2012 Presidential Election

by Nina T on September 10, 2012 - 10:45am

As November approaches we hear nonstop talk about the presidential candidates for the 2012 election. From the newspapers to television commercials, the media is infatuated with the election. The media is the largest outlet for political parties to put out what they are going to do for us. At the same time, it is just as much a prime passageway for mudslinging. The election is greatly affected by the media and has been involved in politics dating all the way back to Eisenhower in 1952. It can change how a candidate is portrayed or exploited. This election, there are two people with two completely different platforms. The incumbent, President Obama, and the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, have very different views on how they should approach fixing our countries problems.  It is imperative that people are properly informed about both candidates and get out and vote because the person you vote for can fundamentally change our country.

In past elections young adults ages 18 to 25 have not had a huge turnout in the polls. However, the 2008 election proved to be different. Have young Americans finally found reasons strong enough to vote for and do they feel they are making a difference? Are they happy with their decision and will there be a high young voter turnout again? Are young voters a priority for the candidates? It will be very interesting to see how this election plays out.

It is very important to distinguish what each candidate stands for, how the media affects how they are portrayed, and what the voter turnout is going to be like.