View Poll Results: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

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Thread: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    I don't believe it's the role of a supposedly capitalist system government to interfere with economic realities, so as long as we cling to that notion of not being socialist, I'm going to say that protecting minority rights and national security is its "sacred trust." Sadly they can't accomplish the former at all, and the latter requires 54% of tax revenue or whatever apparently.

    I'm predicting there will be a single question at the debates on SSM/gay rights, a single question on racial profiling re: illegal immigration *maybe* and no question on reducing the insane defense budget. Trying to do something, anything, about climate change kind of falls under national security, yet again I'm predicting a single question and probably no comments from either candidate during the campaigns.

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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    The biggest issue needs to be how best to restore the Bill of Rights.
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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The biggest issue needs to be how best to restore the Bill of Rights.
    Fat chance with either major candidate.

    Gary Johnson would do it - but he has virtually no chance.

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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Fat chance with either major candidate.

    Gary Johnson would do it - but he has virtually no chance.
    Gary Johnson doesn't have millions of dollars to buy TV time to play half truths and outright lies. How can he possibly win?
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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Gary Johnson doesn't have millions of dollars to buy TV time to play half truths and outright lies. How can he possibly win?
    I am afraid it's worse then that...I honestly believe the average American voter does not have enough political common sense/courage to appreciate Gary Johnson (or Ron Paul).

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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    A true Libertarian, without a sizable number of Congress members to back them up, would be pretty ineffectual in office, anyway. Wouldn't necessarily have to be a majority, but at least a sizable minority.
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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    A true Libertarian, without a sizable number of Congress members to back them up, would be pretty ineffectual in office, anyway. Wouldn't necessarily have to be a majority, but at least a sizable minority.
    He'd still have the bully pulpit. I think we'd find a lot of libertarians among us if the philosophy were to be known for what it is.
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    Re: What SHOULD BE the primary issue of the 2012 Presidential election?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    He'd still have the bully pulpit. I think we'd find a lot of libertarians among us if the philosophy were to be known for what it is.
    To hear a few select liberal friends of mine tell it, the bully pulpit is overrated. The big bad Republicans constantly thwart all the rainbows and unicorns that Obama wants to shower us with.

    Yes, I'm being sarcastic, but I do have some friends that think that way. I'm just, ummm... paraphrasing. Yeah, that's it. Paraphrasing.
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