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View Poll Results: Will You Vote for Johnny Mac
Yes - Absolutely 21 35.00%
Yes, but I will Regret it in the Morning 3 5.00%
Only if he's Running Against Hillary 6 10.00%
Only if he's Running Against Obama 5 8.33%
No Way 20 33.33%
Ask me again Later 5 8.33%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-26-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Bridgetown, Ohio
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And now the big question -- will you or could you vote for John McCain? I will but will have to swallow hard.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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John McEnroe is running for President???

I'm not one of the dems who would vote for McCain if Obama gets the nom. I'll either abstain from voting for President or I'll write in. Gravel is joining the libertarian party ... that's something to ponder.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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I might vote for John MacEnroe too.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:16 AM
 
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McCain's choice of running mate will be a factor in my decision, so right now I'm on the fence.

If McCain chooses Huckabee, I will vote for whichever Democrat gets the nod.

If McCain chooses Romney, I will vote for McCain over either Democrat.

If McCain chooses anyone else, my voting decision will be based on who the Democratic candidate and VP are (the Lesser of Two Evils philosophy).

I'm an Independent and not particularly thrilled with any of the 3 candidates; each one has equally serious flaws in my estimation, so it's a case of 'pick your poison' IMO. However I would definitely be proactive to keep Huckabee out of, or get Romney into, the White House arena.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Dallas, NC
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I'm doing some serious researching and thinking on this right now so I chose ask me later. The stuff with Hillary is really bugging me b/c there are just too many lies coming out and I don't think she'll get the nomination anyway now. Obama really bothers me b/c regardless of what most of his supporters on here say, I believe he is a closet racist and bigot no matter how many speeches he gives to the contrary and his talk about foreign relations and disarming the US scares the crap out of me. McCain scares me just b/c he's a Republican and I think we've had enough of it. So at this point I just don't know. I'm not going to write in or abstain but I am no where near a firm decision anymore.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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I suppose it should be no surprise that there is such diversity of opinion in a country of 300 million, of which about half of the eligible citizens actually vote.

What is debatable, however, is whether a two-party system is necessary because of that, or whether a proportional representative system would be better.

Much smaller countries have proportional representation systems and voter participation is much higher, some are less governable, others are not.

Anyway, ask me later.

If Hillary wins the democratic nomination, then I would vote McCain for the express purpose of blocking Hillary.

Obama is interesting, at the least, but I wouldn't trust him with a democratic majority in Congress.

I may write-in Ron Paul (which, though indirectly, would be tantamount to effectively voting Obama) or vote McCain depending on how the balance of power in Congress is shaping up and what is happening in my own district.

I believe strongly in checks and balances and, in most cases, I prefer the president and the majority in Congress to be of different parties, like we had during the Reagan years or the 1994 Congress with the presidency on autopilot.

Anyway, good luck!
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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And now the big question -- will you or could you vote for John McCain? I will but will have to swallow hard.
No, no, no.......Not at age 27
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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No, no, no.......Not at age 27


"Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains."-Winston Churchill
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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I just can't do it. When Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter and Mitt Romney were toppled, that pretty much did it for me, with regard to the Republican party. I really, really want to vote for someone that will run against one of the two hard core socialists, but the alternative is a disaster.
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Austin 'burbs
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will you or could you vote for John McCain?
I would not, could not, vote for John McCain, I would not vote for him in the rain, or in a bush or on a train. I would not, could not, here or there - I would not, could not - anywhere!
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