Monday, November 3, 2014
The Home Stretch: Campaign Ads
"Tis the night before election day and all through the house, we can't escape hearing from PACS, special interest groups and quite a few louse." Not exactly Longfellow, but you get the picture. Even taking the dog for a walk this weekend proved an effort in tactical maneuvers to avoid campaign canvassers from state and federal house and senate volunteers, to neighbors and parents of kids from my daughters school vying for city council seats.
Most everyone in the US is ready to be done with the 2014 election season, or the campaign season, but I read an interesting pop up on Facebook today. It went along the lines of how important each and every voter is to the process of a free society, and essential to the electoral process. If we weren't all so important, why would the campaigns be throwing hundreds of thousands, and in some cases millions in advertising aimed at getting your vote. Think about that before you choose to pass on the election tomorrow.
There is much to crab about in government, but also much to preserve in protecting our rights, starting with exercising our right to vote. Your vote is a powerful tool.