Does it matter when a political party is not eco-friendly? There is a blaring comparison to the final nights of the Democratic and Republican Conventions. Traditionally, balloons rain down onto the convention floor after the nominee from each party speaks, concluding each convention. At the 2008 Democratic Convention, after the Obama speech, confetti was shot into the air and dropped into the crowd. Fireworks also lit up the night sky of the open air stadium. Countering any environmental damage, the Democrats gave out note books made from recycled paper and recycled paper seed planters. At the culmination of the Republican convention, rubber balloons were dropped from the ceiling. Does the convention’s last night of celebrations make a difference to the already eroding ozone layer? Should there be a continuous push from the political parties to promote eco-friendly habits to include going green?
Archives for September 2008
Sarah Palin has her say at the Repbulican National Convention. Before the speech, Emily’s List says polls show women are not impressed with Palin. Emily’s list finds Barack Obama and Joe Biden are beating John McCain and Sarah Palin in the polls by 12 percentage points among women. Women make up 52 to 54 percent of the electorate. What are your thoughts on the numbers and on Palin’s address to the RNC?
Is this good political strategy or just a bad move the McCain camp is trying to spin in an good light? Should this even be a concern of voters?