McCain on Nick @ Night...the nerve!

@gwoman2 (711)
United States
October 6, 2008 7:20am CST
Ok, this clinched it for me...on Nick @ Night...a children's station...McCain trying to convince children to vote for him!! What nerve...this should be against the law...here I am the mother of two beautiful daughters and not once, did you hear me, not once, ever, have I tried to influence either one on how to vote...I encourage them to get the facts and make an informed dicision...when they ask me who I'm voting for...I just reply: "all you need to know is that your Mom is a Democrat all the way!! The rest is up to them! What do myLotters think of this? ~G~
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@irishidid (8732)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I'm not sure this is any worse than what is going on in schools with the Obama cheerleading teachers.
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@gwoman2 (711)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Hi Irishidid, Where? Where? Where? Where are the cheerleading teachers? Thanks for responding. ~G~
@irishidid (8732)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Kids are singing "Obama" songs in school. You can't think that's okay! I don't want my kids influenced that way and neither should anyone else. It's suppose to be about America, not Obama.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Virginia's state department over education promoted a "wear blue" day in their public schools encouraging teachers who supported Obama to show their support by all wearing blue to school on a particular day. I don't feel this was appropriate and was definitely a case of trying to influence the children.
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Gwoman, So you take offense at McCain talking to kids on Nick @ Night but believe it is A OK to tell your kids that you are "democrat all the way"? You do this believing that you are not influencing them? I am going to assume that you and your daughters have a good relationship with my next statement as it sounds like you do. In most healthy mother daughter relationships the mom is looked up to and respected as the more knowledgeable in the relationship so by saying "Democrat all the way" you are telling your girls, "I'm vothig Obama and you should too"! In my opinion, you have done exactly what you believe McCain has done by speaking on Nick.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I don't know how old your children are but maybe he is planning for his next run at president lol. My children flip the channel as soon as McCain comes on because they can't stand listening to him talk. I just tell my children that Obama shares my political views and he will have my vote.
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@gwoman2 (711)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Hi ZephyrSun, thanks for the response. My "children" are 33 and 18!! I must say that judging by their reactions, they also don't like to hear McCain!! Maybe their votes will be the deciding vote!! Wouldn't that be lovely? Let me explain "don't like to hear him"...they both admire McCain's efforts and his past, they actually were in tears when they watched his history on the BIO channel...but as far as I can tell, they have not decided one way or the other. Again SephyrSun, thanks for responding and am I glad you didn't bash me! ~G~
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@iriscot (1290)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I don't think the young people of this country don't care about what is happening with this election. It's their future that we should be concerned about. It so happened that my son and two of his children were here during the debate the other evening. They sat down in front of the TV as usual and didn't understand what was taking place until their father told them that maybe they should watch the debate. The boy (10 yrs of age) commented that the lady was pretty and he thought the guy was a lot older. The girl (7 yrs of age) asked twice "daddy why doesn't she answer the question the lady asked her?" I thought "how did she pick up on that?" Maybe they had talked about the debate in the school class room? I don't know. Maybe my son's kids are smarter than some others, but I was proud of her, I really didn't think she was paying much attention.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
6 Oct 08
I think that it is something that both candidates do - they are invited to appear on these programs and generally they accept. I think they are usually "guided" as to what the program wants them to speak about, and that's what they do. Because the media (even children's channels) aren't always as prudent about what they air as we would like them to be, it is up to the parents to make sure that the children aren't watching things they do not feel is appropriate. I do agree that it is up to us as parents to guide our children to make an informed decision regarding voting for elected officials. If they should ask me why I prefer one candidate over another, I would explain my point of view and encourage them to research before making a decision.
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
7 Oct 08
They want to involve the young children && I think thats a good thing. Children can't vote anyway, but making them feel involved is something people been fighting for, for so long. It wasn't just McCain on Nick @ Night by the way.... I also feel we should talk with our kids about voting if they ask...
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
7 Oct 08
I was going to ask you what show he was on but then I remembered that my grandsons are too young to watch Nick @ Night and my 17 year old is never home to watch tv anyway. It's odd that either candidate would appear on a kid's show.