Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Political apathy and fear

Tim Harlow has an interesting article on discussing politics with family over the holidays. One quarter stated, in a survey of 1,000 respondents, that they would refuse to talk about politics with family. Some interesting highlights, young people, and Republicans are more likely to be vocal about politics with relatives. So, watch out for your loud mouthed cousin who happens to be a member of Young Republicans and will tell you point for point why Huckabee will win it all.


RTM_in_Hou_TX said...

Why look out for the 'Young Republican' member, or any political devotee?

discussion brings education. I do not share the same political stance as my dad, but have learned to look at some things differently due to conversation.

feel free to read and comment on the following:

the holidays, and family gatherings SHOULD spurn conversation, should encourage thought flow. our family political discussion is what encouraged me to write my very first blog.

Bjorn Watland said...

It was a sarcastic joke. I don't think discourse should be limited.

RTM_in_Hou_TX said...

my apologies, and many thanks for the clarification. I am new to the blogging world, and was pushed into it by a conversation that was had at Christmas dinner of all places.

Bjorn Watland said...

Not a problem. Good luck with blogging.