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How will you vote from this election forward?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Doug.38PR, Oct 11, 2006.

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How will you vote?

  1. Democrat

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    8.0%
  2. Republican

    122 vote(s)
    61.0%
  3. Other Party/Won't vote

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    31.0%
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  1. Doug.38PR

    Doug.38PR member

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    Democrat, Republican, or Other Party/Independent/just won't vote?

    I've read about how some polls are revealing that Democrats are going to take back power and that a lot of people are tired of the Republicans who have been in power for over 10 years and been, in many ways, even worse.

    How will you vote next presidential, congressional and senate race? Or are you just fed up with both partys and either won't vote or vote for an independent who sticks to his guns (Constitution party et al)
     
  2. tenbase

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  3. Sam Adams

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    R. Its the lesser of two evils.

    My attitude is to vote for the person I REALLY want in the primaries, and the least bad person in the general. Given that we have only 2 parties that are likely (99+%) to win in any given election, I recognize that this can be a recipe for mediocrity - but it is better than going to Hell in a handbasket.

    Remember: "The perfect is the enemy of the good." Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
     
  4. ozwyn

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    I didn't see the choice "my individual and how they stand on issues"

    Not a big fan of rubber stamping either political party when they've both given good cause to distrust with our rights.
     
  5. ZeSpectre

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    I miss voting FOR someone.

    The last three elections have strictly been a case of either voting against someone, or not voting at all because I did not feel that I could, in good conscience, give any of the choices my vote.

    I truely miss the old ballots that had "no confidence" as a vote.

    Sometime I wish there was some system where a majority "no confidence" vote would eliminate the current candidates and force the process to start over but yes I can see some of the issues that would evolve there as well (like the current party remaining in office even longer while the vote was re-run).
     
  6. ArmedBear

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    That's true.

    But I have to thank the Democrats for making voting AGAINST someone so much more palatable, especially in 2004. Looks like the trend will continue.
     
  7. ApexinM3

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    Sad to say, but I'll vote Republicrat for the time being. The Libertarian front just doesn't have the momentum needed to be a viable choice. Unfortunately the current political structure isn't ready yet (or set up properly for) a third party yet. Too bad, because I think the change would be a welcome one.
     
  8. Art Eatman

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    National? For the least harmful; against the most harmful. Same as always.

    It's a lot easier to vote for "the good guy" at the local level. Easier to get involved in his election campaign, as well. And if you don't do that, don't gripe.

    State level? Fortunately, most small-town candidates in Texas tend to be at least mildly conservative. The big-city liberal vs. conservative thing is at least reasonably evened out.

    Art
     
  9. BigG

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    Wow - this is a tough choice. Wait a minute here - let me think. I guess I'll just turn D. :scrutiny: NOT :scrutiny:
     
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    Depends on who is on the ticket. Mostly, I vote Libertarian. I believe that the "lesser of two evils is STILL more evil than I could endorse." I didn't vote "for" Bush in the last election, I voted "against" Kerry.

    My hypocrisy has limits though. If the GOP runs McInsane, Julieonme, Bloomingidiot, or Mit "How far left can I lean" Romney.... I'm voting for the LP'er even if they end up digging up Harry's coffin...
     
  12. Yakko

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    Anti-incumbant!

    Living in Oregon, that means it is almost guaranteed to be a Republican.
     
  13. MD_Willington

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    Not allowed to vote, it is a deportable offense....:uhoh:
     
  14. ArmedBear

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    It's all about timing for me.

    There's a time for a protest vote, and there's a time for a "best realistic option" vote.

    Depends on the state of things, the percentages likely to vote and for whom, etc.

    If I could vote as often as some Democrats in Washington State do, I'd vote Libertarian every time, and put some in office.:p But since I only have one vote, I have to weigh other factors.
     
  15. ArmedBear

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    Ah, if only you were Mexican and illegal, you could vote here without fear. I pity Canadians in the US these days.
     
  16. MachIVshooter

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    At 24 years old, I've never been privvy to that.

    My short voting career has been exclusively voting against the guy who is more likely to take away more of our rights and/or tax the ever-loving **** out of us.

    Painful as it was after the Patriot act, I voted for GWB again because Kerry simply wasn't acceptable.

    State and local elections have proven easier to stomach, but still frustrating.

    That said, the prospectives for '08 don't appear to have a lesser evil on either end. Both parties have proven that they intend to take and spend our money while eroding our liberty. Americans are screwed no matter who takes it.
     
  17. FeebMaster

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    I don't vote.
     
  18. Hazzard

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    Then don't complain about who is elected. Not that you have complained, but if you don't vote you have to accept whoever is handed to you.
     
  19. Soybomb

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    Anyone who blindly votes for someone based on the letter by their name is really voting foolishly. You have to know the candidates. I will generally vote for the person who I feel represents the largest number of my interests.
     
  20. Waitone

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    In my 30+ years of voting in national elections, I voted FOR a candidate exactly one time. Every other election (and I've never missed a national election) I voted against the other candidate.

    I honestly think we are rapidly developing conditions which will allow a viable third party to develop and, no, I am not talking about libertarians. I suspect it will take a form similar to the Federalists.
     
  21. GLOCK19XDSC

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    I usually choose the elections I feel are most important and vote against the candidates I find the most distasteful, which usually results in a split ticket. For local elections that have no clear bad guy I always vote third-party, or not at all if there is no third party.
     
  22. BJPZOO

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    I will go Republican most of them like guns more....I think:neener:
     
  23. fjolnirsson

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    I'm gonna throw away my vote/ hand my vote to the guy farthest from my ideals, depending on who you listen to. I vote for the guy closest to my position, who turns my stomach the least or not at all.

    Either way, it doesn't matter. I believe our only chance at a free society is colonization of space. Earth is screwed.
     
  24. FeebMaster

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    You voters don't?
     
  25. DerringerUser

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    Damn, where are the liberatarians when you need em?
     
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