Choosing a candidate to vote for

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  1. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 11 years ago

    I hate politics. I hate all politicians. I see all politicians as "Legalized Mafia" or Legalized crooks, someone who through "laws" legal or otherwise find a way to dip into your pocket or purse to extract through taxes your hard hearned wages. Yes they may maybe do a little good, now and then, but, for the most they are out there to rob you and line their own pockets.

    When it is time for a federal, or state\ provincial, or municipal election to take place, who ends up paying for it. We the tax payers.

    This is why I have chosen my method of voting.

    I get a photo of every candidate in my riding and tape them to the wall.
    Come election day, I get out one of my darts. I spin around in a circle three times eyes closed, and then let fly the dart. Whoever's photo the dart lands on that's who gets my vote. It might take me two or three tries to hit one but I have exercised my democratic right to vote.

    1. mom101 profile image59
      mom101posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I just watched the last debate that was held between the remaining rep candidates.

      It was a total joke. I had decided to watch with an open mind. And I did. Going into the debate, and from what I have read before, I had kinda decided to follow one in specific, but as watching with an open mind, that might have changed.

      What the majority of the public do not see is the ways in which the medias pick is presented will have an effect on how the subconscience mind will translate the images seen. The medias pick is an easy one to pick. He will be the one who is presented on stage front and center. One thing I have never really understood was the left and right thing. But you can bet that the media knows all about it and places the other candidates accordingly to either the left or the right of their pick, who is where. Center stage.

      What the majority of the people did see was the people from the mainstream clearly belittle (in a joking way of course) Mr. Paul. If i had been him I would have taken off any mike they had attached to me and turned to them and ........walked off stage.

      My dad, a great business man, taught me early in life that as far as trust goes, never trust a person who speaks out of the corner of their mouth. As I grew up, I studied body language and other traits of a person and how one can make a fairly clear decision on the personality of that person.

      On just about any question directed to the center guy, he stumbled badly for an answer. When he did answer, he talked out of the side of his mouth which indicates he is just full of himself and thinks hes a step above the next guy.

      One of the other candidates to the left, seemed to have a problem answering on what he would do, he just couldnt get past the lets put the next one down and build me up mentality.

      Of the candidates standing, my vote will be between two. Ron Paul and Huntsman. They clearly are more for the people and giving the people more of their rights back to the people.

    2. wilmiers77 profile image61
      wilmiers77posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Dave! I had a good laugh but after a second thought you are right!! Regardless of the candidate that has won over the pass 50 years has ever affected my lifestyle to the good over .0001%. Like the Mafia, we pay those jokers protection fees. LOL!

    3. Evan G Rogers profile image59
      Evan G Rogersposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You sound like a man who wants Ron Paul as president.

      Cut $1 Trillion from the Federal Budget -- YEAR ONE.

      1. Cassie Smith profile image60
        Cassie Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not sure that Congress will allow it.  We would have to elect more senators and congressman who think like Paul.  I think the next big round is in 2014?  Paul advocates would have to start now.  If he becomes President, I don't see Paul being able to achieve this until 2014.

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image59
          Evan G Rogersposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          The important part is to realize that Paul will control the veto, the pocket veto, the military, the pardoning power of non-violent criminals, just to name a few.

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image75
        Uninvited Writerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Year two...starvation on the streets.

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image59
          Evan G Rogersposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          My food comes from farms, not the regulators of farms.

          Economic understanding trumps demagoguery.

    4. 50 Caliber profile image62
      50 Caliberposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Dave, Bro',
                 no one can call you partisan or accuse you of being ill informed as to who and what politics is about.
      Now if you'd be so kind to tell me what a "riding" is, I might be able to mimic your style. It kinda sounds like voting via luck but I don't believe in luck so I'll leave it there, you know what I mean and I don't want some fun to be destroyed by those who would jump at the chance, great topic, I enjoyed the thought,

    5. skye2day profile image68
      skye2dayposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Dave Brother  The politicians are not the only ones behind the devil. The enemy comes to steal kill destroy. We live in a fallen world. Our nature is sin. God knows what He does and why!! The Word says to pray for our Leaders. God can turn ALL things for the good. In Christ Jesus. Dave is throwing darts similar to stones? JK, not. May Gods light shine in you brother today and always.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Dave, that's funny too!  And might actually be as good as any other method! wink   Kinda like casting lots to choose?    Eh....but....does your list contain Obama's image too?  ....surely he's not in the same collage of Candidates on your wall?....

