i don't get it. not one bit. i see the commericals (like they even offer the WHOLE story), i watch (kinda) the debates, i watch the news, i engage in conversation etc. yet at the end of the day, i couldn't really tell you where each guy stands on EVERY issue. to be honest, i hear more backlashing at each other, than facts about where they stand. then don't get me started on local politics... how are we supposed to keep them all straight. you drive around town and see the billboards and signs on every corner and in most yards so i can tell you all the names... but i don't have a clue what they're running for, or better yet, where they stand on the issues at hand.
i fear i'm not the only one with this issue. talking with people about the issues seems to only complicate things. most of the time, they've gotten their info from a not so reliable source, or they know where they stand, so they only tell you half the story. which leaves me, yet again, confused. i've found myself reading up on things more and more to attempt to formulate my own opinions on things, but at the end of the day i'm conserned that not enough people do that very thing, and they vote based on only half the story.
all that being said, i encourage us all to study hard and get our facts straight and don't forget to vote. oh yeah and starbucks red holiday cups come out the same day... so after you vote, go get a warm drink in a festive red cup and begin the holiday season!