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Originally posted by Fullblast
I am a Republican living in Texas. I have friends in church as well as family and co-workers that share my political affilation. I thought maybe I was alone in my apathy and dissapointment in what the Republican party offered up as candidates this year but apparently that is not the case, at least in my small circle.
To this point I have not found a single person that says they are voting FOR Romney. To a man and woman, they say they will cast thier vote against Obama by pulling the lever for Romney. Not a single one of them believes he will bring any meaningful change, but all think that Obama will continue to make things worse so they have no choice. A few are considering not voting at all, they only have that luxury because in Texas the Republican candidate will walk away with it.
Now I am not talking about a huge number of people and it this is Texas. But to me this is feeling very much like Bush vs Kerry. Had the Dems put up anyone else other than that out of touch, stiff, rich, non personable guy (sound familiar?) Bush would have had a very good chance of being beat. Thank god for Kerry. However my worry is that the Democrats will be saying the same thing about Romney in just a few months.
Does this echo what any of you are experiencing? Are we going to see the lowest voter turnout in years with neither candidate having an enthused base?
Let's go back to 2004, when the democrats put up a stiff, wooden personality, rich, French speaking candidate. John kerry, appears on a superficial level to have many of the same attributes in common as Mitt Romney. The same attributes that lead to his defeat in 2004, at a time when many people couldn't stand Bush, and he lost... Fast forward to now, and what do we find? A very similar candidate, put up with very obvious "relatabillity" issues, the same shared by Kerry in fact, with much the same tactic of "anyone but him". By the party that is supposed to be trying to win the election... Really? These parties spend millions in research on how to win... And what they came up with was lets do the same thing that the Democrats did against bush?
I am not voting for either one of these jack asses.
Originally posted by benrl
id rather write in my vote and have it wasted than have contributed to either of these candidates being elected.
Originally posted by Carseller4
reply to post by Doalrite
Glad to see the Ron Paul propaganda failed.
Keep it up though.
Very sad but entertaining at the same time.