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Can you name more than 2 presidential hopefuls for 2012?

  1. ptosis profile image82
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

    Does your state have a write in option?

    I just got my early ballot in the mail and there is a green party and a libertarian party ticket of people I've never heard of before. My state also has a write in option. I'm writing in Ron Paul who got screwed over at the Republican convention.

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    1. JSChams profile image60
      JSChamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ok look..
      There's nothing wrong with other parties except......where is the representation?
      How many Senators and Congressmen? from what states?
      Governors?

      maybe if someone tried to get these positions filled with a different party it would bring about momentum.
      Remember the Whigs? They used to be a mainstream political party.
      As it stand now what you will do is siphon off Conservative votes and bingo you have Barack for four more years. Maybe more.

      1. innersmiff profile image74
        innersmiffposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        It still amazes me that Conservatives think that Romney is a viable alternative.  Beyond rhetoric, what is significantly different between him and Obama?

        1. JSChams profile image60
          JSChamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          He isn't Obama.

          1. innersmiff profile image74
            innersmiffposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            You're going to have to do better than that.

            1. JSChams profile image60
              JSChamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Ok..

              he isn't Obama with all his Communist/Socialist cabinet members and czars.
              We will deal with what Romney brings when he brings it.
              There are too many around mister Barack who have written books stating their Communist beliefs or some video or audio contains it.
              I want a President and First Lady  who don't stand and observe a flag ceremony and make derisive remarks and gestures. It's not their place and indeed is very very bad for America.

              1. Cody Hodge5 profile image60
                Cody Hodge5posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                So basically you have no reason not to vote for Obama?

                1. JSChams profile image60
                  JSChamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  Oh no of course not. I am one of those who just won't get on the Communist Socialist bandwagon.

                  1. Cody Hodge5 profile image60
                    Cody Hodge5posted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    What communist/socialist bandwagon?

            2. Repairguy47 profile image60
              Repairguy47posted 5 years agoin reply to this

              He's had a real job! He's had to make a payroll using money HE made. The list is quite long and very easily researched. Try Google.

              1. ptosis profile image82
                ptosisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                He made or inherited?

                "for him to say he inherited nothing is perhaps the least self-aware comment Mitt Romney uttered at that posh Boca Raton estate.

                Did the Mitt Romney who grew up in one of the wealthiest communities in America inherit nothing?

                Did the Mitt Romney who attended an elite preparatory school inherit nothing?

                Did the Mitt Romney who worked as an intern for his father, the governor of Michigan inherit nothing?

                Did the Mitt Romney who never had to borrow a dime to attend Stanford University, Brigham Young University, and, for his joint JD/MBA degree, Harvard University inherit nothing?

                Did the Mitt Romney whose father's riches allowed Mitt and his wife to begin having children while they were still undergraduates and not have to worry about dropping out or getting a job to feed the kids, give them medical care, or send them to the schools of their choice inherit nothing?

                How much did this head start (not to be confused with Head Start) shape Mitt Romney's adult life? How many Americans can say we've inherited all the nothings Mitt Romney inherited?"
                - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/1 … ed-nothing

                "Ann Romney discussing their student days:

                They were not easy years… Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had enough of an investment from stock that we could sell off a little at a time.

                The stock came from Mitt’s father. ...

                That sounds pretty tough, doesn't it? One of them almost had to get a job! Thank god (or dad) for that stock."
                - http://www.democraticunderground.com/101642137

                [i]"And here is his formula for economic growth: just electing him will be enough:

                    My own view is that if we win on November 6th, there will be a great deal of optimism about the future of this country. We'll see capital come back and we'll see — without actually doing anything — we'll actually get a boost in the economy." - http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com … ugged.html

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      Sooner28posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson, and Gary Johnson are some other hopefuls.

      1. ptosis profile image82
        ptosisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yo! Rocky! Former Salt Lake Mayor, former democrat now part of the Justice Party.


        I think he dropped out

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  2. ptosis profile image82
    ptosisposted 5 years ago

    JSChams is a sham. won't get anywhere with him.

    I understand that voting a third party gives the opposition an advantage. It doesn't have to be that way if it was 1 person= 1 vote. Presidential electoral election is a travesty of democracy. I thought I could write in Ron Paul on my Arizona ballot but it wouldn't even count.



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    But I found out there is only a few states  that a Ron Paul write-in vote will count, : AL, IA, WI, PA, CA, VT, NH, DE, RI and MAINE,

    In all other states the Ron Paul write in would be a useless vote and besides  Romney’s trap is to have people do a write in campaign for Ron Paul which would take votes from Obama. So I'm going to stick with the choices I was given  and not write in my namesor Ron Paul's  because "none of the above"  would be considered a spoiled vote. ( They are never going to count it!)

    How about a King of Pirate vote? Where everybody votes for themselves and nobody wins.

    1. kathleenkat profile image83
      kathleenkatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yo. Your state misspelled Gary Johnson xD

      This country is a bit hopeless...when we can't even check the spelling of a candidate before printing ballots.

      1. JSChams profile image60
        JSChamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        If I were a sham I wouldn't be a person. He just doesn't like it because I won't be part of the Ron Paul  cult.

        1. innersmiff profile image74
          innersmiffposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Fact remains Ron Paul represents the founding principles of the United States far more than Romney/Ryan does.

      2. ptosis profile image82
        ptosisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Uh....they sure did screw up because there is supposed to be a forward slash between the two last names Johnson / Gray.

        1. kathleenkat profile image83
          kathleenkatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Ah. It could go either way... They don't spell Gary correct, or they don't put a slash. Either way, check before you print massive amounts of ballots!

  3. innersmiff profile image74
    innersmiffposted 5 years ago

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    1. kathleenkat profile image83
      kathleenkatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      For real.

      Then there are people like Rosanne Barr running, and I totally can't blame the Obama/Romney supporters >_>

  4. Cody Hodge5 profile image60
    Cody Hodge5posted 5 years ago

    Agreed. Someone like Ron Paul or Gary Johnson in office may ensure equal rights for everyone. What would the big businesses and the Christian church do without their undue influence on society at large?

    1. kathleenkat profile image83
      kathleenkatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Gary Johnson...I can almost see myself voting for him. I only have one issue with him, and that's him wanting to legalize marijuana. I have seen all too often kids damaging their lives more than that than with alcohol. Making it more accessible would just bring back the train-wreck that was Beat culture and hippie activism in the 60s. So many unnecessary drug-related deaths.

      That said, I can stand legalizing marijuana if it gets the self-righteous liberals out of office, and keeps the   bible-thumping conservatives at bay.

      I can't wait until the day when an actual moderate conservative runs for office. What nobody seems to realize is that to gain the votes of most people, you need a happy compromise that suits most of the needs of most people. The pro-gay-marriage people could probably settle for civil unions, and the anti-abortion people could probably stand for abortions in the case of rape, incest, childhood, health, etc. etc.

      1. ptosis profile image82
        ptosisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I disagree. When liquor was illegal - in order to get it - had to deal with people who do a lot worse stuff. Gambling, prostitution, murderers, smugglers and worse.

        If legal through medical centers and get it regulated like drinking, it takes the money incentive away. People don't make money selling pot. It's too bulky, smelly, easily caught. but heroin, or krokodil - meth all these drugs kill in minute amounts. It can be homemade. Bath salts keep changing formulas.

        I never saw a pothead eat off a person's face.
        I never saw a weed smoker who has a $500 habit.
        I never heard of any kid, person die from an overdose from marijuana.

        Potheads think that drunks are stupid.
        I don't see how smoking pot is worse than drinking too much.

        1. kathleenkat profile image83
          kathleenkatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I'm talking about ruining lives here. IF you die from a drug use, then there isn't any life left to ruin. I'm talking about the dozens of middle and high school kids that cut class to smoke in the forest behind the school. They also did legal, easily obtained things like hookah and salvia. Flunking out of high school because you would rather get high is a good way to ruin your chances of a successful life. Why should we make it more available to kids?

 
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