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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:17 PM

I wonder if it's smart to list your endorsements in small towns.

I just voted against someone because I happen to know the people who are endorsing him are crooked. They may be the pillars of the community, but they're still crooked.

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Reply I wonder if it's smart to list your endorsements in small towns. (Original post)
Baitball Blogger Oct 2012 OP
Baitball Blogger Oct 2012 #1
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Oct 2012 #2
Baitball Blogger Oct 2012 #3
Dawson Leery Oct 2012 #4
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #5

Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:21 PM

1. Make that two people I voted against because of their endorsements.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:23 PM

2. That's how small town politics work

If someone says "He's a good guy", then you have to ask...."Are YOU a good guy".

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:31 PM

3. I voted AGAINST a total of three people because of their endorsements.

All of them in Soil & Water.

Here's a clue, when a voter has nothing to go by in their selection of a soil & water candidate, it's probably not smart to advertise endorsements from the most gung-ho, government-regulations-be-damned, business leaders in the community.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:31 PM

4. Small towns are bastions of underhanded corruption.

I speak from the experience of being raised in one.

So no, it is not a good idea to list your endorsements in small towns.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:04 PM

5. Hey, I vote for a few Republicans because I know they are honest and serve us well.

 

Not many mind you, but I don't rely entirely on party affiliation. They're just good public servants. For the most part I go Dem. As for "listing endorsements", my front yard serves THAT purpose. I've had signs for Republicans right next to signs for Democrats. It confuses the fuck out of people, but I know who treats us right. My vet (and very close friend) is a Republican and I voted for him to get on the school board because his stance was "children first" - and he means it.

Now as for the crooks, if I know one, I say so - and in bars where you're not supposed to do that. On the other hand, I've always got my wife, a 3rd degree blackbelt, by my side so I'm not worried.

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