Issam Elbaytam - ThoughtChain.Serialize()

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Philip is wondering about last-minute-voters and makes an interesting point.  I heard an impressive speech from Ralph Nader once.  He said that if Americans used sports-fan methods for the election this country would be a hundred times better.  He said that sports-fans keep so much information about players, teams, managers, stats and so on, but voters are more casual about the most important decision a citizen makes for the country.

This year will be my first time to vote and I've spent so much time over the past year listening to debates, researching the candidates and hearing from others.  I think I understand what Nader was talking about.  The pundits spend hours talking about a single irrelevant sound bite instead of focusing on the issues.  And candidates get away with answering almost nothing on where they stand and spend more time on attacking the other candidates.