View Poll Results: Who Get's Your Vote!
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Obama, And I'm a Democrat
Romney, And I'm a Republican
Obama, Lesser of Two Evils - Middle Of the Road
Romney, Lesser of Two Evils - Middle Of the Road
I Don't Vote
I Won't Vote Because I Refuse To Support Either Knucklehead
Not an American but I wanted to click something
- 10-29-2012, 09:33 PM #2
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.Talk to me about Windows Phone, Windows 8, XBOX, art, animation, design, or anything! Be sure to follow me on Twitter and friend me on Facebook (say you're from here or I may not accept)
10-29-2012, 10:45 PM #6
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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.
- 10-29-2012, 10:51 PM #8
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
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- 10-29-2012, 11:24 PM #9
Don't forget to thank and like anyone who deserves it!
- 10-30-2012, 01:46 AM #12
People can banter back and forth over individual issues, but that is the broad truth of the matter.
- 10-30-2012, 08:13 AM #13Talk to me about Windows Phone, Windows 8, XBOX, art, animation, design, or anything! Be sure to follow me on Twitter and friend me on Facebook (say you're from here or I may not accept)
- 10-30-2012, 08:33 PM #15
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!
- 10-30-2012, 09:41 PM #16
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
10-31-2012, 12:25 AM #19
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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.Current Phone: Nokia Lumia 920
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- 10-31-2012, 01:19 AM #21
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.
10-31-2012, 11:32 AM #22
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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.
- 10-31-2012, 01:58 PM #25