July 21st, 2008
04:35 PM ET
15 years ago

What does politics mean to you?

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(CNN)–We want your take on this historic election. In ten words or less (yes, we're counting) please add a comment below or send us an iReport video or audio recording of yourself describing what you see your role being in this election, why you vote, or what politics and this election means to you. In adding your comment below, be sure to include your email address (which will remain unpublished). We will contact the finalists whose quotes will be used in a new promotional campaign and in turn receive a CNN=Politics swag bag (read: free stuff).

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  1. Libby

    Politics; poli (poly ie many)...tics (blood sucking parasites)

    Hard to decide who is the lesser evil.

    July 18, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  2. Upon Further Review,Texas

    It means Rush Limbaugh and his brainless followers will have fun.

    July 18, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  3. Grand Old Party

    Having a voice, being a citizen, democracy in action

    July 18, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  4. Donnamarie

    Voting for the future rights of women, young & old

    July 18, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  5. android

    Politics means saying and doing anything to get elected. It means saying "electing McCain is four more years of Bush." It means saying "Obama is more left than the independent Democratic socialist Senator from Vermont."

    It means the real issues of our country are not debated – just marketing images, rhetoric and personal attacks – it means business as usual.

    July 18, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  6. norma

    To make America a better place for my children.

    July 18, 2008 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  7. jon

    mc says no to abortion unborn has right to life how about the born who are suffering in ky wv va az pa wy etc etc my friends

    July 18, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  8. Kevin C

    Finally, we chose two candidates for honesty, integrity, and change.

    July 18, 2008 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  9. Judy/New Mexico

    Sadness for a beloved nation ruined. Republican voting for Obama.

    July 18, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  10. RJ, CA

    Exercising my constitutional right (and duty) to vote - for what I believe in my heart and head is best for my beloved country - NOT my party. That means voting for the most genuine and experienced candidate - not the blackest, whitest, oldest, or youngest. For me, a lifelong Democrat, who started voting in 1960, that means voting for John McCain in November.

    July 18, 2008 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  11. Melinda

    Say or do anything to win.

    July 18, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  12. Sandra

    It means doing what is right for ALL citizens, not just a FEW. It means not hanging our fellow Americans out to dry as the "cost of doing business." It means not killing others' children, so we can continue to ride around (alone) in SUVs. It means protecting life over profit.

    July 18, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  13. Nancy Bishop

    Why Vote/What Politics Means

    "Voting/Politics – taking responsibility who we are as a nation"

    July 18, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  14. Jason H

    One word: fickle

    July 18, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  15. disappointed

    More debt, less for common folk, and rich tax breaks!

    July 18, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  16. Jimmy in NY

    A reaffirmation that the American Dream is alive, doing well, and will continue to prosper.

    July 18, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  17. chico in AZ

    American politics can get in the way of natural democracy

    July 18, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  18. Kimberly

    At least for this year – which makes it so exiciting is an end to Bush = McCain and and inflexible and stubborn philosphy in deal with the other nations. Just as he did as governer and the two other corporations Bush managed – he has yet again managed to lead the largest and greatest enterprise straight into the ground on all accounts!

    Politics this year means my vote will count and mean more than ever!!

    July 18, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  19. Frances

    Because America deserves better, I volunteer and vote for Change.

    July 18, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  20. Elaine S

    Reconstitute the Constitution?
    Give peace a chance?
    Yes we can!

    July 18, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  21. Linda31

    Having a President that believes he's truly accountable to Americans.

    July 18, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  22. Beverly Williams

    Politics is all about who has money and wants power.

    July 18, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  23. Vigla

    Involvemtny in politics to me is a social responsibility. A necessity in fact.

    July 18, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  24. Nancy Bishop

    Voting/Politics – taking responsibility for who we are as nation

    July 18, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  25. What!!!

    Self interest before public interest! That's 5.

    July 18, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
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