Friday, June 13, 2008

Does Enthusiam Matter?

Posted by Teresa at 2:23 PM
A CNN poll finds shows Democrats are "extremely enthusiastic" about voting this
year and Republicans, not so much. From the article:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Republican party may face tough
times at the polls come November, according to results of a new
national survey.

Sixty-three percent of Democrats questioned say they are either
extremely or very enthusiastic about voting this year. Only 37
percent of Republicans feel the same way, and 36 percent of
Republicans say they are not enthusiastic about voting.

"Republicans are far less enthusiastic about voting than Democrats
are, and enthusiasm has plummeted among GOPers since the start
of the year," said Keating Holland, CNN polling director. "There was
already an 'enthusiasm gap' in January, when Democrats were 11
points higher than GOPers on this measure. Now, that gap has grown
to 26 points."

"Bottom line: After eight years of the Bush presidency, Republicans
are demoralized," said Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst.

My immediate thought: Who cares about enthusiasm? Isn't voting about electing
someone whose policies you agree with and can best do the job? Voting is a civic
duty, I never realized I'm suppose to be pumped up about pulling the lever.

Also, this should be a clear signal to John McCain that he needs to choose a
Vice-President candidate who can brings a spark life into his campaign. Someone
more media friendly, perhaps.



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