The Undecided Voters / Why Can't They Make Up Their Minds

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    Oct 24, 2008 11:22 PM GMT
    I'm amazed at how long some voters take to decide on the next president. Why undecided for so long.

    When I think of McCain, I think of the movie - Grumpy Old Men.
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    Oct 25, 2008 4:04 AM GMT
    Here you go. The New Yorker takes on undecided voters

    The New Yorker The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”


    http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2008/10/27/081027sh_shouts_sedaris

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  • Koaa2

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    Oct 25, 2008 4:08 AM GMT
    I think they are headless!
  • ep83

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    Oct 25, 2008 4:15 AM GMT
    They couldn't be more different people, what the hell is wrong with you!? How could you possibly not know!?



    To quote The Simpsons, "You people are just a bunch of fickle mush-heads."
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    Oct 25, 2008 4:17 AM GMT
    DAMN, you posted it a minute before me!
  • Sportsguy1971

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    Oct 25, 2008 6:20 AM GMT
    I can't believe others would make such a big deal on how long it takes for someone to choose on who they're going to vote for. It would be the responsible thing to do to research the candidates and not just go by what others tell you. I would rather someone do that than to vote for someone based on what others have told them. Does it really matter when you decide? as long as its by election day :>
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    Oct 25, 2008 7:48 AM GMT
    allencommon saidI'm amazed at how long some voters take to decide on the next president. Why undecided for so long.

    When I think of McCain, I think of the movie - Grumpy Old Men.



    Funny, when I think of Obama I think of "The Apprentice" icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 25, 2008 8:31 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    allencommon saidI'm amazed at how long some voters take to decide on the next president. Why undecided for so long.

    When I think of McCain, I think of the movie - Grumpy Old Men.



    Funny, when I think of Obama I think of "The Apprentice" icon_lol.gif


    Oh, snap.
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    Oct 25, 2008 9:20 AM GMT
    8 years of this shit and you can't make up your mind?!

    What are you like when deciding what trousers to buy in Gap?
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    Oct 25, 2008 11:49 AM GMT
    I can make up my mind and what frustrates me is the main stream attitude that there are only two people running or that the only vote worth casting is a vote for a Dem or a Repub. Neither of the main candidates will be good for America in my opinion.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 25, 2008 1:16 PM GMT
    Sorry ... if you can't make up your mind by Now whether to vote for Barack or McCain
    I think you better either make an appointment to see you Doc for an organic brain disorder or you should run not walk to the next Survivor audition because you should turn that need for self-promotion into good use
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    Oct 25, 2008 2:24 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    allencommon saidI'm amazed at how long some voters take to decide on the next president. Why undecided for so long.

    When I think of McCain, I think of the movie - Grumpy Old Men.



    Funny, when I think of Obama I think of "The Apprentice" icon_lol.gif


    This is why you do not insult people for no reason, there is always another opinion floating around out there that will be just as insulting and sometimes even more true.

    The reason I am undecided is because I wait to get as many facts as I can about each candidate. I do not rush to the voting booth 3 weeks early to vote for someone only to hear them back pedal or change there mind on a topic one week from the big day. I listen to these guys and their empty promises knowing that neither will do 75% of what they say they will do so I have to choose the subjects that I actually think they will be able to change. I wait to see which candidate uses the bailout scenario as a way to win over voters knowing that each one voted for the bailout. If you made up your mind the first time you were promised a tax break or more gay rights then you are an idiot because those topics are no longer all that clear as the debates/speeches continue. I will not base my vote on anything that I feel is said simply to get my vote, that is as silly as voting for Obama simply because he is non white or voting for McCain simply because he is white.
    Undecided voter here and dayum proud of it. Vote early everyone.....I bet the person you vote for will change their opinion on at least one of their topics of interest. Well it has already happened actually.
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    Oct 25, 2008 2:26 PM GMT
    original714 saidI can make up my mind and what frustrates me is the main stream attitude that there are only two people running or that the only vote worth casting is a vote for a Dem or a Repub. Neither of the main candidates will be good for America in my opinion.


    Hey someone is paying attention. Thanks guy!
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    Oct 25, 2008 3:03 PM GMT
    original714 saidI can make up my mind and what frustrates me is the main stream attitude that there are only two people running or that the only vote worth casting is a vote for a Dem or a Repub. Neither of the main candidates will be good for America in my opinion.


