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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Monday, November 05, 2012

...and Politics

I realize I've barely posted about the election on this blog. I've sort of used up my energy on Facebook and being generally horrified and over full on political coverage and podcasts and gabfests and polls and you name it.

That being said, I certainly know and hope anyone who checks in here regularly is going to go out and vote tomorrow and is going to vote for President Obama.

Frankly, a vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for the worst kind of politics. It rewards the politics of obstruction, it rewards cynical sloganeering, it rewards basically everything most rational Americans claim to hate about politics.

Let's face it: half of the Americans that are voting for Romney, if asked, would probably say they wanted bipartisanship, and good governance, and a candidate that stands up for what they believe in. What's strange is that if they vote Republican this year, they'll be affirming that they are influenced, instead, by pure politics, pandering and extremism.

Obama has done great things as President, no matter what the media narrative likes to repeat. I'm proud to be a supporter. I've got my fingers and toes crossed for tomorrow's election. I hope you're going to get out there and vote.


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