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Old 09-28-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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Josseppie wrote: Personally I am going to watch the debate(s) then decide who to vote for between the two main candidates. As of now I am still undecided.

You are one of the few who have not yet made up their minds. The whole show for the reat of the way is to sway you and the few other voters like you. I would never vote for Romney, and I'm ashamed to admit that I might vote for Obama, only because I see him as the slighly lesser evil of the two evils.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Josseppie wrote: Personally I am going to watch the debate(s) then decide who to vote for between the two main candidates. As of now I am still undecided.

You are one of the few who have not yet made up their minds. The whole show for the reat of the way is to sway you and the few other voters like you. I would never vote for Romney, and I'm ashamed to admit that I might vote for Obama, only because I see him as the slighly lesser evil of the two evils.
With how close the polls are it wont take much of a change to put Colorado in the Obama category or Romney category. That is why both of them have been in the state. So ya technically it might only be a few point difference but it could be the few that make the difference.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Roseanne Barr will be on the ballot.

She is the Peace and Freedom party candidate.

Her running mate is Cindy Sheehan.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Roseanne Barr will be on the ballot.

She is the Peace and Freedom party candidate.

Her running mate is Cindy Sheehan.
Why not? She won't win but she can say she ran for president.......
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:40 PM
 
Location: CO
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Why not? She won't win but she can say she ran for president.......
And, it would be a vote for "anyone but," which is apparently Eddyline's (OP) goal.

Let's all of us Coloradans hope that he realizes how lucky he is - he now lives in a state where he doesn't have to figure out whether or not he can "Write in."

There are plenty of choices, officially on the ballot, that will let him vote for "I don't want either of those two."
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:34 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. If I vote for Obama, its really just a vote AGAINST Romney.
I guess if I was in a state with just the two on the ballot, I could write in, "None of the Above".
Our two party system has me frustrated.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I actually have a brilliant plan to steal the election.

Step 1: Change name from davidv to "None Of These" (Pronounced NO-nay Off TEE-see)
Step 2: Found the "Because the candidates are idiots" Party
Step 3: Get on the ballot. It will read: "None Of These Because the Candidates are Idiots"
Step 4: Write my acceptance speech.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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Eddyline wrote: Understand, but I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils.
With our electoral college set up most votes don't count anyway.


I'm with you Eddy. I hate to admit it, but I'm likley to go the route of voting for Obama the lessor of two evils, by the very slightest of margins. With the country so evenly divided, we gotta get rid of that electoral college crap or we could end up with yet another president who gets less of the popular votes than the losing candidate. And that didn't work out so well the last time around.
It amazes me how many people from smaller states want to get rid of the electoral college, it was put into place to protect smaller states from one area dominating the politics and direction of the country. Without the electoral college the east and west coast would 100% dominate the election, giving no incentive to the politicians provide any more the the minimum to the interior states of the country.

For a better idea go talk to all the people on the western slope of Colorado, where they struggle for road money among many other things that the state readily provides to the front range, the reason is that the governor can get elected 100% by the front range, and there is enough of a population along the front range to also control the house, meaning 1 of the 3 parts of the lawmaking branches of the government have any power in the struggle to help the poorer areas of the state.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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As long as you realize that he has no chance of winning and no one will notice then I say go for it. Personally I am going to watch the debate(s) then decide who to vote for between the two main candidates. As of now I am still undecided.

Speaking of debates, ans this is a little off topic but not my much, but people reading this in Denver or going to Denver this Wednesday during the debate plan for traffic as I-25 will be closed by DU from 5 pm till 10 pm. Traffic in the Denver area should be a nightmare.
The idea that no one will notice is not entirely correct. I will not be voting for Obamney either, for many of the same reasons as the OP. Chief among them- so I can live with myself. I will know who I gave my support to, and that is reason enough not to give my vote to either of the republicrat candidates. Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil, and I cannot allow myself to offer support, tacit or otherwise to it. Just how I am. I do understand those who continue to do so, however, and do not blame them. Just wish enough would see it for what it really is, and change it.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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It amazes me how many people from smaller states want to get rid of the electoral college, it was put into place to protect smaller states from one area dominating the politics and direction of the country. Without the electoral college the east and west coast would 100% dominate the election, giving no incentive to the politicians provide any more the the minimum to the interior states of the country.

For a better idea go talk to all the people on the western slope of Colorado, where they struggle for road money among many other things that the state readily provides to the front range, the reason is that the governor can get elected 100% by the front range, and there is enough of a population along the front range to also control the house, meaning 1 of the 3 parts of the lawmaking branches of the government have any power in the struggle to help the poorer areas of the state.
This is so true. Colorado does not realize how much the electoral college really helps us have national political power.
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