I talked to some guy today at Penn State. I asked him if he was following the election, he replied “not really”. I asked him if he planned on voting, he said “yeah, I’m voting for Obama…because he’s black. I want to say I voted for the first black president”.
Really? Then I said to him, “well what is Obama is horrible, worse than Bush and runs our entire country into the ground?” (just playing devil’s advocate). And seriously, the kid looked at me like he never considered that before. I told him to read up on the issues and make an educated decision.
Honestly, I don’t think kids should be allowed to vote until 21, I’ve just decided. We push and push college students to vote. We stress it so much, it’s the most important thing in the whole world. Guess what, the kids are voting – the plan worked. One problem -they have no idea who they are voting for. We could let Hitler run for president and if he speaks fluent German and no English, college students might just be prone to vote for him. After all, he’d be our first non-english speaking president. I want to say I voted for him!