Suggestion: Move Election Day to Dec 26

Discussion in 'Politics' started by mindseye, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. mindseye

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    It occurred to me that if people can muster happy thoughts and good wishes this time of year, moving elections to December 26 might be a good idea: Nasty attack ads would be more poorly received during the holiday season, and it'd be a lot harder to vote for a hate-minded ballot initiative while people are singing about peace on earth, goodwill towards men.

    Anyway, happy whatever you're celebrating. :) (Me, I'm celebrating the end of another long semester!)
     
  2. Mr. Snakey

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    A very interesting concept. Forever the thinking man you are. You have a great holiday and a wonderful new year.
     
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    Better idea: Move Election Day to April 16, while people are still filled with tax rage :)
     
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    How about April 1?
     
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    Be a fool to do that :rolleyes:
     
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    The nasty attack ads might diminish, but there would be a few other problems.

    • A great deal of people are traveling/out of state for the holidays
    • Volunteers at voting precincts would be very hard to come by
    • ACORN's highly ethical and commendable efforts of herding people into precincts would face a giant roadblock the day after Christmas
    • It would be difficult to follow election coverage on the news because kids are playing new Xbox video games on all TV's.
    • Santa would be too tired to vote, which would cost the Repubs a vote.
     
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    Ah, ever the partisan. Complaining about ACORN, while claiming that Santa Claus is a Republican vote.

    Especially after this election year's $600 tax rebate while the economy tanked, I agree, though. Santa Claus is a Republican:

    Panders to the masses? Check.
    Not based in reality? Check.
    Developed a factory on environmentally-sensitive land? Check.

     
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