    I am all about third parties. But we really do only have two choices, in most states there is only one. The structure of our current political system is such that third party candidates are completely inviable. The only third party candidate to actually make a dent in the electoral college was in 1912 where he was crushed. Ya, you could vote for one, but it isn't going to mean anything unless you live in a swing state.

    If you want third parties to matter getting involved at the state level is how to do it. Lobby for the fusion ballot (thanks to which New York has very competitive third party races).
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    Oct 25, 2008 3:55 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZFunny, when I think of Obama I think of "The Apprentice"


    That's funny, me too!

    Mr. McCain, you're fired!

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    Oct 25, 2008 4:37 PM GMT
    Once again it's nice to see so many RJ'ers that knows what's best for all of us and have no issues with telling us that in such a nice way.

    I too will be making my decision on election day based on what I've heard between now and then. It's not about single issues, it's not about re-election, it's about 2 new guys and the plans they set forth. More importantly it's about the congressional and senate seats that will come with that election, you know the ones controlled by democrats now. It's not all about the guy in the big chair, it's as much or more about the representatives and how they supported or did not support everything that got us into the financial, social and international problems we face today!

    I think the question to all you know-it-alls that wish to impose your views on the rest of us, are you really sure you have it right? Are you only looking at the presidential candidate or are you studying the ones that actually do the work also?
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    Oct 25, 2008 4:45 PM GMT
    God forbid people still liked to weigh their options and research their ideas. I tend to respec those who weight all the options and think of all the possible outcomes by voting for X or Y over die-hard McCain or Obama supporters.
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    Oct 25, 2008 6:39 PM GMT
    I have been urged to send undecided to the address mentioned in this ad:


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    Oct 25, 2008 7:14 PM GMT
    Pinny saidGod forbid people still liked to weigh their options and research their ideas. I tend to respec those who weight all the options and think of all the possible outcomes by voting for X or Y over die-hard McCain or Obama supporters.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>You make a good point here !!! A lot of people don't pay any attention to politics until they have too, they therefore aren't informed through lack of interest. So for them like Pinny, I'm glad they take the time to consider the options while deciding which candidate they'll vote for !!!
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    Oct 25, 2008 7:18 PM GMT
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    Pinny saidGod forbid people still liked to weigh their options and research their ideas. I tend to respec those who weight all the options and think of all the possible outcomes by voting for X or Y over die-hard McCain or Obama supporters.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>You make a good point here !!! A lot of people don't pay any attention to politics until they have too, they therefore aren't informed through lack of interest. So for them like Pinny, I'm glad they take the time to consider the options while deciding which candidate they'll vote for !!!


    Yeah you should be happy it is taking so long for people to decide, it only means they still may vote for the one you want in there. It is better than saying I am a certain party and that is how I will vote. Nothing wrong with taking time when making such a large investment, remember 4 years at least so make a wise decision.
  • Gun_Show

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    Oct 25, 2008 8:01 PM GMT
    It's not just voting. This is a whole life choice. Not everyone is the same. Some people don't ever get a TV, or a car, or an email address. Other people are always trading up to the latest gadget or enhancement. They get on waiting lists, always in a hurry to be first. This all applies to voting too. A certain percentage of people knew who they would vote for right away. Probably when they picked up their I-phones, others came on board a little later. 20% here 60% there. And that last 10% will only know when the chad dangles and falls away from the paper ballot at a polling station, on the way home from renting a VHS tape at a mom and pops video store. I think it is a good thing we fit into different groups. Can you imagine if everyone wanted an I-phone the first day? Or if the election were decided before we got to see the Sara Palin skits on SNL?
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    Oct 25, 2008 9:09 PM GMT
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    realifedad said
    Pinny saidGod forbid people still liked to weigh their options and research their ideas. I tend to respec those who weight all the options and think of all the possible outcomes by voting for X or Y over die-hard McCain or Obama supporters.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>You make a good point here !!! A lot of people don't pay any attention to politics until they have too, they therefore aren't informed through lack of interest. So for them like Pinny, I'm glad they take the time to consider the options while deciding which candidate they'll vote for !!!


    Yeah you should be happy it is taking so long for people to decide, it only means they still may vote for the one you want in there. It is better than saying I am a certain party and that is how I will vote. Nothing wrong with taking time when making such a large investment, remember 4 years at least so make a wise decision.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Hey Chizzad !!! We agree on something !!! LOL !!! So that's a good start, how about considering for several days Obama's economic plan and make me a happy ole' guy and vote for him. You still have several days to consider this !!! Ha !!! So How about it???? Give the O man some more of your thought time !!!!