Monday, August 25, 2008

WWE Smackdown: McCain and Obama on the Youth vote

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WWE's 'Smackdown your Vote'
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! -
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


Patrick Everett Tadeo said...

Hi! I was reading through your blog and since one of your blog subjects dealt with politics and the power of the youth vote, you might be interested to view or maybe even post this video on your blog.

As it is, more and more of America's youths are becoming more apathetic to the whole election process so hopefully, a video like this might rile them up and tell them to make a stand for their own future. After all, to paraphrase the saying, the future is what they make of it.

You can check out the video on this site: as well as on YouTube through this link:


PunditFight said...

It's a powerful if slightly creepy video. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. More important than voting, the youth should get educated on politics and governance so they make informed decisions.