Quinte, On. real estate agent: Americans - Get Out and Vote

Americans - Get Out and Vote

Tomorrow is election day in the good old U.S. of A. Apparently it's a very important election. It always seems to be a very important election. I hear this every two years. I have come to believe that the American political parties spend more time, resources and energy trying to win elections than they do trying to run the country.

In the spirit of the 2010 election, along with a list of celebrities who are mobilising the masses by recording phone messages that are then dialed out to millions of homes, I am urging you to get out and vote. I am urging you to get out and vote because it's the politically correct and popular thing to be urging people to do. Just try not to vote for any idiots.

I'm pretty sure that no matter what the outcome is, about 50% of the population will be cheesed off and will already be thinking of things that they will blame the government for and will be working on their slogans for 2012 when they plan to "Take back America".

It's pretty funny watching some of the vacuous political advertisements. I often wonder where Americans get the stamina for this. It's awfully tiring. A while ago the Simpsons made a parody election commercial, and it's scary how many politician's messages have little more substance than Ralph Wiggum's does. After all, we all want a bright future for America.

Comment balloon 6 commentsMalcolm Johnston • November 01 2010 05:07PM


My vote is in the mail, and I must say I am glad the grating commercials will soon be history.  I'm sooo tired of the name calling and other "fun" tactics they use to call attention to the perceived flaws of others. 

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 8 years ago
Malcolm, This is good advice. everyone who is capable should participate. Brian
Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 8 years ago

I will be off to get my "I Voted" sticker in the morning. As a 6 year citizen it always gives me a little chill to be able to participate.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago


It's sad how short the memory of the general populace is.....and results of the election are not surprising, however I find them quite disturbing.


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 8 years ago
Malcolm - I have to agree with Jo-Anne, the general populace has a VERY short memory! It is EXTREMELY disturbing! I voted weeks ago, as I always use absentee ballots, which are mailed to you and mailed back before election day. I never have to worry about being in town or having a meeting that day.
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago

We still have one more vote in our area Malcolm. A seat became available in provincial seating that affects our area, so one more vote and then that should be it for a bit! 

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago