Question posed: Would the big A sell his vote for an iPhone?

Are you kidding? I’m a conservative in a state that the Democrats will win by 15 points. My vote is worth less than the paper the ballot’s printed on. For an iPhone I’d sell you my vote and a pint of blood. For the vote alone? How ’bout a case of Newcastle?

Don’t give me any nonsense about winning the popular vote, either. It’s gotten Bush squat since 2004.

The peg for the question, of course, is this article at Politico:

Two-thirds say they’ll do it for a year’s tuition. And for a few, even an iPod touch will do.

That’s what NYU students said they’d take in exchange for their right to vote in the next presidential election, a recent survey by an NYU journalism class found.

Only 20 percent said they’d exchange their vote for an iPod touch.

But 66 percent said they’d forfeit their vote for a free ride to NYU. And half said they’d give up the right to vote forever for $1 million.

Exit question: How much? You can admit it. And let’s try to keep the lectures to a minimum.

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David Strom 8:41 PM on March 20, 2023