Is Ron Paul on the ballot Utah or did you all just write him in?
And I voted for Jill Stein as well OB.
11-06-2012 03:45 PM
Originally Posted by Sirkickyass
Originally Posted by JAG
I find it quite humorous that you think Bush Sr. would have lead us to a better outcome than Clinton. I maintain that it didn't matter who won that election. Neither person was right for the job and neither was so much worse than the other that making sure they didn't win was imperative.
Voting for someone whose platform you don't fundamentally believe in is ridiculous.
I may have cast a vote for someone who has no chance to win, but I didn't contribute to the election of someone who doesn't really represent me.
BTW, I'd vote for anyone who pledged to abolish the electoral college.
Defiant is not the word I would have used...
Originally Posted by Stoked
Yeah, Ben Stein could be impressive.
Originally Posted by One Brow
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered." - Thomas Jefferson
I don't get the whole "false right-left divide"/"lesser of two evils" disdain. Our system seems to do an excellent job of ending up somewhere in the middle. I like how we give credit to all sides of each argument.. all except the extreme nonsense anyway.
We're never going to overthrow the two leading parties, and shouldn't anyway. If you don't think your vote matters then vote the minority party. I'm scratching pure democrat in Utah out of principle.
Put some respeck in my paycheck
I don't think I ever said Bush Sr. would have been better, just that the popularity of Perot perhaps cost him the election. I agree that neither option was desirable (hence the popularity of Perot)
Originally Posted by Gameface
If the people voting for Perot woould have been willing to vote for HW, they would have voted for HW. Significant third parties are have always been bad sign for the incumbent since the Civil War.
Originally Posted by JAG
Isaiah 1:18 -- Come now, and let us reason together
Any habitual action, such as eating or dressing, may be performed on the appropriate occasion, without any need of thought, and the same seems to be true of a painfully large proportion of our talk. -- Bertrand Russell
I voted for Jill Stein. First time voting third party.