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YOU: go to vote NOW!

  1. Nov 2, 2004 #1

    Clausius2

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    You! Get your ass up of the seat and go to vote


    NOW!!

    Democracy is one of the great advantages of our occidental civilization!


    Who is going to win?....


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    Hmmm.... I'm not sure. :biggrin:
     
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  3. Nov 2, 2004 #2

    Mk

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    Ha ha ha! That's right! Go vote... NOW!
     
  4. Nov 2, 2004 #3
    uh...Nader :-p
     
  5. Nov 2, 2004 #4
    Anybody vote for the owl?
     
  6. Nov 2, 2004 #5
    The reason I will never vote is because politics is all so corrupt. They'll do anything to win the election; this includes lying, misleading and cheating.

    These politicians don't really want what's best for the country, they want to be more popular with the public.

    I don't think either Bush or Kerry should be president.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2004 #6
    You do know the ballot has more than two choices, right? Go write in a person you think should win, at the very least :rolleyes:
     
  8. Nov 2, 2004 #7

    Clausius2

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    I always say to people like you that waste the opportunity of the democracy (there are many countries that haven't got it) the same thing: if you don't go to vote you must be morally unable to criticize the goverment of the elected man.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2004 #8
    Why am I unable to critisize the government of the elected man simply because I don't go to vote? That doesn't make sense.

    And it's not democracy IMO. I'm forced to choose between two morons and have no other choice.
     
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  10. Nov 2, 2004 #9

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    Fritz, you know there are more than just presidential candidates on the ballot too? If you think they are too corrupt, then get out there and vote for the state and local candidates who will someday be vying for presidential office. There are also local property tax issues and other referendum issues on the ballot.

    And if you don't vote, then don't complain when you don't like who is in office the next 4 years.

    Fritz, the problem is the only way to win is to be the most popular candidate, so before you can do what's best for the country, you need to be the popular one. This is why we need all the most educated people who do understand the issues and how government and the world really work to get out and vote because they are the ones who can see through the simple popularity contest.

    Unfortunately, that's how many people view this election and why it is really so close. You don't get close elections when one candidate is clearly a better leader than the other, you get close elections when a lot of people don't like either candidate, so are trying to find the lesser of two evils. This is an election where every vote truly counts. One of them will be the president for the next four years, so sift one last time through those issues and their track records, disregard the promises you're sure they won't keep, and go through the remaining few and choose the one who supports the things most important to you. There are some issues where the two candidates differ quite a bit in how they will handle them, so really give those thought.
     
  11. Nov 2, 2004 #10

    Moonbear

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    Did you vote in the primary elections? It's too late to complain about the choice available now if you didn't vote in the primary that selected who would be running for each party. If you don't like who is getting nominated, what are you doing to change it? Are you getting involved and helping some up-and-coming politicians who you think have potential to be better candidates get their start? If you want to change things at the national level, start at the local level. Work on the campaigns of some people just breaking into politics so that someday they can run for president.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2004 #11
    Yes, VOTE! :smile:
     
  13. Nov 2, 2004 #12
    Because of the nature of politics, all of the state and local are just as bad as each other. Otherwise they wouldn't even get to be candidates in the first place.

    I have no control (the majority of people are unintelligent and misinformed, and it is the majority who dictate who will be elected).


    I'm sorry, but if they see through the simple popularity contest and try and make a difference, they will be thrown out of office. That's a fact.

    Politics is fundamentally flawed in the US.
     
  14. Nov 2, 2004 #13
    Um, isn't this sort of topic supposed to go in the Politics and World Affairs forum?
     
  15. Nov 2, 2004 #14
    Everyone can vote, even if you haven't registered!
     
  16. Nov 2, 2004 #15
    ^ The vote doesn't count until you confirm your details. Therefore it's not really voting.
     
  17. Nov 2, 2004 #16

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    If you wanted your vote to count, you'd have your credentials confirmed. If you don't care to do that, there's no point in voting on a provisional ballot.

    Fritz, this line of yours sounds all too much like an excuse, rather than a serious grievance, that you are voicing.
     
  18. Nov 2, 2004 #17
    WTF! An excuse? I'm not so lazy that I can't be bothered to vote.
     
  19. Nov 2, 2004 #18

    selfAdjoint

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    I just voted. At this location (small town in Wisconsin), the voting looks really heavy. My daughter voted early at the same place, and complained of the long lines. This is a good omen for Kerry, since the core voters (the "likely" voters of the polls) trend Republican.
     
  20. Nov 2, 2004 #19

    kat

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    Mmmm, I think the trend in the past has been likely voters weighted towards the Dems' with recent shifting towards the Repubs. The recent shifting towards the repubs in Polls is to correct for past overweighting of Dems..I think you may find that either the adjustment is true or still underweighting Repubs. In fact...I'd be willing to place a freindly bet on it. :biggrin:
     
  21. Nov 2, 2004 #20
    Wow you're really sticking it to the candidates. Of course they'll see your NOT voting as a protest against the system rather than think you're just uninformed and lazy.

    If you really want to make a statement, do a write in vote and vote either 'undecided' or 'none of the candidates'. That way you won't be thought of as just another lazy person since you actually made an effort to vote.
     
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