Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Quick Note from TeenColleen..

Obviously, the 2008 election was an incredibly important one, I get it.   But OMG, I am so over it.  Sorry for sounding so childish, but the constant news coverage and publicity,  including election tie-ins with Starbucks, Myspace, Chick-Fil-A, and Facebook has just made the words "vote" and "election" practically meaningless after a while.  Don't get me wrong, I am all for encouraging the youngsters and voting virgins (like myself) to vote, but it just got to be exhausting the last few weeks, actually months, before the election.  It is great to have so much information accessible but did it have to be in my face 24/7?!  

On the other hand, I did vote for the first time ever and I did get the free Starbucks.  I am a sucker.   

Any thoughts from the annoyed/ teenage/ eye-rolling side of your brain?  Just curious about our visitors opinions....


Ali said...

I've had a different election experience. Yes, I was ready for November 4th to get here, but I had an exciting time on my way. For the first time in my life, I was actively involved in the campaign of my preferred candidate. I attended two rallies, made phone calls for my candidate, met with party-activists and supporters, blogged about it, stickered my car and computer and often my collar. I enjoyed my involvement, and I have never felt so invested in my country as I feel today.

columbus imPRessions said...

good for you ali! thanks for the comment(s)!

i too was more engaged this year than ever, and learned a LOT about politics through conversations and self-initiated research. my problem was being inundated with information, at times when i wasn't looking for it. i think it can be patronizing to young voters when marketers use the election as a tool to target them.

just thought i would clarify my teen post in a more intellectual way.


Ali said...

Thanks, TeenColleen - and by the way, I will be calling you this outside of the blogisphere.