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After 3 Debates, Who Would You Vote For? [Poll]

Hits: 11711 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: fancylad
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robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Saturday, October 27, 2012 3:11:31 AM
Ron Paul 2012!!!!WOOOOOOO!!!!!

Fancysucksss
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1051 Posts
Friday, October 26, 2012 4:53:41 AM
american politics are a sham. and until the voting system and the system gets it's poo straight I will keep my vote to myself. Probably not doing anybody any good. But oh well

aussieguy29
Male, 18-29, Australia
 423 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 11:57:36 PM
"Because, if we did nearly every election would be decided by Californians. That isn't a good idea at all."

Is that any worse than every election being decided by a handful of states? Surely its better for every persons vote to be equal, no matter where you live? Why should the place you live make your vote actually worth something? If its a popular vote, then literally every vote counts, whereas at the moment, most of your population (well, the ones that actually bother to vote!) have little impact. Its no wonder your turnout is so appallingly low.

Your system doesnt make sense. Lets say you have 4 states. Each has a population of 10 million. Each one gets 10 of your college vote thingys. Lets pretend Obama wins 3 states and gets 51% of the votes in each state. Romney wins the other one and gets 99% of the votes. Overall Romney would have far more individual votes, but Obama would get 30 college votes to 10. How is that fair?

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10273 Posts
Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:59:18 AM
There are at least 16 states he hasn't visited even once.


Not a very compelling argument against the electoral college bub.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 5028 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:51:54 PM
AvatarJohn

"Gee, that would be news to Chris Stevens' mother"

Hahaha. Yes idiot. The president is personally responsible for the life and death of each and every American.

Here is a list of American embassies: www.usembassy.gov

I'm quite certain the president personally calls and checks in on each one every morning to see how their security.

Simpletons like you are the reason this election is embarrassingly close.

AvatarJohn
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 1004 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:32:47 PM
Obama is running the country??? Gee, that would be news to Chris Stevens' mother...

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1577 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 7:39:40 PM
Nobody come to Delaware. Well I shouldn't say nobody. Steve Forbes did back in the day. He even came to my pub and interrupted me during happy hour. I shook his hand and wished him well...seriously...cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 5028 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:43:47 PM
CrakrJak

"HG: Romney has visited many more states than Obama has and has more visits in total. Obama hasn't even visited half the states, only 23."

1. We aren't debating Obama VS. Romney. We are debating whether the electoral college encourages candidates to visit the smaller states. So the fact that Obama has visited less than half of states proves my point even further. Did you forget what we were arguing about?

2. Obama is running the country, Romney is campaigning full time. OF COURSE he has had time to be more places.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 5028 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:40:08 PM
Cajun247

"Care to say that again?"

I'm not sure what you don't understand, or rather I guess I do, but I'm not sure how I could word it better.

There are at least 16 states he hasn't visited even once. Is that better?




CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17162 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:13:41 PM
HG: Romney has visited many more states than Obama has and has more visits in total. Obama hasn't even visited half the states, only 23.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10273 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:37:57 PM
This is NOT a partisan issue, it is a common sense issue. We have a presidential election that is essentially being decided by Ohio. That is a broken system whether you are Republican or Democrat.


Bull5h17, you're trying to silence the debate on the matter. To YOU it is common sense, when in fact you've only managed to establish a CORRELATION at best. The Russian Federation suffers from serious regionalism and they don't even have an electoral college.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10273 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 5:31:05 PM
visited at least 16 of the states EVEN ONCE in the whole campaign


Hmmmm, since June 2012...

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Iowa
Louisiana
Massachussets
Michigan
Minnesota
Nevada
Oregon

17 states right there

Care to say that again?

Kegomatix
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1316 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 3:54:11 PM
No voting for me... I can't stand either of them. Well, there is that, and I don't plan on voting for as long as we continue to use the electoral college as means for electing the president.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 5028 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:38:14 PM
CrakrJak

"HG: Your link just proved my point. Ignore Obama's visits and look at the red ones, Romney's. Romney has been all over the map."

He is trying to be president of the United States, and according to the map he hasn't visited at least 16 of the states EVEN ONCE in the whole campaign. However he has been to Ohio 32 times.

That seems like a good system to you? Honestly?

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17162 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:28:08 PM
HG: Your link just proved my point. Ignore Obama's visits and look at the red ones, Romney's. Romney has been all over the map.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 5028 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:22:29 PM
Crakr

"This way candidates pay attention to and visit the smaller states as well."

NO. NO. NO.

That is simply not true.

Look at the campaign visits by state, especially the last 30 days: http://tinyurl.com/cqfksyf

The electoral college does THE EXACT OPPOSITE.

If there are 100,000 undecided voters in Oklahoma than the candidates would be in Oklahoma fighting for those votes in an election by national popular vote. However because we have winner take all states and an electoral college and everyone knows Oklahoma is going republican, nobody visits Oklahoma.

This is NOT a partisan issue, it is a common sense issue. We have a presidential election that is essentially being decided by Ohio. That is a broken system whether you are Republican or Democrat.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17162 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:40:57 AM
gobbles: I'll explain it. Big states would have an oligarchy when it comes to the issues and our founders thought that wasn't wise.

This way candidates pay attention to and visit the smaller states as well.

gobbles1672
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 10:20:32 AM
Really Elkingo? Because you are from California, your vote should have less weight to it? Can you explain to me how that is fair in any way?

elkingo
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3410 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:59:52 AM
"Why doesn't America do what just about every other country in the world does and have a popular vote?"

Because, if we did nearly every election would be decided by Californians. That isn't a good idea at all.

aussieguy29
Male, 18-29, Australia
 423 Posts
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 2:09:30 AM
"It is a waste of my time to vote. I live in Tennessee. No matter who I vote for, Mitt Romney gets our state."

And thats why I think your voting system is retarded. Most peoples votes dont seem to matter. Race for the president seems to be decided by a handful of states. Why bother having the rest vote?

Why doesn't America do what just about every other country in the world does and have a popular vote?

thedvlsangel
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 85 Posts
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:51:52 PM
where's roseanne?

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13447 Posts
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 7:58:43 PM
I see no McGovern option!

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1577 Posts
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 7:42:16 PM
I like Rush and Rush so yeah.

@ Trippy...you've got to vote otherwise you can't complain. I'm in Delaware, I've got the opposite problem bit it still won't stop me from pulling the lever around 7:30 am at my old elementary school. The school looks soooo much smaller than it did in 1975.

DuckBoy87
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2681 Posts
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 7:32:32 PM
@DromEd, nice Rush reference!, assuming that that was intentional.

trippyhippy9
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 562 Posts
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 7:07:24 PM
It is a waste of my time to vote. I live in Tennessee. No matter who I vote for, Mitt Romney gets our state.

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