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View Poll Results: Would you cross party lines in a general election?
I'm a Republican, no I wouldn't. 14 18.42%
I'm a Democrat, no I wouldn't. 5 6.58%
I'm a Republican, yes I would. 15 19.74%
I'm a Democrat, yes I would. 14 18.42%
I'm an independent, and don't identify with a party. 28 36.84%
Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-11-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Boise
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I think that in this election in particular people that generally vote for one party will jump ship and vote for the other candidate. I would, assuming Richardson wins, I would vote for him over anyone but Ron Paul, and there are a few dems (all of them but Edwards and Clinton) I would support over Huckabee, or Guiliani. I think it is stupid to vote just for your party when someone from acroos the aisle might have better ideas. I voted Republican, yes I would.Please state your reason why or why not.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:01 PM
 
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Whats really stupid is the 2 party system that is shoved down our throat and the candidates being parred down by the media instead of the people. I would vote for any PERSON who I believe is the best candidate. So far, I voted for Bob Dole and GWB in 2000. Didn't vote in 2004 because GWB taught me a lesson. But I also didn't vote for Kerry because I thought he was just as useless. I will vote for whoever I think is the best candidate regardless of party and regardless of what their chances are according to the media. Never will I play the game of "the lesser of 2 evils", and until all of America does the same, we will keep getting stuck with who the media and corporate elites shill.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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I don't consider myself someone who votes along a party line. I have voted for people on both sides in the past. In recent years, the republican party candidates have been more consistent with my views than those put forward by the democrats. I would vote for a democrat that I liked, but I will not vote for any of those that are the frontrunners right now.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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Whats really stupid is the 2 party system that is shoved down our throat and the candidates being parred down by the media instead of the people. I would vote for any PERSON who I believe is the best candidate. So far, I voted for Bob Dole and GWB in 2000. Didn't vote in 2004 because GWB taught me a lesson. But I also didn't vote for Kerry because I thought he was just as useless. I will vote for whoever I think is the best candidate regardless of party and regardless of what their chances are according to the media. Never will I play the game of "the lesser of 2 evils", and until all of America does the same, we will keep getting stuck with who the media and corporate elites shill.
Good post. I would like to scrap the parties and make people state their beliefs to earn votes.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Boise
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Whats really stupid is the 2 party system that is shoved down our throat and the candidates being parred down by the media instead of the people. I would vote for any PERSON who I believe is the best candidate. So far, I voted for Bob Dole and GWB in 2000. Didn't vote in 2004 because GWB taught me a lesson. But I also didn't vote for Kerry because I thought he was just as useless. I will vote for whoever I think is the best candidate regardless of party and regardless of what their chances are according to the media. Never will I play the game of "the lesser of 2 evils", and until all of America does the same, we will keep getting stuck with who the media and corporate elites shill.
I agree, what we need in America is a viable third party, I like the libertarian party, but what can you do?
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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We're fortunate enough to have an open primary here in VT, so this isn't a hypothetical question - a considerable number of us here vote one party in the primary and a different party in the general election. And even those of us who don't, tend to be pretty independent in our voting to begin with...
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Boise
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We're fortunate enough to have an open primary here in VT, so this isn't a hypothetical question - a considerable number of us here vote one party in the primary and a different party in the general election. And even those of us who don't, tend to be pretty independent in our voting to begin with...
We also have an open primary, but I'm talking about the general election, when you vote for whoever you want.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:45 PM
 
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Whats really stupid is the 2 party system that is shoved down our throat and the candidates being parred down by the media instead of the people. I would vote for any PERSON who I believe is the best candidate. So far, I voted for Bob Dole and GWB in 2000. Didn't vote in 2004 because GWB taught me a lesson. But I also didn't vote for Kerry because I thought he was just as useless. I will vote for whoever I think is the best candidate regardless of party and regardless of what their chances are according to the media. Never will I play the game of "the lesser of 2 evils", and until all of America does the same, we will keep getting stuck with who the media and corporate elites shill.
I really wish the Libertarian party would pickup more steam..
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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For what it's worth, I've voted for Democrats, Progressives (they have major party status in my city - and a former progressive is presently our US Senator) Republicans and Libertarians

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Old 12-11-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: the best coast
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I'm independent but ill tell you one thing this man wont do: identify himself with the uber sleazy democratic party.
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