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View Poll Results: Only based on the following, who are you more likely to vote for
Someone who is more folksy, common man/woman, small town type of candidate 16 64.00%
Someone who is well educated candidate from an "elite" school such as Harvard, Yale, etc... 9 36.00%
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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Only based on education, who are you more likely to vote for, someone more folksy who appears to be more of a common man or woman, or someone educated at one of the "elite" schools of America, i.e. Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Berkeley etc?
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I couldn't vote for someone based on only one thing.
And you forgot the poll.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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The only person I'd happily give me vote to is Ron Paul
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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I feel like most candidates come from the latter group, but I prefer the former. Our politics are pretty elite. Not QUITE as elite as some countries (e.g. France) but still too elite for my tastes.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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This is somewhat of a dumb poll. The reality is that at the national level most of the recent candidates have been educated at Ivy League schools. This is especially true when you get to Cabinet level and Supreme Court appointments. When you have a national candidate from a state school, such as Palin, it becomes a point of ridicule. Even McCain, who went to arguably one of the more selective schools (USNA), suffered from this.

Even gubernatorial candidates are more and more coming from the Yale/Harvard/Princeton nexus.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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None of those things are on my "voting criteria" list.

And if thats all someone has to offer, I won't be voting for them.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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Only based on education, who are you more likely to vote for, someone more folksy who appears to be more of a common man or woman, or someone educated at one of the "elite" schools of America, i.e. Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Berkeley etc?


evidently...

most of our leaders majored in astroboloney
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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I can't vote for things that aren't showing my answer....
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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Oh so someone who comes from a small town and is "folksy" can't be educated and smart. Where do people come up with this stuff?

I've got news for you, most of our forefathers, who made this country what it is today were from small towns and would be considered "folksy!"
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:29 PM
 
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I assume by your definition of "folksy" and "common" you are referring to George W Bush. If that's the case, Bush was educated at an "elite" school, so I'm not sure what the point of this thread is.

Personally, I think there is a problem when we equate Ivy league with "best choice". Having a great education means nothing without experience and social skills, especially when we're talking about being the President of the world's most powerful country.

I generally trust the person with a good educational background, and years of real experience over some "highly intelligent" ivy league elite with little to no related experience.
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