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Friday, September 12, 2008

Political poll and a pig picture

Olivia smear campaignI just realized that I haven't had a poll in, like, forevah! And, I haven't gotten you grinding your crackers on the political front in a whole week. What is wrong with me?

So, I thought I'd throw in a political poll, thereby killing two birds with one stone. That and, well, I don't have a whole lot of time to write a post, but I've got some more serious ones in the hopper. I just need to find the time to write them.

Anyhoo, since we've all had time to recover from the national conventions, it's time to take the pulse of the Crunchy readers. I framed the question to allow non-U.S. citizens to participate as well. Since we are all part of this here global community and all.

Let the people speak! Or, rather, click!



Unfortunately, my freebie polling software limits my choices to seven, but one thing I wanted to include but couldn't was whether or not people were voting for "their" party based on platform even though they weren't too pleased with the people running.

Finally, I'm quite upset at all the fuss over the Olivia smear campaign. Leave this children's book character alone! She's just a pig for crying out loud!

21 comments:

jimbolini23 said...

While I was unaware of an Olivia smear campaign (and, frankly, I was unaware of Olivia), I do like pigs! :-) Let's put one in the White House :-D

Ashley said...

Woah, landslide victory in Crunchy-land.

If only. :)

Anonymous said...

Did you hear the NPR story the other day where the farmer put lipstick on his pig? It was pretty cute(the story not the pig).

skywaykate said...

I vote for Olivia!!

Hausfrau said...

I voted on your poll for who I would want to win, but not who I will actually vote for in Nov. Unfortunately they are different candidates. :(

MeadowLark said...

Hausfrau, how so? I thought we were supposed to vote with our hearts and minds?

Is it the 3rd party issue? Because that's what I'm totally struggling with. I want to vote third party, really I do. But I'm afraid if I do, a)my person won't win (that's obvious) and b) the wrong person WILL win.

Sigh. I'm going to have an early morning G&T, I think. :(

Tara said...

I just wish more people would actually vote based on issues, and not on sound bites, or on who's got better hair, or on who they can most readily identify with. I mean, how many average Americans can really identify with a politician? Really? And does it even matter? I don't have to have a president that's just like me - one that's competent, gracious and gave half a crap would do. ;-)

MeadowLark said...

I vote we make a new amendment (why not, they do it all the time) that says members of congress and Presidents cannot keep any money from book deals or speaking engagements and all profits must be given toward the national debt. I wonder how many people would run then?

mudnessa said...

I was just thinking that you have not done a poll in a LONG time. I hope the actual election will go like your little poll . . .

Sharlene said...

Its not that I want any of them to be president, its that I have to pick one ticket and Obama/Biden looks the least scary at this point.... I wonder what its like to actually vote for a presidential candidate because I actually like them. What a concept that would be.

Erika said...

Like several others that have already commented... I voted not with who I truly hope will win, but for the one I would prefer that has a realistic chance of winning, come November.

--Erika

Daniellebrat said...

Very creative the Olivia the pig thing. Love it!

Boysmom said...

Meadowlark, if you're in a non-swing state, it's really easy to ignore the third party=wasted vote retoric.
My state's gonna go McCain no matter who I vote for. No matter who a couple thousand of my closest friends vote for.
I'm not terribly impressed with anyone actually on the ticket at this point. Unless something major changes, I'll probably write someone in.
As far as the two major candidates go, what exactly do you think the substantive difference is going to be between their presidencies? Because at this point, I don't believe there is any. It's gonna be the exact same cake, just one's gonna use red food coloring in the frosting and the other's going to use blue. And Congress is going to make darn sure that it's so.

Two Flights Down said...

I wish "politician" wasn't actually a career--it allows too many opportunities for decisions based on bribes rather than what's really important. Politicians should be people who work like the average person, run for office, work to make things better for a few years, then have to return home to live with the laws they've made. When you're able to make politics a career, you become more concerned with staying in office in order to keep your job.

Mama said...

I'm voting for a third party, because I want to vote based on conscience, not on rhetoric. I think if more of us did that, a 3rd party would have more of a chance to enter into the arena.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

After seeing the results of the poll, I am loathe to ask this question:

Did you really expect anything different? Considering the focus of this particular blog?

I'm not criticizing, I'm just wondering if the poll was really even a question for you & your readers.

Anonymous said...

um, I'm assuming a canadian should put "I'm not voting in this crazy circus," after all, we have our own crazy circus coming up.

:0)
kt

Samantha said...

I'm registered to vote as a democrat; I identify most as a democrat (only because in this country there's not a whole lot of reason to identify outside of the two major parties--your candidate will never be elected in a major election). But, I will not be voting in this election as I do not care for either of the candidates. I refuse to vote for someone just because they happen to fall under the same umbrella party.

April said...

I love Olivia! I'm unaware of any smearing going on, am I missing something? Doesn't matter, I would still love Olivia.

Abbie said...

I'm a registered Republican. I will not be voting Republican. Not sure who I'll vote for... Maybe Nader? Maybe Green Party? Not sure. Funny how when I was 18 and knew nothing about politics I decided I was Repub, extremely right wing, reactionary really. As in go back in time and live like 200 years ago, grow/raise our own food, burn wood, family first... yeah I don't think anyone's running on that ticket, haha!

Obama will win my state no matter what, so I see my vote as a "throw away" anyhow, so I may as well vote along my ideals or not vote at all.

equa yona(Big Bear) said...

As Emma Goldman put it, "If voting changed anything, it would be illegal." I vote though gods know why. Actually its because I think anything would be better than 4 more years of the Republicans. But don't ever expect anything to actually change in this country without a full scale revolution. And then things would get worse because US citizens are among the most ignorant sheep ever, hell they elected GWB once after seeing him perform for 4 pathetic years.

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