Politics and Candidates 101
What would be the ONE thing you would suggest a "non-political" person to do in order to learn more about the candidates? Not persuade them, but help them become better informed without being overwhelmed.
I would suggest examining your priorities. What is most important to YOU? For example, I am concerned with how much money the government takes from me and how they spend it more so than gay marriage or global warming. Examine your life, truly look at how you live and what you think the government's role should be (or shouldn't be) in your life. Don't let them (i.e. the candidates, the media, the Super PACs, the late night comedians) tell you what should be important to you. Don't let them intimidate you! Decide what a couple of the big issues are to you and your family, then investigate the candidate's positions on those few points. Hopefully, this will help avoid becoming overwhelmed.
by Emer Kelly 6 years ago
Do you think people should have to display an understanding of politics before being allowed to voteI don't mean an in-depth understanding, just a basic one of how government works and what each party/candidate stands for.
by William Johnson 4 years ago
Do you think we need more than two major political parties in the USA?Do you think the country would be better with more parties represented on a bigger scale?
by Jack Lee 2 years ago
Why can't some people be objective when evaluating political candidates?I just finish reading an op-ed on the New York Times by the pollster Frank Luntz especally the comments section at the end by readers. It occurs to me how so many people are skewed by their politics and refuse to be objective....
by Kathryn L Hill 3 years ago
Which do you prefer?I prefer the latter. Who wouldn't?
by TheManWithNoPants 6 years ago
How open are you to a MAJOR change in American politicsIf we want to change washington, we have to change ourselves first. We have to change our expectations. We have to raise them. Washington's results mirror our expectations, and polls show we don't expect much.
by Ralph Schwartz 2 years ago
Has this election season changed America forever? If you think so, then how?Charges of election rigging, infiltration by the "Russians," troves of e-mail leaks, inflammatory rhetoric from both parties, and outright fraud are all topics making headlines. Add in the real...
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