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    Would You Vote For Unaffiliated Candidates?

    Given the public's low opinion of Congress, and the disdain that members of each party seems so willing to show each other, I am curious as to who would be open to an alternative form of representation. Perhaps a candidate who has no party line to dilute his/her passion or philosophy. Perhaps a candidate who is runs on a platform of integrity over ideology. Perhaps whatever ideal you may fancy, but free of party-control and able to pursue their own vision.

    So would you be willing to vote for an unaffiliated candidate in a national election? I would be curious as to why you would say 'yes' or 'no' and what conditions might apply to your decision.

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    Re: Would You Vote For Unaffiliated Candidates?

    Quote Originally Posted by TwEnTY-SiX View Post
    Given the public's low opinion of Congress, and the disdain that members of each party seems so willing to show each other, I am curious as to who would be open to an alternative form of representation. Perhaps a candidate who has no party line to dilute his/her passion or philosophy. Perhaps a candidate who is runs on a platform of integrity over ideology. Perhaps whatever ideal you may fancy, but free of party-control and able to pursue their own vision.

    So would you be willing to vote for an unaffiliated candidate in a national election? I would be curious as to why you would say 'yes' or 'no' and what conditions might apply to your decision.
    I really want Huntsman to run as an independent. He doesn't belong in today's republican party. He also has very many stances on issues that the Democrats and especially liberals have a problem with. But at the same time common sense loyal democrats said during the primaries that Huntsman was the only Republican they would consider. Just about everyone else tows the party lines. None of the other current "third party" choices are good either. They are too fringe, kooky, or insane!
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    Re: Would You Vote For Unaffiliated Candidates?

    I could but it would be awful hard for them to get on enough ballots to have a shot if they have no machine. If they didn't have their names on enough states' ballots to have a mathematical chance, as improbable as it would be, then no.

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    Re: Would You Vote For Unaffiliated Candidates?

    Quote Originally Posted by TwEnTY-SiX View Post
    Given the public's low opinion of Congress, and the disdain that members of each party seems so willing to show each other, I am curious as to who would be open to an alternative form of representation. Perhaps a candidate who has no party line to dilute his/her passion or philosophy. Perhaps a candidate who is runs on a platform of integrity over ideology. Perhaps whatever ideal you may fancy, but free of party-control and able to pursue their own vision.

    So would you be willing to vote for an unaffiliated candidate in a national election? I would be curious as to why you would say 'yes' or 'no' and what conditions might apply to your decision.
    absolutely. political parties narrow our choices. if i could wave a wand and eliminate the party system / duopoly, i would.

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    Re: Would You Vote For Unaffiliated Candidates?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    I really want Huntsman to run as an independent. He doesn't belong in today's republican party. He also has very many stances on issues that the Democrats and especially liberals have a problem with. But at the same time common sense loyal democrats said during the primaries that Huntsman was the only Republican they would consider. Just about everyone else tows the party lines. None of the other current "third party" choices are good either. They are too fringe, kooky, or insane!
    That being said, My answer to your question is NO. I am a Republican. So I vote Republican.
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    Re: Would You Vote For Unaffiliated Candidates?

    Quote Originally Posted by TwEnTY-SiX View Post
    Given the public's low opinion of Congress, and the disdain that members of each party seems so willing to show each other, I am curious as to who would be open to an alternative form of representation. Perhaps a candidate who has no party line to dilute his/her passion or philosophy. Perhaps a candidate who is runs on a platform of integrity over ideology. Perhaps whatever ideal you may fancy, but free of party-control and able to pursue their own vision.

    So would you be willing to vote for an unaffiliated candidate in a national election? I would be curious as to why you would say 'yes' or 'no' and what conditions might apply to your decision.
    Assuming that candidate shared my views and the republicrats in my state didn't screw 3rd party candidates in presidential elections yes I would vote for unaffiliated candidate.
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    Re: Would You Vote For Unaffiliated Candidates?

    Idealistically, I'd prefer a President with no affiliation. Realistically, I think both parties would see that person as a common enemy and would team up to thwart everything they do or say.
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    Re: Would You Vote For Unaffiliated Candidates?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    absolutely. political parties narrow our choices. if i could wave a wand and eliminate the party system / duopoly, i would.
    Unfortunately, seeing as alliances will always make for stronger agendas, a magic wand is pretty much the only solution here.

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    Re: Would You Vote For Unaffiliated Candidates?

    No, I wouldn't. Pragmatically, the whole point of voting is to get the candidate you support elected so that the policies that you want enacted can be put into law. There is no point betting on a losing horse, especially when it's a horse with no legs that can't run anyhow. I want my candidate to win, that's why I only vote for candidates that have the potential to do so. Otherwise, I'm just wasting my time.
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    Re: Would You Vote For Unaffiliated Candidates?

    Cannot answer a clean yes or no. It depends on the race. Local, even state, level, absolutely. House and Congress, would like to but it'd have to be a strong candidate, otherwise I'll choose the lesser of two evils. President, probably not, at least not as things stand now, better to vote for the lesser of evils if in a state where the vote might count. In heavy red or blue states, even for president, yes.
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