Wednesday, August 06, 2008

"Overexposed"

So apparently, 47 percent of Americans say they're tired of hearing about Barack Obama.

Seriously?! For real?! I mean, truly??

Well, sorry folks, but this is an election year, and this a pretty important election. Since he's the presumptive Democratic nominee, you'll be seeing and hearing a lot more about him, so if you're tired, you'd better take a nap.

I suspect, however, that what they're really tired of hearing are the stupid fluff questions that gawky, awkward pop-culture whore reporters throw his way, like "what kind of underwear do you wear?" and "how do you like to unwind?" Authors of questions like these try to excuse their triviality by saying that the answers "give a lot more insight into the man than people realize," or some such bullshit, but that's all it is--bullshit. The answers to those dopey questions may provide those with vacant minds and prurient interest enough amusement to tide them over until the next episode of "Gossip Girl" or "America's Next Top Model," but it doesn't amount to a full and reasonable assessment of someone who might be the next leader of our country

I think if people were to hear reporters talk about the real issues, instead of dumb bullshit like "which barbecue sauce do you like best?" they might be more inclined to take an interest. After all, the answers to those questions are the ones that will really affect them.

They can choose their own underwear and barbecue sauce.

4 Comments:

Blogger Stephen Rader said...

You can tell we're truly a fast food nation when even our political saviors are placed on high, celebrity pedestals, and before we can even hold an election that (hopefully) would put them into office where they could begin the long task of healing a critically ill country, we grow tired of hearing about them and consider knocking them off the pedestal that WE placed them on. And ironically, WE are the ones who did all the talking about this person, so apparently, we're tired of hearing ourselves talk.

Dear Lord... we've become a nation of George W.'s.

If that doesn't prove that we need a leader like Barack Obama IMMEDIATLY to help steer this nation back on course, I don't know what does!!!

2:53 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

I don't know, either...but that's a good question.

I would advance that things began going wrong a long time ago. I mean, when Sharon Stone was nominated for an Oscar, we should have taken that as one of the Four Horsemen right there...

It amazes me that people are tired about hearing about a potential national leader, but they still keep lining up for shit like "Top Model" and "Top Chef" reality shows week after week without complaint, like they were government cheese...

2:58 PM  
Blogger American Girl said...

Those people need to move to a country with a parliamentary system. Election come and go so often and so fast it's hard to know anything about the candidates other than what party to which they belong.

Yeah, the American system is long and arduous and could be pared down but, weirdly, not everyone has made up their minds. So those who are sick of hearing about Obama can rejoice in the new episodes of "Mad Men" and keep tabs on "America's Got Talent" while those who are still confused about why Republicans suck are being Obamanated.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

That's a good point...I think lots of people they polled HAD already made their minds up, so they felt no need for new information (if what's being reported nowadays can be called "information").

4:13 PM  

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