The number of posts showing up on my facebook quadrupled last night. It was a struggle to find someone not talking about the Obama/Romney debate. On the one hand, it's fantastic that so many are interested in the political process. On the other hand, the debate really brought out the crazy in so many.
I just want to offer a bit of advice to the fanatics:
- Don't post 15 things in a row - I may glance at the first one, but then when I see a large succession, it gets completely ignored
- Don't just post hate. No one listens to hate
- There are two sides, but remember we are ONE country
- Acknowledge there is both good and bad - if you seem unbiased and really looking at the facts, you'll get more support
- When you post a ton of info on political crap, I kind of look at you like the telemarketers that bother me at dinner, and we all know how much we love them.
- Be BRIEF
- No need to post daily on your position. We get it.
- You may motivate someone to vote your way, but you also may motivate someone to reconsider being friends with you
The best way to sum it up is to remind you of a quote by Abraham Lincoln:
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt"