View Poll Results: In 2016, will you vote for your party no matter who is it's candidate?

Voters
45. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    8 17.78%
  • No

    27 60.00%
  • Unsure

    7 15.56%
  • No comment

    3 6.67%
Page 3 of 9 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 90

Thread: In 2016, will you vote for your party no matter who is it's candidate?

  1. #21
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Zyphlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    NoMoAuchie
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    47,971

    Re: In 2016, will you vote for your party no matter who is it's candidate?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The problem is that in the past the qualities that I like in a candidate are not the qualities that the GOP primary voters like in a candidate. For example, in the last election I wrote a contribution check to the Jon Huntsman campaign when he announced only to watch him go absolutely no where in the primaries. Maybe it will be different this time around, but I am not getting my hopes up.
    If I ever meet his primary campaign strategist in person I'm going to desperately want to reenact the slap scene from Airplane with me playing the part of every individual in the line.

  2. #22
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Ask the NSA
    Last Seen
    07-24-16 @ 01:41 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    5,849
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: In 2016, will you vote for your party no matter who is it's candidate?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I agree. I liked his father a lot more but his father was a straightforward, honest man with convictions, which means he never stood a chance of getting elected. I think of Rand Paul as Ron Paul lite but with more of the BS political appeal that wins elections.

    I would obviously much rather have a pure libertarian candidate, but I simply can't pass up the chance to support what could possibly be the GOP's most libertarian candidate to date.
    I can understand that. I just don't think I could stomach voting for yet another politician who plays the game. Maybe I'll feel different when 2016 rolls around, but right now I maintain that I don't trust him to do the right thing when he's in office.

  3. #23
    Sage
    Perotista's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:54 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    17,934
    Blog Entries
    25

    Re: In 2016, will you vote for your party no matter who is it's candidate?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    For the record, I would not vote for either major party unless you put a gun to my head...though I did not always feel that way.
    When I went to work for Perot back in 1992 I started to feel the same way you do now. One of the reasons was that Perot told me to take a few steps back, put cotton in your ears to block out all the rhetoric, slogans, talking points etc. Then just watch how the two parties govern. I did that, I found out both parties govern just about the same. It is the noise they make, their rhetoric that is polar opposite, not the way they govern. Both govern in the business as usual mode.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

  4. #24
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    NE WI.
    Last Seen
    08-30-15 @ 03:41 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    2,029

    Re: In 2016, will you vote for your party no matter who is it's candidate?

    `
    I put down "no comment" as I do not have a party. I have totally rejected the duopoly of the Democrat/Republican parties as two sides of the same coin.

    In the last presidential elected I voted for Jill Stein and will continue to vote outside the duopoly for national and local elections.

    `
    Last edited by Paxaeon; 04-25-14 at 10:05 AM. Reason: Grammar

  5. #25
    Gone

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Last Seen
    10-16-16 @ 03:15 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    8,585

    Re: In 2016, will you vote for your party no matter who is it's candidate?

    As my party has pretty much abandoned me (along with what it once stood for), and will likely create a repeat of the last cycle in the primaries I find it unlikely the "Last man standing" will get my vote....I will probably just sit this out, again.

  6. #26
    Kinky
    tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:31 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    39,119

    Re: In 2016, will you vote for your party no matter who is it's candidate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    When I went to work for Perot back in 1992 I started to feel the same way you do now. One of the reasons was that Perot told me to take a few steps back, put cotton in your ears to block out all the rhetoric, slogans, talking points etc. Then just watch how the two parties govern. I did that, I found out both parties govern just about the same. It is the noise they make, their rhetoric that is polar opposite, not the way they govern. Both govern in the business as usual mode.
    I also voted for Perot in 1992. I was so dissapointed in both parties at the time. I don't regret my vote for him, and 20+ years later, I'm not sure he would have made a good President. But so many of the points he made resonated with me.

  7. #27
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Where I am now
    Last Seen
    09-11-17 @ 03:00 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    16,386

    Re: In 2016, will you vote for your party no matter who is it's candidate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    When I went to work for Perot back in 1992 I started to feel the same way you do now. One of the reasons was that Perot told me to take a few steps back, put cotton in your ears to block out all the rhetoric, slogans, talking points etc. Then just watch how the two parties govern. I did that, I found out both parties govern just about the same. It is the noise they make, their rhetoric that is polar opposite, not the way they govern. Both govern in the business as usual mode.
    Sad, isn't it?

    Btw...did you actually meet Perot? If so, what was he like?

  8. #28
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

    Re: In 2016, will you vote for your party no matter who is it's candidate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Sensible people vote for candidates. Brainwashed idiots vote for parties.
    Okay Gipper .....hypothetical is, last two standing. One is a Republican and One is a Democrat.

    Ted Cruz and Joe Biden. Only two that is left.

    Now which do you vote for.....the Democrat or the Republican. Or do you abstain from voting which allows the Democrat to win by Default?

  9. #29
    Kinky
    tres borrachos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    New England
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:31 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    39,119

    Re: In 2016, will you vote for your party no matter who is it's candidate?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The problem is that in the past the qualities that I like in a candidate are not the qualities that the GOP primary voters like in a candidate. For example, in the last election I wrote a contribution check to the Jon Huntsman campaign when he announced only to watch him go absolutely no where in the primaries. Maybe it will be different this time around, but I am not getting my hopes up.
    I blame my state for Huntsman's loss. I advocated him to many of my conservative friends but was told he was "too moderate", something that I didn't think was really all that bad given the partisanship that exists in our country. His campaign never got footing up here. Too bad, too, because he was the best candidate IMO.

  10. #30
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

    Re: In 2016, will you vote for your party no matter who is it's candidate?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Among the Republican bunch? None. Ron Paul is the only one I can think of and, well, he's retired so he doesn't really count.
    Mornin' TK. What about Mike Pence?

Page 3 of 9 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •