Skip to comments.FR Poll: List your reasons to vote For, Against, or Abstain (leave blank) in the 2002 Election.
Posted on 11/04/2002 6:53:27 AM PST by Graewoulf
It is important to understand how false the "Opinion Polls" that "The Media" uses in their broadcasts really are. I submit that the usual quote of "3 to 5 percent error" is an error of sampling PRECISION. The error for ACCURACY is at least 60 percent. My reasoning is as follows: 1.) "The Media" asks only those people who THEY think are likely to vote. 2.) According to the pollster Zogby, 60 percent of those asked refuse to be polled.
The purpose of this post is to solicit the ACTUAL opinions of FREEPERS as to what the reasons are for voting in the November, 2002 USA Election. Send a message to the political parties, candidates, voters, non-voters, whomever! Now is the time to register YOUR true opinion!
We've basically been invaded. All of the yuppie idiots from down county have come up here because the housing values have gone sky high, and they can no longer afford to live there. Meanwhile, all of the even bigger liberal yuppie idiots are flowing in from NY and NJ, trying to escape the taxes.
As a result, my taxes have gone sky high, and the liberals have a lock on the local governments.
RINOs abound, and I honestly don't think it's winnable. I plan to move. I'm just waiting for my grandparents to pass away (most likely in the next few years), and I'll be out of here so fast they won't even see me.
We've been looking at Texas, Nevada, Colorado and other Western states, and that's where we're going. I want to be with my own kind. These people grow tiresome quickly, though they do amuse me at times.
My Dad was the librarian in the next town over (he quit), and he got sick of the NY and NJ transplants moving in for the lower taxes, demanding more services and schools and everything else they have there, then bitching about their taxes. I witnessed this a few times, and I really pissed people off because I would burst out laughing and walk away.
Actually, many of my friends avoid bringing up the topic of politics with me, so I rarely find myself trying to make this pitch in person. I would also say that most of my friends are people who are going to vote anyway, so my challenge is influencing their votes as opposed to asking them to vote.
Rather than trying to persuade someone to vote in this situation, I will generally try to persuade them to vote in other races. If someone can't support my candidate (or any candidate) at the top of the ballot, I'll try to lead them towards voting for candidates I like in other races. Another problem with the "I don't like top of the ticket, so I won't vote" attitude is that we lose conservative votes across the ballot. If someone won't vote in any federal race because he doesn't like any of the candidates but I can persuade him to support my candidate in the state legislative race, then I still feel that I have achieved a small victory.
This year in particular, it is important to get every vote tomorrow. I'm voting for Tony Perkins in the Louisiana US Senate race, and most pundits probably say that he doesn't have a chance. Maybe he won't win, but every vote that he gets is another vote that keeps Mary Landrieu from winning the seat on the first ballot. Likewise, even when someone expresses a preference for one of the other Republican candidates, I encourage him to be certain to vote because we need all GOP votes to force a runoff.
Vote for whoever you want, but don't ask me to justify my vote to you. If you don't vote for the Republican Party, you can sit and your computer and tell the rest of us what a purist you are. And you can explain to us how your vote against a candidate YOU judge not to be conservative enough didn't leave Tom Daschle in charge.
"FOR FREEDOM AND LIBERTY TO BE LOST ONLY TAKES GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!
I vote because: I cannot face my Maker as say that I care about abortion, homosexuality, pornography, evolution, the removal of the 10 Commandments and the Bible from our pub(l)ic schools, the anti-Christian and anti-Jewish bigotry which the left-wing liberals are promoting and making it look like such things are a "choice" rather than the "abomination" that the Bible calls them, and then tell Him that I didn't bother to vote for people who want to return this nation back to the moral prnciples that this nation was founded on. I can't say I had good intentions, and I believed in the moral principles of the Bible and practice them as best I can, but will not lift a finger to change America toward a more moral gov't. Especially when I also believe that "good intentions" are the stepping stones to HELL.
I also believe that if the majority of the people of America, through the election of liberals in gov't and therefore the leadership of both Houses of Congress, and thus the Supreme Court, raises their hands to God Almighty and thrust their middle finger up at Him by electing leaders who believe the exact opposite of what the Bible says, then America will not be America any longer. She was protected by The Almighty and blessed by Him, but His hand of blessing and protection will be removed, and then what happened on 9-11-01 will look lik a picnic in comparison to what will take place in America, because Satan will be let loose to do as he pleases to the people and to the land called the United States of America. In my apathy, by not voting, I too would be, in essence raising my hand to God and saying to Him, "I don't know & I don't care", whatever Lord, whatever." I believe 9-11 was a warning to America to "wake-up" from our complacency and rebellion against The Almighty and turn from our wicked ways, or God will turn His Back on America, as He did Israel because Israel refused to repent. Of course, because of the covenant that God made with Abraham, he could not utterly destroy Israel off the face of the planet. That covenant was restated to all Abrahams descendents. He promised that Israel would be a nation forever, and that King David would be their King forever.
THERE IS NO SUCH COVENANT WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!
We'd get slaughtered in the general election, but he would be gone, which would almost make it worth the bulls--t.
I may just run. But it won't be around here.
You stated it correctly, but I still have mixed feelings about our practice. We have elections in this way because we do not have primaries. In effect, Election Day is our primary, and we use runoffs to settle any races that aren't settled on election day. The good thing is that it does force a candidate to win with a majority and not to rely on like-minded opponents splitting their support.
The bad thing is that it led to the David Duke vs. Edwin Edwards debacle back in the early 90's. In this system, a crook or a kook who can put together a motivated group of supporters can reach the runoff with the support of only about 20% of the voters. This strategy depends on there being a fairly large field of weak candidates, but an open primary of this kind can often give a large field of weak candidates. As each one draws his little circle of voters, they keep any from being strong enough to beat the crook or kook.
In any case, I feel pretty good about tomorrow. I'm supporting Tony Perkins, and I think he's having a late surge. Even if he doesn't make the runoff, I'm very happy with the other two Republicans.
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