a reply to: YouSir
My intentions for this thread were not as nefarious as you suspect. I truly was trying to get a gauge on what causes folks to pick a certain
candidate. I gave that Star to bones because in my opinion that was the most clear and specific (except the Trump jab) answer I read today.
My intentions for starting this thread today were based on an argument I witnessed this week between two opposing acquaintances. One liked candidate
A, the other B. I watched and listened for a good 7-8 minutes as they argued, got red in the face, and tried to one-up each other on who was better.
But, at no point did either of them make an argument with any substance. Neither explained to the other 'why', 'how', or 'because'. It was actually
fascinating to watch.
I shared this experience the next day with a lifelong friend, and we got into a heady discussion about folks voting on sheer emotions, and not based
on real issues or facts. Today I simply wanted to prove/disprove his theory for myself.
Obviously posting on a public board like this, it is easy for you or anyone to look up any of my prior posts and try to get a read on my political
preferences, so I was not in any way trying to disguise myself, troll, or start a political argument.
If it's total transparency you want, I will take the same medicine I have asked everyone else to take today:
I haven't voted along party lines until I had surgery a few years ago putting me in the 'pre-existing condition' category. The main issue I vote for
is that I continue to qualify to buy medical insurance going forward.
In the past I've voted for Reagan (was 18 and didn't know politics; my father told me to). I didn't vote for a while after that because I was busy
being in my 20's... I voted for George W. Bush his first term, then against him his second. Then Obama twice.
I won't vote for Donald because I don't like his nasty demeanor and nick-naming his opponents. I dislike this behavior in my own Gov. Christie as
well. I can accept it from friends, co-workers, comedians, but I don't care for it in a boss, leader, person in power or President. Also, I don't
believe he ever explains the 'how' when telling us what he will make great.
I do like the idea of a woman President, but I'm not sure that woman should be HRC. I don't like the idea that it's the same couple families in power
(Bushs, Clintons) year after year. And, I've read alot of sketchy things over the years.
I liked Kasich before he dropped because of his demeanor and it seemed like he was a level-headed decent guy. I didn't study his message/policies much
because it quickly appeared he probably wasn't going to be a contender.
I would not have voted for Cruz, mainly for his promise to repeal my healthcare. And on a side note, there was just always something about him I
didn't/don't like. I found him smarmy.
Which leaves Sanders. I like his personality. But, I'm not so sure he can do all the things he says because I heard people punch some holes in his
plans. And, at this point he has such an uphill climb that it doesn't look good in his favor.
So, Clinton vs. Trump? I have to vote Clinton (med insurance #1 factor), but I wouldn't bet a dollar on who is gonna win.
Hope that is transparent and specific enough.