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    Re: When you vote, what consideration counts the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I would say their past reccord and political beliefs are what matter the most to me. Anyone can claim to run on X position with X beliefs. But if their record doesn't show that they actually uphold them, then I am not going to be played and vote for a lying politician. When I turned 18 I registered as a Republican (and I wish I could remove that) when I registered to vote. However, I would vote for a Democrat who shared my political/social beliefs. Party affiliation doesn't mean much to me, I'd rather judge the person based on their individual past and present instead of their party.
    I too registered as a Republican when I turned 18. But I was able to change it through my DMV office to 'independent'. I don't know what state you live in, but you should check it out.

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    Re: When you vote, what consideration counts the most?

    I vote for the person that is closest to me on the issues. Turns out that 98% of the time...that is the Democratic candidate, although most of them are waaaaaay too moderate for my tastes. So it is usually voting for the best of the two bad alternatives.
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    Re: When you vote, what consideration counts the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The individual's issue positions and his history on issue positions, primarily. The positions I hold are those I think are best for the nation; I wouldn't vote for someone whose positions were mostly in opposition to my own.

    Second, does he come across as a douchebag, liar, or idiot. That's generally a dealbreaker regardless of stated policy positions. The only caveat to that is whether the alternative candidate looks as bad or worse.

    Party is a lesser issue, but not entirely trivial as party mechanisms will tend to push individual politicians to vote with the party on what are considered crucial votes.
    the good of the country, and then party platform, then individual.

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    Re: When you vote, what consideration counts the most?

    If the candidate has past legislative experience, then based on how they voted, how good of a leader they were, and the success rate of the bills they got passed. However, if the candidate has no legislative experience than I would ask why they are better than their opposition and how they are planning to do what they say they will do.

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    Re: When you vote, what consideration counts the most?

    When I vote, what is of paramount importance to me is that my vote is counted.

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    Re: When you vote, what consideration counts the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    Party...

    Party platform...

    Personalities...

    voting against, not for...

    voting for your own best interests...

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    Party means absolutely nothing, as does personality and voting for one's own best interests. The issues are all that matter to me.

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    Re: When you vote, what consideration counts the most?

    Anyone who votes party over platform should have their voting rights revoked. This is how inept Congresses are created.

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