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Have you decided not to vote in the 2012 Presidential Election?

  1. lrc7815 profile image88
    lrc7815posted 5 years ago

    Have you decided not to vote in the 2012 Presidential Election?

    Can you explain your reason for choosing not to vote?

  2. ssaffery profile image84
    ssafferyposted 5 years ago

    I don't vote because nothing will ever change in America. Americans should look forward to more layoffs, higher unemployment, longer welfare lines, more pollution, its like come on Wall Street, make the gas prices $100.00 a gallon at the pump and drive Americans deeper into poverty! You're almost there Wall Street! The HR department where I work at just increased the medical benefits up 3% and vision benefits up %10. Well, where's that $700 billion dollar healthcare reform bill that was voted on and passed in the white house? Where did all that money go?

    I don't know why Americans vote since the majority of votes aren't even counted. Americans should audit all their tax payer money and where it really goes and also audit all the money that goes in and out of the Federal Reserve Bank every second of every day!

    1. hockey8mn profile image75
      hockey8mnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      OPEC controls gas prices, not wall street.

    2. lrc7815 profile image88
      lrc7815posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ssaffery, your comment makes me very sad.  I am just as frustrated as you but I refuse to give away my right to have a say, even if it does me no good.  To give in is to say to big government - you win, take it all.  I can't do it.

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    I haven't decided not to vote, just not for either candidate. I may even vote for Rosanne Barr. smile

    1. someonewhoknows profile image76
      someonewhoknowsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Should have voted for "Ron Paul " in 2008. I'm thinking of voting for  "Gary Johnson "in 2012. Gary Johnson was literally the single most-qualified candidate running on the Republican ticket in 2011. He was a two-term Republican governor, who won in

    2. lrc7815 profile image88
      lrc7815posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      JThom42 - You're too smart to waste a vote in THIS election and I know it.  I would love to vote for a third party but this one is to close to give votes away.  Think about it, please?  You were kidding, right?

    3. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, of course.

    4. lrc7815 profile image88
      lrc7815posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Whew, I can sleep tonight.  :-)

    5. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LOL

  4. galleryofgrace profile image78
    galleryofgraceposted 5 years ago

    I had decided that I would vote Romney until I learned about Rosanne. She's a must better choice and I'll still get to vote. Whatever it will take to make a change will be satisfactory for me.

    1. lrc7815 profile image88
      lrc7815posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi galleryofgrace!  Vote your heart but please, make it count.  To vote Roseanne is like throwing your ballot in the trash before you leave the polling place.

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    hmartin1233posted 5 years ago

    The scary part of this question is that if American's continue to stop voting, and yes I have considered; we will end up were we began; with a King ruling.  Eventually if everyone stops voting, then our government will have no choice but just flat appoint someone...King.  Do we really want to start all over?

    1. lrc7815 profile image88
      lrc7815posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right hmartin1233.  That is my fear too.

    2. Alastar Packer profile image84
      Alastar Packerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Some would say a kind of CEO king of USA inc is already occurring and has been for quite sometime. Go to You-tube and watch Eisenhower's warning in his farewell speech to the American people.

  6. watergeek profile image96
    watergeekposted 5 years ago

    I'm going to vote, but I'm voting Green. I'm with the others, it's about time we started voting for our real beliefs, not for who we think will win or not. Our votes at least count for the polls.

    If the results show a stronger vote for Green than expected (which is a clear vote for the environment), newspapers are likely to say, "Oh, there are many more people interested in a healthy environment than we realized!" and whoever wins will (hopefully) take notice, especially in the case of large votes.

    Voting for what we really believe and educating legislators on issues important to us, in addition to what you're doing to monitor election fraud, are some of the best actions we citizens can take to improve the Democratic process, imo.

    1. lrc7815 profile image88
      lrc7815posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi watergeek.  I understand totally but...green needs to show long-term, sustained support to ever get national attention and a chance to win. It's not there yet. A green vote this time is wasted and could throw a win in the wrong direction.

  7. MizBejabbers profile image91
    MizBejabbersposted 5 years ago

    I early voted in my state, so my answer may not count for your question. I do want to say that in our election for U.S. Representative, one of my friends was running. I like her and I like her politics, but I did not vote for her because it would have been a throwaway vote for a party that barely made it on the ballot. The real issue was between the two major parties in this particular contest, and to vote for her just because she was my friend would be as useless as voting for Roseanne in the presidential contest.

    1. lrc7815 profile image88
      lrc7815posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      MizB, you must be inside my brain.  You did the right thing, in my opinion.  We can't waste a vote this time.  I'm not voting for my first choice either for the same reason.

    2. MizBejabbers profile image91
      MizBejabbersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Just saw the comment above mine. My friend was Green Party.

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