I don't know a lot about politics and am that typical young punk kid who doesn't really have an interest in politics either. According to a crabby old bitch I work with, I am the reason this country is on the decline. She likes to remind me on a weekly basis how much my generation sucks and how we're all a bunch of slackers.
I have no excuse for my lack of political interest or knowledge. It just doesn't appeal to me. I think I started really getting turned off by the process when those stupid political commercials became such a huge part of the campaign process. They throw a bunch of useless facts at us in a quick, flashy way. Honestly, they could make up any statistic, put it in a commercial with some doom and gloom music behind it and make it sound true. The only way to figure out if said stats are accurate is to actually do some research and let's face it, we're America. We're lazy. And they know it. Those ads are patronizing and continue to get worse. At some point we're going to turn on the tv and hear about how one presidential candidate slaps hookers, kicks puppies into mud puddles, rapes babies and then dick slaps their foreheads AND they don't believe in offshore drilling!!!!!
Having said all that, I think John McCain is really old and he creeps me out. He looks like he'd be someone's questionable neighbor who stares out his window a little too long watching kids play in the streets. And I really think he picked that woman as his vice prez candidate because she has a vagina and he wants to get the vagina vote. I don't like that. Pick someone because they're capable, not because they pee sitting down. Sadly, there are a lot of pissed off, stupid women in this country who will vote that way simply because they want to be a part of female history. Palin doesn't have to say anything at this point. All she has to do is show up to rallies, prove she has tits and call it a day. The she-sheep of this country will do the rest.
I probably won't vote. Not because I'm too lazy to wake up early and go to the polls before work (which of course I am), but because haven't taken an interest in this election and am not one of those people that just shows up and votes for whoever they think might fuck shit up the least. I would rather people not vote than vote out of ignorance.