Tuesday, January 15, 2008

What’s the matter with people?

Why don’t people understand what voting is all about?  I’ve been hearing more and more people say this or a variation of it, “I’m not voting for [insert candidate here] because I don’t think [insert candidate here] will win and I don’t want to waste my vote.”

What’s the matter with people?  Elections aren’t popularity contests!

The problem is that so many people pay too much attention to published polls that they forget the purpose of THEIR individual vote.  They feel that if a poll says that candidate X is ahead, then that candidate is the only viable one running.

NH is an example of the fallacy of that type of faulty thinking.  Obama was ahead in almost every poll yet he lost to Clinton.  This should be proof enough to explain it.

Has anyone else heard this mess?

Posted by SPN on 01/15 at 12:45 PM
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