Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Reality vote

I know this U.S. election is HUGE-ARSE important. And, if Obama gets elected, history will have been made before our very eyes. Seriously important.

But... (you knew there was a "but")

...I find the election thing a teensy bit upsetting for a few reasons:

1. Canadians everywhere are reading, watching, talking, blogging and facebook-status-ing about the U.S. election. Yet... when it came to our own election, there was a record-low interest. Of course, the U.S. election has a wide-spread effect on the world and, therefore, on us as well. But our OWN election has a big outcome on our lives. And people really didn't seem to care.

2. The whole election process is on the verge of going "hollywood". Case in point: "American Idol judge Simon Cowell has been so inspired by the theatrics of the U.S. election campaign, he plans to change the way British politics is covered... Cowell is determined to change the way political messages are delivered in the U.K. insisting he could create a TV show to help revitalize Britain's political culture".

Cowell was quoted as saying: "Politics is showbusiness these days. More and more so."

This is kind of sad, no?


  1. My sentiments exactly. I couldn't agree with you more,Heather

  2. Maybe we could use some of that Hollywood pazzazz here. Let's face it we have such poor choices for candidates! Also two elections in two years is definitely a bit much. I am not comfortable with Mr. Harper and though he needed more votes to get what he wants to run this country, I'm not sure that "what he wants" is really the best thing for Canada. Time will tell.

  3. Cowell was quoted as saying: "Politics is showbusiness these days. More and more so."

    Disturbing for so many reasons.