The Pursuit of Knowledge: Election 2008

So, we are in the final swing of the 2008 Election. The major parties have their tickets put together in pretty little packages. The minor parties do not have enough presence to warrant discussion. No one's platform has been clearly defined and we are being asked to vote for "change" by both sides of this The mudslinging has started. But, before you duck for cover, make sure you have all the facts you need to make an informed decision on November 4, 2008.

Some great sources for information:

~ is a great non-partisan website that lists information on each candidate and where they stand on the issues.

~ has a nice countdown clock to remind you how much time you have until it is time to start voting and some tabs at the top with each candidate and a couple of news feeds about each.


Sept 26, 2008: Presidential debate w/ domestic policy focus, U. of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Oct 2, 2008: Vice Presidential debate, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Oct 7, 2008: Presidential debate in a town hall format, Belmont U., Nashville, TN
Oct 15, 2008: Presidential debate w/ foreign policy focus, Hofstra U., Hempstead, NY

~ Talk to your friends that you know who actually have smart political opinions (keyword: smart) that have decided on whom they are voting. Understand that they will have their biases already in place and make sure you talk to someone who is voting for each of the major candidates, so you may hear at least both sides with equal bias. This is by far my least favorite way to proceed, but it is better than being uninformed.

Please, take the opportunity to allow yourself to be open enough to make an informed decision and vote using your head and heart (yes, both of them).

I know it is interesting for me to be putting a blog out there about seeking non-partisan information after posting a blog about my dislike for a candidate; however, that is just my opinion and you are welcome to factor that how you please. Your opinion may vary and that is great that means you actually have an opinion and are at the very least on your way to making a smart decision.

If you have any other good sites to look at let me know. If you have an opinion that you would like to share, please attach it opposed to my last blog and we will try to keep this link as neutral as possible.

Good luck and happy voting!



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