Lynn: Getting Romney Elected, One Hairdresser At A Time
At the salon today, where I drag myself about every eight weeks to camouflage the gray hairs, I do believe I scored one more vote for Romney. Kelly, my hairdresser, is in her early 20′s. Not really tuned in to politics. I wasn’t either at that age. Politics were for old people. Or fathers who listened to Talk Radio all day.
Well, this old person here couldn’t stop talking about the presidential race. So I asked Kelly who she was voting for, and she said that she wasn’t going to vote. Incredulous that this election wasn’t top-of-mind for her, I asked why. And here’s the interesting part:
She said, “I’m not voting because I don’t understand all the other stuff that we’re supposed to vote for.” She said she hadn’t taken any time to read about the ballot measures, and that always intimidates her when she gets into the voting booth. So rather than just feel stupid and confused again, she decided not to vote at all.
And it got me wondering . . . how many other potential voters feel like Kelly? Do Americans not vote in presidential races because they feel so uninformed and overwhelmed by all the “Yes’s” and “No’s” on Proposition This and Proposition That? Could this be the reason for the low voter turnout sometimes?
I explained to Kelly that if she really wanted to cast her vote for President, then she could go into the voting booth and do just that, period. Forget the ballot initiatives. What is most important in this election is that we choose a new leader, someone who will restore America and make it the Land of Plenty again for her children and their children, someday.
We need to get the word out to other intimidated voters like Kelly: Go to the polls on November 6th, put a big, fat “X” near Romney, and call it a day.
Then pace in front of the TV all night, as your hair turns gray again, and watch your future unfold as the election results trickle in.