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#1 Old 01-09-2008, 07:25 AM
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I do. Some people volunteer. I think it's important to do. It's a way to participate, and we can't complain that corporate people are controlling elections if the people aren't taking over that role. Edwards doesn't take lobbyist money, so he can take mine. He has far less money than Clinton and Obama. The numbers strongly reflect who has the most money.



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#2 Old 01-09-2008, 07:47 AM
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I must admit, I have never donated to a campaign. Oh, wait, that's not true, I donated to Al Franken's campaign in Minnesota. But, I have never donated to a presidential campaign. I have volunteered for election campaigns before, and this year we are volunteering to load our mini-van with blue hairs who need to get to the polls. It is hard for me to think about donating to a multi-millionaires campaign. Especially when I never feel strongly about one candidate or another, I basically vote for the least heinous.
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#3 Old 01-09-2008, 08:03 AM
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I do. (I gave money to the Kucinich campaign, and will probably do so again.) Although the act of voting naturally receives a lot of attention, money and time donations have quite a bit more impact.



At the risk of sounding cynical, there is a pretty strong corollation between money and votes. (At one time, it was about $5/vote; that may be different now.) A few candidates can turn out votes for less money, but generally speaking, it is the money spent that determines a candidate's popularity.
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I pay a lot of attention to politics, but I don't feel like the US is headed in the right direction so I'd rather vote for another party. I may vote for the Green Party, or maybe Nader again if he's running, but that's about all of the involvement I have with politics.
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#5 Old 01-09-2008, 10:02 AM
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Yes, I do.



Indiana's primary isn't until May when the election is basically already decided, so donating is one tangible way I can help.



I support Obama 100%.
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#6 Old 01-09-2008, 10:33 AM
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I have in the past for much the same reason kpickell does. PA's primary is the end of April. I haven't this year because my money has gone to other causes.

I might volunteer when the election comes around, it really depends on who comes out of this whole mess. No one has me excited, that's for sure.
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#7 Old 01-09-2008, 11:24 AM
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Yup. I've donated to both Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul. "Money bombs" are a neat idea, imo.
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#8 Old 01-09-2008, 11:59 AM
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Yes, I do.



Indiana's primary isn't until May when the election is basically already decided, so donating is one tangible way I can help.



I support Obama 100%.



Is that because you think he is the best candidate, or because of your flawed logic you once mentioned regarding supporting any minority candidate?
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#9 Old 01-09-2008, 12:28 PM
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Is that because you think he is the best candidate, or because of your flawed logic you once mentioned regarding supporting any minority candidate?

Both. I do think he's the best. But I do also think it's important for the US to have a minority president.
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#10 Old 01-09-2008, 12:33 PM
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No. Giving millionaires free money isn't my style.

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#11 Old 01-09-2008, 12:34 PM
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Yes, I do.



Indiana's primary isn't until May when the election is basically already decided, so donating is one tangible way I can help.



I support Obama 100%.



Same here. Except our primary is next month.



I was all happy late last night when MSNBC was reporting the race was too close to call, that Hillary hadn't won yet. But dammit, in the end she did win.
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#12 Old 01-09-2008, 03:40 PM
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I don't, and never will, donate to political campaigns. I think donating to e.g. Amnesty International or AR groups brings more change to this world than giving money away to party politics.

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#13 Old 01-09-2008, 11:09 PM
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Nope. I don't think I ever will.

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