Why a need for a Cooling Off day?

The ruling party has all the factors to its favour. All the resources, logistics, funds, and even the media are on its side. Ok I accept if the media protests against this statement as they will claim that they are fair, objective and unbiased. Then the changing of boundaries, the preparation and the privy of knowing when is the election, or when to call the election on the most auspicious day in the feng shui chart. But most important, the ruling party has all the super talents in its team, the crème ala crème of the country, and a scintillating track record. Why is there a need for a day to cool off? Why not take advantage of all the favourable factors and just go to the polling station the next day? Or is it that the ruling party feels that it has too much advantages on its side and wanted to give the opposition parties a fairer chance and a fairer fight? It cannot be that the ruling party fears that during the election hustings, the lesser talents, the lesser mortals, are able to talk the people to vote against the ruling party. The koyok men trumped the super talents and the god like beings. If that is the case, then all the super talents must be duds, unable to convince the people of how good they are. And what about the gold plated list of track records? These must speak for themselves and the people must surely appreciate them without even saying a word. Even if all this fails, there are the carrots of upgrading and handouts to fall back on. The pockets of the people when taken care off, must be a vote winner. And the threats of the investors fleeing the country, the economy running aground, the falling property prices, and hardship, must be sending a chill down the spines of the people for even dare to harbour the thought of voting opposition. Why then the need for cooling off day?


Anonymous said...

"...as they will claim that they are fair, objective and unbiased."


I rest my case!

By the way, a cooling day will turn into two and so on as time passes. Got the drift?

rex said...

rex comments as follows,

i think a cooling day is nothing political.
it's just physical.
it's very tiring, whichever party you belong to, the days and nights of rally preparations and thinking and so on.
not forgetting saturday night - no sleep at all and the following morning too...

so cooling day is just for you to sleep, that's all. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


Anonymous said...

The US Presidential election is a long, long campaign, with candidates flying all over the continent campaigning for months on end.

I do not know whether they need more cooling days like us, just to sleep.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

hi rex, welcome to the blog.

Our GE is not really that exhaustive. And the official reason is to cool down temperature for the voters to think rationally.

Anonymous said...

And if they still cannot think rationally, let us have 2 cooling off days.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
H. L. Mencken

Anonymous said...

Me thinks any cooling period is unnecessary.


notanotherspinstory said...


They know people are charged up within 24 hours of attending an opposition rally. They want the euphoria effect to die down first.

PAP is the most politically innovative in the world to come up with GRCs, gerrymandering boundaries, and now a cooling off day. Cooling off day only benefits the party which does not attract large rallies and has control over the mass media.

Incidentally we have a cooling off rule for purchasing insurance plans. You can reject an insurance plan within 7 days. So that you don't regret buying that plan. And home buyers have to put a deposit and sign agreement within 7 days, so they don't regret making a wrong purchase.

Matilah_Singapura said...

A cooling off day is a good idea. It is a time for ensuring that the sheeple's asses are well rested and pliable -- so that when they get anaally raped on the weekend, they won't feel too much pain.