I am writing this letter reflecting the similarities between the current presidential race and the 2008 campaign.
First, both elections have had a candidate with the ability to reach out to the souls of the American people, using slogans such as “Change you can believe in” and “Make America great again.” These slogans have triggered passion among citizens who normally do not vote or care to, and become active in politics. This in return has raised voter turnout in lower-voting demographic categories, which is great — people caring about the country they live in.
The problem is that most of the new voters don’t know what they are talking about or what is going on. Instead, they vote for what they feel, however ridiculous the reasons may be, such as being tired of seeing a white president, so vote for Obama, and now, making America great with a white president and kicking out the immigrants.
Voters not understanding the issues vote by judging the cover of the book and not for what’s inside, leading to unqualified voters, voting for unqualified candidates for the presidency.
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JB Garcia, Pasco