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Independents would like you to believe that they are something special.
Originally posted by seeker1963
Why in your opinion do you think that because someone is an independent, that they think they are special???
I am truely mind boggled by the whole concept of your thread.........
Originally posted by jjf3rd77
But I am defined by the republican party.
Religious people would say that those who do not follow any known religion, but do enjoy religion itself are those who have just not made up their minds yet over which religion to follow.
I think that's the same way most Independents think.
Independents sway to the Democrat or Republican candidate of their choice. They find one issue that they like about either one, and decide its as safe as bet as any. They have not been the deciding factor in an election for the past 40 years! George Bush actually won the Independents in 2000!
Originally posted by Dreine
Why in the world would anyone vote blindly among party lines?
Research over the years suggests that most independents are what John Petrocik, a political science professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, calls "closet partisans."
Some are highly educated and are simply annoyed at the sheer simpleton views of both parties for complex socio-economic issues. Some are so far to the right or left of a single party that they simply don't identify being them because of their moderate views..but will probably end up voting for the closer side to their fringe for pulling power over time.
Originally posted by Kali74
My opinion now is that they are the same, equally toxic so I'm just not doing it anymore. I will vote third party when I think there's a candidate worth it, or I will write something on my ballot that expresses my dissent.