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Old 09-15-2008, 10:24 AM
 
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Has this forum changed anyone's mind on the candidate they'll vote for?

I'm wondering if we're all just banging our heads on the wall.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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Yes it has, as a Hillary supporter it has made me feel comfortable voting for McCain. The vile attacks from Obama supporters really turned me off.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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It hasn't changed mine.

I don't know that people's minds will necessarily be changed here. ETA: Oh, the poster above and I were posting at the same time. I guess there are people whose minds were changed after all.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Yes
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No one's mind will be changed here ... naturally, people just like to talk and debate.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Texas
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No mind changing, but definitely learning and appreciating viewpoints more.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:29 AM
 
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I'd be nervous if people changed their minds based on what they read here. Hopefully people do more research and thinking than that!
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:30 AM
 
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I'd be nervous if people changed their minds based on what they read here. Hopefully people do more research and thinking than that!
Yeah, I agree.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Wantagh NY
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Yes it has, as a Hillary supporter it has made me feel comfortable voting for McCain. The vile attacks from Obama supporters really turned me off.
If that is all it took for you to change your vote, your voting rights should be removed.

Seriously, look at the issues YOU believe in. Look at the candidates and what they stand for. Remember there is more than just McCain and Obama, and make a wise decision. People posting on these forums are most likely very strong with their candidate of choice hence the type of replies you see here.

As for the "vile" attacks, you are only seeing one side which most likely means you mind was made up as well before coming here. People here have come down pretty hard on Obama you know You haven't noticed?
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Even though I'm a Republican and was always going to vote the Republican ticket, I was actually starting to waiver a little - for several months, I only had the MSM propaganda and I had my family's viewpoint (all Democrats)

Since reading the posts on this forum, I have a far better understanding of the games being played (by both sides of course)

Since the Palin announcement, I am now wholeheartedly going to vote MCain - I like the combination...

I still like to read the left, right, and in between opinions/rants/lunacy though
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:38 AM
 
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No mind changing, but definitely learning and appreciating viewpoints more.
Hi stan4 - I can appreciate your comment. I haven't changed my mind, either, but I am becoming a little more tolerant of some opposing viewpoints and even think the other side may be right on a very few things

Here's a nice poem I read recently:

When I was young and bold and strong,
Oh, right was right, and wrong was wrong!
My plume on high, my flag unfurled,
I rode away to right the world.
"Come out, you dogs, and fight!" said I,
And wept there was but once to die.

But I am old; and good and bad
Are woven in a crazy plaid.
\
Dorothy Parker

Still voting for Obama - for me he's right on more of the issues.
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