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UM US Presidential Election

  1. Barack Obama (Democrat) (19 votes [51.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.35%

  2. John McCain (Republican) (12 votes [32.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.43%

  3. Bob Barr (Libertarian) (2 votes [5.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  4. Chuck Baldwin (Constitution) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Cynthia McKinney (Green) (1 votes [2.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.70%

  6. Ralph Nadar (Independent) (3 votes [8.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.11%

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#1    Splodgenessabounds

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 06:28 PM

Time to Vote!

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#2    DieChecker

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 07:29 PM

McCain.

It really does not matter who wins, we are all going to be in a Recession anyway.

It is much more important who wins in the US Senate and US House of Reps. That will decide what the country does for the next 4 years.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:25 PM

DieChecker on Sep 29 2008, 07:29 PM, said:

McCain.

It really does not matter who wins, we are all going to be in a Recession anyway.

It is much more important who wins in the US Senate and US House of Reps. That will decide what the country does for the next 4 years.

Does it? Republicans and democrats both had their turn in control and screwed things up in the last eight years.


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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:32 PM

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Does it? Republicans and democrats both had their turn in control and screwed things up in the last eight years.

I agree. I'm ready to elect Dennis Kucinich as the Supreme Dictator of America, with Ron Paul as his vice. I don't agree with Paul on his policies, but those seem to be the only congressmen who you can trust, and they have the balls to fight against the establishment and their own parties.

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#5    BlindMessiah

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:38 PM

Well Ron Paul but out of who's running, Bob Barr.


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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:39 PM

sqlserver on Sep 29 2008, 11:32 PM, said:

I agree. I'm ready to elect Dennis Kucinich as the Supreme Dictator of America, with Ron Paul as his vice. I don't agree with Paul on his policies, but those seem to be the only congressmen who you can trust, and they have the balls to fight against the establishment and their own parties.

I agree, only, I like Paul's policies, so it's an easy jump for me.


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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:45 PM

A write in for Ron Paul will do nicely I think

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 12:49 AM

BlindMessiah on Sep 29 2008, 04:25 PM, said:

Does it? Republicans and democrats both had their turn in control and screwed things up in the last eight years.

Sure. It is the Legislative Branch that actually writes the laws and gets things done. The President mostly huffs and puffs, but if the Congress is against him he'll get little done. The Congress on the other hand can enact laws without the President. So, a Democrat landslide in Congress, like is predicted, will definately shape the future of the US.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 12:54 AM

Ron Paul

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 12:56 AM

I'm voting for John McCain. And I voted for him in the poll.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 12:58 AM

Can I vote even though I'm not american? or will it distort the result too much?

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:10 AM

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I agree, only, I like Paul's policies, so it's an easy jump for me.

*shudders*.
I accept Ron Paul only because he's been honest throughout his career, and he's told it as it is many times. I like his foreign policy.
That ends there. I can't stand his positions on internal policies. Wouldn't want him near the white house at all!

He'd make the cut into my "dream administration" only because of the above. I would certainly make sure he would in no way influence our social policies, though.

Kucinich is like a Liberal Ron Paul. Hence, I like him a heck of a lot more.

Just so everyone knows, I voted for Obama above.
Don't misunderstand me: I would never "write in" or vote 3rd party in this election. The way I see it, a vote for 3rd party is a vote for McCain. Sorry folks, but at this point, voting 3rd party is throwing a vote away: The 2 party system has a grip on America, and a few more votes for 3rd party isn't going to help anything in this election.
I'm not saying there isn't a time to rise up and break the 2 party system, but it sure as heck isn't now.
Now we've got to keep the Republicans OUT of the white house, and the ONLY thing that will do that is a vote for Obama.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:35 AM

sqlserver on Sep 30 2008, 01:10 AM, said:

*shudders*.
I accept Ron Paul only because he's been honest throughout his career, and he's told it as it is many times. I like his foreign policy.
That ends there. I can't stand his positions on internal policies. Wouldn't want him near the white house at all!

He'd make the cut into my "dream administration" only because of the above. I would certainly make sure he would in no way influence our social policies, though.

Kucinich is like a Liberal Ron Paul. Hence, I like him a heck of a lot more

Well, most of your political ideas make me *shudder*. As for Ron Paul, which policies of his don't you like? I don't agree with him on everything. Did you read his platform? Wikipedia has a fairly extensive article title. Here it is for anyone who wants a read.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_Ron_Paul


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Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:51 AM

DieChecker on Sep 29 2008, 03:29 PM, said:

McCain.

It really does not matter who wins, we are all going to be in a Recession anyway.

It is much more important who wins in the US Senate and US House of Reps. That will decide what the country does for the next 4 years.


To the former, Obama has promised to raise taxes. Not a good move in a recession.

To the latter, recent events doesn't seem like either body can get it's act together.


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Posted 30 September 2008 - 02:01 AM

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To the former, Obama has promised to raise taxes. Not a good move in a recession.

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Well, most of your political ideas make me *shudder*.

Yes, yes, that's what most Americans say.

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As for Ron Paul, which policies of his don't you like? I don't agree with him on everything. Did you read his platform? Wikipedia has a fairly extensive article title. Here it is for anyone who wants a read.


Unfortunately, my main issue with Paul is that he thinks that two things will solve all our problems:
A. Capitalism.
B. Local and State Governments.

And, you see, I think that those are the problem.

Edited by sqlserver, 30 September 2008 - 02:03 AM.





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