What’s wrong with this picture?
For those who wonder why skepchickism (and skepticism in general) is important, I think this picture clearly shows the answer:
This is slide 15 from a tutorial put out by Kaiseredu.org.
In other words, 45% of Americans think a candidate’s perceived persona is more important than their voting record. Or, as I’ve read elsewhere, many Americans vote for the candidate they’d most like to have a beer with. Although I tend to find religious dogma to be more disturbing than belief in big-foot or homeopathy, when push comes to shove, all irrationality leads to poor decision making for individuals and for society.
What do you think? How do you decide who to vote for?
(I personally believe that there is only ONE important issue in the 2008 presidential race, and that is to keep a Republican out of the White House in order to prevent the Supreme Court from becoming completely stacked with theocrats. So I stick my tongue out at Ellen Johnson.)