In modern-day politics, the media and many other people glorify endorsements for candidates. Especially endorsements for presidential candidates.
Recently I’ve been thinking. Do all of these endorsements really matter? And I came up with the answer. No.
Endorsements do not matter in the grand scheme that is politics. I admit that I used to think highly of them, but it was a fad that I was soon over and done with. You cannot vote on a candidate because of who is endorsing him or her.
Yes, these people are rich and famous, or wield some sort of power. But that should hold no precedent over who you choose to vote for. You must choose someone on whom you can agree on your major issues with. Voting for someone just because a celebrity like Chuck Norris or a politician like Gov. Chris Christie endorses them, is honestly dumb.
If I endorse someone, people would not come flocking to them. It’s the same thing with other endorsements. They are regular people like me, except they have a platform that they can get on, and the media glorifies it.
So what I recommend that you do is study the candidate on the issues, and they are as a person. Endorsements should be the last thing that you are worried about.
- Does Trump’s endorsement really matter? (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)