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View Poll Results: Obama Supporters, Which Republican Candidate Would You Vote For, If You Were Forced To?
Mitt Romney 11 45.83%
Ron Paul 12 50.00%
Rick Santorum 0 0%
Newt Gingrich 1 4.17%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-24-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: NC
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Just a curious cat poll.

Scenario - You are strongly supporting Obama, but is forced to vote for one of the Republican candidates at gunpoint. Whom will you choose?

1) You can't say "I Won't Vote". That's not an option. Remember, you have a gun to your head.

2) You can't say "I'll Stay At Home". You are already at the polling booth and have a gun to your head.

So basically, who is the least repulsive of all the Republican candidates to you?

Yes, you have the option to go home after the vote and commit suicide because you had to vote for a Republican candidate.

To keep the integrity of the poll, please, ONLY current Obama supporters should vote! If you are not one, please don't vote!
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Romney. He's actually shifty enough that if he got into office, he could secretly be further Left than Obama.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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I don't mind Romney - he's a moderate (which I like). Don't care for either extreme.

Ken
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Illinois Delta
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Romney seems to have more potential support among those who intend to vote for another Obama term than he does in his own party. Interesting, that.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: NC
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Gingrich. He would make for the most interesting, and perhaps comical presidency. I also like his style and rhetorical skill. If I have to flush America down the drain I might as well do so with someone interesting.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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Romney's the closest to Obama, so it's no surprise that he'd have the most votes in here. I suppose an Obama voter could make the case for Ron Paul, being that he would be a lame duck President who would never get anything passed, thus keeping the status quo
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Lightbulb Obama Supporters, Which Republican Candidate Would You Vote For, If You Were Forced To?

Dwight D Eisenhower.

He wasn't a nutjob.

The four choices offered are analogous to 2 whackadoodles, a "I'll say anything to any audience" panderer, and Gabby Hayes.

Guess which one's Gabby...

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Old 02-24-2012, 04:07 PM
 
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Interesting poll ... I imagine that most of the people who voted for Obama because of his platform in 08 but who have become disenchanted with him because of his having lied about almost everything that he said he would do on the campaign trail would most likely support Paul because he is the only one who really wants to end the illegal wars and who is really focused on the economy, though they might not agree with him on everything.

While Obama supporters who still support him regardless of his lies and crimes since having been elected would most likely vote for Romney if they were forced to vote republican, because he is the most like the Obama we all now know to be the real Obama and the least like what Obama pretended to be about when running for election.
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago Area
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Interesting poll ... I imagine that most of the people who voted for Obama because of his platform in 08 but who have become disenchanted with him because of his having lied about almost everything that he said he would do on the campaign trail would most likely support Paul because he is the only one who really wants to end the illegal wars and who is really focused on the economy, though they might not agree with him on everything.

While Obama supporters who still support him regardless of his lies and crimes since having been elected would most likely vote for Romney if they were forced to vote republican, because he is the most like the Obama we all now know to be the real Obama and the least like what Obama pretended to be about when running for election.
I don't know if all of that is completely fair. Barack Obama said he'd change everything, but for the most part, he didn't specify what. Dr Paul has been pretty specific on what he would change. Also, many oddball groups voted for Obama. Whites who were feeling white guilt, 99.9% of black America, everyone who was the type to fall for any good sounding "Rah! Rah!" schpeel, everyone who didn't like George W Bush (that's a lot of people!), etc. Most importantly, the mainstream media turned Barack Obama into a rock-star celebrity sensation. It was like that current fashion of wearing your pants pulled halfway down your legs -- it didn't have to make sense, it was just the in style thing.

Ron Paul is hated by the media and hated by the talking heads of both parties, yet there is vastly more substance to his message than Barack Obama ever dreamed of pretending to have.
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