PC - would you vote for a PL candidate?

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PC - would you vote for a PL candidate?
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Fri, 01-18-2008 - 2:17pm

And, PL, would you vote for a PC candidate?


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Registered: 12-18-2007
Wed, 01-23-2008 - 1:22pm

Choice is a dealbreaker for me, so that would be a big "no" on my vote.

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Registered: 07-19-2007
Wed, 01-23-2008 - 3:11pm

A candidate's stance on abortion would influence my vote, but it wouldn't be the be all end all of my decision. I also look at the issues they have voted on in the past, how close they fit to my beliefs. I would also look at there ideas as far as welfare reform, rights of ex-offender's, lowering recidivism... I have a pretty long list.

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Registered: 01-11-2008
Wed, 01-23-2008 - 10:42pm

So, if they pledged to take Federal Funding from schools, end Social Security, stop all PEL grants, Cut the budget for Medicare and Medicaid, raise the funding for the war in Iraq, etc, you could live with that as long as they were Pro Choice?


Do you understand that there are those of us that would never vote PC and are as dedicated to the cause as you are?

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Thu, 01-24-2008 - 6:42am
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Thu, 01-24-2008 - 8:34am

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Wow- kinda sounds like Republicans lately. Employer pensions go the way of the dinosaur with Reagan's 401K and IRA push, Bush push for High Deductible Plans that can place up to $10,000.00 per year deductibles on a family - (but not to worry; as you can invest your very ownest pre-tax dollars in HSAs and FSAs; like we don't know where that burden was shifted, LOL); Social Security that can't keep pace with inflation and where Dubya has tried his damnedest to privatize (read=shift the responsibility out of the government's hands); welfare programs that have been slashed to ribbons and school funding that doesn't cover the federally mandated NCLB joke of a program, and bleeds our economy dry for Haliburton's forays into Iraq.

Gee, *not* worrying as much about the PC Dems as the PL Repubs, as it stands now.


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Registered: 05-09-2007
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 9:30am

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Of course not, and please try not to make people look silly by putting words into their mouths.


I am not a one issue voter, abortion just happens to be one issue that is all or nothing for me. If there was only one candidate who was PC and I vehemently disagreed with them about all other issues, I would either not vote or would write in someone else. Of course other issues matter to me, and are considered when I am choosing who to vote for, but if a person is pro-life they lose my vote just because of that. Since I've been old enough to vote, there has never been a time when none or only one candidate has been PC, so it's not like my unwillingness to vote for someone who's PL backs me against a wall.


Everyone has something that they consider most important when they're trying to choose who to vote for. Abortion rights are it for me. It doesn't mean that's the ONLY issue that matters to me.


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I'm not sure what you mean by this. Are you trying to tell me that you're as dedicated to being PL as I am to being PC? Because yes, I understand that there are people on the other side of the fence who are as passionate as me. If you're telling me that you're as dedicated to being PC as I am but would never vote for a PC candidate, I just don't understand that at all.

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Thu, 01-24-2008 - 9:37am

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Everyone has something that they consider most important when they're trying to choose who to vote for. Abortion rights are it for me. It doesn't mean that's the ONLY issue that matters to me.>>

Brava! ITA for myself too- and you said it so well


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Registered: 03-18-2004
Thu, 01-24-2008 - 10:52am
ITA abortion is not my big issue when it comes to voting. For me if a candidate wanted to chip away at the universal health care we now have I would NEVER vote for them even if I liked EVERYTHING else they stood for. That is just too important to me. Because of this I can see how abortion could be just as big a deal to someone else.








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Thu, 01-24-2008 - 1:36pm

I think my stance is most like Misa's. :)

My primary issue at this point is single-payer health care. Universal coverage isn't enough; it wouldn't cut out the inefficiencies created by the need for every hospital to respond to every plan differently. Too bad that single-payer is a loser of a keyword in America right now.
I strongly believe that readily available healthcare would go a long way toward reducing the number of abortions performed annually in America.

*as a subtext, I cannot imagine voting for a PL candidate, because I cannot imagine a PL candidate who actually supports all these important measures to reduce the number of abortions performed annually. I guess it's possible, but I could possibly wake up speaking Cantonese tomorrow; I can't imagine it.

editing to add that abortion isn't the primary issue driving my support for single-payer health care. Just one of many clamoring reasons why it needs to happen.




Edited 1/24/2008 3:31 pm ET by wobitnobby
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Registered: 01-25-2008
Fri, 01-25-2008 - 10:16pm
I am pro choice.

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