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Snaggy

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Icon 3 posted September 29, 2007 09:14      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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I seem to agree most with with Dennis Kucinich. And here I thought I was an Obama Girl. [Razz]

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Icon 1 posted September 29, 2007 09:49      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
57 for Kucinich (then 50 for Dodd)

Irregardless of how much we agree on topics I am going to vote for obama or clinto, whoever I think will be able to beat the rebublican candidate.

This is why I like the french system more with two round voting. I could vote for the candidate that most supports my ideals in the first round, but in the second round I could vote for the lesser of two evils.

In america I think people votenot for the candidate that supports thier ideals but for the candidate they think vcan beat the person they absolutly don't want to be president.

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Sam Brownback is the only candidate that agrees with me on Iraq (I scored a 12 with him) which for me is the most important thing in the upcoming election.

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I also scored highest for Kucinich. Too bad there's not a chance in hell he'll get the nomination. [Frown]

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Sxeptomaniac

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My score was tied between Obama and Clinton. Still, I definitely prefer Obama.

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted September 29, 2007 12:15      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So do I.

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fs

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quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
http://www.wqad.com/Global/link.asp?L=259460

I seem to agree most with with Dennis Kucinich. And here I thought I was an Obama Girl. [Razz]

I'm Kucinich too. But I knew that when I signed up to support his campaign months ago. [Wink]

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Giuliani, 61. Hmmmm, and here I thought I was a Ron Paul kinda guy... I think I'll still vote for him anyways.

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The Famous Druid

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Wow, I didn't even know Osama bin Laden was running for president, and yet here I am agreeing with 64% of his policies.

Oh, sorry, I misread that, it actually says Kucinich.

Never heard of him, but he's obviously a highly intelligent, thoughtful and well-informed guy. He can have my vote when we get around to formalizing the current arrangement and make oz part of the USA.

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Icon 1 posted September 29, 2007 20:12      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Number one for me was Dodd, but I don't think he has a chance of winning. Number 2 and 3 were tied between Obama and Clinton. I was planning on voting for Obama anyway.

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Icon 1 posted September 30, 2007 02:46      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've always thought it was a self-fulfilling prophesy when people decide not to vote for the candidate that they truly believe is best because they don't think that person has any chance of winning.

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The Famous Druid

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The solution is to do away with your antiquated 18th Century voting system, and update to a 19th or maybe even 20th Century system.

There's plenty of voting systems out there that don't suffer from the "If I vote for X, I may be helping Y get elected" flaw.

Electoral reform is difficult to achieve though, every politician thinks "The system that put me in power must be good".

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Ugh, MightyClub
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quote:
Originally posted by fs:
I've always thought it was a self-fulfilling prophesy when people decide not to vote for the candidate that they truly believe is best because they don't think that person has any chance of winning.

I suspect some people may feel burned byt he 2000 election. "Well, if I'd not voted for Nader, who I knew had no chance of winning, I could have made the Florida fiasco a moot point." Still, I often vote for a candidate who has a slim or no chance of winning because I like to believe that my vote sends a message regardless of the winner. Call me naive, but you gotta have faith in something.

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Serenak

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Ohh errr a bizarre occurrence just iced my post...

Anyway to recap on it...

Here in the UK we have a strange system that only cares for the "first past the post" (i.e. highest scorer)

But we tend to generate 3 main sorts of voter in the General Elections...

1) I vote for this party because I always have and my family always have...

2) I am voting for this lot because they actually have policies that overall are closest to what I want to see...

3) I am voting for the party that is most likely to prevent the lot I DON'T want to from winning from getting in...

This is all a bit odd because for many voters the vote for anyone other than the "obvious winner" seems wasted unless there is enough "swing" to unseat the sitting candidate... (By elections are a bit different, we think your system is odd, but ours most definitely is...)

Anyway there is a small but now growing number of people who consider the "spoilt paper" a valid comment (i.e. "None of the Above")

Once that was a tiny minority that could be written off as the "stupid" - Now I am not sure that most parties don't keep an eye on it... That is the margin that allows the extremists in on the By Elections...

Whatever - I am rambling - vote with your conscience and to the best effect as allowed by your version of the electoral process.

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top 6 on mine were:

John Edwards
Score: 42

Barack Obama
Score: 40

Hillary Clinton
Score: 40

Chris Dodd
Score: 39

Dennis Kucinich
Score: 37

Rudy Giuliani
Score: 36

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