Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Day Approaches

Greg Mankiw's Blog: Election Day Approaches:
"So the next time a friend of yours tells you he's not voting, don't try to change his mind. It's a good bet that if he's not voting, he's not been following the election closely anyway. Maybe he watched a baseball game instead of the debates. Maybe he is bored silly with all the talk of targeted tax cuts, privatized social security, and campaign finance reform. Maybe he's as ignorant about public policy as those focus groups of undecided voters that are the media's latest darling.

So rather than pushing your friend to the polls, perhaps you should thank him for staying at home. He's making your vote count just a little bit more."
Via Instapundit. Nice -- I actually favor some sort of basic intelligence test prior to voting to ensure that voters have some minimal level of knowledge and understanding of the issues.

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