In the weeks and months prior to the election, I had thought that there would be two important factors that could help tip the close race out of President Bush’s favor. One was first time voters that were registering mainly because they disliked how the current administration handled Iraq. The other was the fact that there are likely a large number of mostly young voters that have only cell phones and no landlines and thus would have been left out of traditional polling. I had assumed those voters would largely break for Kerry (which was purely an opinion and not based on any kind of evidence) As it turns out, I’m a member of both of those hypothetical groups of voters. I’m a young cell-phone only first-time voter who registered to vote primarily because I thought the president had made numerous mistakes and deceptions relating to Iraq. Based on sample size of, well, me I foolishly thought that I was part of a statistically significant unheard group that would play an important part in the outcome of the election. As it turns out, that was not the case and that’s what I find most disappointing. Or maybe there is a large demographic like me but everyone else just couldn’t tear themselves away from their Xboxen to go vote. That could well be, as I had to briefly debate myself about the importance of voting vs. the merits of heading straight home to play in the World of Warcraft final stress test.
Comment by Kimmee on 2004-11-11 17:42:30 +0000
“I’m a young cell-phone only first-time voter who registered to vote primarily because I thought the president had made numerous mistakes and deceptions relating to Iraq.”
Will, i was one of those people too.