Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Choose and Lose
Today's column for the Daily Banter takes a look at MTV's get-out-the-vote initiative, circa 2012 -- and how relentlessly stupid it is.
Here's the opening shot:
"I’m probably going to sound like the stereotypical old guy in the room here, but bear with me.
The first time I voted for president was in 1992 and, like many my age at the time, I voted for Bill Clinton. The reason should be obvious to anyone who lived through the presidential election of 1992: Clinton and his optimistic vision for America spoke to me as a young adult; he was the first president in my lifetime to truly reach out to the youth in a meaningful way and value their involvement in the political process and in building the country’s future. Later, of course, we’d find out that the hand he was extending to the female youth of America was aimed mostly at their breasts, but it’s not like I knew that at the time..."
Read the Rest Here