Skip to comments.I Just Voted Republican in a Blue State: Why My Vote Matters (copiousdissent)
Posted on 10/22/2008 9:39:34 PM PDT by PowerPro
I just voted straight Republican ticket, including John McCain and Sarah Palin, in one of the bluest States in the Union. Some of you may be saying, "Why bother?" The fact of the matter is that my vote matters in this election more than other races in the past. Here is why:
Imagine if John McCain wins the electoral college, but loses the popular vote. The ramifications of that happening, which is very possible, would be devastating. There really would be riots in the streets. People and the media would think McCain was an illegitimate President. That is why my vote today is important; it mitigates the damage that will result from a close election, or future tensions between Americans.
My vote today ensures that if John McCain wins, he wins with the popular vote as well. I advise all you Republicans, and people Right of Center, in blue States to please get out and vote this election. Don't stay home because you think your vote does not count. It does!
Please consider the future of this Country; we need a mandate, not a one-state swing in the electoral college.
This here is a great reminder for those of us who live in either "solid blue" or "solid red" states.
YOUR VOTE MATTERS.
Do not take it for granted.
Yes it does matter. Show up!
I hear you! I’m in Erie County, NY....... blue as you’re going to get but I want mine counted just the same.
The same goes in a red state Mac will win by +20 as well.
Not only is our state the bluest of all blue states, they also like to claim Obama as a “native son” though he rarely mentions his time here. I intend to cast my lone red vote in the next couple of weeks as well (we have early voting). Hawaii will have at least 3 votes for McCain - hubby, son, and mine. Wonder if I could have signed up our cats at the registration booth where they recruited my son (a probable ACORN pro-Obama group on campus). That would be doubly delicious - two feline ACORNs for McCain.
Nice post. Thanks.
I voted absentee on Friday in one of the most blue states, Alaska.
I guess Iowa has turned from purple to blue, but I will cast a red vote here.
vote counts in blue state bump!!!!
i will be voting in illinois.
This is exactly what happened to Bush in 2000 - he won the electoral college - but Gore (supposedly) won the popular vote.
Is it any wonder the dems continue to push for ditching the electoral college.
However, when Bush ran against Kerry - Bush’s popular vote count was in the millions more than Kerry.
The dems stopped talking about the electoral college for awhile.
Now .. they just want the conservatives to sit down and shut up. I plan to rebel against that.
Also, if the leftists completely dominate politics, then one of the many terrible things that they will definitely do is completely eliminate the Electoral College forever! This present election couldn’t be more important for the sake of keeping both “U.S. conservatism” and U.S. capitalism alive longer.
It’s also key to remember that depressing the Republican turnout is KEY to their strategy.
Making us feel like there’s no point.
So hold on to your seats as we see an onslaught of inevitability reports and polls being released over the next two weeks.
And then ignore them and vote anyway.
I don't understand why anyone would fore-go the opportunity unless they are uniformed and not feeling up to the decision. In which case, I whole heartedly support their choice.
Joe in Blue Maryland
Concur. It’s comical to me to see many of my leftist peers whine about how their votes in red states for Dims “don’t count”.
Very nice post.
Los Angeles California=two votes for McCain/Palin My husband and myself!
Be sure to tell them there’s no point in voting then.
I used to live in a solid blue state, Minnesota, I voted anyway. I now live in a solid red state, Tennesee, I am still going to vote. I want my vote counted whether or not it counts. I would hate that all the people that fought for my right to vote did it in vain.
Republican States used to be Blue, but the Media made the switch because Red denotes Evil and Blue denotes Serene.
You know, the serene setting of the Socialist Utopia. Rainbows, Unicorns, Abortion Clinics and Hippies.
maybe the term ‘blue’, in this case, is blue, meaning the loss of Sarah as governor!
I’m voting, even tho I live on the Obamaland side of the Mississippi.
I live in the McCain side of Tennessee.
Voter fraud issues in Nashville aside, McCain’s up by like 20 in Tennessee and I don’t see that turning around anytime soon.
TN is “in the bag” as it were and I can’t wait to vote.
The media have painted a picture that only a few states are relevant.
This is not the case.
The reality is that if no Republicans vote in the states they are “guaranteed” to take, then the Democrats will win those states. Conversely, if Dems stay home because they think it’s a slam dunk in their “blue” state, and Republicans come out in force, then the state turns red.
Nothing is set in stone here.
Wherever you are in this country...VOTE like your freedom depends on it.
Because it probably does.
Even if McCain/Palin win in a landslide, your vote is important.
I did an early vote in Illinois - I so hoped someone would poll me but alas. You will notice there was no option to vote for a straight ticket...you need to advance every screen. Lots of local offices with Republicans running unopposed.
I also live in Illinois. People around here are scared of an Obama presidency. I don’t know anyone that is voting for Obama. I do live in the Chicago suburbs though. I cannot wait to go to the polls on election day and cast my vote
even if it only counts towards the popular vote.
I’m in DuPage ...very red county but turning bluer...on my street there are a dozen McCain signs and 1 Obama sign.
I’m In Will and I have only seen 1 Obama sign in the surrounding burbs, I was kind of surprised by that.
...there is a very obvious lack of Obama signs compared to the previous elections where Gore and Kerry signs were EVERYWHERE...
Strange isn’t it?
Very strange - any ideas what’s going on? Are people embarrassed to admit openly that they support Obama/Biden? Sure we’ve seen the crowds but there is anonymity in showing up to a huge rally. And, they aren’t ALL voting for him.
I have heard that people were getting bused in from other states to those rallys. Half the crowd is most likely ACORN! lol
The Al Smith dinner comedy shtick was revealing...when asked about his weaknesses, Obama joked, “I guess I’m too awesome.” That was not only not funny, but it shows that his grandeous self image is spot on. As he stands in front of his large rallies I feel like he’s saying...”OK, here’s 100k, now give me a million...no number of people screaming my name will satisfy me.”
I think he has narcissistic personality disorder.
I agree, but how can you question “The One?” I cannot
believe how blindly those people are following him. I have thought about it and I know that I would absolutely support
a black conservative man for POTUS, but the alarm bells are
ringing loudly on this guy. I really do fear for the future of this country. I will be turning off my television for
the next 4 years if he wins. He makes my skin crawl.
I’d vote for Michael Steele in a second. Obama makes my skin crawl also...ever since Michelle took the microphone on the victory stage when Barack won the U.S. Senate seat - he stood there blushingly accepting all her gushing and raving to all how right she was to have married “this man” - barf.
my hope is that the dems will do just opp and lull their lazy voters into false sense of security. i am voting absentee to make sure that i get chance to vote and because i want time to pour over the ballot issues and candidates. blue state bump!
Yes, I really like Steele. I voted for Keys in 2004. I couldn’t bring myself to vote for the “socialist” back then.
Michelle makes me ill even more than he does. This election is really stressing me out! lol
Me too, snappy mom...after it’s over and McCain wins...we’ll meet at Wild Wings for a celebratory toast. :)
lol I ate Wild Wings for dinner last night! Sounds good to me!
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