Sunday, November 26, 2006

The media played a big part in the election. The media kept the elections from being corrupt but it also helped some candidates have an unfair advantage. But the Fairness Doctrine is not in effect, so it is hard to keep everyone happy. Future candidates for the 2008 election may include John Edwards and Tommy Thompson. It already seems like it will be a heated election especially with the change in the house. The media is already doing a lot of buzz about possible candidates like Feingold. But with this election, changes like Iraq policy and minimum wage will be shown. Lot of policies will be changed, some for the good and some for the bad.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Overall, analysis from the election shows the power of the independent voter. The independent voter has the power to choose who will be the winner. Iraq was a big issue among the voters and there was a lot of disappointment among political corruption. The majority of voters were critical of Bush. Candidates for the 2008 Presidential race will need to use this election has a lesson to follow. They know that the media highlights scandals more often than good deeds. They need to use the media carefully because it can backfire. Being against the war in Iraq and being honest and not involved with a scandal will definitely help a candidate succeed in the upcoming race. Of course having money will help a candidate do well too.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Wow! Those polls are very accurate. Democrats control the House, now. Doyle is still governor. Some say it was the historical 8 year trend, and some say it was the dissatisfaction with the President and the war. The media is all buzzing about what kind of impact this will be for policy-making. It was interesting to hear what other countries thought about the election. They all pretty much agree that the Democrats winning the House was a good thing and it was a blow to President Bush. The fear of leaving Iraq in chaos was heard, though. Rumsfield stepped down, which was a smart thing to do considering he would not have been able to fulfill his position. I wanted to see though more minorities win the election. There are no big recounts as of right now, so that's good news. We have to see in the coming days more of the impact of this election.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Two more days till election day! Right now, there is a buzz about the Democrats taking over the House. That will definitely change some things! This buzz has made the election more important. I think it would not have so much buzz if this was not the case. But the media has something to talk about now. The good thing out of this possibility of change is that it will encourage possible voters to go and vote. They will realize that their vote counts. There are so many organizations out there encouraging the youth to vote. They are using the media to in a way "brainwash" the youth that voting is the "cool thing to do". Media is very powerful in promoting change but is it more powerful than the temptations of corporate greed? I don't know about that.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Where is the money coming from? A key question in the election race. Contributors are giving more money to a candidate in order for the candidate to do "favors" for the contributor. Doyle and Green both attack each other. There was a law prohibiting dirty money but apparently politicians only like making laws not enforcing and following them. Well that is an overgeneralization but making sure the media presents a candidate being "clean and honest" is crucial to their campaign. The typical stereotype of the politician is created by the media and they are always trying to find ways to reinforce it. A candidate has to make sure that not only are they doing good things for the people but that they are doing it the ethical way.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

In a poll conducted by the Wisconsin Public Radio and St. Norbert College Survey Center finds that Doyle(51 percent) wins Green(38 percent). It was a random telephone survey. I think I was involved with it too. I answered a phone call asking who I was going to vote for and a lot of other questions. I voted for Doyle. I believe polls are pretty accurate. JSonline said this survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percent. With this pre-election poll 3 weeks before the date, I am pretty sure that Doyle will win. The incumbent usually wins because they have a bigger war chest. Well, we'll see what happens on Nov. 7th....

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

This year's election has gotten blown up! First of all, the signs of Leibham,Aulik, Doyle, and Green are enormous. What a waste of paper! Attack ads are at an all time high. It's funny because there are attacks on the attack ads. Then there are accusations on who's doing the attacking. Doyle responds by saying his ads are only a defense to Green's attacks. And Green says "he didn't start it". For me, the ads do not appeal to me at all but only make me less excited to vote and less eager to vote for a candidate. I want to hear the postive things a candidate is doing. If I want to hear the negative things, I'm not going to care about an ad that is obviously biased. I really wonder how it is going to be like next year.