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Would their World of Warcraft habit impact your decision to vote for a candidate?

Asked by SuperMouse (30713 points ) October 6th, 2012

In Maine the Republican party sent an email outing the opponent as a World of Warcraft devotee and tried to use the fact that she plays as a way to hurt her candidacy. Would something like this impact your vote? Why or why not?

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DrBill's avatar

no, not at all for or against. Everyone has hobbies and pastimes.

Blackberry's avatar

There’s not much to say. More desperate politicians.

glacial's avatar

Only if she were raiding 40 hours per week.

”“What’s next? Will I be ostracized for playing Angry Birds or Words With Friends?”

Haha! I would vote for her for that joke alone.

amujinx's avatar

90 is the max level now, not 85. Why would I expect a politician that has resorted exclusively to mudslinging to get his facts right though…

Also, she obviously isn’t playing much when the last piece of gear she got was back in February of 2011, and there is easy gear to get that is much better than the gear she has. All that I’ve seen on her activity feed since that last piece of gear is fishing achievements and one raid that is easy as pie to do and only takes 30 minutes if your group is full of completely inept players to complete. These are signs of a very occasional player, not a person devoting a lot of time to WoW. Feel free to check her activity feed yourself if you like.

Blackberry's avatar

She was playing the day after Christmas!? She is unamerican and not a true christian either! She lost my vote, that’s for sure.

wundayatta's avatar

Well, I know that video gaming can take over someone’s life, so I’d want to make sure the candidate wasn’t someone lost in that world. It doesn’t seem like she is, so I don’t think it would be relevant to the decision. Frankly, I think the Republicans have done her a favor and given her far more publicity than she ever could have bought.

glacial's avatar

^ True. And they have probably underestimated how many among the voting population are playing WoW or similar games.

Seaofclouds's avatar

As long as her game time doesn’t interfere with her work time, it wouldn’t influence my vote either way.

woodcutter's avatar

Someone who gets lost in WOW might actually forget to get off their ass and move away from the monitor and vote. That’s the real tragedy.

ETpro's avatar

Which game someone chooses to play in their leisure time is of no concern to me in electing a representative. I care a great deal about the decisions they take while representing their constituents and not the least bit about any legal forms of entertainment they engage in on their own time. But in politics, you use whatever you can dig up about your opponent to try to paint them as the less acceptable choice.

DWW25921's avatar

Being a RPG gaming geek, I would gladly vote for one of my people. We should stick together.

Symbeline's avatar

No. I hate this shit. Gives gamers a bad rep. But then, it’s not like the rep of a politician is never completely ridiculous, anyway.

augustlan's avatar

Oh, god. Imagine if we were judged on our Fluther habits!

No, it wouldn’t influence me, so long as they’re not gaming 24/7 to the exclusion of more important things.

woodcutter's avatar

Just look at the people who kept voting for Marion Barry. Sort of makes gamers look like well…gamers?

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