Sunday, July 06, 2008

Question Of The Week, 7/6/08

Good morning. I kind of got the feeling that the media is still celebrating Independence Day. I couldn't find anything that I was satisfied with to use for this weeks question. So this week it will be something that just popped into my head and brought back a memory. I feel safe in saying that all of the political parties have web sites where we can find information about each party, including the party's platform. All of the candidates have their own web sites with information on where each of them stand on important issues. This weeks Question Of The Week is. Does the majority of voters put these tools to use or do they feel they can get all the information they need from their local paper and the nightly news?

I'll post my answer in the Comment Section Tuesday morning.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Praguetwin said...

In fact, a majority of voters are still unclear as to the major candidates platforms.

Elections are always decided by the millions of people who get all of their information from word of mouth and talking heads.

Long live democracy!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I believe that most voters left of center make their ballot-casting decisions on a superficial basis and, therefore, rely primarily on the nightly news. Those right of center also read newspapers and news magazines.

That said, those under age 30 may rely more on reading news on the Internet.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

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9:17 PM  
Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

Most voters are sheeple. Most of them do not have an inkling of a clue on how politics works in the United States. If we had to do a test on American politics before voting, only 10% of the US population would be able to vote.

Prime example: The number of Republicans who are voting for McCain, even though they are staunchly against illegal immigration.

That's also a prime example of sheer idiocy.

9:19 PM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

First I want to thank you for stopping by to answer this weeks question. Prague Twin, Welcome back and congratulations. There is more information on each candidate out there than most of us would have the time to read in a campaign season. That is sad when you consider the fact that most folks won't take the time to look at it. I wouldn't put anyone that answered this weeks question before I did in that group. I feel the majority would rather get their info from their local paper and the nightly news. They seem to feel that the media polls will tell them who the best candidate is. The best in the eyes of the main stream media. In most cases the candidates site will tell us where the candidate stands on important issues and lets us form our own opinion. Some folks are die hard Democrats or Republicans because Dad and Grand-Dad were. If they would take the time to check out their partys platform they might find they joined the wrong one. Several elections ago I was a major party delegate from Missouri. We spent more time working on/updating the party platform than nominating a candidate.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

10:41 AM  
Blogger AI said...

Most seem to get there information from sensationalist media sites that often have an agenda. Informed choice of candidates maybe something of the past. There was a day when many took the time to read a newpaper and/or news mag, today its all about headlines on the WWW and MSM.

6:00 AM  

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