Apr 21st, 2008
If you can’t say anything nice, vote.
The article goes on to discuss the candidates complaining about who’s the bigger complainer.
Because our content is a reflection of the public discourse, the CafePress system up to this point has been a good indicator of political trends. The Meter has, as we suspected, been remarkably accurate.
That being the case, I decided to search for “complain” today in our system to see what comes up. Would I find some Hillary or Obama gear at the top of the system?
But what I did find was interesting – the top result is a “Vote” design, and there are 2 other “Vote” designs on the first page of results. And that’s really the point of all this, isn’t it? No matter how much complaining or campaigning our candidates do, at the end of the day the American people speak a lot more loudly and convincingly. And that’s by speaking with our votes.
So remember: if you want to feel good about complaining about our elected officials, be sure to register to vote.
And after that, don’t forget to make a T-shirt. Because voting is private, but your shirt lets everyone know what you think. And that’s the American way.