Tuesday, October 23, 2007

So I joined a facebook group called 1,000,000 Strong For Stephen T. Colbert and it is growing by an alarming rate.

Edit 10/25/2007

So the group is already at like 986,882 members - it will probably hit 1,000,000 around midnight tonight - that's crazy!

What sort of message does this send out to politicians? We would rather trust an intellectual comedian (who has no experience) over the consistently untrustworthy people who are officially running. It seems like we would be better off picking a candidate who isn't corrupted by (big business and) politics. It seems like it would be very difficult for everyone in the country to know about someone who 'should' be President without our current party system (though Colbert seems to be proving that point wrong, having almost 1,000,000 "votes" in less than 11 days). And actually (granted I am getting these facts from like the Jay Leno show) it seems like most Americans don't even know their various elected officials in the first place.

There are a lot of people complaining about how many underage (under the voting age to be specific) kids are in the 1,000,000 Strong For Stephen T. Colbert. Is it good that so many 'kids' are actually getting interested in voting? Or is this simply fuel for the (Future of America's) apathetic fire?

The Washington Post has more to say on this facebook group.