I'm Voting for McCain

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    Feb 05, 2008 5:38 PM GMT
    So I watched the republican LA Times debates on Sunday. Though I should pay more attention. I try not to spend a lot of time focusing on republican crazy talk. However,one of those yahoos might be president. And I need to do more than pick who in my party is best.

    I decided to vote for McCain this primary. We know its gonna be Hilary or Obama. And frankly, I find that gamble more appealing than having Mitt Romney squeeze into the final election. I've never voted Republican before, but it seem like a reasonable idea.
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    Feb 05, 2008 8:09 PM GMT
    Just curious, if you had never voted Republican what made you go Republican this time? And what was it about McCain that struck you?
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    Feb 05, 2008 8:25 PM GMT
    I have no plan on voting for him for president. I totally need a democrat in office. The Republicans seem to be still figuring out a front runner. I fear that someone like Romney might sneak in and have a shot at the white house.

    Personally, I am fine with either Clinton or Obama at this point. So I feel it might be a good idea to vote for McCain in the primary just to ensure the best candidate.
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    Feb 05, 2008 8:44 PM GMT
    Thats an interesting way to do it, deciding to vote for the best opposing canidate.

    I would have thought most democrats would vote for Romney, since he is a weaker general election canidate and would allow for the democratic candiate to win.

    I personally don't know if either can beat McCain..General Election polls aren't great right now.
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    Feb 05, 2008 8:49 PM GMT
    If you want to be a spoiler and make it easier for a Democrat, you should vote for Romney or Huckabee.
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    Feb 05, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    DJBens77 saidI have no plan on voting for him for president. I totally need a democrat in office. The Republicans seem to be still figuring out a front runner. I fear that someone like Romney might sneak in and have a shot at the white house.

    Personally, I am fine with either Clinton or Obama at this point. So I feel it might be a good idea to vote for McCain in the primary just to ensure the best candidate.


    VERY interesting approach. I was just curious on your line of thought for that one. I am a little concerned in regards to either Romney or McCain getting anything!!!
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    Feb 05, 2008 9:05 PM GMT
    Democrats used this approach in Washington State during the primaries for governor in 1996. Democrats organized to vote in an ultra right wing bible banging nutter named Ellen Craswell for the republican nomination. It was probably unnecessary because Gary Locke was a very good candidate on the democrat side, but having an opponent that literally would brandish a bible and spit obscenities about "sodomites" during debates and public speaking engagements made it a landslide in his favor.
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    Feb 05, 2008 9:11 PM GMT
    I guess I look back at The Bush Gore election. I was pretty convinced Bush had a small chance in hell to win (even though he really didn't win).

    Should that happen this election. I won't want a nut job in the office. I can see both sides of the coin.
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    Feb 05, 2008 9:41 PM GMT
    I didn't realize that Texas primaries allowed you to vote for a candidate outside of your registered party. icon_confused.gif
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    Feb 05, 2008 10:18 PM GMT
    EricLA saidIf you want to be a spoiler and make it easier for a Democrat, you should vote for Romney or Huckabee.

    Ditto. McCain has the best chance of defeating the Democratic nominee.

    Of course, voting for McCain might make Rush Limbaugh start using hillbilly heroin again, and cause Ann Coulter to start dressing like Hillary.
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    Feb 05, 2008 10:36 PM GMT
    DJBens77 saidSo I watched the republican LA Times debates on Sunday. Though I should pay more attention. I try not to spend a lot of time focusing on republican crazy talk. However,one of those yahoos might be president. And I need to do more than pick who in my party is best.

    I decided to vote for McCain this primary. We know its gonna be Hilary or Obama. And frankly, I find that gamble more appealing than having Mitt Romney squeeze into the final election. I've never voted Republican before, but it seem like a reasonable idea.


    I did the exact same thing today, DJ. I operated under the principle of trying to make sure that if a Republican wins the general, it's the one I could live. I wasn't calculating it as a chance to throw it to the LEAST electable which would obviously be Huckabee.

