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Friday's Editorial Cartoon   —   Posted on January 3, 2008


1.  What point is the cartoonist making?
2.  Do you agree with Ramsey’s opinion?  Explain your answer.
3.  Consider the following:
John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton announced their bids for the presidency about 1 year before the election (for the 1960, 1980 and 1992 elections respectively). Campaigning for the 2008 presidential race began almost 2 years before the election.  Do you think it is better for the country to have a longer campaigning period?  Explain your answer.

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1. The 2008 presidential election campaigning began almost 2 years before the election. We heard about it through all of 2007. People are tired of hearing about it and it has become annoying to many Americans.
2. and 3. Opinion questions. Answers vary.