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.