Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
July 23, 2014, 12:30:53 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Don't forget to get your 2013 Gubernatorial Endorsements and Predictions in!

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  General Politics
| |-+  Individual Politics (Moderators: Grad Students are the Worst, Torie, Sheriff Buford TX Justice)
| | |-+  General Election Question
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: General Election Question  (Read 4699 times)
MAS117
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 5289
United States


View Profile
« on: December 22, 2003, 12:10:09 am »
Ignore

Who would you vote for Kerry or Bush?
Logged
Jacob
Full Member
***
Posts: 130
United States


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2003, 01:01:36 am »
Ignore

Kerry in a heartbeat. I would vote for a ham sandwich over Bush, and it wouldn't even need to have mustard on it. I'd compromise Smiley.
Logged

"If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop
telling the truth about them." -Adlai Stevenson

"They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program." - George W. Bush
Demrepdan
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1320


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2003, 02:32:53 am »
Ignore

I feel myself slowly turning into a Republican each time I vote at these polls...
Logged

Moderately-Liberal Progressive Populist Libertarian Democrat.
jravnsbo
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1898


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2003, 11:00:34 am »
Ignore

easy one.

Bush!  Kerry doesn't have a prayer at the nomination.  He was outflanked to the left by Dean, Clark has him on Military credentials and Kerry for being in the Senate 19 years! doesn't have a huge accomplishment for his service there.

President Bush has delivered on tax cuts, prescription drugs, farm bill, ed bill, capture of Saddam, removal of the taliban and removal of WMDS from Libya.
Logged

Currently in Iraq, risking my butt to protect yours!

Republicans think every day is July 4, Democarts think every day is April 15
President Reagan

Well I can hear you and soon the whole world will hear all of us. President George Bush
Gustaf
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 26759


Political Matrix
E: 0.39, S: -0.70

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2003, 11:29:06 am »
Ignore

easy one.

Bush!  Kerry doesn't have a prayer at the nomination.  He was outflanked to the left by Dean, Clark has him on Military credentials and Kerry for being in the Senate 19 years! doesn't have a huge accomplishment for his service there.

President Bush has delivered on tax cuts, prescription drugs, farm bill, ed bill, capture of Saddam, removal of the taliban and removal of WMDS from Libya.

Duh. I am not sure why all you die-hard conservative republicans keep telling us that you will vote for Bush. WE KNOW!! The interesting thing is all those democrats who might not vote for certain candidates. Or, tell me, is there any republican in this forum, who is even considering NOT voting for Bush if the Dem nominee is one of the current candidates (or, whoever, for that matter)?
Logged

This place really has become a cesspool of degenerate whores...

Economic score: +0.9
Social score: -2.61

In MN for fantasy stuff, member of the most recently dissolved centrist party.
Miamiu1027
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 35380
United States
View Profile
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2003, 11:51:23 am »
Ignore

Do we have to make a poll for every candidate?  Only Gephardt and dean have a chance at the nomination.
I don't like Kerry at all, but I'd take him over Bush.
Logged
Sibboleth Bist
Realpolitik
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 56189
Saint Helena


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2003, 12:00:00 pm »
Ignore

Well Clark has a chance too(as long as Edwards doesn't play spoiler down South)
Logged

M
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 2496


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2003, 01:59:42 pm »
Ignore

Actually, since this forum is quite nicely divided between hardcore dems, GOPers, and swing voters, I think we all should vote on this kind of thread, to make it more representative.

I vote for Bush over Kerry, he is so waffly on national security that I have no idea what he would do as Prez in a real crisis. Bush, on the other hand, I trust usually to respond effectively and even preemptively to crises.
Logged

Recently moved to Jackson, Mississippi.
Gustaf
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 26759


Political Matrix
E: 0.39, S: -0.70

View Profile
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2003, 02:57:56 pm »
Ignore

Actually, since this forum is quite nicely divided between hardcore dems, GOPers, and swing voters, I think we all should vote on this kind of thread, to make it more representative.

I vote for Bush over Kerry, he is so waffly on national security that I have no idea what he would do as Prez in a real crisis. Bush, on the other hand, I trust usually to respond effectively and even preemptively to crises.

There are a lot of moderate dems, who would vote for Bush if the candidate was one they didn't like, but you reps all seem pretty hard-core to me! I think that pretty much sums up the election as well. The Democratic party is slightly to the left of their voters right now and that's a serious problem for them.
Logged

This place really has become a cesspool of degenerate whores...

Economic score: +0.9
Social score: -2.61

In MN for fantasy stuff, member of the most recently dissolved centrist party.
Bleeding heart conservative, HTMLdon
htmldon
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8865
United States


Political Matrix
E: 1.03, S: -2.26

View Profile
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2003, 03:06:12 pm »
Ignore

I feel myself slowly turning into a Republican each time I vote at these polls...

