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  • Obama, And I'm a Democrat

    11 28.95%
  • Romney, And I'm a Republican

    9 23.68%
  • Obama, Lesser of Two Evils - Middle Of the Road

    5 13.16%
  • Romney, Lesser of Two Evils - Middle Of the Road

    7 18.42%
  • I Don't Vote

    0 0%
  • I Won't Vote Because I Refuse To Support Either Knucklehead

    1 2.63%
  • Not an American but I wanted to click something

    5 13.16%
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  1. ironsoulreaver's Avatar
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    Ok. No fighting here! Just make your pick!:P

    Now, This won't really count as an official ballot... but you should know that.

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    No fighting? LoL

    I need to witness this!

    If there is participation from both sides here without fighting this will be the most amazing event in internet history.
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    Let the infighting and ultra-partisanship commence! ;)
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    No fighting just a civil discussion of the facts. Hey why isn't my name in the list? ;)
    Last edited by Dave Blake; 10-31-2012 at 05:47 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironsoulreaver View Post
    Ok. No fighting here! Just make your pick!:P ...
    Good luck with that! :D
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    Well, I don't see the option I want. I'm not voting for either of those two - but I am voting. I know plenty of people who say, "I am voting for candidate X, not because I like him, but because I don't want to see the other guy win". The lesser of two evils argument.

    I could only wish everyone would inform themselves of ALL presidential candidates and make a more informed decision. I was a little upset/disappointed when both Romney & Obama declined their invitations to the debates with all of the candidates :( Maybe if the media started advertising the other parties there could be a chance for actual change - but that's not happening.
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    I give this thread another 48 hours before people are choking each other online. :D
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    Shouldn't there be the options of...

    Obama, and I'm a Republican
    Romney, and I'm a Democrat
    Obama, but I don't consider Romney evil
    Romney, but I don't consider Obama evil
    Etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winning Guy View Post
    Shouldn't there be the options of...

    Obama, and I'm a Republican
    Romney, and I'm a Democrat
    Obama, but I don't consider Romney evil
    Romney, but I don't consider Obama evil
    Etc...
    Obama, and I'm a Republican
    Romney, and I'm a Democrat
    pick lesser of two evils,

    Obama, but I don't consider Romney evil
    Romney, but I don't consider Obama evil
    just pick one of the first two.

    it's kinda limited to 10 options so... yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystictrust View Post
    Well, I don't see the option I want. I'm not voting for either of those two - but I am voting. I know plenty of people who say, "I am voting for candidate X, not because I like him, but because I don't want to see the other guy win". The lesser of two evils argument.

    I could only wish everyone would inform themselves of ALL presidential candidates and make a more informed decision. I was a little upset/disappointed when both Romney & Obama declined their invitations to the debates with all of the candidates :( Maybe if the media started advertising the other parties there could be a chance for actual change - but that's not happening.
    I should have put other as an option....

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    Maybe it should've just been:

    Obama
    Romney
    Other
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    Quote Originally Posted by palandri View Post
    I give this thread another 48 hours before people are choking each other online. :D
    There are more registered democrats than republicans, and the majority of Independents tend to vote democrat. So it all comes down to voter suppression(Through politics and Hurricane Sandy) and people going out and voting. The number of Republicans is just increasingly getting smaller and smaller over the years. That's just the nature of Conservatism itself. The more evolved a society becomes, the less conservative it becomes. So what it really comes down to is whether or not the Republicans can get more registered voters out to the polls in Ohio. Because they have 0 chance of taking the independent majority.

    People can banter back and forth over individual issues, but that is the broad truth of the matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vagrantwade View Post
    There are more registered democrats than republicans, and the majority of Independents tend to vote democrat. So it all comes down to voter suppression(Through politics and Hurricane Sandy) and people going out and voting. The number of Republicans is just increasingly getting smaller and smaller over the years. That's just the nature of Conservatism itself. The more evolved a society becomes, the less conservative it becomes. So what it really comes down to is whether or not the Republicans can get more registered voters out to the polls in Ohio. Because they have 0 chance of taking the independent majority.



    People can banter back and forth over individual issues, but that is the broad truth of the matter.

    "Conservative" can have wide meaning, so your statement doesn't necessarily hold true.

    Socially, it does change as society changes.

