Thursday, September 18, 2008
Today in Fearmongering
Those of you who know me know that I'm not above scaring people into doing what I want them to do. I remember when I was just a playful little 10-year-old kid and one sunny summer day I told my next door neighbor and classmate Andrea that if she didn't let me borrow her Culture Club Colour By Numbers record her mother would never love her. It worked! (She also offered me Cyndi Lauper's She's So Unusual, but I obviously already had that one.)
I'm a grown man now, but when it comes to fearmongering, I'm still just a kid at heart. And this year's presidential election is the perfect opportunity for some good old-fashioned scare tactics. Usually the Republicans are the party with the most to work with when it comes to frightening the electorate, but McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his VP (not to mention McCain himself) opened a world of opportunity for Democrats. Some other enterprising New Yorker obviously feels the same way. I saw the above stickers on some scaffolding down the street from my office. This is certainly the kind of message the Democrats need to get out.
Now, all we need to do is get all those undecided voters up here to the corner of 23rd and 8th in NYC so they can see this scaffolding. It will surely make a difference come election day.