Sunday, October 10, 2004

Ashton Kutcher, leading third-party candidate?

In a piece in the "Style" section on the increasing political activity of teens as the election approaches, Damien Cave offers a brief counterargument to his assertion that teens are more politically active during this election than usual, noting, "Among much of the high school set, Ashton Kutcher is still a hotter topic than Senator John Kerry or President Bush."

Just wondering: How does he know this? Are they surveys indicating that, among 14-18-year-olds, Ashton Kutcher is a hotter topic than the election? Of course not, Cave is just being cute. I know it's the "Style" section, but this is especially pathetic. It's not as if he went to high schools, asking students which candidate they'd vote for if they were old enough, and got, in response, "Ashton's fine."

1 comment:

Maureen said...

He's acting as if voting's a fad or something. It's almost as if he feels guilty about Generation X not being politically involved when they were in high school.