In today’s government system the biggest factors of debate happen to be the current events, the issues that are happening now. The controversial event that happened this week was the interview in which Vice President Biden spoke about his support for Gay marriage and equal rights. This wouldn’t be a problem if it wasn’t for the fact that President Obama has not yet sided for or against gay marriage rights. The biggest problem with the situation that the press is keying on is Obama’s credibility. If in fact President Obama does decide to support Gay marriage it would look like he is doing it merely for support. I might add he already has support from the homosexual communities which constantly raise money and support of the Obama administration. Now there is two different views you can take as far which side is right or wrong in this case of homosexual marriage and rights. One side has to do with equality of people, and the pursuit of happiness. For example a controversial case in the 1950’s involving an inter-racial couple. Loving v. Virginia is a case of pure discrimination, in which a man and a women simply pursuing happiness challenge the social status and barrier in order to reach it.” At the October Term, 1958, of the Circuit Court of Caroline County, a grand jury issued an indictment charging the Lovings with violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriages. On January 6, 1959, the Lovings pleaded guilty to the charge and were sentenced to one year in jail; however, the trial judge suspended the sentence for a period of 25 years on the condition that the Lovings leave the State and not return to Virginia together for 25 years.”
You could take with this is a religious stand, in which the Christian bible says that a two people of the same gender shall not be together. The reason this is relevant is only because we are in a country where the dominant religion is that of Christianity. Regardless of that there is really no way to dispute that this case is constitutionally appropriate.
This year in Government we learned a variety of things but one particular subject caught my eye, the presidential campaigns. I think I was drawn to the subject because it utilizes one of the biggest factors in our country the media. The things about ads is it can be used in a variety of ways a candidate can choose to make himself look better in the eye of the people by making an opponent look like he’s really against the country, or he could use his ad to spread his ideals in order to show the truth and map of where said candidate plans to take the country. There is also an array of media types the candidate could use such as billboard, T.V. shows, commercials and especially the internet.
Now the trickiest parts about the ads are the method and message. Can the candidate be manipulating? Does the ad possess propaganda?
The biggest part of the ad process is the message is it clear can the public understand it and who is it directed towards. If the message is unclear and the ad isn’t successful and doesn’t earn feed from both the people and the media than you just wasted 1.5 million dollars.
An ad that stood out to me not because it was flashy or even good but i think it was witty on the use of it, the Rick Perry “Oops” ad. Rick Perry on national television was making an argument in a debate in which he forgot a topic and instead of one of his opponents using that to advertise their cause he used it saying “if you want a slick debater I’m obviously not your guy, but if you want a clean house in Washington with a balanced budget amendment, a flat tax and a part-time congress I’m you’re man. I’m Rick Perry…what’s that line again…I’m Rick Perry and I approve this message.” The fact that he used a potential negative ad opportunity to his advantage is just one of the many campaign tools.
I think it is a vital part of learning about the campaigning process to understand the advantages and disadvantages to ads. The way one uses an ad could be the deciding factor in a new presidents or another 4 year term.
To sum it it up I learned about the importance of advertising for a President,which has always been a huge resource in part of winning an election. This day and age just makes it harder and more competitve with all the ways people could advertise by using new age technology.