Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
I know that flies in the face of every newspaper editorial board in the state of Wisconsin, but I don’t really care.
I prefer that people who have no idea how to vote stay home.
I prefer that people who haven’t done their homework and have not followed the issues and are voting on the basis of a single 30-second, someone’s hairdo or smile stay home.
On the day before Super Tuesday, Michelle Tsai wrote the following on Slate.com:
“Observers say anything more than 30 percent at the primaries on Super Tuesday would be considered a high turnout, but those standards still seem pretty low in absolute terms. Have Americans always been so lazy about going to the polls?”
Here’s her entire piece.
I think Tsai used an appropriate word when she wrote, “lazy,” to describe the potted plants who won’t vote.
That’s what they are.
They can make up all kinds of excuses but in the end, they’re lazy, and why would we want lazy people who don’t care to run out to the polls because editorial writers say they should?
Let’s suppose Election Day was today, with a full force blizzard raging. Would people still vote? Would the elderly get to the polls? You bet they would while younger folks would be whining about having no ride, not being enthused, and not feeling as though they’re part of the process.
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
Ideally, it would be great if more people educated themselves on the candidates and the issues and then voted. Because so many aren’t doing that, they stay home.
And that’s OK by me.
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