Do you vote for the party or the person?

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Do you vote for the party or the person?
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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 6:12pm
My husband got into a political conversation at a poker game over the weekend. After a few beers and some scotch many of the guys confessed that they would vote for a monkey if he was on the republican ticket rather then vote for a Democrat.

I've heard as much from other neighbors who just loath democrats.

Which brings me to my question, do you vote for the person or the party? have you ever voted for someone in the opposing party? and why?


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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 6:15pm

I looked at my ballot

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 6:28pm
Good for you and yes, I do the same. I try and find someone who bests represents the things that are most important to me, their experience etc..

I was a *bit* shocked when I heard people actually do that. My father has told me that he's known guys that he's worked with that would vote a straight ticket and not even look at the other candidates....that's scary.

My parents never shared thier political views with us until we were adults. We were taught to think for ourselves. It's interesting/scary to me when I meet people that vote how they were raised to vote. I ask them why they voted for that person and they really have no specific reasons other then I've always voted for that party. A good friend here won't share her reasons why she hates Dems so much but her beliefs and issues that she cares about are very liberal....just makes me wonder. I don't talk politics with her since she is not into it and I don't want to jeopardize a good friendship.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 6:30pm

I was a *bit* shocked when I heard people actually do that. My father has told me that he's known guys that he's worked with that would vote a straight ticket and not even look at the other candidates....that's scary.


It's VERY scary to me!

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Registered: 09-23-2004
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 6:40pm
In this particular election, I only voted in the Presidential election because I move frequently, I just don't feel right about voting on something that wont make a difference to me when I move away. AND (OH, I really don't like this!) I voted for Bill Clinton in 1992 because I thought he was kind of cute....UGH, there I said it! I know, I know, that is the brilliant mind of an 18 year old, I'm so ashamed!

I wouldn't have had any problem voting Democrate if I felt the candidate would have been best for the country. Actually, I really wish the alternative to Bush would have been a bit more centered, if he had I think he very well may have won.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 6:44pm
In our local races I did vote for some Democrats.
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 8:03pm
I vote mostly Democratic, but this election I did vote for 2 Republicans locally because I thought they were better for the jobs.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 8:33pm
I vote for the person---always.
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Registered: 10-08-2004
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 9:22pm
do you vote for the person or the party? have you ever voted for someone in the opposing party? and why?

- I vote for the person. If I believe in the politician's stance, I vote for the person. I'm a democrat, but in this election, I voted for a republican senator because he had done good by my state. I think that people who vote their ticket without listening to the issues first are dangerous people. There is nothing scarier then an uninformed voter.

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 10:06pm


My SIL is like this.

 

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 11-08-2004 - 10:07pm


ITA.

 

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