It is our position that registered voters should do their best to remain engaged in the election process this fall. There is no doubt that the political noise pollution could be potentially deafening as the final few months, days and hours leading up to Election Day on Nov. 6 approaches.
The Democratic National Convention will be over by the time this editorial goes to print, however, here’s hoping more voters tuned in than their Republican counterparts who were beat out in the television ratings by a reality show, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” featuring the adventures of a 6-year-old self-proclaimed “redneckognized” pageant starlet and her family.
While watching back-to-back campaign speeches and crowd shots of red, white and blue clad convention delegates with confetti on their shoulders may not be the most exciting television, it is an opportunity to learn more about the candidates.
Whether you open your wallet, attend a gathering, visit an official campaign Web site, listen to a candidate being interviewed on the radio or open up a newspaper – it is crucial to the success of your community and to the nation, that you can make an informed decision on Election Day.