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Bacardi
Oct 10th, 2004, 09:23 PM
So, do you vote for your Political Party always? Reguardless of the candidate, or their stance on issues. Do you vote the way you do just because you agree with a certain party, and think they choice in who's running they make is the right one.

Or do you vote based on your own information. Do you listen to what each candidate has to say, weigh the decisions and vote for who you feel is right, thus not really agreeing with any party?

Central
Oct 10th, 2004, 11:21 PM
If my party is not taking the (IMHO) right decisions, I just don't vote them, but I wouldn't vote the other party.

Celeste
Oct 11th, 2004, 12:39 AM
Not at all. I'm a Republican, but I vote Democrat probably 80% of the time, Senate, Congress, local, everything, they always have the better candidate running. The Republicans who run for these seats are downright frightening and terrible. The only exception is President, I never have liked the Democrat presidential candidates who run. Never. Clinton wasn't a bad President, but I just can't vote for someone like that. I hated Dole, didn't vote that year. Gore made my skin crawl. I really am ok with Kerry, it's close, but I just think Bush is better. I can't say why.

Shane54
Oct 11th, 2004, 12:44 AM
Not at all. I'm a Republican, but I vote Democrat probably 80% of the time, Senate, Congress, local, everything, they always have the better candidate running. The Republicans who run for these seats are downright frightening and terrible. The only exception is President, I never have liked the Democrat presidential candidates who run. Never. Clinton wasn't a bad President, but I just can't vote for someone like that. I hated Dole, didn't vote that year. Gore made my skin crawl. I really am ok with Kerry, it's close, but I just think Bush is better. I can't say why.Celeste I agree. Just b/c I am voting for Bush, the posters on this board think that I must agree with everything that he does and no I don't. I just think Bush will be more harsh on terrorism than Kerry. And trust me, the Arabs will no less hate Israel or the U.S regardless of whom is president. But there are many good Democrats out there also.(Just not the wacked out spacey liberals). But actually I am thinking about changing to Independent.

Celeste
Oct 11th, 2004, 12:58 AM
Celeste I agree. Just b/c I am voting for Bush, the posters on this board think that I must agree with everything that he does and no I don't. I just think Bush will be more harsh on terrorism than Kerry. And trust me, the Arabs will no less hate Israel or the U.S regardless of whom is president. But there are many good Democrats out there also.(Just not the wacked out spacey liberals). But actually I am thinking about changing to Independent.
I totally agree, I think many here live in a dream world. There were so many good Democrats who could have run, why are we stuck with Kerry? I think both are bad. It's once again a dumb v. dumber election, why can't the US produce better presidential candidates? Kerry is a pussy, as bad as "W" is, at least he's tough and gets the job done. I just don't think a lot of people here realize what it's like to live in the US anymore and how much things have changed since 9/11. Do people here even travel anymore or have ANY interest in their lives?

Shane54
Oct 11th, 2004, 01:04 AM
I think though in the next elections Republicans will go more towards Moderate like as in Arnold or Guliani. Arnold can't run however.

I Love Sharapova
Oct 11th, 2004, 01:31 AM
I do not really have a political party per se. I tend to think that both Democrats and Republicans suck ass. But I do tend to vote for the most conservative candidate, since conservatism comes the closest to my moral values. Although,I have to admit, I voted for Ralph Nader in the 2000 election. I didn't particualarly like Bush and I sure as hell didn't like Gore, so I voted for Nader. I was hoping he would get 5% of the vote so that third party candidates would be entitled to PAC money this election. It didn't happen. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :rolleyes: