Is this sweepstakes contest of the American presidency an example of our commercialization of just about everything? Can you imagine your own political candidates doing such a thing? Or is this just being honest that the highest office in the land is really for sale?
You might say, well there’s no purchase required to enter the sweepstakes. Look closer. You have to give your email address and zip code. That’s all the reelection committee needs to barrage you with fundraising appeals.
Barack Obama is now the most known and famous African American in the world. Even if you are not interested in voting for him, you are interested in meeting him to tell (bragging) your friends and neighbors about the dinner with Barack. It is definitely commercial and it’s for sale. I mean it’s politics and not for sale but now these candidates have to do such things to gain votes! That is the saddest thing to me.
It’s definitely commercialization! However, I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing. This is a tactic a political campaign uses to gain popularity which can’t be denied that it’s one of the key necessities to win an election. People who oppose this tactic might not realize that to win numerous elections and to win the final election to become the President, it’s a long process, and it costs A LOT of money. I personally support this way of commercializing, but overdoing it might be bad.