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(Multiple Answer) Presidential Hypothetical Poll

Who would you prefer to be President?

Poll closed Oct 30, 2008.
  1. Prefer Bush over McCain

    16.7%
  2. Prefer Bush over Huckabee

    8.3%
  3. Prefer Bush over Romney

    25.0%
  4. Prefer Bush over Ron Paul

    33.3%
  5. Prefer Bush over Hillary Clinton

    25.0%
  6. Prefer Bush over Obama

    25.0%
  7. Prefer Bush over none of the people in the above choices

    41.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Sep 20, 2008 #1

    Gokul43201

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    PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE RESPONDING TO THE MULTIPLE ANSWER POLL

    If Bush could legally run for a third term (let's say Presidential term limits only prevented a fourth term), then how would that affect your preferences for this election? Assume also, that McCain and the other Republicans in the race would have been contesting a Primary battle against Bush with a platform as close to what they were running on as you imagine possible.

    Would you prefer Bush over McCain in the Republican Primary? Or would you prefer one of the other candidates (Huckabee, Romney, Paul, etc.)? Please specify which one. And then, if Bush had won the Republican Primary, would you prefer him to Obama and/or Hillary?

    NOTE: The poll allows you to pick more than one option. Choose all that you agree with. Do answer questions about the hypothetical Republican Primary even if you are registered Democrat (or even if you can not vote in the US).
     
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  3. Sep 20, 2008 #2

    Evo

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    I would prefer Mccain to Bush, but not with Palin. So are we are assuming it's McCain with or without Palin?
     
  4. Sep 20, 2008 #3

    LowlyPion

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    You should have had Palin as a separate choice.

    He can have my vote over her. She is totally unqualified for the office.

    Otherwise I can't imagine the Devil we know can possibly be better than any of the others we don't.
     
  5. Sep 20, 2008 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    This one was easy. Bush should be in jail.

    As for Bush vs McCain-Palin - Bush with lipstick - that is not a choice.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2008 #5

    lisab

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    Excuse me for being dense, but I don't see an option I would agree with...all of the choices start with "Prefer Bush..."

    What if I don't prefer Bush?
     
  7. Sep 20, 2008 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    None of the above
     
  8. Sep 20, 2008 #7

    Evo

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    I'd prefer Bush to Ron Paul. At least Bush isn't completely insane.
     
  9. Sep 21, 2008 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    I'll take a defender of the Constitution - Ron Paul - over a traitor, any day of the week.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2008 #9
    There are a lot of different ways to see the constitution, though. I think that while Ron Paul is closer to some issues on the constitution than bush, the constitution does not force the US to have unmitigated capitalism as the basis of its economic policy and if anything there is room for different economies operating under the constitution.

    Not even Bush wants to completely dismantle all programs to the poor, public libraries, medicare, social security, and so on.

    The US has tried Laissez-Faire capitalism and, proportionally, there were more people in poverty and a greater inequality of wealth now than even today - although, I guess you could say the amount the rich had in those days failed in comparison. However, we are approaching great inequality even now with the destruction of the middle class.

    I originally was interested in the Paul campaign but he, and especially his supporters, got more and more kooky as time went on.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2008 #10
    This is actually a difficult poll.

    Remember in 2000 when Bush said the he didn't want to enforce his world view on the rest of the world and said that he didn't believe in intervention, the idea that "this is how we're going to do things, and so should you."

    Contrast this to McCain who is already militaristic. I've heard about McCain's temper and that even fellow Republicans are concerned about it - who knows what he'll do in the white house.

    So, maybe Bush over McCain and Ron Paul. At least Ron Paul wouldn't start expanstionist, preemptive wars - but his laissez-faire capitalism is not favorable at all with me.

    When you tell people that the only method to survive is work for a bunch of big corporations, themselves propped up by the government, with no chance of having your own government help you at all with your college education, or helping you in hard times, and so on, that is a form of slavery and that violates the thirteenth amendment.

    He also has kooky views on AGW and evolution, and I do not think it's appropriate to have someone who is a creationist in the white house although Bush has said he support teaching creationism as well and it's his opinion that "God created the earth," when it's likely the earth was created six billion years ago by cosmological means.
     
  12. Sep 21, 2008 #11

    Ivan Seeking

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    I'm talking about the primary job of the President to defend the Constitution, not economics.
     
  13. Sep 21, 2008 #12

    cristo

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    I agree; Ron Paul does sound crazy!
     
  14. Sep 21, 2008 #13
    I voted for Bush ahead of all the rest. I don't think he's a traitor. He talks like one, but lacks the guts to actually do it. Besides it would be inconvenient.
     
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