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Looking Ahead

You know, we are just getting out of 2003 and already, I wish 2004 was over. At least the first 11 months of it...

Why? Because I hate the whole presidential campaign bull shit that is going to really get started very soon. Already, we are being subjected to some political ads on TV. By the time July rolls around, I would bet that about 50% of all commercials on TV will be political related. Then, around September, close to 90% will be political. The commercials are going to be low brow and, by November, will really not have anything to do with the actual facts of the campaign. Instead, they will focus on small sound bites, taken out of context and blown up to be more than they really are

I am an informed voter. I don't just vote for one person over the other just because of their political party. My vote will not be swayed by some annoying television commercial. It scares the crap out of me that there are people out there that are swayed by that stuff. I would hope that these people would go out and find out where the candidates really stand on the issues. Read a newspaper. Check out the Internet. Something... Don't just rely on the commercials.

"Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half." - Gore Vidal

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of course even these days the internet or reading a newspaper can't always be counted as valid sources. everything is so slanted one way or the other. i can safely say who i am not voting for, but who i am is anybody's guess at this point.

matt it's nice that all of our family if so opionated. always knew you were one my favorite. janie

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