't complain when it goes haywire.
01/11/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
totally ignoring it all. i believe it's a dog and pony show. nobody in that seat is going to be a good guy... you have to be a puppet for the powers that be to allow you to get in that seat. our votes don't count.


that's my ...
i disagree immensely with that last statement. I think not voting is more like noticing a hole in a ship and not saying anything, or witnessing a crime and not doing anything to help.
01/11/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Young people were very involved in the last Presidential election process, and appeared in droves for Obama. Now, apparently, there is FAR, FAR less interest in the election among college and grad school age young adults, but those who DO voice a ...
Because I'm British.
01/11/2012
loveshocks loveshocks
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Young people were very involved in the last Presidential election process, and appeared in droves for Obama. Now, apparently, there is FAR, FAR less interest in the election among college and grad school age young adults, but those who DO voice a ...
I have been reading about it in the news, when there are new articles. But I haven't been going out of my way to read about it (I'm Canadian and live in Canada).
01/11/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
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Originally posted by Silverdrop
Because I'm British.
Same here
01/13/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I generally don't pay much attention simply because politics don't interest me very much. It's a subject I often have trouble focusing on, and even when I can pay attention I tend not to be very impressed with either side. Since I don't have a strong opinion one way or the other, for me to vote would be an abuse of the right.

I also don't have a working television currently, and it's WAY easier to not notice elections when candidate ads aren't popping up at you all the time.
01/13/2012
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