Proudly speaking and representing the Huffington Post co-founder and editor in chief Arianna Huffington expressed her feelings and the issues that are the most influential on this year’s Presidential election.
Huffington had much to say on Tuesday night at the Givens Performing Arts Center, Road to 2008: Presidential Politics Today was the kick to this speech. Throughout the speech is was easily noticed that she was not a fan of John McCain and Sarah Palin but actually didn’t show much interest towards Barrack Obama’s campaign either.
Informative and yet entertaining Huffington expressed many issues that seem to be looked past during this year’s election period. The issues that America really needs to focus on, such as offshore drilling, bringing our soldiers home and taxes and not just the question that everyone seems to be asking; “where did Sarah Palin get her glasses from?”
83 million eligible voters did not make it to the polls in the 2004 presidential election, a shocking amount of people that could have actually changed the future and outcome of the United States. The swing voters are the ones that the candidates should be paying closer attention to, many of the dedicated republicans and democrats have made up their minds at this point, and the candidates can rely on their vote.
The eligible voters who did not vote are more then likely under the age of 25, and they are still trying to figure out for themselves which is the best party to represent themselves and their country. The younger people are the ones that need to be reached out to, to persuade them to vote for McCain of Obama in November.
“If the people are still undecided then all they have to do is take a look at how the past seven and a half years was run,” said Huffington, “if they cant decide after President Bush then they have not been paying attention.”
Huffington also spoke much about Sarah Palin, and her influence on this year’s campaign. She referred to her as the Trojan horse; she is being used to draw in the female voters that Hilary Clinton would have grabbed for election. The public has been distracted by the visual image versus what she is really saying, and what is really going on. She mentioned how Barrack Obama is being criticized for not having enough experience in Washington D.C. which has been McCain’s focal point, however he has been in D.C. for the past two years preparing.
This year’s election is going to be a close call between candidates and as close as the polls seem to be, it will be a shocking surprise to see who is actually elected as our new President of the United States.