Monday, November 1, 2010

Tomorrow's the day. Vote. Vote. Vote. Please.

In yesterday's LA Times, Michael Muskal points out that the REAL majority in the midterm elections will actually be those who just skip it. In other words, they're saying that this election will be decided by those who DON'T vote.

These non-voters are younger and more liberal than those likely to vote. This is not new - most midterms during a democratic presidency are like this. What is different in this case though, is that the mainstream media is driving this point at full throttle in order to give themselves more to talk about. Muskal says:
As the midterm election cycle finally approaches its end on Tuesday, the media will continue to be full of stories about the anti-incumbent anger swirling through the electorate and the even more pronounced partisan disagreement over how the economy is doing and is being handled politically.

Two things are worth remembering with Nov. 3, the day after the election, on the horizon. The overwhelming majority of incumbents will be reelected even if Republicans win control of the House and gain influence in the Senate, as most polls show. And the real anger over the economic recession is not enough to drive many people to vote.
This whole "non-voters are more liberal" stuff might not seem possible to you - but get a load of this:

Many of you reading this are those who voted for Barack Obama because we wanted change we can believe in and at this point, you're somewhat disappointed because many of the promises made have not been carried out (yet) or were not carried out in the way in which we wanted them to be. Friendlies, change we can believe in doesn't happen in just 18 months. It takes time and sometimes concessions have to be made - as Jon Stewart said this weekend at the Rally to Restore Sanity: "You go. Then, I go. You go. Then, I go." If you're still not convinced that you need and must vote, check out these 10 Reasons to Vote
Please - don't feel apathetic. Don't feel indifferent. Don't feel disenchanted.

Vote. Vote. VOTE. Tomorrow's the day. Plan on it and don't forget it. Let's keep the country moving forward - NOT BACKWARD. Vote. Vote. VOTE.

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