Amplify the Entertainment: Obama, Romney Need to Keep Voters Interested to See Success
As someone who is into politics, the presidential election is something that I have always been very interested in.
Even in 2004, when I was only 8-years-old, I paid close attention to all the Kerry and Bush news and TV headlines to see what was new on the election front.
In 2008, the idea of the end of George W. Bush’s time as president drew me once again to the television screen. I had been waiting for a new president since Bush was re-elected in November 2004.
This year my interest is no less than before, and in some ways I am even more interested. This is the final presidential election until I am actually able to vote, and I am concerned about who will be the head of our country as I enter adulthood.
But even though I am in some ways more interested now, I feel like this presidential election is missing something that the 2008 election had.
The 2008 election was fun and interesting. From Obama’s motivational speeches to the character that was Sarah Palin, the election kept me absorbed.
Four years ago, Obama was a new and fresh personality. I loved the idea of a new Democratic presidential candidate, and the fact that Obama was African American piqued my interest. I was sick of white guys being in charge.
However, this year, I almost know Obama too well already. His presence is kind of boring. I feel like the pizzazz that he offered in 2008 is gone.
Sarah Palin’s comical statements and general lack of knowledge about politics made the race of 2008 sheer farce at points. But Mitt Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan is definitely no Sarah Palin. This year, something just seems to be missing.
Paul Ryan is the kind of guy that bores me to tears. He agrees with everything Romney says, while not adding much zest to the Republican ballot. He also has a voice that drones on and on and on. Ryan actually reminds me of Vice President Joe Biden. Even though the men are of opposite political parties, they feel like the same person to me. Both tend to agree with everything their running mate says, and they also lack a personality. The running mates that presidential candidates choose are supposed to make me want to vote for their ballot, but these men do the opposite.
Even though I am still interested in the election this year, I miss the freshness and excitement of the 2008 election. Elections aren’t supposed to be entertaining, but I am the kind of guy who likes to be entertained, and the 2008 election definitely did that for me. I am excited to see what presidential elections will become in the future. Maybe during the 2016 presidential election, something really wild will happen.
How about Palin 2016?