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    Would you vote for, or endorse, a personal friend...

    Would you vote for, or endorse, a personal friend who is running for public office if you vehemently disagree with them politically?

    I have a friend who is running for county supervisor. He's a great guy, and honestly cares, but is also the type of extreme political partisan train wreck politically that I think is exactly what is wrong with the country. As much as I like the guy personally, I cannot endorse him, let alone vote for him.
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    Re: Would you vote for, or endorse, a personal friend...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Would you vote for, or endorse, a personal friend who is running for public office if you vehemently disagree with them politically?

    I have a friend who is running for county supervisor. He's a great guy, and honestly cares, but is also the type of extreme political partisan train wreck politically that I think is exactly what is wrong with the country. As much as I like the guy personally, I cannot endorse him, let alone vote for him.
    Then don't. I don't see the problem. Do you perceive your friendship as dependent on voting for him?
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    Re: Would you vote for, or endorse, a personal friend...

    if i vehemently opposed the platform, no, i wouldn't endorse. i would remain friends, however. i wouldn't expect that friend to support my campaign, either.

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    Re: Would you vote for, or endorse, a personal friend...

    Don't and say you did

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    Re: Would you vote for, or endorse, a personal friend...

    Not a chance in hell. Actually, I don't really have any friends like that. Most of them are like me, centrists, or slightly right of center, fiscal conservatives and very socially liberal. My sister however would totally fit the bill. She is so far left, I'm expecting her to fall off the edge any day now. I love her to death, but there is no way I would ever endorse someone with her extreme left wing political views.
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    Re: Would you vote for, or endorse, a personal friend...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Would you vote for, or endorse, a personal friend who is running for public office if you vehemently disagree with them politically?

    I have a friend who is running for county supervisor. He's a great guy, and honestly cares, but is also the type of extreme political partisan train wreck politically that I think is exactly what is wrong with the country. As much as I like the guy personally, I cannot endorse him, let alone vote for him.
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    Re: Would you vote for, or endorse, a personal friend...

    I prefer to be obscure publicly. That's why I would vote "Not sure" on this thread, because it does that more than the others.
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    Re: Would you vote for, or endorse, a personal friend...

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Don't and say you did
    I like this answer as well.
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    Re: Would you vote for, or endorse, a personal friend...

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Then don't. I don't see the problem. Do you perceive your friendship as dependent on voting for him?
    Did you misunderstand the question? Yes, apparently you did. I was not seeking advice or guidance. I stated my conclusion clearly. The question is seeking how others might react in a similar situation.
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    Re: Would you vote for, or endorse, a personal friend...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Did you misunderstand the question? Yes, apparently you did. I was not seeking advice or guidance. I stated my conclusion clearly. The question is seeking how others might react in a similar situation.
    Apparently I did.
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