This is what I think.
Elections are schemes to keep two industries going strong: the postal system and the recycling system. The idea is to force me and other citizens to do our civic duty and take election propaganda garbage from our mailboxes and put them in the recycle bin.
Now this might actually have an up side if the effing garbage made by cutting down forests really had pertinent information on it. But I tell, you I got hundreds of these things this last cycle and they all say the same thing:
Work with the other side
blah blah blah
You can’t tell anything about the difference between the two (or more than two sometimes) candidates from these ruinations of our forest forcing me to cart them from my mail box to my recycle bin.
Then there are the robo phone calls. Three or four times a day they come in. More and more insipid nonsense. Once in a while a real human is on the other end of the line, but they don’t really know beans about anything, which was constantly proven when I’d asked them real questions.
Worse of all is when someone actually comes to my door. I might be in the middle of cooking, but they want to talk to me about their candidate or issue and again if you challenge them they don’t really understand what is really going on. Meanwhile the pot is burning and I have to finally be rude to get them to shut up.
All this money is spent on campaigns and I just described where a lot of the money goes. More goes to TV ads- which are even more insipid.
Am I just different than the regular person? Do they like having strangers knock on their doors or getting glossy garbage stuffing their mailbox or computers calling them over and over? Why do political junkies think that it is making phone calls and knocking on doors that is how you sell candidates?
Here’s the truth. I’m less likely to vote for someone if they send me glossy garbage in the mail. I’m less likely to vote for someone if they have a computer constantly calling me. I’m less likely to vote for someone if they have a flunky interrupt me doing important things in my house.
Don’t get me started on what I think of TV ads.