How Barack Obama Was Elected
John Ziegler has put together some interesting information now that Senator Obama is President-elect Obama.
On Election Day, producers for a documentary entitled “How Obama Got Elected” asked random people coming out of the polls why they voted for Obama. The people they asked were a diverse group – black, white, old, young, male, female and such.
Now you certainly can’t judge a huge group of people (millions of people voted for Obama) based on the responses of a few people coming out of a polling station, so they commissioned a phone poll to ask a greater number of Obama voters the same questions. And they gave them multiple choice answers. Want the results?
I’ve always supported a voter qualification exam for this country. When helping to make a decision as important as who leads the United States of America, people need not to be stupid. I once proposed giving voters the choice between voting and getting lottery tickets.
I still think that would help weed out some voters that don’t have any business voting in a Presidential election, but I support an exam even more than before. If I have to take a test to operate a vehicle on government property, why can anyone help make a decision that affects billions of people?
This exam would not be hard, not in the slightest. Simple political knowledge should be required to vote. If 12% of my American Politics class didn’t know who America’s first President was, they should not be voting. And neither should millions of other Americans.