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Question: Who would you have voted for?
Woodrow Wilson (Democratic)   -1 (2.7%)
Theodore Roosevelt (Progressive)   -17 (45.9%)
William Howard Taft (Republican)   -9 (24.3%)
Eugene Debs (Socialist)   -10 (27%)
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Total Voters: 37

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« on: September 25, 2012, 01:23:50 pm »
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For me, it would have probably been Debs, though TR is a possibility. Certainly not Woody anyway.
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2012, 05:48:38 pm »
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Taft, I suppose.
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 02:12:08 am »
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probably Taft, though w/o hindsight possibly Wilson.  Wilson seemed at some times to want to devolve power (both corporate and political) and other times to want to concentrate it in government (esp. executive) so I'm not sure how I would have perceived him at the time.
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2012, 03:34:55 am »
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Such a great collection of candidates here. I wouldn't regret voting for any of them that much, but though my heart says Debs, my mind says TR; I'm going with Roosevelt.
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2012, 04:00:57 am »
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Teddy.
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2012, 06:55:21 am »
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This is a rather hard choice, but voting for T.R.
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2012, 09:32:38 am »
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oh god this is a cancer election...

1. Taft
2. Eating a brick whole
3. Roosevelt
4. Suicide
5. Wilson and Debs
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2012, 09:53:22 am »
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Toss-up between Taft and TR, but probably Taft. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2012, 09:57:51 am »
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Debs though he would not have been totally my kind of (s)ocialist at that point in history
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2012, 12:49:04 pm »
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oh god this is a cancer election...

1. Taft
2. Eating a brick whole
3. Roosevelt
4. Suicide
5. Wilson and Debs

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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2012, 01:05:55 pm »
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1. Debs
2. Taft
3. Wilson
4. Roosevelt
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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 01:29:05 pm »
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1. Taft.
2. Debs
3. Roosevelt
4. Wilson

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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2012, 01:48:07 pm »
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Roosevelt!
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2012, 01:51:05 pm »
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I love how all these "progressive leftists" are perfectly okay with supporting an imperialistic jingoistic warmonger.
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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2012, 02:11:38 pm »
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3. Wilson
4. Roosevelt

Don't think I've ever seen such a remarkable insult aimed at Teddy.
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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2012, 05:36:11 pm »
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1. Debs
2. Taft
3. Wilson
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I love how all these "progressive leftists" are perfectly okay with supporting an imperialistic jingoistic warmonger.

Where's the contradiction?
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« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2012, 08:11:47 pm »
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I love how all these "progressive leftists" are perfectly okay with supporting an imperialistic jingoistic warmonger.
So's Wilson, and Debs would be throwing my vote away.
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I love how all these "progressive leftists" are perfectly okay with supporting an imperialistic jingoistic warmonger.
So's Wilson, and Debs would be throwing my vote away.

no.  American socialism was growing at a fast pace before WWI.
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« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2012, 09:15:26 pm »
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I love how all these "progressive leftists" are perfectly okay with supporting an imperialistic jingoistic warmonger.
So's Wilson, and Debs would be throwing my vote away.

Wilson couldn't have been considered a warmonger in 1912, and for all his faults related to WW1 his approach was anything but imperialistic.
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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2012, 12:40:20 pm »
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Teddy.
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« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2012, 12:48:51 pm »
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TR
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« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2012, 06:57:29 pm »
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Debs
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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2012, 06:02:04 pm »
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Taft
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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2012, 04:40:04 pm »
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I would vote the only candidate who was at least honest about being a Socialist, Debs.
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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2012, 06:29:57 pm »
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Don't blame me, I voted Hillary (even though she sucks)
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