Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Andrew McMahon's statement about the U.S. Elections

To all considering to vote in this upcoming election: DO! We are in the midst of one of the most important elections in history right now. I am the first to admit that I believe all politicians are flawed and the system is broken, but the only way to affect change is to take a stand and vote. We owe it to ourselves to watch these debates and cut through the massive amount of bullshit and try and find the candidate that speaks most clearly to our own core values. We can argue that neither of these men or their tickets represent us as a country and while that may very well be true, I dare say that it's best we all find one that gets close verses allowing either to take a pass and become our next president because we did not stand up and let our own voices be heard. Every persons politics is their business and my goal would never be to try and force mine, the only point worth forcing now is getting informed and getting to the polls.

-Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin / Something Corporate
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For the past 27 years of my life, I never had the experience of voting on the elections. Either I'm always late to register or I really didn't bother to do so. I feel hopeless for our country, in terms of politics. Corruption have been incorporated in the Filipino culture for so long now and although we condemn it, we still tolerate it.

I'm very disappointed every time that someone from showbiz is elected. The masses have still a long way to go when it comes to maturity in electing a person on the basis of their credibility and not just by popularity alone. I understand that the choices are quite limited and maybe the only thing we can do is choose the lesser evil.

Come 2010, I promise to myself that I'm going to exercise my right to vote and one thing is for sure, Mar Roxas is the man. :)