Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Super Tuesday


Hey so it's super Tuesday and for the last couple of weeks I have been following the rally's and debates through Youtube and in the papers. Though I have my opinions and am happy with the candidates that are running and feel either way the turn out, we should be in a better place then we are now.I do of course feel strong about who I'm voting for but am not pushing my thoughts on you, The Candidate Im voting for is the best Candidate in my mind and best suits me. I know this is a little late and I should have posted earlier this week but It is has been said that this election should be a big surprise to a lot of people. It also has been said that it is hard to predict who's going to win because of many last minute decisions and can all come down to the younger voters.

I believe anyone who is able to Vote should, but also believe that if you haven't followed the races and arent sure of what Candidate to Vote for, you shouldn't just vote based on a friends decision or one piece of information you overheard when walking down the street. (Which is why I am not trying to sway anyones decisons). Picking a Candidate is important and depends on the person Voting and their needs and ideals. Gathering information about Candidates is important and like making any big decison I feel the more sources you have the better.

I know I'm still getting my feet wet as far as politics and there is a lot to learn and to know, But

I recently read a Transcript from a video by Lawrence Lessig a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School ( I found it on Digg.com)

which he talks about many other important traits to look for in a Candidate. Though he sides with Obama he makes clear statements about both Candidates (Democratic) and backs all of his points with sited quotes. One important topic he touches upon in a Candidate is moral character. Lessig states that the policy differences between the two candidates are small and studying the real traits of them is the most important. The Transcript is informative and is definitley worth reading.
*AIGA, the professional association for design, asked designers from across the United States to create posters that would encourage the American public to participate in the electoral process, and to vote for a presidential candidate.
The following designs appeared among 50,000 posters created for the 2004 campaign. The initiative which began in 2000. These are a few of my favorites.