We need more polls!!!!  At least a switch to Repdemdan would be welcome!  Seeing an R-IL would be especially comforting at this time of such great sorrow and electoral pain in the Illinois GOP.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2003, 03:07:07 pm by htmldon »Logged
Bleeding heart conservative, HTMLdon
htmldon
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8865
United States


Political Matrix
E: 1.03, S: -2.26

View Profile
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2003, 03:16:20 pm »
Ignore

Is it so bad for us to actually LIKE the candidate we are nominating for President? Tongue

President Bush has managed to do something that only Clinton got close to doing -- rallying his entire party to his cause.  With Democrats being so virulent and hateful, a lot of Republicans will ignore minor or even major disagreements with the administration in order to rally around the elephant.  The same thing happened with the Democrats in the late 90's -- a lot of liberals forgot their disagreements with Clinton about welfare reform and rallied around him during the impeachment issue.

The only Republicans that I know who aren't supporting Bush at this time are staunch libertarians and some far, far right conservanuts.  And you can be damn sure that Howard Dean will not get their votes.

Actually, since this forum is quite nicely divided between hardcore dems, GOPers, and swing voters, I think we all should vote on this kind of thread, to make it more representative.

I vote for Bush over Kerry, he is so waffly on national security that I have no idea what he would do as Prez in a real crisis. Bush, on the other hand, I trust usually to respond effectively and even preemptively to crises.

There are a lot of moderate dems, who would vote for Bush if the candidate was one they didn't like, but you reps all seem pretty hard-core to me! I think that pretty much sums up the election as well. The Democratic party is slightly to the left of their voters right now and that's a serious problem for them.
Logged
Gustaf
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 26759


Political Matrix
E: 0.39, S: -0.70

View Profile
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2003, 03:21:35 pm »
Ignore

Is it so bad for us to actually LIKE the candidate we are nominating for President? Tongue

President Bush has managed to do something that only Clinton got close to doing -- rallying his entire party to his cause.  With Democrats being so virulent and hateful, a lot of Republicans will ignore minor or even major disagreements with the administration in order to rally around the elephant.  The same thing happened with the Democrats in the late 90's -- a lot of liberals forgot their disagreements with Clinton about welfare reform and rallied around him during the impeachment issue.

The only Republicans that I know who aren't supporting Bush at this time are staunch libertarians and some far, far right conservanuts.  And you can be damn sure that Howard Dean will not get their votes.

Actually, since this forum is quite nicely divided between hardcore dems, GOPers, and swing voters, I think we all should vote on this kind of thread, to make it more representative.

I vote for Bush over Kerry, he is so waffly on national security that I have no idea what he would do as Prez in a real crisis. Bush, on the other hand, I trust usually to respond effectively and even preemptively to crises.

There are a lot of moderate dems, who would vote for Bush if the candidate was one they didn't like, but you reps all seem pretty hard-core to me! I think that pretty much sums up the election as well. The Democratic party is slightly to the left of their voters right now and that's a serious problem for them.

That's pretty much my point. You elected a president and he is popular and successfull. That you wish to keep in the White House rather than to elect an untested politician from the opposite wing of the other party is obvious and not very informative. Still you comment like you were presenting news. "Well, personally I prefer Bush over Dean", etc. The interesting issue is obviously whether Democrats and independents are going to vote for the dem nominees, since conservative republicans wont. EVER.
Logged

This place really has become a cesspool of degenerate whores...

Economic score: +0.9
Social score: -2.61

In MN for fantasy stuff, member of the most recently dissolved centrist party.
Mr. Fresh
faulfrisch
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 1518
United States
Political Matrix
E: -0.45, S: 2.17

View Profile
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2003, 05:28:17 pm »
Ignore

Is it so bad for us to actually LIKE the candidate we are nominating for President? Tongue

President Bush has managed to do something that only Clinton got close to doing -- rallying his entire party to his cause.  With Democrats being so virulent and hateful, a lot of Republicans will ignore minor or even major disagreements with the administration in order to rally around the elephant.  The same thing happened with the Democrats in the late 90's -- a lot of liberals forgot their disagreements with Clinton about welfare reform and rallied around him during the impeachment issue.

The only Republicans that I know who aren't supporting Bush at this time are staunch libertarians and some far, far right conservanuts.  And you can be damn sure that Howard Dean will not get their votes.

Actually, since this forum is quite nicely divided between hardcore dems, GOPers, and swing voters, I think we all should vote on this kind of thread, to make it more representative.

I vote for Bush over Kerry, he is so waffly on national security that I have no idea what he would do as Prez in a real crisis. Bush, on the other hand, I trust usually to respond effectively and even preemptively to crises.

There are a lot of moderate dems, who would vote for Bush if the candidate was one they didn't like, but you reps all seem pretty hard-core to me! I think that pretty much sums up the election as well. The Democratic party is slightly to the left of their voters right now and that's a serious problem for them.

That's pretty much my point. You elected a president and he is popular and successfull. That you wish to keep in the White House rather than to elect an untested politician from the opposite wing of the other party is obvious and not very informative. Still you comment like you were presenting news. "Well, personally I prefer Bush over Dean", etc. The interesting issue is obviously whether Democrats and independents are going to vote for the dem nominees, since conservative republicans wont. EVER.

Won't ever as far as Bush goes, but on the Local level, there are plenty of Republicans I don't like, 'cause I know 'em personally.  Smiley
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines