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Old 10-16-2012, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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After watching this debate...I have to say, if this is the best this country can come up with, we deserve whichever we get. Neither were very impressive, came across as honest or sincere or actually looked like a leader. Both seem more like spoiled high school students that leaders of this country. Obama has one of the worst records of any president in history and should be simple to beat...but I'm not sure Romney has what it takes.

Who the heck are the 3rd party candidates again?
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Originally Posted by Toyman at Jewel Lake View Post
After watching this debate...I have to say, if this is the best this country can come up with, we deserve whichever we get. Neither were very impressive, came across as honest or sincere or actually looked like a leader. Both seem more like spoiled high school students that leaders of this country. Obama has one of the worst records of any president in history and should be simple to beat...but I'm not sure Romney has what it takes.

Who the heck are the 3rd party candidates again?
I agree, America deserves its downfall. This is what happens when you get too complacent. Once again, the Peter Schiffs and Ron Pauls will be proven right.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:14 AM
 
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Which leads right up to the following video:


Voting is meaningless
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:29 AM
 
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And this video:


George Carlin on freedom and society
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:36 AM
 
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Here's a fundamental philosophical question I have about this election. How did a Republican candidate who basically agrees with everything Obama said in this last debate get to be nominated to be the Republican nominee in the first place? What exactly were the majority of Republican voters thinking about in the primaries and what was their criteria for nominating Obomney?
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:42 AM
 
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Carlin's great. LOL.

Wonder when those were recorded?

HAVA has made sure those machines will crank out the right numbers for one of 2 sides of the private party that has bought the machines.

Yep pretty sad.

They don't really talk about anything of any importance in these debates. Mostly a bit of a show, if you are into that kinda thing.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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I may end up voting for Gary Johnson...even if I don't trust someone that doesn't drink alcohol or coffee.

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Johnson announced his candidacy for President on April 21, 2011, as a Republican,[12] on a libertarian platform emphasizing the United States public debt and a balanced budget through a 43% reduction of all federal government spending, protection of civil liberties, an immediate end to the War in Afghanistan and his advocacy of the FairTax. On December 28, 2011, after being excluded from the majority of the Republican Party's presidential debates and failing to gain traction while campaigning for the New Hampshire primary, he withdrew his candidacy for the Republican nomination and announced that he would continue his presidential campaign as a candidate for the nomination of the Libertarian Party
Sounds far better than either of the two who showed up for last nights debate.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Sounds like you should vote for a third party, though I will say it is more important who you vote for in Congress than it is president. Congress has the ability to create bills that have an actual effect on your life.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:24 AM
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Who else would be stupid enough to think they can clean up the mess created in Washington, D.C.?
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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Yup, 300M and we get such a small handful of candidates to weed through, then its boiled down to just 2 essentially. You have infinitely more options for even just buying a car...sad.
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