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? for those who were NO on Clinton and NO in Trump

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by philobeddoe, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. philobeddoe

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    For whom would you vote for POTUS and why?

    Just curios as to who you think would be a good Pres.

    I voted for the Donald as I was significantly more anti-Clinton than pro Trump and decide Johnson was not a real option. Good or bad, I did not want the Clinton machine appointing any judges or making any foreign policy decisions after Libya.
     
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  2. 96Gatorcise

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    I voted for Johnson the past 2 elections. I have no party loyalty. The side I agree with will vary from issue to issue and at times I do not agree with either side. We need better candidates and more choice.
     
  3. Bushmaster

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    Unfortunately, the way our elections are designed, voting third party is akin to a vote for the person you REALLY don't want in as POTUS.

    There are legitimately 2 people who are going to win.

    If we could rank our choices, a third party would most likely win as that third party choice would almost always be everyone's SECOND choice.
     
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  4. OaktownGator

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    For Pub nomination I voted Kasich. I thought we needed the leadership on fiscal responsibility and track record working across the aisle. If he had won the Pub nomination, I'd have voted for him in the general.

    For general, I voted for Johnson on policy positions, but was sorely disappointed in his live interview responses.

    For Dems I preferred Sanders by far over HRC, and if he had won the Dem nomination, I would have considered voting for him in the general, as being a superior option to Trump in terms of character, temperament and commitment to the American people... even if I don't agree with him on a number of policy positions. Pub control of congress would have balanced out Sanders wrt policy issues.
     
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  5. GatorNorth

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    I voted for Johnson, despised the other 2 candidates as badly as each other. Both were vomitus.

    Knew Johnson would only get a small % of the vote, especially after his Aleppo screw up, but hoped that enough people would pull his lever out of dissatisfaction and make it easier for a 3d party to get real funding in the future and included in the debates.
     
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  6. OaktownGator

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    Both were vomitus. (DJT and HRC)

    Worth repeating.
     
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  7. gatorpika

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    I voted for Tebow because he's Tebow! My vote probably wouldn't have mattered either way anyway because it was pretty unlikely Trump was going to lose in Georgia despite all the purple talk. And if he did, it likely wouldn't have mattered anyway as that would have been part of a larger national rejection of Trump. I just fear that we will have more elections like this in the future where there are vast ideological differences in the candidates, like a Cruz-Warren election. The president has generally been someone that can govern from the middle as they represent the whole country. Over the longer term that's going to be damaging to the country.
     
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  8. docspor

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    IMO, people view voting incorrectly.

    1. you have a better chance of winning the lottery than of having your vote mattering. I live in a swing state & my odds are 1 in 10,000,0000. That's really good. However, my vote will never matter. Given that, IMO, your 2 best options are don't vote or vote for who you want regardless of their chances of winning. I usually do the former, but when I vote I vote for who I want to win. (I've never voted for a D or R, so I've left a lot of local & state etc. votes blank)

    2. Can your vote matter in other ways/why vote at all? If your vote will never determine an election does it matter? I say, voting can provide information & information can affect policy. For example.

    If say Ds & Rs are usually really tight say 48% vs. 48% with 4% voting for the Docspor party. The Ds & Rs are gonna be REAL interested in those Docspor voters positions.

    I don't think that a party has to win to have an impact.

    So, don't vote or vote for who you really want.
     
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  9. Gatorrick22

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    I voted Trump because I knew he's shake-up the crusty big government fools that run the cesspool in DC. And I believe that I was the first one here to publicly endorse him on this forum too.

    He's exactly what I voted for, and we have the added win of getting Hillary from ruining our country even further than Obama did. :);):D

    Also, a vote for Trump was a slap in the face of the too left-leaning RINOs that have taken over the Tea Party.... save Cruz.
     
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  10. gatorev12

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    That's exactly what I did too--and for identical reasons.
     
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  11. demosthenes

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    Johnson. Just like the prior election.


    Frankly, this time I would have voted Kasich in the general if he’d made it due to Johnson’s increased eccentricity but my vote was a statement vote.
     
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  12. demosthenes

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    Perhaps you missed the thread title.
     
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  13. Gatorrick22

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    Yeah, I couldn't help rubbing it in... :eek::D;)
     
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  14. 92gator

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    Voted for DJT as a 'Hail Mary' option.

    He got the pass off, and it's in the air, and headed for the EZ...

    Hopefully it gets caught...then TD!!!

    USA WINS AGAIN!!!
     
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  15. 96Gatorcise

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    I do and yet they are still insulting to the board. Better to let the board know who its directed at instead of painting with a broad brush.
     
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  16. 92gator

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    Not sure who was first, but I know I was one of the first, and not out of blind love for DJT or what he stood for, but mostly defensive posting, defending the utterly inexplicably vitriolic attacks on the guy.

    I know I came off as one of the top "MAGA" posters, when all I was doing, was defending countless, relentless attacks.

    ...but I've followed him on Twitter for years, watched his shows, and generally appreciated his celebrity persona, and business rep. and accomplishments in business, bank'ys notwithstanding.

    If anything, I appreciated his resilience all the more, in light of his failures.

    TBL, the more things crystallized, the clearer he stood out as the remedy to the Establishment ailment of which we suffered--and the relentlessly vitriolic attacks, were the greatest of the crystallizing agents.

    jmho/fwiw.
     
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  17. cjgator76

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    Same here.

    It was my first time ever not voting for a major party nominee for POTUS. The two major candidates in 2016 were so bad that the "lesser of evils" rationale didn't cut it for me.
     
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  18. Gatorrick22

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    Still not getting the difference I see. Well then just point that insult out next time and we shall see. Okay?

    But for now, AND FOREVER, it will never be the same thing as a personal insult.
     
  19. 96Gatorcise

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    @Gatorrick22 why take it so personally? I put a big grinning face at the end......:D
     
  20. Gatorrick22

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    I had been following his news conferences, if you can call it formal or not, but when he said he was running I posted that I think he will win and that I was voting for him. Needless to say that even our most conservative friends here laughed at my choice and that he would even be the Pub out of 16 others to win the Republican Nominations for POTUS.

    At any rate, it doesn't matter that you or I were the true first ones to post it. All I know is that even Bill laughed at me for my choice and prediction. :D
     
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