Complaint by Numbers

Happy Election Day!

November 4, 2008
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I voted!

Also, a friend sent me this link, and the story is quite cute.


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I ain’t sayin’ he’s a gold-digger…

July 17, 2008
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…but if I get another email from Barack Obama asking for money…

Yes, that was a lot of ellipses, but I still made my point. I’ve received countless emails from Obama and his staff, all asking for a donation of at least $25. Now, being a student who currently freelances to pay the rent, this doesn’t really appeal to me. While I would love to help drum up support by flyering my (predominantly French Canadian) neighborhood, or making phonecalls, or getting one of those ridiculous button-making machines and going to town, being asked for money just seems like too much.

It’s not that I’m not an Obama supporter, I mean, there is, in fact, a reason why I’m on his mailing list, but it seems a bit absurd for his team to bombard their supporters every week (it’s probably actually more frequent, but I’ve trained myself to delete the requests without really even paying attention). I voted for him in the primaries, and I’ll vote for him again in the general election, but it sort of galls me that I’m being repeatedly begged for monetary donations. I realize this is just politics, but I’m starting to feel guilty about not donating…


Could an Edwards endorsement finally end this madness?

May 14, 2008
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CNN recently confirmed that John Edwards will endorse Barack Obama in the upcoming race for the presidency. While Edwards didn’t pull too much of the electorate during the primaries, his endorsement could mean the support of many voters who could otherwise be swayed to the (sinking) Clinton campaign. After all, Edwards won 7% of the votes in West Virginia, despite his absence from the race. Perhaps with this endorsement, Clinton will gracefully step down. Now if only Gore would drop some hints about his leanings…

I don’t mean to Clinton-bash. At the beginning of the year, and in fact, in the weeks preceding Super Tuesday, I was still a fan of Clinton, though somewhat hesitantly. Unfortunately, her recent campaign tactics and mudslinging which have won her many votes, have turned me off entirely to her entire campaign. 

Through her entire run, I’ve been reminded of this Mad TV parody of the Britney Spears song, “Lucky.” I don’t generally enjoy Mad TV, but I was struck by the foresight of this video.

Video after the jump.

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Who’s voting for Clinton?

May 14, 2008
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According to a recent CNN exit poll, it’s uneducated, old women. Harsh as that statement may seem, I’ve got the data to back it up, thanks to West Virginia. 

What I found interesting was that the majority of voters were fairly uneducated. Only 30% of voters had graduated college (including those with a higher degree). The majority of Clinton’s votes came from those who only graduated high school. What’s interesting, is that the table provided shows the breakdown for each group, and the more degrees obtained by a certain individual, the more likely they seemed to vote for Obama. 

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