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Kregener

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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2008, 09:04:47 pm »

I will write in Ron Paul, as I have TWICE in the past.

1992 in the Bush v.1/Clinton dog-n-pony show
1996 in the Clinton/Dole idiocy

I did not...."vote"....in the 2000 or the 2004 propaganda hootenannies, and would not be doing so now if Ron paul was not in it.
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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2008, 09:43:08 pm »

"Non of the above" would have to be my choice, as I have quit voting for the lesser of the evils. Only Ron Paul made me come out of my shell.

I'm with Tahn. I don't have a problem voting third party. I voted Green during the last Gubernatorial election because the only difference between a Chicago Republican and a Chicago Democrat is which side of the Daley machine they are married into.

Ditto

I'll vote for or write in Ron Paul and then quit wasting my energy on the whole useless system.
Although Pat Paulsen and Yosemite Sam both epitomize the "leave me alone" platform fairly well.

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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2008, 10:45:51 pm »

I won't advocate initiation of force, and so I won't vote for a candidate who would initiate force or advocate initiating force. Therefore, I'm not planning on voting for any of the candidates I know of--including Ron Paul. (People who are pregnant and don't want to be, are born in another country, or whose parents were born in another country are still people.)
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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2008, 02:13:14 am »

Quit voting after '96. I got a voter card last month so I can vote for Paul and will do so in the primary. Unless he is the chosen one by the republicans, or goes 3rd party, then I will shred the voter card.

There is no second choice for me. 
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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2008, 06:57:43 am »

The question was never "Who would you vote for?"

The question is, "Since you're going to get stuck with some damn president whether you want one or not, which of the current runners makes you gag the least?"
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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2008, 07:45:05 am »

OK. I'll bite. Obama is the only guy whose voice doesn't cause me serious mental distress. If Hitlary gets elected, and I ever see her on my television, I may need to buy a new television. Fortunately, it doesn't look likely that Hitler on the Hudson (Giuliani) is going to get the republican nod. He would pose a similar threat to my television. I'd actually prefer Bill Clinton again to all of them. You can't trust a word that comes out of his mouth, but boy is he a joy to listen to. Satan's good like that, too, I've heard.
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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2008, 08:51:03 am »

None, zilch, nada, no way....

My Open Letter To Ron Paul Supporters: http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/08/01/07/editor.htm
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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2008, 09:46:41 am »

Pardon my misunderstanding of the question Claire.

 If the Republicans could control Congress, I would agree with you, Obama would be the one.

Since its looks like the Democrats will remain, I would prefer a Republican President. Let's see, who is the least evil of the Repubs, well let's see, er, how about, no, Romney ? , oh jeez, this is too hard.

Really, "the best" would be a republican Congress with Obama President, but it is not going to happen, probably.
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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2008, 09:51:46 am »

If Hitlary gets elected, and I ever see her on my television, I may need to buy a new television.

Why even bother? Do you need it that much?

The question was never "Who would you vote for?"
The question is, "Since you're going to get stuck with some damn president whether you want one or not, which of the current runners makes you gag the least?"

The answer, at least by some, seems to be, "I don't even want to think about it."

As for me, well, I won't be voting, not even for Ron Paul. Even though the US government projects it power far across its borders, interfering with the lives of billions, and spying on even more, they won't allow us to vote. Oh well.
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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2008, 10:05:34 am »

The question was never "Who would you vote for?"

The question is, "Since you're going to get stuck with some damn president whether you want one or not, which of the current runners makes you gag the least?"

Oh, all right. :laugh:  Just so it's understood this is not an endorsement.  In my opinion, stated elsewhere, anyone who runs for any important elected position of power should be killed in his sleep on general principles, regardless of prior performance, political affiliation or promises.

But since, as you say, there is going to be a president, and his/her name will definitely not be Paul or NOTA...I would find the least gag-inducing candidate to be...Oh, god.

This is hard.  Bear with me, I will force the words out through my fingers.

I'm tempted to say Hillary, simply because I've always found her so much fun to hate and - as Basil already pointed out - she's the best chance for some congressional gridlock.  But the thought of eight years listening to that shrill, hectoring monotone is just too much horror to contemplate, so no.

McCain?  Guiliani?  No frickin' way.  And the rest of the pack is such a bunch of undistinguished nobodies there's virtually nothing to choose between them.  So I guess the very least offensive of the bunch - which is not repeat not the same as "most desirable", right? - would be...

Sigh.  Obama.
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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2008, 01:13:21 pm »

IMHO - the "second choice" would be....  whomever chooses Ron Paul for a running mate.

It could happen.

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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2008, 01:33:28 pm »

RP in the primary, RP or (if not) whatever guy gets the LP nod in November.

But if you're talking rooting for a horse rather than influencing public policy, I'm rooting for Obama, if for no better reason than to put an end to the BS about "a black man can't become President".

I've been trying to get Mrs. V to switch parties and vote for RP, who really is her favorite candidate, but she's decided that her job is to stay Democrat and vote against Hillary by voting for Obama.  The Kennedy endorsement made that harder though.
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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2008, 05:32:48 pm »

I'll toss a vote to Paul, but I'm less and less hopeful as time passes.
The only thing really keeping me going right now is that Zoe needs me... but she was sold into slavery
decades ago already.

So... otherwise, why bother?

(rhetorical question... I'm not in the mood for a lecture)
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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2008, 08:50:16 pm »

I'm still sticking to Ron Paul, Pat Paulsen or Yosemite Sam.
NOTA is not a bad option either. 
I see only one name I would actually vote for and that is Ron Paul.
{IF he winds up second banana on some other persons ticket I MIGHT consider that ticket.}

I have no second choice or least offensive choice ....
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" .... which of the current runners makes you gag the least?"
None of them. [Or ALL of them depending on your view point ....]





edited to add additional comment on None of them ....
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Re: Paul supporters: Second choices?
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2008, 09:23:21 pm »

RP in caucus.

Either RP write-in or LP for the main election.  I really wish RP would run as an independent if he does not win the nomination.

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