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#61 Old 02-12-2011, 04:13 PM
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:A follow up question to this, if you don't mind - do you ever vote for a Democratic candidate for national office? I don't consider myself a Democrat, but I effectively function as one when it comes to elections for federal office. I have never voted for a Republican for President or for the U.S. Congress. (Local elections are a different matter, since I often have known candidates personally and make my decisions accordingly.) I would most probably have voted for Colin Powell, had he thrown his hat into the ring against Clinton, and I might well have voted for McCain at one point. (Thank god that didn't happen; I have since realized the extent to which he is not the principled person he lead so many into believing him to be.)

Lately, no. As a young woman, I was a Democrat and am pretty sure I voted against Regan in 80 and 84. Several years ago I voted for Harry Reid.

I am pretty happy with my city council member who is Democrat. I voted for him last time and will again. I am sure here and there I have voted Democrat as well.

I agree about Colin Powell although I cannot remember much on the stands that he takes.

Ironically, I admire Jimmy Carter. Not because I agree much with him, but he has always struck me as a true believer. One of the few in politics. I think he wants to do good and for the right reasons. I feel the same way about Ron Paul.

I'm not sure about McCain.

Voting is an issue for me. The persons I respect and want for leadership never end up making it very far in the election process.
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#62 Old 02-12-2011, 05:23 PM
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Yeah, on a local level, I don't personally see much point in even paying attention whether someone has a D or an R next to his or her name. If I see an ad or get a mailer touting someone's "family values", I tend to automatically vote against him, because I see it as shameless, meaningless pandering. The same thing if they go on about abortion and/or gun rights - those are not issues that generally come up locally, so again, shameless pandering.

I feel your pain regarding voting. For a long time, I felt as though my approval was the kiss of death.
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Well, if you're the kiss of death and I'm the kiss of death, who the heck is getting elected?
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#64 Old 02-13-2011, 10:36 PM
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I am, obviously. My campaign platform will be the usually lies, then bam! Congress will get drugged and/or hypnotized by SS into banning factory farms and themselves immediately afterwards!

No one expects the Snowcone inquisition!

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