Latest Presidential Election Results: Keep Tuning in for Superbowl of Politics

By now, you’ve undoubtedly seen the video of four-year-old Abigael Evans crying her heart out because of the attention “Bronco Bamma” and Mitt Romney were getting. It was a cute sentiment, but one that far too many people agreed with. Abigael Evans may be tired of this election, but you shouldn't be. Nothing brings us together as a nation quite as much as yelling at each other.

Election Day is most comparable to that other great American tradition – the Super Bowl. You have two fiercely competitive sides going after each other. People talk about the commercials. In the weeks building up, fans of both sides can give you the facts that prove a victory is inevitable.  But most importantly, everyone watches, and everyone has an opinion.

This Election Day, don’t feel relieved that the long campaign season is finally over. Instead, take the time to celebrate that we still care at all. 

In 2008, around 127 million U.S. citizens voted in the election. The number in 2012 will remain high. We may be divided between candidates, but we are united in the process. But after today, we’ll go back to being the same old politically apathetic people we were before. 

So after you vote this season, don’t just breathe a sigh of relief that the campaign is over. 

Post a link cataloguing all of Mitt Romney’s flip-flops to your elitist, uncaring Romney-supporting friends on Facebook. Write a well-thought out post with charts of the economy’s struggles and send it to your socialist, unintelligent “friend” who is obviously supporting Obama. Feel free to include exclamation points if that’s what it takes to trash-talk your opposition. 

After all, that is the American way.  

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Caleb Younger

Caleb is a Georgetown freshman majoring in Government.

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