You'd be forgiven for thinking that Politics and Wrestling could only coexist in an unserious or sarcastic context but you'd be mistaken. Anyone familiar with the WWE and owner Vince McMahon would know that he is earnest in his initiative to promote Voting awareness to his audience.
From Smackdown Your Vote! - www.vote.wwe.com
Obama and McCain Sound Off in VIP Match-UP
Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain have responded in writing to the issues outlined in the 18-30 Voter Issues Paper (VIP). WWE's Smackdown Your Vote! has combined their answers in this VIP Match-Up so you can see where the presidential candidates stand on issues important to Americans 30 and under in this election...
Check it out or download it to share with friends. And while you’re here, don’t forget to register to vote.
Read Obama and McCain's stance youth issues from jobs creation, living wage to social security.
Download the PDF of Obama and McCain's response to the 18-30 Voter Issues Paper
During the convention season WWE superstars and divas will be in attendance to "encourage more voters, ages 30 and younger, to vote in this year’s election".
Batista, Shelton Benjamin and Candice Michelle will attend the Democratic National Convention in Denver from Aug. 26 to 31. Shawn Michaels, Mr. Kennedy and Mickie James will attend the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., from Sept. 1 to 4.
This is the third presidential election in which WWE’s Smackdown Your Vote! has been active. The program has been engaged in national, state and local elections each year since 2000... Young voter turnout is one of the top news headlines of 2008 with turnout doubling and tripling in early 2008 contests.
Read the full article from WWE here - WWE at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions