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Re: For whom would you vote, if you were an American?

by hardburn (Abbot)
on Nov 02, 2004 at 20:04 UTC ( #404736=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to For whom would you vote, if you were an American?

Remember, a vote for Other is a vote for Bush.

"There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.


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Re^2: For whom would you vote, if you were an American?
by FoxtrotUniform (Prior) on Nov 02, 2004 at 20:13 UTC
    Remember, a vote for Other is a vote for Bush.

    I didn't realize the poll code was that clever.

    --
    Yours in pedantry,
    F o x t r o t U n i f o r m

    "Anything you put in comments is not tested and easily goes out of date." -- tye

      That just simulating how the electronic polling stations are programmed ;)
Re^2: For whom would you vote, if you were an American?
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Nov 02, 2004 at 23:00 UTC

    That's silly. Why throw your vote away on a major party candidate?

      I think that is silly..If Florida won by 537 votes last time, if just one in ten thousand Democrat voters thought like that then...then they basically handed the election to the Republicans on a "silver platter". You probably mean entrenched states though right?

        I meant exactly what I said.

        You might as well say "If you do not vote as I think you should vote, you have thrown away your vote." That way, it's clear that you're merely bullying people, not expressing an opinion worth considering.

        Update: Reworded two minutes after posting to avoid an ad hominem argument. I apologize if you saw it before the edit.

      I was joking, really. But looking at some of the numbers, even in swing states, Nader and other third-party candidates were a non-factor. Even if you accept the (possibly groundless) idea that all Nader votes would automatically go to the Dems if Nader hadn't run.

      "There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

Re^2: For whom would you vote, if you were an American?
by Enlil (Parson) on Nov 06, 2004 at 22:21 UTC
    From the Simpsons:

    Kang: The politics of failure have failed. We need to make them work again. Tomorrow, when you are sealed in the voting cubicle, vote for me, Senator KaÖ Bob Dole.
    Kodos: I am looking forward to an orderly election tomorrow, which will eliminate the need for a violent blood bath.

    From the sky comes a scream, as Homer is crashing right into the Capitol. A few footsteps later, he comes running down the stairs.

    Homer: America, take a good look at your beloved candidates. Theyíre nothing but hideous space reptiles.

    <unmasks them>
    <audience gasps in terror>

    Kodos: Itís true, we are aliens. But what are you going to do about it? Itís a two-party system; you have to vote for one of us.

    <murmurs>

    Random Man: Heís right, this is a two-party system.
    Random Man 2: Well, I believe Iíll vote for a third-party candidate.
    Kang: Go ahead, throw your vote away.

    <Kang and Kodos laugh out loud>

    -enlil

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