I vote for the candidate!
I vote for the party!
I said "I vote for the party!" because in reality that's what we're all doing for most elections. Trying to separate a candidate from their party is impossible.
However, I do read up on the candidates and I usually do not vote a straight ticket.
Mt. Rushmore: Three surveyors and some other guy.
Life goes on within you and without you. -Harrison
Hear the echoes of the centuries, Power isn't all that money buys. -Peart
After you learn quantum mechanics you're never really the same again. -Weinberg
I vote for either the Democratic or Republican candidate based on which of them I dislike the least based on my research of their positions and character. I don't vote strictly party line, though due to my views I have voted democrat more than republican in the past. I refuse to vote for 3rd party candidates because if I'm going to waste my vote, I might as well have stayed home. If I can't find any information on the people running for a position, I don't vote for that position.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
It's good to have good people to vote for, but if they are going to DC, you really need to vote for the party.
Nancy and Harry are ample proof that party affiliation is a real and important reason to vote by party line.
The Democrat party is the most unAmerican organization on the planet.
If a foreign power had done to the US what the Democrat party has done, it would be considered an act of war.
Our students can't read, our population is waiting for the next handout, the debt is beyond comprehension and the President thinks all of this indicates that his programs are working.
What is it about the Democrat Party that attracts you? There is nothing in government that is not driven by expenditure of tax dollars and generally the Democrat party approach is one if irresponsibility and lack of planning.
The Democrat approach to social issues, social goals and social problems is to exert central government control. The philosophy of the Democrat party is that the system of work for reward is flawed and needs to be amended to the Communist ideal.
I don't understand the commitment of some to this approach. Why are you so committed?
This is quite possibly one of the most depressing threads I've seen. Vote for the party because 'that's just the way it is"? If that's the general consensus, we deserve to fail as a nation.
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.