Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Post Election Analysis

Marijuana Legalization in Colorado and Washington

1. Cite examples of "Supreme Law of the Land"
"[The feds] will do whatever they can to interfere with marijuana legalization in any state," Miron said on Tuesday, before the initiatives passed.

2. Cite examples of "federal vs. state authority"

"Marijuana is still illegal in the eyes of the federal government, which overrules states' rights."
3.What was the "compromise" that helped to pass the referendum in Washington? How do you think this compromise would affect demand for the product?
     The "compromise" that helped to pass the referendum in Washington is to propose a heavy tax for marijuana. I think this compromise would affect the demand for the product because there might be less people buying marijuana due to high price with a high tax.

4. Why was Oregon's referendum not passed?

     Oregon's referendum was not passed because most of the regulating power would have been handed to the marijuana industry to the growers instead of independent overseers.

Obama Victory Tweet

1. What audience do you think social media was targeted to? Explain.
     I believe the audience was targeted to those voters who are around the ages 18 to 35 since those are the most common people who use social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.

2. Which candidate was most effective using social media? Explain.
     Obama was the most effective usuing social media because you can tell by how many re-tweets he got on twitter and likes on his and Mrs. Obama's photo on Facebook. Plus he had won the election which made a great help and difference to who became our next president.

3. According to Jeffrey Hermes, taking a picture of your marked ballot can be used to pressure people standing in line to vote. Do you agree or disagree, and why?
     I disagree because it's just a picture and that's their vote and choice and has nothing to do with you and your opinions.

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