6.08.2004

Mmm, Kool-Aid...

Online polls are like Kool-Aid for Libertarians. Just this morning I received an "ACTION ALERT" from some (I hope) well-meaning Michael Badnarik supporter about the urgent need for me to vote in an online poll about who I'd be voting for in November. Badnarik was at 68% when I clicked.

The danger of these polls is that people think they're actually doing something. As though an online poll will get the debate commission to open up the debates or translate into better results in November or something. People don't feel a need to do real campaigning or give money or other "real" activism, 'cause they voted in an online poll.

What do they want, a cookie?

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