Political Roadtrips
April 14, 2004 1:40 PM   Subscribe

Political Roadtrips - Here's a novel alternative to protesting Bush - visiting swing states to register voters there.
posted by Spezzatura (12 comments total)
A bus ticket is worth a thousand words.
posted by troutfishing at 2:34 PM on April 14, 2004

Great idea.
posted by callmejay at 3:28 PM on April 14, 2004

excellent idea. Voter registration is going to be key this year.
posted by amberglow at 4:16 PM on April 14, 2004

Here's an idea: learn a bit about John Kerry's past and connections before deciding on "protesting Bush", voter registration and so forth.
posted by 111 at 5:07 PM on April 14, 2004

Heres an idea: learn a bit about George W. Bush's past and connections before voting for him...hmmmm
posted by SweetIceT at 5:14 PM on April 14, 2004

It's a deal. Before voting, learn the facts about both Bush and Kerry and then make up your mind.
posted by 111 at 5:51 PM on April 14, 2004

111, are you actually suggesting that voter registration is not a good thing?
posted by amberglow at 6:00 PM on April 14, 2004

111, feel free to post some links investigating Kerry's past and connections.

So far, I have looked up his Project Vote Smart info. He has, unfortunately, declined to fill out an NPAT, like every other Presidential candidate I can remember. There's information about his voting record, scorecards from interest groups, and links to a opensecrets campaign finance data.

This data is currently less available for Bush (except for campaign finance) for some odd reason. Anyone know why?
posted by namespan at 6:20 PM on April 14, 2004

amberglow: In a long ago post I linked to an article by Thomas Sowell (one of the few right wing pundits I have some respect for) called "We don't need more voters, we need better voters." It's offline now and I can't find it anywhere, but I often wonder if the basic sentiment isn't true.

Of course, mobilizing voters that *I* want to vote is a good thing.
posted by namespan at 6:25 PM on April 14, 2004

111 truly think s George Bush will make a better president than John Kerry. He also truly thinks that where your penis goes in this life has an effect on your eternal soul. Draw your own conclusions.
posted by Space Coyote at 9:41 PM on April 14, 2004

It has an effect on your mortal soul, though that particular effect is debated...
posted by weston at 11:22 PM on April 14, 2004

2004ward-- mobilizing tons of college students to go out this summer and register other young people.

I remember that post, namespan--but if we idiots can vote, then other idiots can too : >
posted by amberglow at 6:27 PM on April 15, 2004

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