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To: DanZ

Okay now lets say there is a Republican running, that you do not care for, but there is also a rat running that you care even less for but has a better chance to win then the Republican. So what do you do, sit at home or hold your nose and vote for the Republican or waste your vote and vote for a third party candidate that absolutely no chance whatsoever?


22 posted on 02/02/2013 1:31:28 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

As I stated, I am looking forward to a primary challenge in the Republican primary.

The STRAW argument of voting for a Rino or not voting is just that - crap

I am not longer a Republican, I am an American who loves freedom. Naturalized in 1974. I know what Communism looks like and feels like

I expect better from you Kaslin


24 posted on 02/02/2013 1:47:42 PM PST by DanZ
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To: Kaslin
sit at home or hold your nose and vote for the Republican or waste your vote and vote for a third party candidate that absolutely no chance whatsoever?

Kaslin, you have to accept that there is some small percentage of people that are largely politically useless. These types of folks have an inability to understand that general elections in our 2 party system (winner take all, no opportunity for coalition government) are not an affirmative endorsement of any candidate, rather they are simply a choice between the only candidates that can win. You can't reason with these people (though I'll admit it is sometimes fun to try). They will throw away their votes on 3rd parties and vanity candidates pretty regularly - and never understand they've accomplished virtually nothing (other than making themselves look foolish). The good news is, both left and right have a small percentage of these people and they mostly cancel each other out. Additionally, for every one of these kinds of peeps that gets the bright idea to flush their vote down the toilet on some goofy 3rd party, one of their former numbers tend to realize what a dumb thing it is to do and goes back to voting for one of the candidates that can actually win. It all balances out.

25 posted on 02/02/2013 1:52:48 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Kaslin
I'm all in favor of "wasting" my vote. The Republican party drafted its own obituary with Bob Dole, edited it with John McCain and is now adding bold typeface and underlines by either constantly capitulating or willfully failing to go on the offensive.

The Republican Party is dead to me.

38 posted on 02/02/2013 5:19:26 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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