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Why electability is a dumb criterion for voting.

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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 06:14 AM
Actually, what defines a candidate “electable” is said with mixed opinion. On one hand it’s really who is the more “popular” candidate. On the other hand, it is the decision of who has the best chance of winning against who you want to lose, which is greatly being seen in the 2012 GOP round up against Obama.

Since we’re led to believe every vote counts, no one wants a dead wasted vote, even if that just means picking the lesser of evils. I think a problem is that a majority of people think this way. It isn’t entirely wrong, especially when there is no candidate that you favor and certainly a candidate you disfavor. However, when there IS a candidate you favor, not voting for that candidate based off electability is a great waste of your small hand in democracy.

Electability can be the public power of suggestion, where you aren’t even exercising what YOU want, you are exercising what others want, and the whole point was to give you the option of selecting a candidate who is closest in representing YOUR views.

And yes, this is geared more towards on the fence Ron Paul supporters. Ron Paul is continuously questioned on his electability, mostly from media that tends to point it out almost exclusively, as opposed to his opponents in the GOP that have far less support. If everyone who actually wants Ron Paul to win bases not voting for him off the fact they think others won’t, then they don’t want him to win.

Vote on principle behind policy, and give that a chance to become popular.

posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 06:30 AM
There is no such thing as "electability". My spell checker doesn't even recognize it.

It's all based on opinion. It's basically the mainstream media admitting right to our face that their opinion on who should be elected dominates anyone else's opinion. It's a hijacking of the system, plain and simple.

Any US citizen of age is electable, by definition.
This whole thing is a scam from the start.

I am baffled that anyone takes these con artists serious in the first place.

posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 08:03 AM
reply to post by juveous

If Ron Paul doesn't get the Republican nomination, I will be writing his name in on my ballot!

I really don't care that this will be viewed as wasted, I really don't! Ron Paul is the only candidate that I can even stomach at this point.

I'll be damned if I won't vote my conscience!

posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 08:07 AM
Can you imagine if a write-in candidate actually won the popular vote what the fall out would be?

I would LOVE to see that happen... what a message...

posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 08:27 AM
Electiblity may not be in the dictionary, however we all have heard it used by our “Want to be Masters”, especially in conjunction with Ron Paul’s good name.

I have even heard some of my closest friends regurgitate the phrase. Sickening.

Mind Control, is all I can think when I hear the phase used. It is dirty politics in actions.

I have one friend change their stance after I explained the Personal Responsibility aspect of voting.

In the United States each of us have one vote.

We must exercise the use of this one vote from the mind set of Personal Responsibility to our Nation and the Constitution.

Our true loyalty, and duty is to the defense of the Constitution, and we cast our vote for the person who we believe will follow and strengthen the Constitution.

Each of us are Personally Responsible to defend the Constitution and our weapon is our one vote.

Our responsibility is to our fellow countrymen that we would stand up against Tyranny, by casting our one vote for the person who is willing to defend the Constitution and the Rights of the People.

Ron Paul is the only candidate who will.

posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 09:23 AM
Explanation: S&F!

Representative Democracy Republic is Dead!

No more voting on important issues through a proxy, aka politician!

Ron Paul has shown us the way and we must ALL become like we must all become senators (again as it was in athens)!

Bring on Direct Democracy Republic!

Occupy Congress!

Liberate "We, The People!"

Be Armed, Yet Harm No One!

Personal Disclosure: But in the meen time...

Vote Ron Paul 2012!
You KNOW it makes sense!

edit on 18-12-2011 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to add occupy comment.

edit on 18-12-2011 by OmegaLogos because: Edited to add liberate and be armed comments.

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