Monday, September 17, 2012


by Kate Collins

This is not a political commentary but it is a commentary on politics. Or specifically how the barrage of political information affects us.

The first things I see when I log onto Yahoo are stories about the candidates, usually with photos that make them look silly. I go to the Huffington Post, same thing. NBC, CBS, ABC, USA Today, ditto. Now I can’t even scroll through Facebook postings without seeing a plethora of political cartoons, captions, or slams. Will they change my mind? No.

How about you? I’d like to get a tally of your responses and report about it on my Facebook page. Will you help by answering the following questions?

Do you read all the Facebook postings about various candidates or do you read just the ones you agree with?

Do the ads on TV help you decide whom to vote for? How much do they influence you? A lot? A little? Not at all?

Are you swayed by Internet memes? 

Do you read the memes that pop up on your Facebook page or do they anger you?

Thank you for your input. I appreciate your help.