I made the leap


tattedupboy

Thank God I'm alive!
As many of you may know, for the longest, I have insisted that I would not be casting a vote, for either Obama or McCain because of the fact that I felt neither candidate was qualified enough for my taste. Well, I casted a vote for McCain today, the first time I've ever voted Republican in a presidential election. I'm not looking for you guys to praise me, but I also hope I don't regret doing this.
 

HK4U

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As many of you may know, for the longest, I have insisted that I would not be casting a vote, for either Obama or McCain because of the fact that I felt neither candidate was qualified enough for my taste. Well, I casted a vote for McCain today, the first time I've ever voted Republican in a presidential election. I'm not looking for you guys to praise me, but I also hope I don't regret doing this.

Tatt I think you have just come to the same place that a lot of us have and that is that although we would like another choice the reality comes down to the fact that it will be McCane or Obama. Wish it were not that way but we have to live with the reality of it.
 

Red Hat

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I can understand the dilemma because I don't care for either one myself. I think it's a matter of conscience and what could happen to our country if it went to the extreme left. I hope McCain gets elected but we have to be on top of everything he does and be prepared to react with email and phone calls if he veers to the left. It's a historic election and could be in more ways than we want.
 

DarrellM5

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I tend to vote Republican, but wouldn't hesitate to cross party lines if I felt they had a better candidate. This one was a no-brainer though. I'm not a big McCain fan, but given his competition, he's easily got my vote.

Note: even if I liked Obama, having Biden on the ticket is enough to lose my vote.
 
I understand your dilemma and have been there as well. McCain wasn't in my original top 3 but I still believe he is the best choice between him and Obama. I also still believe a vote for a third part only helps Obama get elected which he probably will anyway. I've cast my vote and now there's nothing to do but wait.
 
Look at it this way if the BIG MC does not win. He will not be live in another 4 years to run again lol. If he does win maybe we will have our first lady Pres.
 

jwtollett21

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i respect your decision tattedup. Indiana is in a dead heat right now. It the undecided's that will make its call tonight.
 

NDS

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As many of you may know, for the longest, I have insisted that I would not be casting a vote, for either Obama or McCain because of the fact that I felt neither candidate was qualified enough for my taste.
Welcome to the club. I have never voted Republican or Democrat, and it can be frustrating knowing there is no good choice and one of the bad choices will take office.

Well, I casted a vote for McCain today, the first time I've ever voted Republican in a presidential election. I'm not looking for you guys to praise me, but I also hope I don't regret doing this.
I completely understand the feeling. I get off work in a couple of hours and my wife and I will vote then. I know she's planned to vote for McCain for quite some time but I've always sworn I'd not vote R or D unless major change occurred. However, Nevada is a close state, and in this election a few small states could conceivably make the difference tonight(tomorrow? later on?)

So, let's see if I can hold my nose like you did and vote AGAINST BHO!
 

jwtollett21

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nds your vote is as good as mine. Nevada will go democratic and tennessee will go republican. we will be outvoted
 
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wolfhunter

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This year's election is about making a strategic decision. For those who don't like the directions the D's and R's are going, get involved with the Libertarian, Constitution Party, or other "third party" group at the local and state levels. If they can get enough "pull" at those levels, maybe a real, viable third party will emerge and we can have a better option.
 

NDS

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This year's election is about making a strategic decision. For those who don't like the directions the D's and R's are going, get involved with the Libertarian, Constitution Party, or other "third party" group at the local and state levels. If they can get enough "pull" at those levels, maybe a real, viable third party will emerge and we can have a better option.

Interesting advice. I've been registered Libertarian since the early '70s; I've worked in many state elections and have been trying to point out to people that voting for the 'two' major parties is what is destroying us. Thanks for getting on board after it appears the ship is sinking. Feel free to begin rearranging the chairs...
 
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wolfhunter

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NDS, I've been onboard since Reagan left office. However, Third party candidates don't have the backing for this year, so I've argued for the STRATEGIC option. The equivalent of sacrificing a pawn in chess. I strongly believe the third party candidates MUST fill a notable share of state seats and local offices before they have a shot against the "Big 2+media" on the national scene. I also feel Libertarians and Constitutionalists must recruit more traditional conservatives and moderates to get rid of the shadow of the "conspirancy nuts".
 

maybejim

Maybejim
NDS, I've been onboard since Reagan left office. However, Third party candidates don't have the backing for this year, so I've argued for the STRATEGIC option. The equivalent of sacrificing a pawn in chess. I strongly believe the third party candidates MUST fill a notable share of state seats and local offices before they have a shot against the "Big 2+media" on the national scene. I also feel Libertarians and Constitutionalists must recruit more traditional conservatives and moderates to get rid of the shadow of the "conspirancy nuts".

I agree with you. I "joined" the Libertarian Party a few years ago (I kept my registration as is). All they seemed interested in and the only thing they took any action on was legalizing drugs. I didn't bother to renew my membership.
 

tattedupboy

Thank God I'm alive!
i respect your decision tattedup. Indiana is in a dead heat right now. It the undecided's that will make its call tonight.


Well, with 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Obama is leading 1,348,277 to 1,325,514. Not ecstatic about the Obama victory, but in this election Obama has captured Indiana and Virginia, neither of which has gone Democratic since 1964, and North Carolina, which hasn't gone Democratic since 1976. Wow.
 

jwtollett21

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There has got to be a special place in your heart for the history he has made for the african american people though and i am sure you respect that even though you disagree with him on a lot of things. i hope this country can now move past color of skin because its way over due.
 

DarrellM5

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There has got to be a special place in your heart for the history he has made for the african american people

I thought he was Arab - American. Isn't he just a very small percentage black, and none from African-American descent? Why do people keep calling him African-American?
 
I thought he was Arab - American. Isn't he just a very small percentage black, and none from African-American descent? Why do people keep calling him African-American?

His father was from Kenya, Africa. He actually has no Arab background. Here's an excerpt from a bio:

Barack Obama was born at the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a Luo from Nyang’oma Kogelo, Nyanza Province, Kenya, and Ann Dunham, a white American from Wichita, Kansas of mainly English, Scottish and Irish descent.
 

jwtollett21

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ok my bad. he is half black. who cares if its african or what. Ya'll know what i meant anyways. Thank you ronwill for clearing up the error.
 

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