Dear College Students,
I know you've been enthusiastic about the Obama candidacy this campaign season. I know it because the media says so. I know it because the polls say so. Most of all, I know it because your professors say so. Because for all the talk on campuses across the country about standing up to authority, for all the talk about thinking for yourself and forging your own path, it's far more comfortable to follow the ideological footsteps of your teachers. After all, they're the ones administering the finals.
I remember. I only graduated from UCLA in 2004, the last time professors backed a Democratic candidate to the hilt. A lot of my classmates showed up to vote for John Kerry. A lot of them showed up to campaign for Kerry -- after all, the students in the Kerry campaign office were probably easier than the students down at Bush-Cheney headquarters.
I'm sure the same holds true today. There are probably a lot of good-looking Obama students out there. And I'm sure that it's tempting to go sign up to phone bank next to that student wearing the "I Heart Abortion Rights" T-shirt.
But there is no reason in the world why you should vote for Barack Obama. Behind the misty words about hope and change, there's an agenda you will have to pay for. Yes, you. That is, when you get a job.
Here, then, are the top four reasons for you to vote McCain-Palin in November.
1. Health care. You've heard all the pretty phrases from Obama and Biden about how health care should be universal. And we all feel bad for the uninsured guy with a bad hip, emphysema and diabetes. But here's the problem: He's not you. You're not going to be that guy for another fifty years. If Obama's plan goes into action, however, you're going to be paying for that guy, and a lot of guys just like him. Then when you're old, you'll pay for those same surgeries yourself. That's ridiculous. Here's a better solution: Let people pay for their own health care. That way you can get the cheap health care plan -- you're not going to need that pacemaker for a few decades -- and save up for that Wii.
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