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Old 01-11-2008, 05:16 AM
 
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Obama! Obama! Obama!

 
Old 01-11-2008, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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Obama! Obama! Obama!
why? just wondering.....
 
Old 01-11-2008, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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More voter fraud? Albert Howard, a minor Republican presidential candidate from Ann Arbor claims that at one point in the NH primary he had over 170 votes, but in the end the official tally was only 44 votes. He is now challenging NH to a recount to figure out what happened.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080110/NEWS06/80110061/1118/rss (broken link)
 
Old 01-11-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Ron Paul is the only chance for the USA to recover from the damage done over the past decade.
I would support a libertarian candidate if he had a chance. RP doesn't seem to have one, which means that I have to choose from the lesser of the evils and go with the Repubs.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Chaos Central
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Nobama for me, thanks Nice guy but I'm not ready to hand him the Presidency just yet.

IMHO, for a true democracy we need to eliminate the 2-party system. We could take a cue from other countries who choose their political representatives/leaders from many different parties (party is defined by platform, not personality or influence) and then that diverse group is FORCED to work together to come up with solutions. Anyone in politics reading? It's called "compromise". Look it up.

Sure, that system has its disadvantages too, but I do despair of this country ever recovering from its current decline unless the political system itself is brought into the 21st century. Too many pork barrel projects, too many lobbyists, too many personal agendas, too many bills stuffed with items NOT in the best interest of anybody except the writers of the bills, too many "signing statements"..... You know things are really bad when there is no intelligent debate anymore.

Just my .02 cents. Color me irritated by the eradication of the "middle class" ..
 
Old 01-11-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Eastport, Maine
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Absolutely, this will be the election of the LESSER EVIL candidate. I am tired of people who have southern accents (or can't pronounce words), who thump the bible to get evangelical voters, and think they are on missions from above. I want a candidate to have had a recent reality check, and one who has more experience than just being on Oprah. So, at this point in time, I am sadly lacking a candidate who does anything for me except spurn my contempt. I guess I am one of disenfranchised voters. Yes, I want a candidate who will stand up for Americans in America, and solve some of the real issues that real working class Americans have to deal with daily.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Palmyra, Maine
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THE HUB of Maine, as Newport likes to call itself. Has had 1 political sign proudly displayed since early fall. Perched right there on the famous Sawyers Ice Cream Bar lawn and in defiance of State and local snowplows and all that mother nature could throw at it. Never bending to the traffic of Canadian Truckers or the sportsman heading for Greenville. Alone stands" RON PAUL"
 
Old 01-11-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I would support a libertarian candidate if he had a chance. RP doesn't seem to have one, which means that I have to choose from the lesser of the evils and go with the Repubs.
Ron Paul is a Republican, albeit a very old school one. Regardless if a candidate has a chance to win or not is not the point. You can vote for anyone you like, Mikey Mouse or Chtullu if you really wanted to. Voting for the lesser of two evils and attitudes like only voting for a third party if they have a chance to win are what is going to keep this country two-party (and there really isn't much difference between the two).

Third party candidates have been voted into mayoral, governor, senate, HOR positions as well as others. They are gaining momentum and are becoming more popular in presidential elections as well.

No vote is wasted. Regardless of who you vote for, it sends a message to Washington as to where you stand.
 
Old 01-11-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Ron Paul is a Republican, albeit a very old school one. Regardless if a candidate has a chance to win or not is not the point. You can vote for anyone you like, Mikey Mouse or Chtullu if you really wanted to. Voting for the lesser of two evils and attitudes like only voting for a third party if they have a chance to win are what is going to keep this country two-party (and there really isn't much difference between the two).

Third party candidates have been voted into mayoral, governor, senate, HOR positions as well as others. They are gaining momentum and are becoming more popular in presidential elections as well.

No vote is wasted. Regardless of who you vote for, it sends a message to Washington as to where you stand.
I believe he is currently described as Libertarian. At any rate, a vote for a candidate who *can't* win takes away a vote in favor of your choice of the "lesser of the evils" who can actually compete in the race, in essence giving some margin in favor of of the candidate(s) you consider the "greater evil".
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