There might be nothing as ridiculous as campaign ads. The TV spots we have been subjected to are awful. They usually focus on why we should not vote for someone rather than why we SHOULD vote for a candidate and rarely is a realistic solution to a problem even mentioned.
Campaign signs are even worse in that regard. They clutter our intersections and fenced construction sites like patchwork wallpaper or living and breathing litter. And all they say is a candidate’s name! One can only hope voters look at more than signage in determining how they will fulfill their right to vote.
So how many votes will Gilbert teenager Mitch Mativic get in November? The Highland High School senior is not actually running for anything -- but thought it would be fun to post signs with his name on them. On the sign:
I’m not running for anything…
just wanted a sign
In a recent news report, Mativic stated: “I’m Mitch Mativic and I approve this message.”
I love a good practical joke. This one is stellar. Take that wanna-be politicians!