View Poll Results: What Do You Look For In A Candidate

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  • Consistency

    9 42.86%
  • Socially Liberal Policies

    4 19.05%
  • Respect for the Constitution

    14 66.67%
  • Minority(Black man, woman)

    0 0%
  • Must be a member of my party

    0 0%
  • Other(please state)

    10 47.62%
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Thread: What Do You Look For In A Candidate?

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    What Do You Look For In A Candidate?

    What do you look for in a candidate? I'd say consistency is the biggest thing I look for in an election. How many times have they changed their views? Do their viewpoints on one issue correlate with their viewpoints on another issue? How about you?

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    Re: What Do You Look For In A Candidate?

    Nice teeth, great sound bites.

    The usual things.
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    Re: What Do You Look For In A Candidate?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Liberty View Post
    What do you look for in a candidate? I'd say consistency is the biggest thing I look for in an election. How many times have they changed their views? Do their viewpoints on one issue correlate with their viewpoints on another issue? How about you?
    I look for their respect of the constitution. I want them to be fiscally responsible and socially accepting. I want them to realize the government isn't there to micromanage us or fix all of our problems.
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    Re: What Do You Look For In A Candidate?

    I used to have quite a list of aspects I look for in a leader, but as the years ( and elections) go by, I find myself constantly shortening that list, lowering my standards, and unrefinibg the terms by which I define a palatable candidate.


    These days? Honesty and integrity are a hopeless dream, so I'll settle for the candidate that displays the lowest levels of scubaggery. So yeah. Want my vote? Be less of a scum bag than your rivals. It's OK. With the way our politics are, it still leaves me with little to no choice. I imagine that someday I'll let go of that hope as well.
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    Re: What Do You Look For In A Candidate?

    I am for the man or woman that decides to hold people accountable for their own actions. We can't simply throw borrowed money at problems until root causes and behaviors are identified, addressed, and corrected.

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    Re: What Do You Look For In A Candidate?

    How they appear on TV and the quality of their sound bites

    I am shallow and have a short attention span. If they can not tell me what they are going to do in 20 seconds I tune them out and go back to eating chips and drinking beer
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    Re: What Do You Look For In A Candidate?

    Not to start campaigning 3 years before the election.

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    Re: What Do You Look For In A Candidate?

    I look for some acknowledgment that most political issues are very complex, and for a sense that the candidate will come to his own reasoned conclusion, after seriously considering the merits of both sides, without just latching onto what he thinks the key constituent groups in his party want. The person must have a general ideology that is centrist so that I am not worried the decision he comes to will be completely wacko.
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    Re: What Do You Look For In A Candidate?

    Integrity and moral courage.

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    Re: What Do You Look For In A Candidate?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC Callender View Post
    Integrity and moral courage.
    Well that means that your vote goes right down the toilet, by definition.

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