(Original post by polaroid13)
Major coincidence then!
Yeh but what about all the people blindly saying to vote Lib Dem into power in the same manner that they got Rage Against the Machine or whatever to Xmas No.1?
Well, I think a lot of people 'blindly' vote for a lot of people.
For example, my local MP has held our Labour seat for the past 19 years. He's an abominable man -- unhelpful, rude and generally a career politician. He has also been collaborating on a lot of issues with our seperately elected local Mayor (we're one of two boroughs in London that have a mayor elected similarly to the London Mayor) who is also Labour (and very much a ****). This Mayor and him have been trying to, for example, shut down a very well regarded and needed special school in the local area. Yet, so many people are so ignorant of politics etc. that they believe that giving this man another 5 years to pretend to be a local representative is okay, because he's part of the Labour party so he must hold the concerns of the impoverished and the badly off. Wrong. He's not. The best thing Bob Marshall-Andrews did as a Member of Parliament was punch the **** in the face. But I'm digressing.
People vote for those that they believe have some sort of interest in their personal lives, when what it actually comes down to is that this country doesn't have local representatives or a populace that really understands a lot of what goes on -- I'm a politically active member of society, yet I would never claim to have a particularly superior understanding of politics, so I hate to think how ignorant people who only became 'interested' in politics in the recent weeks are.
To say people only voted Lib Dems on a whim, is exactly the same as a lot of people do in this country. One or two things they like, or think they should like, and BAM! let's put a cross beside that box.
So I don't really understand this business about 'Let's get Lib Dems into No. 10 like Rage Against the Machine' as tbh the entire election was about getting Labour out of power, anyway.