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Poll: Who do you intend to vote for for Prez? (52 member(s) have cast votes)

Who do you intend to vote for for Prez?

  1. President George Bush (18 votes [34.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.62%

  2. Senator John Kerry (26 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  3. Ralph Nader (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Undecided (8 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

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#1 Rov Judicata

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:31 PM

Hey all,

This is just a fun little exercise. While everybody is welcome to comment on the thread, I'd ask that you to vote in the poll only if you're a 'likely voter' in November; i.e., you're eligible to vote in US presidential elections, and you intend to do so. Thanks!

If you need any candidates added to the ballot, please PM me or post and I can edit the poll accordingly.

*is curious about where we stand*.

*votes Kerry*.

Edited by Javert Rovinski, 19 March 2004 - 12:32 PM.

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#2 Godeskian

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:33 PM

Looks like you voted undecided instead?
and i'll be curious to see the results myself

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#3 Drew

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:34 PM

I'd love to see the categories "Not Bush" and "Not Kerry" added. Because I think that most votes for Kerry will likely be "Not Bush" votes.  :cool:  But perhaps that's for a different poll.

Edited by Drew, 19 March 2004 - 12:35 PM.

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#4 Drew

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:37 PM

By the way, I predict that Kerry will win here, given what I know of the population of the Isle. Although I'm told that the internet tends to skew conservative, I think this group is a bit . . . left of center.

(Okay, a lot.)  ;)
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#5 Godeskian

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:38 PM

Why is Kerry left? what definition of democrat is 'left'?

i've never understood why a certain political leaning is left or right

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#6 Bad Wolf

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:41 PM

I voted Kerry.  BTW, I like Drew's idea for a poll about why.  And Drew you ought to see the Fox Firefly board.  You think WE'RE liberal.  OTOH Adam Baldwin posts there regulary---you  and he would probably agree about most things political...
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#7 Gvambat

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:42 PM

Kerry, on the theory that he's not Bush.
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Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:42 PM

I've been waiting four years to vote against Bush, and have been planning to vote Kerry all along...

But when I came to it, I had to check 'undecided.'  I can't really see myself voting for Bush, but the more I see of Kerry, the less thrilled I am with voting for him, either.  I'm not really a third-party voter, and I don't care for Nader's politics, anyway...

So, undecided.  Luckily, I'm located in Massachusetts, so thanks to our system of electoral votes, my little crisis of conscience couldn't possibly matter anyway!  :cool:  :hehe:

#9 Drew

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:45 PM

Una Salus Lillius, on Mar 19 2004, 11:39 AM, said:

OTOH Adam Baldwin posts there regulary---you  and he would probably agree about most things political...
I always knew I liked him.  :cool:

Point me to some posts . . .
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#10 silverwind

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:49 PM

Kerry.  I don't want to (I think he's nearly as much of a scumbag as Bush, but oh well.), but its a simple matter of whatever it takes to get Bush out of the Presidency.

(Besides, if I voted for a Republican, my Grandfather would rise up out of his grave, coagulate his ashes, and kick my ass from here to...well...I doubt he'd stop :p)
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#11 Bad Wolf

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 12:54 PM

You got it!  He's very very very articulate.  One time he posted this long dissertation to me about liberals and principles and such (one I mostly agree with btw) and ended it with a quote by Jefferson.  I was hooked (even if I disagree with him about most things).  Another time he *really* went off and I got this hysterical picture of Jayne in the Message reading that letter from his Mom only it was Adam with his rant instead.  Had me rotfl.

Anyways, check out this thread for some recent stuff.:)  http://forums.prospe...s... Reading >>

If the link is funky it's in the Off Topic section of the board, thread number 13901 and it's called "...back it up with facts..." NOT.  Enjoy!
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Posted 19 March 2004 - 01:02 PM

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Edited by G1223, 23 March 2004 - 01:43 PM.

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#13 Lina

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 01:05 PM

I object to the lack of "I will not vote since I am not a US citizen" option

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#14 JadziaDax

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 01:07 PM

Kerry. I don't really want to, but he's not Bush. And I want more then anything to see Bush out.

(Even if I'm registered as independant....My family has a "born a democrat, die a democrat" philosphy ;))

On the offchance that Bush does win, I'm moving to Canada.
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#15 silverwind

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 01:10 PM

G1223, on Mar 19 2004, 12:00 PM, said:

Gvambat, on Mar 19 2004, 05:40 PM, said:

Kerry, on the theory that he's not Bush.
That is about as good as Syphalis becasue it's not AIDS
Finally, a political metaphor I can agree with :p

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#16 Gvambat

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 01:13 PM

G1223, on Mar 19 2004, 02:00 PM, said:

Gvambat, on Mar 19 2004, 05:40 PM, said:

Kerry, on the theory that he's not Bush.
That is about as good as Syphalis becasue it's not AIDS
*shrug* If you have to make a choice...

Actually, it's a pretty good metaphor. I'd really rather not get either, but given that those are the only two reasonable choices, Kerry poses less of a risk, is probably easier to live with, will probably do less damage, and has an overall better prognosis.

Edited by Gvambat, 19 March 2004 - 01:14 PM.

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#17 eryn

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 01:20 PM

I object to not being able to vote in this poll. ;)

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#18 Drew

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 01:56 PM

I had to look around for Adam's posts, but there they were. Poor guy is surrounded by lefties, but holding his own. I think you need to coax him over here.

And I think with a little more effort, he might just convert you.  ;)
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#19 StarDust

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 01:56 PM

Cyberhippie, on Mar 19 2004, 01:36 PM, said:

Why is Kerry left? what definition of democrat is 'left'?

i've never understood why a certain political leaning is left or right
I've never understood the left/right thing either.  Right is supposed to be conservative (for limiting change), left is liberal (presumably for change) from a social point of view. Fiscally, conservative (right) is supposed to be for limited spending, and the liberal (left) view likes to spend lot's of money.  

Fiscally, the liberal part (democrats) comes from the absorbtion of socialists who believe it's the government's job to take care of everybody and redistribute the wealth.

Socially, the conservative part (republicans) comes from the Christian Coalition types taking over the Republican party in the early 90s and trying to limit social reforms, which is ironic considering it's the party of Lincoln.  

Political realities change on a decade by decade basis.

These days, democrat politicians are assumed to be left, republican right. Doesn't track in reality and that's a problem both parties have.  The majority of people in both parties are in the middle and reality is more of a matter of degree than some of the characatures we see in political races.

Nothing about Kerry is really left, especially since all his positions have a duality to them.  But the assumptions is he's left because he's a democrat and all the baggage that comes with that.  I'd be happier if he was 'left' because then I'd at least have a clue about what he's actually going to do.

EDITED TO ADD:
My opinion is most Americans are actually fiscally conservative and socially liberal, of course that depends on region and individual.  But very few are truely and unequivocally aligned with what either party is trying to do.  And of course both go to extremes to get attention and 'diferentiate' themselves, thus turning off the majority.

Edited by StarDust, 19 March 2004 - 02:05 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2004 - 01:58 PM

George Bush, more and more because he's not John Kerry...
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