    Part of it also has to do with the fact that I have qualms about Barak "The Kid" Obama and a Clinton Restoration following a Bush Restoration.
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    Feb 05, 2008 10:49 PM GMT
    Huckabee sounds like some made up swamp name. We can not elect a man with that name.
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    Feb 05, 2008 11:37 PM GMT
    This was the first primary I voted in. I really really wanted to check Kucinich, but being that he's got 0 chance, I checked Hilary. Until today, I wasn't registered with either Dems of Repugs. Today I am a Dem and it's the first election where both a woman and a non-WASP guy both stand a damned good chance of being our next president. It's a good day for the U.S.
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    Feb 05, 2008 11:39 PM GMT
    I wrote in my ticket:

    ObsceneWish/McGay '08!!!
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    Feb 05, 2008 11:40 PM GMT
    wellwell saidYo,

    It is an abuse of language to call McCain a Republican;
    HE'S A LIBERAL!!!

    (btw: "conservative" means conservation of the USA Constitution, nothing more!)


    Yo,

    Thinking "liberal" is a dirty word is soooooo 1994. Wake up, Wellington, it's a new world out there.

    A new world.........order....(cue scary music)
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    Feb 05, 2008 11:44 PM GMT
    jprichva saidI wrote in my ticket:

    ObsceneWish/McGay '08!!!


    I could get behind that, as long as I got a cabinet position out of iticon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 05, 2008 11:46 PM GMT
    "I could get behind that"

    I think we have a new method of voting, but, I don't want sloppy seconds. Wait in the other room, OW.

    I would be a horrible politician. I'm over self-loathing and I hate politicians as a species.
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    Feb 05, 2008 11:52 PM GMT
    Okay, no VP slot for you, McGay. We'll just make you the cabinet-level Secretary of Sarcasm and Rude Personal Noises.
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    Feb 05, 2008 11:59 PM GMT
    I shall make of you the victim of my first political scandal. icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 06, 2008 12:11 AM GMT
    I'll have to get my blue dress outta storage.
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    Feb 06, 2008 12:24 AM GMT
    don't you think you should vote Romney to guarantee Democrat in the office?
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    Feb 06, 2008 12:35 AM GMT
    No, because I think it's more important to vote for 1) my least hated candidate and 2) the candidate from my selected party I think has the greater chance of defeating the Great Satan, Replublican Party.
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    Feb 06, 2008 12:40 AM GMT
    I worked on two McCain presidential campaigns.

    I am not this time.

    Besides wanting a clean sweep and someone new, with new ideas; I found I couldn't this time.

    Do you realize that if he is elected, McCain would be the oldest person ever elected? A 73. What if he got a second term? He would be A 80 at the end of his term.

    He will have a HUGE following among Seniors (He does now); but is that the best thing for the nation?

    I lived through Regan's aging in the WH. I just don't think we can afford it now.

    The WH takes an incredible toll on Presidents - aging them all prematurely and taking a huge hit on their health.

    I just can't bring myself to support him this time round.

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    Feb 06, 2008 12:50 AM GMT
    can i just say that might not be a good idea.... :-

    i am a loyal democrat, or at least was. however if Obama pulls this off and gets the nomination, i seriously doubt i will vote for him.

    i know i WILL NOT vote for obama if it is a race with McCain. So, in doing that you only increase my chances for voting for McCain. sorry stud, i cant bring myself to pull the lever for another inexperienced president, we just had one.
  • SkyMiles

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    Feb 06, 2008 1:47 AM GMT
    I may be an 'ageist' here, but there are conditions of the modern day that are hard to get through to people older than one generation.

    Some examples are, cost of living, health insurance (maybe that's because the older people I know retired with AWESOME benefits), the uncertainty of employment, effects of technology.

    I just wonder if someone McCain's age can really understand what 'conditions on the ground' today are.