Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Solution to Voter Apathy?

It's generally agreed among people who don't watch Fox News that Republican successes in the recent mid-terms were less a ringing endorsement of the GOP and more a natural result of voter apathy. College student turnout was particularly low.

Obama's not very good at communicating his successes. Furthermore, while he pulled us backed from the brink of another Depression, "Things Could Have Been a Lot Worse," isn't a terribly inspiring campaign theme.

Maybe the Democrats need to look abroad for ideas on generating voter enthusiasm. In Spain, the Socialist Party of Catalonia created a TV spot for the upcoming regional elections called "Voting Is a Pleasure:"

Although now that I think about it, this might have been a better fit with the Clinton years.

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