And 37 per cent of eligible voters didn't cast a ballot for President in 1952? I assume this means not the eligible people who were "mistakenly" listed as felons or didn't have photo ID but didn't bother to go to the polls. That 37% gave us Eisenhower and Tricky Dick! Ouch! We all know how that's turned out. Or maybe not. People forget what a candidate said a month ago.
The benefits of registering to vote:
- You get to contribute to making things worse than before.
- One less box to check on that form at the DMV.
- You get called for jury duty.
- Naive yet attractive college-age women may come to your house with many pamphlets, something most comic book fans are not used to.
- 4 a.m. phone calls from auto-dialers with recorded messages about the "issues".
- Going to the Candidates' debate.
- The knowledge that you did something worthwhile, because that annual five dollar donation to the Salvation Army at Thanksgiving just isn't enough to erase all the crappy things you did to everyone all year.
- The smug feeling you get when ignoring all those guys in front of grocery stores trying to get you to sign petitions and register for their preferred party.
- Write-in candidates on ballots, i.e.: SLEESTAK FOR PRESIDENT.