Why Election 2012 Matters So Muchby Golda Velez on Nov. 05, 2012, under Community, Politics & Government
Yes, because of education funding. Yes, because of money. Yes, because of balance of power and the ability to make rules that change how the game is played.
But also, because it sets a precedent for what wins.
Ken Larsen (disclaimer: my cousin) wrote a fascinating piece on why the Bush-Dukakis election was so important. No, Dukakis and Bush are not particularly fascinating folks. But that election set a precedent that negative campaigning swings votes, no matter how much the voters say they hate it.
The 2012 election could set a precedent that lying works.
Do we really want that? VOTE. Tell your friends to vote.
Here’s a couple links to cheat sheets on the propositions and candidates. Vote for Betts for TUSD, she is great. But anyway you do it, just Vote.