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Old 09-29-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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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.
Like I have said then go for it! Colorado has that option so if you choose to use it then why not? I can only speak for my self but I look at the two main candidates and decide who I think has the best policies that will help the country. This time my main concern is the economy so I will watch the debate to see who I think has the best polices to get us out of this mess. Will there be a perfect candidate? No and that is ok as we are all human but I know both of them want the best for this country its just a matter of what I think has the best polices.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:55 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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This is so true. Colorado does not realize how much the electoral college really helps us have national political power.
Yep... My 'new' state (after 28 yrs in Colo) has 30% larger population BUT we won't be seeing any candidates, AND no need to. 36 of 39 counties get no say... 3 counties control the vote for the entire state, rural counties don't even know there is an election going on (We're still on dial-up... )

Something is broken in USA. Register all the uninformed (and dead and illegal) voters you can find in populous counties, and FORGET the burdens you place on the Job Creators.

One thing you don't have to GUESS about, is which candidate has brought political divisiveness and petty snip-it wise cracks to the forefront of USA politics. As an International worker, I can say it is pretty embarassing to be from USA when 'educated' foreign leaders and business folks start analyzing our 'strategy and leadership' and ask about the likelihood of USA being a presence in the future of world leadership

Something is broken in USA.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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In post ( #11 ) I wrote the following: 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.

After reading the article below, I am even less likely to vote for Obama....but rest asurred I will definitely NOT vote for Romney.

Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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In post ( #11 ) I wrote the following: 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.

After reading the article below, I am even less likely to vote for Obama....but rest asurred I will definitely NOT vote for Romney.

Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama
Then vote for a write in......
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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^There are other choices as well. Gary Johnson comes to mind as a guy who would roll-back some of the recent intrusions into citizen's civil liberties.

It's narrow-minded to constrain yourself to the major parties without recognizing the alternatives.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: CO
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Does anyone know if the Colorado ballot allows you to do a write-in ballot for President?
Without turning this into a political discussion, neither major party has given me a candidate I can vote for.
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In post ( #11 ) I wrote the following: 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.

After reading the article below, I am even less likely to vote for Obama....but rest asurred I will definitely NOT vote for Romney.

Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama
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Then vote for a write in......
If you read the article that Cosmic linked above, the author recommends that you vote for Gary Johnson - Johnson is that author's choice.

Gary Johnson *is* on the Colorado ballot, along with 15 other candidates. There are lots of choices we have here in Colorado besides Romney and Obama.

Anyone living in Colorado who still feels the need to vote for a write in because "none of the above" is their only choice when there are 16 official candidates on the ballot, including pretty much all of the fringe, then that person truly is an outlier.

A vote for any of the 14 candidates on our ballot besides Romney or Obama is a vote for "neither of them," without making your vote totally meaningless - it will be counted, somewhere.

Last edited by suzco; 10-02-2012 at 03:13 PM..
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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^There are other choices as well. Gary Johnson comes to mind as a guy who would roll-back some of the recent intrusions into citizen's civil liberties.

It's narrow-minded to constrain yourself to the major parties without recognizing the alternatives.
That's fine and well but they stand no chance of winning the state. Everyone has that right to vote for a third party candidate but personally I will vote for a Person who has a viable chance of winning.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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That's fine and well but they stand no chance of winning the state. Everyone has that right to vote for a third party candidate but personally I will vote for a Person who has a viable chance of winning.

Either a third party vote or a write-in vote is really just a protest vote to the two party system.
Would like to see a debate with all the candidates who are on the ballot participating.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Either a third party vote or a write-in vote is really just a protest vote to the two party system.
Agreed and if that is what you want to do in Colorado you have that option. In the end I am not sure how much it matters but if it makes you feel better then I say go for it.

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Would like to see a debate with all the candidates who are on the ballot participating.
Won't happen. There would be to many people and the debate would be so broken up the audience would not learn anything. That is why they have certain rules to be allowed in a debate like the one coming up on Wednesday in Denver.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:35 PM
 
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Cos, I'm still going with the lesser of two evils, 'cause the worse evil is truly evil.
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