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    4 Nov 08 - Who still doesn't know who to vote for?

    Here we are eight days away from another big vote and I still don't know who to vote for. I really don't like either candidate, so at this point, it's the lesser of two evils.

    While I would take it to the "pick the one you agree with most", it seems once I figure out who that is, something about the issue changes or you find out that there is more harm behind the basic premise behind it.

    Maybe I'll take a coin into the booth with me and decide there.

    Kidding.

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    I'm with ya, MM... Yet again I wish it were possible to cast a vote against one candidate instead of for their opponent whom you also don't fully support.

    Two party system FTL.

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    If you don't like either candidate, then how about a write in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBrazen View Post
    If you don't like either candidate, then how about a write in?
    Philip/Ken?

    Burke/Brent?

    Sava/Roody? (<---- They would have to fix the BCS)

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    Yeah it's a tough year...hard to justify the trip to the polls and getting stuck spending time in line for something. There's just no "feeling good" about this one. I'd probably just hold my breath for 4 more years, except for the local stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    Sava/Roody? (<---- They would have to fix the BCS)
    you bet your sweet flying butt I'd fix the BCS!!!

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    I would accept your nomination.

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    You two are IN! Hahahha.

    Watch CNN's coverage of Ohio and when it shows the following, you can thank me:

    Obama/Biden - 49.99%
    McCain/Palin - 49.99%
    Sava/Roody - 0.02%


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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    You two are IN! Hahahha.

    Watch CNN's coverage of Ohio and when it shows the following, you can thank me:

    Obama/Biden - 49.99%
    McCain/Palin - 49.99%
    Roody/Sava - 0.02%

    Fixed it for you.

    Oh and thanks for your vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    You two are IN! Hahahha.

    Watch CNN's coverage of Ohio and when it shows the following, you can thank me:

    Obama/Biden - 49.99%
    McCain/Palin - 49.99%
    Sava/Roody - 0.02%

    They're catching up to Ralph Nader! I think he got about 7,000 votes in the '92 election..almost 50/50 dems/repubs.

    All that effort for a whole lotta nothing..for the man who killed the Corvair.
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    Virginia is the key this year!!

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/...ton/index.html

    Ohh nobody to argue with this fact now... lol

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    I sent my ballot back in 2 days ago. Voted absentee ballot this time. I have to say, I almost didn't vote at all this time because I am so disenchanted with the last election.
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    I heard the same thing about Ohio today.

    * Ohio -- 20 electoral votes. Bush beat Kerry by about 120,000 votes in the state that ultimately decided the 2004 race. No Republican has won the White House without Ohio, and McCain will have a hard time piecing together a win without the state. The Reuters/Zogby poll on Monday had Obama up by 5 points, and three other recent surveys also have shown in him the lead. One Friday poll showed McCain ahead by 3 points.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/vcCan...dChannel=10112

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    I had a dream about Obama last night, I dreamt that he had changed the seasons, he reversed them so that now summer is winter and winter is summer. Very weird dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    I had a dream about Obama last night, I dreamt that he had changed the seasons, he reversed them so that now summer is winter and winter is summer. Very weird dream.
    Global warming in the summer (or winter)?

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    I agree with the lesser of 2 evils. really hard to decide. But a write in vote is just wasting your time why bother going at all if thats the case?

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    Here's a Frontline story on the both of them. Maybe it'll help you decide.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/choice2008/

    This was indepth, honest imho and very informative.

    I would have possibly voted McCain over Gore in 2000 because he WAS a moderate. Not so anymore. I've said it here before. I've often wondered if his joining with Bush wasn't a mirror trick. I'm now convinced it was but he threw his hat in the wrong ring with how the war went and the economy taking a downturn while he was pumping it up AND his choice of VP.

    Still, I've always liked and admired McCain. I just don't like him sucking up to the fundamentalists of the Republican party as well as the "war makes us rich" group. (Carlyle group anyone?)

    I wasn't convinced that Obama was moderate enough but after watching that show, I think he'll do just fine.

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    Oklahoma doesn't allow write-in candidates for president, nor does it recognize the Libertarian Party and it isn't on the ballot, even though I wouldn't've voted for Barr/Root anyway.

    I'll be voting on the other local and state candidates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhill View Post
    Here's a Frontline story on the both of them. Maybe it'll help you decide.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/choice2008/

    This was indepth, honest imho and very informative.

    I would have possibly voted McCain over Gore in 2000 because he WAS a moderate. Not so anymore. I've said it here before. I've often wondered if his joining with Bush wasn't a mirror trick. I'm now convinced it was but he threw his hat in the wrong ring with how the war went and the economy taking a downturn while he was pumping it up AND his choice of VP.

    Still, I've always liked and admired McCain. I just don't like him sucking up to the fundamentalists of the Republican party as well as the "war makes us rich" group. (Carlyle group anyone?)

    I wasn't convinced that Obama was moderate enough but after watching that show, I think he'll do just fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Burke View Post
    Oklahoma doesn't allow write-in candidates for president, nor does it recognize the Libertarian Party and it isn't on the ballot, even though I wouldn't've voted for Barr/Root anyway.

    I'll be voting on the other local and state candidates.

    I can see why write-in's might not be allowed but what's the deal with not having a libertarian candidate on the ballot?

    Does it have something to do with your primaries? Percentage of registered voters for that party or something? Seems un-American.

    I know little about Root but Barr is a nutcase. Ron Paul would have made a better candidate. I still can't see why he didn't run on the Libertarian ticket as that better represents his views. He had zero chance of getting the Republican nomination.

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