The Onion: "No-Values Voters" Are Dissatisfied With Candidates genre: Tongue-In-Cheek & Video-Philes

In the following video, The Onion suggests that there is a constituency group, "No-Values Voters", who seek a candidate with absolutely no soul. Their objective is to elect a candidate who has the total lack of moral fiber they prefer.

One can draw two inferences from this satirical piece. First, do politicians ever have the good of the public as their objective or are they simply seeking the power they perceive comes with holding political office? Second, are there really any values voters...or are all voters primarily seeking the ability to impose their beliefs on everyone else?

Value, by definition, is a relative worth. In other words, what holds worth to one individual may be meaningless to another. Perhaps that's the ultimate message being delivered in this latest iteration of The Onion. What it instructs about the nature of politics and elections is open to debate. In the end, isn't the notion of values just an elusive construct to make us feel better about ourselves?

Tagged as: 2008 Election, Election, Humor, Satire, The Onion, Values

Daniel DiRito | July 15, 2008 | 10:06 AM
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