My son will vote in his first Presidential Election this year. He just turned 18 and he seems enthused to participate in the election.
We don't discuss politics at our house much. Rob never does, not even to me and I try not to as it really is a personal choice. Besides, it's no fun when he won't respond. He won't even watch the SNL skits. He probably won't find this picture funny.
So I was out the other day with a group of female voters and I asked them why they are voting for their candidate.
Here are some of the responses to this very informal poll:
"My friend told me to"
"I think he is cuter than the other guy"
"She dresses nice but I didn't like her speech"
"I don't know, I just pick somebody"
"I don't care, so I'm not voting"
"I liked what she said she would do for us"
"That one guy made lots of promises, so that's why I like him"
I wish I could have gotten more responses but the recess bell rang and I had to leave.
Of yeah, these were 3rd and 4th grade school girls talking about their student body officers election.
I saw posters of the guys who were in the running, one was pretty cute for a 6th grader. I didn't see the girl but I'd heard that she had an early lead.