  2. Greek One profile image64
    Greek Oneposted 11 years ago

    "Whoever's photo the dart lands on that's who gets my vote"

    I have a similar method.. i through a dart at the actual politician when they come knocking on my door for my vote.

    Whomever cries the least when hit i hit them forehead has the guts to get my vote

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      LOL Greek One!  You never lose your touch, do you?  smile  Love it!

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    oldandwiseposted 11 years ago

    Dave, sounds like a plan. How can we expect the wealthiest folks in America, representing us, to do anything short of lining their own pockets. Can one really expect them to relate to us? Or make a decision that will affect their own pockets? Is this what our founding fathers meant with the writing of the Constitution? I think not. Is this the real defintion of capitalism? I'm starting to believe it is! Keep us serfs thinking they are really representing us and concerned for us, while keeping our blinders on, while they rake in the wealth.

  4. Cassie Smith profile image60
    Cassie Smithposted 11 years ago

    It's tedious, I know, but it' s important that you don't take the easy way out. You really have to look at what they have done in the past and who they have worked with and  what they hsve achieved to get an idea of whether the candidate can represent you. With the internet it's a little bit easier.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image79
      Mighty Momposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That's the true democratic method, for sure. Thoroughly investigate who they are and what they have done already.
      But even that is flawed.
      It is comparing apples and oranges, because each candidate has such a different background.
      I mean, take Mitt Romney, for a start. Which experience is most relevant? He was the governor of Massachusetts. I lived in Massachusetts, but never with him as governor. Should I be looking at his business background? Is that relevant to being POTUS? Because, again, we've got apples and oranges. As CEO you can fire anyone who tries to cross you. Yes, you are (if publicly held) beholden to the shareholders and the board. But they are not anything like the Congress. There simply is no business equivalent to Congress (and if there were, they would have been pink slipped long since).

      If they are already in the Congress of Senate, do I look at their voting record? Or what bills they have introduced? Or what committees they serve on?
      One would assume that having been inside the Capitol they understand how things work. That's a plus. But it's a big leap from representative of a district in a state to leader of the free world (overstatement intentional).

      In the end, the dart idea has as much validity and probably as much accuracy!
      lol In fact, I'm going searching for some of those South American POISON darts. lol

  5. brimancandy profile image79
    brimancandyposted 11 years ago

    I base my vote on which candidate doesn't scare the crap out of me. I voted for Obama, because I didn't want to be one step away from a Palin white house. I will probably vote for Obama again, because this republican bunch seems to be even more crazy than the last bunch. Once again pandering to Christian voters with all of this talk about issues that they know they will support instead of telling us anything they are going to do about what people really care about, and that is jobs and putting food on the table. Which Obama has been the only
    person who continues to bring up the issue.

    I hear that Romney, or whatever his name is, is getting a lot of support. To me, he is like the worst of all candidates tied into one, with that car salesman
    grin, just waiting to sell us a broken worthless lemon, which we will regret
    we ever bought into.

    Personally, I don't trust any of them. Our goverment is a joke.

    1. mom101 profile image59
      mom101posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I am a democrat and will not vote democratic

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image59
        Evan G Rogersposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Did you have your "Wow, Ron Paul is the real change that I can believe in" moment?

        1. mom101 profile image59
          mom101posted 11 years agoin reply to this

          I was late in watching it, but I watched their last debate yesterday. I was furious.  Bet you can't guess why......

          WHEN    WHEN   WHEN  are people going to wake up?


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