January 05, 2008

KISS UP

Wyoming held its caucus today. (Did you even know that? I didn't. Iowa stole the show.) Romney got most of the delegates, but this quote from the article rankled me a tad:

"Number one, he campaigned here," delegate Leigh Vosler of Cheyenne said of Romney. "I think that helped while some other candidates ignored us. But also he's the right person for the job."

Am I the only one who thinks that it's sad that people will vote for someone just because he kissed up to them? I have not gotten a single piece of mail, email, or phonecall from any candidate at all, so I based my choice on reading articles and opinion pieces from people I respect and watching the debates. I don't need a candidate to come suck up to me and shake my hand in a diner to make me want to vote for him.

Politics is so fascinating...and so disgusting.

Posted by: Sarah at 03:33 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 I don't think this is much different than the early studies on management when productivity increased simply b/c management expressed concern over lighting. People will support someone who expresses an interest in them. It's human nature - act like you care about me and I'll do almost anything for you.

Posted by: MP at January 05, 2008 11:21 PM (zXAER)

2 Yep, the face time is important. Why should people vote for someone who, despite supposedly having similar goals and outlooks, doesn't bother to acknowledge your presence?

Posted by: Ted at January 06, 2008 03:16 AM (yRolC)

3 But, Ted, there are 300 million Americans. Surely we can't all expect individual face time? I don't know, it just seems phoney to me. Go to Iowa and pretend you care all about ethanol...go somewhere else and pretend you care about their stuff. I'd rather see them on TV addressing all Americans as a whole.

Posted by: Sarah at January 06, 2008 04:17 AM (TWet1)

4 There's not an expectation of individual face time, but if a candidate didn't even go to an event in the state then it would follow that he (or she/it/whatever) isn't interested in the state.

Posted by: MP at January 06, 2008 05:14 AM (zXAER)

5 You mean the Presidential election wasn't decided by the Iowa caucus? Oh, crap. Now I *am* depressed -- I thought the election was over.

Posted by: Tracy at January 06, 2008 02:43 PM (gV2m7)

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