A good friend of mine posted a rather insightful anecdote regarding the political ignorance of some students. She describes a conversation about the revote effort she overheard while on the bus.
The climax is a stunner:
And then came the grand finale. “Yeah, I really only voted for Gregoire because my mom doesn’t like her and that’s enough for me.”Here, here!
Is there intelligent life on earth still? Or are we all mindlessly choosing to vote for whomever our enemies are voting against? It’s easy to claim superiority. It’s a lot more difficult to prove it.
On the other hand, I have often heard other students from the College Republicans express that their parents vote Democrat...but they usually care enough to explain to their parents their reasons for defecting to conservatism. A shift from left to right is usually a thoughtful shift, unlike the above example illustrates of a mindless shift from right to left.
Crossposted at Western Washington Unraveled