    However, fiscally is another story. Fiscal conservatism is gaining popularity.
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    Where's the third party options? I don't care if they don't have a shot, we'll never get the best candidates until the 2 party system goes away.

    Edit: should've read the whole thread before posting my complaint :)
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    I really can't wait until there is a third party that can seriously contend for the Presidency. When the two leading candidates are Mitt Romney and Barack Obama we are in serious trouble. I really don't think either of the two are going to make changes that will lay a foundation for our country to get away from the financial collapse that is rapidly coming our way.



    Yes, I think this thread will be locked within 48 hours too. Post while you can!
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    I minored in Political Science. In my opinion what we need is "Equal Proportion Representation", instead of the winner take all system that we have now.

    With the "Winner Take All" system, you are normally limited to two candidates. Most races are normally relatively close, so half the people on the losing side are upset. Then if a 3rd party is tossed into this system, some one wins with a plurality, not a majority. Candidate A gets 30% of the vote, B gets 29% C gets 41%. Candidate C wins, even though a majority 59% of the people don't want him.

    With "Equal Proportion Representation" everyone is happy. Plus you're are voting on a platform, rather than an individual. Here is how it works in a very simplified manner:

    Party A gets 40% of the vote and 40 seats in Congress
    Party B gets 30% of the vote and 30 seats in Congress
    Party C gets 20% of the vote and 20 seats in Congress
    Party D gets 10% of the vote and 10 seats in Congress

    Then after the election Party A and Party C form a coalition with the 60% majority and elect a Prime Minister.

    Just my opinion, I am not here to argue it, because I hate political arguments. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winning Guy View Post
    "Conservative" can have wide meaning, so your statement doesn't necessarily hold true.

    Socially, it does change as society changes.

    However, fiscally is another story. Fiscal conservatism is gaining popularity.
    That is very true. I would categorize myself as a Libertarian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by palandri View Post
    I minored in Political Science. In my opinion what we need is "Equal Proportion Representation", instead of the winner take all system that we have now.

    With the "Winner Take All" system, you are normally limited to two candidates. Most races are normally relatively close, so half the people on the losing side are upset. Then if a 3rd party is tossed into this system, some one wins with a plurality, not a majority. Candidate A gets 30% of the vote, B gets 29% C gets 41%. Candidate C wins, even though a majority 59% of the people don't want him.

    With "Equal Proportion Representation" everyone is happy. Plus you're are voting on a platform, rather than an individual. Here is how it works in a very simplified manner:

    Party A gets 40% of the vote and 40 seats in Congress
    Party B gets 30% of the vote and 30 seats in Congress
    Party C gets 20% of the vote and 20 seats in Congress
    Party D gets 10% of the vote and 10 seats in Congress

    Then after the election Party A and Party C form a coalition with the 60% majority and elect a Prime Minister.

    Just my opinion, I am not here to argue it, because I hate political arguments. :D
    It would be interesting if the US used parliamentary system of government.
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    Fiscally conservative
    Socially libertarian...as in...leave me the f alone and I will leave you alone.

    I voted for Romney. I absolutely can't stand Obama. I doubt Romney will do enough of what I want him to fiscally, but it really can't be anywhere as close to as bad as Obama. Obamacare is terrible. Reid and Pelosi need to never hold public office again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by palandri View Post
    I minored in Political Science.
    I took AP Political Science as a high school senior and won a debate where I took the Libertarian stance.
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    I think that when you get down to details and core principles, most Americans have a libertarian streak in them. That's kind of where we came from. The foundation of who we are.
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    I don't know how you guys in the US can put up with the almost 24/7 politics coverage on the news there. Even in non-election years the coverage on politics feels overboard to me, and it would drive me crazy.

    I even hear from friends in the states that politics have become so polarizing that even long time friends end their friendships over political allegiances.
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    Obama all the way. Democrat all the way. I know this is a new thread, but it's frightening to see that a couple more people chose the Romney option.
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    Romney. Didn't vote for Obama the first time not going to this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squire777 View Post
    I don't know how you guys in the US can put up with the almost 24/7 politics coverage on the news there. Even in non-election years the coverage on politics feels overboard to me, and it would drive me crazy.
    Yeah, it's pretty nuts here. I avoid it by not watching TV!
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