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The Muppet Vote

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It was just election day here in NJ I brought my son to the voting center and he stood in the booth with me to cast my vote.

My proposal is for a child sized voting booth, every child must vote for their favorite fictional character. Thus making them feel like part of the democratic process.

So they get to vote but their vote does not count toward a real election.

Parents could have a record of every creature or character that their children voted for and maybe know them more.

I have a thought that the prime candidates in the real election should all have a two faced muppet version of themselves for children to vote for but how to orchestrate that seems confusing.

Overall my idea is that ultimately the results of the Muppet Vote could be something somewhat more positive for the news channels to report.

I would love to find out that Spongebob was more important to our youth than barney.

vfrackis, Nov 06 2009

(?) There has been precedence. http://www.youtube....watch?v=oepXF2B5NK4
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Nov 07 2009]


       Dora for Secretary of State.
egbert, Nov 06 2009

       It's time to start the music,
it's time to light the lights...

       Everybody knows that all the best m Muppets are blue!   

Jinbish, Nov 06 2009

       // a two faced muppet version of themselves //   

       And this will differ from the real candidate exactly how ? Is this "Picture of Dorian Grey" territory ?
8th of 7, Nov 06 2009

       hey Tinky Winky gets my vote.
po, Nov 06 2009

       More likely he's got his eye on being the next Pope ....
8th of 7, Nov 06 2009

       //every child must vote for their favorite fictional character// Isn't that how Bush got elected?
xenzag, Nov 06 2009

       Careful, you'll stir up the easily stirred up.
normzone, Nov 06 2009

       Just no. This is way too cutesy.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 06 2009

       Vote for Froglet!
Aristotle, Nov 07 2009

       Already, as soon as they're old enough to hold a joystick, they can enter into the fun and games of adult acivities such as auto theft, drug-dealing, war, the robbing of antiquities and even football. And now you want to familiarize juveniles with the sordid underworld of politics?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 07 2009

       Yes, why not ? Introduce them to a spectrum of lies, double-dealing, callous indifference to the suffering of others, arrogance, duplicity, selfishness, greed, emotional blackmail and exploitation.   

       Excellent preparation for married life.
8th of 7, Nov 07 2009

       It would be interesting to see the data. Whims and all. How about anyone can register and vote but only the correct category can count.
wjt, Nov 07 2009

       Next week on 'General Election' you'll hear DrBob say...
DrBob, Nov 08 2009

       Oscar for UN ambassador!
RayfordSteele, Nov 10 2009


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