Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pop Culture Politicians

Remember in 1992 when Bill Clinton was running for his first term? He went on MTV and was interviewed by young voters, something that had never been done before, and changed the way, for a while, young voters were viewed. Eight and twelve years later the young vote would largely be ignored, especially by Bush and the Republican party.

This time around, it's looking like both candidates are at least trying to appeal to the young voter. Recently they've both done Pop Culture Q&A's with Entertainment Weekly, and chosen their Top Ten Songs for Blender. McCain also tried - and failed - to take Obama down a notch by unfavorably comparing him to Paris Hilton, a move which backfired when her parents got super pissed since they'd given his campaign a shit ton of money. The Funny or Die response is, I hate to admit because I despise Paris Hilton, hilarious.

Honestly, I think Obama has the edge in almost all areas, but then, I'm supporting him and I really dislike McCain. But really, when a candidate's name is built in for campaign t-shirts that say Barack the Vote, how can you lose?

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