Who would have imagined that the presidential election nowadays relies so heavily upon the emerging social media?
Year back, all the candidates announced their presidential candidacy by public speech. Now they may post their announcements on Facebook,Twitter or Youtube.
The media, especially social media and the Internet,has never changed the face of presidential election in such an influential way. People watch presidential debate on television to get better insight of the ideas of each candidate; people read newspapers about candidates’ latest campaigns and critics’ opinions; people follow their candidates on social networking tools and interact with them.
We can even say the power of media is so great than to some degree, a candidate’s success of failure links directly to the media because one public scandal may ruin the whole efforts, and continuously positive coverage will in no doubt largely increase the candidate’s chance to win .
After following Rick Santorum for over these months, I realize that this man is really having a tough time catching up other candidates during the 2012 Presidential Election. Even he himself has acknowledged “We’re at the back of the pack”. In the recent major poll he still placed seventh of eight GOP candidates—and he has been in this place for a rather long time. Compared to the other strong candidates, the former Pennsylvania senator has got little money and few followers.
Basically, Rick defends himself as a “fully conservative”, which is something he takes the most pride in. Unlike others taking a strong stand in view of economies, he largely focuses on American families and its traditional value. His campaign seems to be strictly tied to the three states: Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
The little name recognition he has beyond Pennsylvania could be the biggest challenge to his presidential aspirations.
Rick Santorum’s passion for the presidential campaign is beyond doubt, for he just finished his tour of all Iowa 99 countries on last Wednesday. And his busy everyday schedule also makes him being one of the hardest-working candidates–—but unfortunately, American people are just not into him. Months ago, Mitt Romney was the hottest topic, then came Rick Perry, and now it is Herman Cain. Performance of Michelle Bachman is also under public’s attention. But Senator Rick is always the guy that people talk about the least, despite of his efforts and relatively good performance during the last few presidential debates.
Maybe you should turn to focus more on the not-so-good economic condition in America nowadays, instead of emphasizing how many children you’ve got every time you show up.
For women, they have “Women’s Day”.
For girls in our university back in China, we have “Girls’ Day”.
We don’t know who actually created this but it is quite interesting that in tradition, boys are supposed to do ‘something’ on this special day. They will come up to girls’ dorm to do some cleaning or buy food for girls at night. In Girl’s Day, every girl can enjoy ‘special treatment’ and ask for any kind of help from them.
For me, I’m actually not so into this this special day because boys are supposed to treat girls well in their daily lives. We don’t need this kind of days to remind them doing like that!!
Since the day it was born,it has unquestionably become a part of our lives. And yes, it has profoundly changed our daily lives—it makes contact easier and the society smaller because we can make calls so convenient and social networking so easy to access. In today’s world,all we have to do is just have a smartphone and the apps could help us do everything that we can’t even imagine.
Who could have thought phones could have gone this far today? Back to its ancestor, which we would consider it was just a small beeper and could only carry messages on the tiny screen. But still it was a revolutionary product and one of the greatest inventions in human history. Now, with faster pace of development, upgrading and such competitive phone market worldwide the little gadget turned itself into a slim,modern and high-tech smartphone. The notion that ‘Phones are for calls’ is outdated—because now, we use phones beyond calls and messages. We use them to check emails, to stay connected on social networking tools, to take photos and videos, to play games, to read newspapers…. As long as there’s need, the apps will be created on our smartphones. We can’t say phones are already perfect now because they are still continuing to be improved and upgraded, but still, it has gone much, much farther than we could have imagined.
I remembered the times when I left my phone at home or dorm and I had to go back for it no matter what. For me, I would feel like isolated from the society without carrying the phone in bag. I would feel anxious all day. I know this sounds a bit funny but I believe many people would definitely feel the same way.
I admit that I can’t live without my htc phone because I want to stay connected, all the time!!
For me, the biggest issue for coming to class on time is to show respect for the teacher. Professor goes into the classroom ahead of time and begins the class on time so students who just sit there have no reason to be late for class. Being punctual is always about respect for others. Second, the beginning and the end of the class is most important since teachers would give important notifications during those periods. I guess no one want to miss something really important, especially about the test. Besides, being late for class is not just a personal issue which shows your disrespect or just miss information—it disrupts the whole class and makes it hard for others to work. So, for others sake, everyone should follow the class schedule and makes every class works well. Last but not least, having a habit of punctuality is of significant importance to your study and work—and it starts from the trivial aspect of your life, that is, always going to your class on time!!
As far as I know, Troy Davis’s case is one of the longest and most controversial cases in America. Till the day he was executed there still was not enough evidence for police to convict his crime. But the fact was, even the highest court in America wanted him die. In a wave of global protest, even with the objection from former president Carter, he was reported to be executed by lethal injection on Sept.21, 2011.
Questions still exist.
Across the globe, voices are calling for justice.
His innocence could not be seen to the jury and to the judge. They finally did convict him to death.
Deep inside my heart, I feel sorry for his death. The case remained unsettled for 20 years but still it ended up in a controversial result.
The case shook and shocked the world. People’s prayers and oppositions still could not save him.
How could they (let alone it’s the most powerful court across United States) denied a person’s life with so many doubts and under so little evidence? Without doubt, racism was again involved.
It’s just not right. In the case of minority race, justice is ignored once again.
One thing that can be sure of is, this famous case would be the most infamous court cases in America’s history.