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Is it wise to vote against a candidate?

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posted on Mar, 2 2004 @ 09:29 PM
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Everywhere I go, I hear people saying they will vote "for anyone who can beat Bush". Personally, this scares me. Not that they dislike Bush, but that they are mroe concerned with who will be leaving office than who will be taking it.

In your opinions, is it wise or respectable to only care about the mistakesyou may be correcting, and not the mistakes you may be making?




posted on Mar, 2 2004 @ 10:22 PM
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not wise and good point, Esoterica: the grass isn't always greener.

And, did 'those' people actually just nominate someone that can beat Bush (Im referring to Kerry) or was he just more electable in the primaries? I'd think a wiser bunch might have looked at backing Gebhardt or Edwards, to be honest (someone more moderate, in other words)



posted on Mar, 2 2004 @ 10:25 PM
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these sheep are thinking about the present and not the future. someone 10 times worse than bush could get into office, and they would just whine some more. annoys the ** outta me.



posted on Mar, 2 2004 @ 10:49 PM
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yep people are totaly misimformed when they go to vote. I have a sister who has a very hard to belive oppion: she does not want a pres that lies
she wants a pres that supports gay marriage and she will elect anyone if it not Bush becasue she watches too much CNN. It is sad that she is even allowed to vote. I guess that's what you get with a democracy though...



posted on Mar, 2 2004 @ 10:50 PM
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Originally posted by samfashow
yep people are totaly misimformed when they go to vote. I have a sister who has a very hard to belive oppion: she does not want a pres that lies
she wants a pres that supports gay marriage and she will elect anyone if it not Bush becasue she watches too much CNN. It is sad that she is even allowed to vote. I guess that's what you get with a democracy though...


One-issue voters are another thing that burns my ass





posted on Mar, 2 2004 @ 10:54 PM
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I knoe I am a more free voter who like to look at the policies and beliefs of the canidate. Whereas so many people just vote their party... that pisses me off...



posted on Mar, 2 2004 @ 10:57 PM
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Originally posted by samfashow
I knoe I am a more free voter who like to look at the policies and beliefs of the canidate. Whereas so many people just vote their party... that pisses me off...


Next state election that rolls around, I'm voting AGAINST having the straight-party ballot. (For those who don't know, it allows you to simply check off your party on the front of the ballot, and their candidates get your vote on any issue they ran).

If you're going to vote straight Democrat, I'm gonna make you at least read the damn ballot.



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