View Poll Results: How likely do you think a brokered or open republican convention is?

Voters
31. You may not vote on this poll
  • Not going to happen

    2 6.45%
  • not likely, but could

    12 38.71%
  • 50/50

    8 25.81%
  • probably going to happen

    9 29.03%
  • It will happen, sure thing

    0 0%
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15

Thread: Brokered/Open Convention?

  1. #11
    Clown Prince of Politics
    Psychoclown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Hiding from the voices in my head.
    Last Seen
    11-25-17 @ 12:37 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    1,738

    Re: Brokered/Open Convention?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Its really looking like I'm not voting. AGAIN! I didn't vote for "Moderate McCain" and doesn't look like I'm voting for "Moderate Mitt" either. One day, maybe, a real candidate will pop up. As it is, looks like Obama's getting another 4. Romney can't even beat a Bilbo Baggens clone who wants to live on the moon, a "team player" who references beastiality, and somebody's drunk uncle that came up for air from the basement. If he can't beat them, how's he gonna beat a dude who plays basketball, sings Al Green, and smokes? I mean, if anything, Obama will win on cool points. Apparently that's all it takes in this age of Kardashians and Shoreites.
    I'd urge you to find a third party to vote for. Yeah, its pretty much the same as not voting in terms of outcome, but it sends a message, even if it is a small one. If you don't vote, politicians write you off as an apathetic non-voter who doesn't care. Obviously that's not true in your case. Voting for a third party, even if it doesn't perfectly align with your views, is way to make your displeasure with both mainstream candidates known.
    Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.

  2. #12
    Haters gon' hate
    MarineTpartier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Seen
    01-04-16 @ 04:58 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    5,586
    Blog Entries
    8

    Re: Brokered/Open Convention?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    I'd urge you to find a third party to vote for. Yeah, its pretty much the same as not voting in terms of outcome, but it sends a message, even if it is a small one. If you don't vote, politicians write you off as an apathetic non-voter who doesn't care. Obviously that's not true in your case. Voting for a third party, even if it doesn't perfectly align with your views, is way to make your displeasure with both mainstream candidates known.
    I've been looking for 3rd party candidates. Its very hard for me to find a candidate I like because I am in agreeance with the libertarian party on everything except their beliefs on abortion. I believe abortion is something that should be against the law and most libertarians believe that should be left up to the states or individuals. Personally, I have a hard time with someone who is pro-life but proposes they put their head in the sand and allow abortions to happen. I have found one so far, RJ Harris, that is running and shares my belief. However, I haven't personally vetted him yet so I don't know.
    “Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.” ― Ron Paul
    Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. – Thomas Jefferson

  3. #13
    Educator Black_Zawisza's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    United States
    Last Seen
    12-20-13 @ 04:15 AM
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    604

    Re: Brokered/Open Convention?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I've been looking for 3rd party candidates. Its very hard for me to find a candidate I like because I am in agreeance with the libertarian party on everything except their beliefs on abortion. I believe abortion is something that should be against the law and most libertarians believe that should be left up to the states or individuals. Personally, I have a hard time with someone who is pro-life but proposes they put their head in the sand and allow abortions to happen. I have found one so far, RJ Harris, that is running and shares my belief. However, I haven't personally vetted him yet so I don't know.
    It may surprise you (I was when I found out) that murder is generally not a federal crime, but something that is handled by the states. An interesting article on the subject: On abortion, Ron Paul is pro-constitution | NJ.com

    In any case, Paul's stance on abortion is at least a step in the right direction. He might view the repeal of Roe v. Wade as an end, rather than a means to an end (as you do), but that doesn't mean you can't support him up to that point.

  4. #14
    Haters gon' hate
    MarineTpartier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Last Seen
    01-04-16 @ 04:58 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    5,586
    Blog Entries
    8

    Re: Brokered/Open Convention?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Zawisza View Post
    It may surprise you (I was when I found out) that murder is generally not a federal crime, but something that is handled by the states. An interesting article on the subject: On abortion, Ron Paul is pro-constitution | NJ.com

    In any case, Paul's stance on abortion is at least a step in the right direction. He might view the repeal of Roe v. Wade as an end, rather than a means to an end (as you do), but that doesn't mean you can't support him up to that point.
    It is handled by the states, that is true. However, if a murder occured and a state did not decide to prosecute, I'm sure the Federal gov't would find a way to make it stick by opening the death penalty up (which opens a wealth of stipulations as opposed to without the death penalty).Federal Laws Providing for the Death Penalty | Death Penalty Information Center
    Paul is pro-life, personally. I heard his story of how he came to be pro-life too. Very grisly and very sad. However, I personally don't like his approach on it. I am pro small gov't, pro non-interventionalist. I just don't think anyone should be that way regarding abortion. Its the one subject I want the Federal gov't involved in. That and the border.
    “Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.” ― Ron Paul
    Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. – Thomas Jefferson

  5. #15
    Advisor Teh Internets's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Virginia, USA
    Last Seen
    08-15-13 @ 09:24 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    351

    Re: Brokered/Open Convention?

    If super Tuesday goes badly for Mitt Romney it's a distinct possibility.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •