I went home this past weekend and ran into a few relatives. After the obligatory small talk, I asked them if they planned on voting in the primary. The response was a collective “Why would we go do that? It doesn’t matter much, does it?” Mouth open, I recovered from my blackout of horror. You see, sometimes I forget that as a consequence of attending an urban university in the capitol of Texas, some people will forget that the rest of the world doesn’t live in this bubble of voter efficacy. And not just any bubble… it’s the UT bubble, and here’s why it’s special.
The Top Ten Reasons the University of Texas is the Heart of Southern Politics:
Head out to Zilker Park this Sunday, fly a kite, and help children in need at the same time.
With the recent CNN sponsored Democratic Presidential Debate held here on campus, the visit of Republican Congressman Ron Paul on the South Mall, as well as the coming visit of former President Bill Clinton tomorrow in front of the tower, UT students have had the extraordinary opportunity to experience the presidential race on a personal level.