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tomg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 07:50 PM
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8. I would not trust the Republican to stay Pro-Peace
in the event that he or she would win. Too much pressure and too many other issues. And besides, I am 55 and why ruin my record of never voting Republican. I would not vote for the Democrat simply because, too often, it is analogous to with a child: you don't reward bad behaviour. Before you know it, he or she turns into Zell Miller on you (or maybe one of the Dems who voted in CAFTA). Besides, for too long the Democrats have assumed my vote, and have played to to the middle ( in vain attempts to get moderate Republican and the independent votes) instead of going left to keep mine. So I would go third party. In fact, I've done it before.
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  -Which would you vote , a Pro-war Democrat or an Anti-war Republican? Walt Starr  Sep-25-05 07:40 PM   #0 
  - Important as the war is,  ayeshahaqqiqa   Sep-25-05 07:43 PM   #1 
  - I look to the n umbers in the caucus  Walt Starr   Sep-25-05 07:45 PM   #3 
  - Remember 1968. Humphrey was pro-war.  Walt Starr   Sep-25-05 07:44 PM   #2 
  - There was no "uggh, not this again" button  Mr_Spock   Sep-25-05 07:46 PM   #4 
  - Bogus question.  smoogatz   Sep-25-05 07:47 PM   #5 
  - Pat Buchanan?  wuushew   Sep-25-05 07:49 PM   #7 
  - Okay--that's one.  smoogatz   Sep-25-05 07:58 PM   #16 
  - Lincoln Chaffee  saracat   Sep-25-05 07:54 PM   #13 
  - If he's a Republican, Hillary's a liberal  smoogatz   Sep-25-05 07:56 PM   #15 
  - Seriously. Buchanan doesn't count.  wallwriter   Sep-25-05 07:59 PM   #17 
  - Ron Paul (R-Texas) voted against the war. n/t  Meeker Morgan   Sep-25-05 08:15 PM   #19 
  - Chuck Hagel  NewJeffCT   Sep-25-05 10:01 PM   #32 
  - Can we also assume  wtmusic   Sep-25-05 07:48 PM   #6 
  - It's fair to assume that the party pretty much disowns him/her  Walt Starr   Sep-25-05 07:51 PM   #9 
     - the Republican then  wtmusic   Sep-25-05 07:53 PM   #12 
     - Moderate on every other issue?  sandnsea   Sep-25-05 09:12 PM   #29 
  - I would not trust the Republican to stay Pro-Peace  tomg   Sep-25-05 07:50 PM   #8 
  - how would one rather die  G_j   Sep-25-05 07:51 PM   #10 
  - Good question, made me think -  Kali   Sep-25-05 07:52 PM   #11 
  - Pro-war Democrat  Piperay   Sep-25-05 07:55 PM   #14 
  - I'd have to pass on both, 3rd party would be only option  ngant17   Sep-25-05 08:10 PM   #18 
  - I'm confused. What is the purpose of this poll, really?  Beam Me Up   Sep-25-05 08:19 PM   #20 
  - Oh really?  Walt Starr   Sep-25-05 08:27 PM   #24 
  - I stand corrected. I obviously didn't read the question closely enough.  Beam Me Up   Sep-25-05 08:50 PM   #26 
  - Bingo!  sellitman   Sep-26-05 08:20 AM   #44 
  - I'd Vote For the Republican...  tlsmith1963   Sep-25-05 08:23 PM   #21 
  - Based solely on that question,  mmonk   Sep-25-05 08:25 PM   #22 
  - I will not vote for a pro-War Democrat  kenzee13   Sep-25-05 08:26 PM   #23 
  - Plenty of supposedly pro-war democrats ...  Laelth   Sep-25-05 08:38 PM   #25 
  - I like to vote, it would depend  mandyky   Sep-25-05 08:58 PM   #27 
  - Ending the war does not earn us much if we lose choice and the economy.  BlueIris   Sep-25-05 08:58 PM   #28 
  - It depends where they stand on labor issues really  Zuni   Sep-25-05 09:19 PM   #30 
  - For The Democrat, Mr. Starr  The Magistrate   Sep-25-05 09:53 PM   #31 
  - It would be hard, but I'd vote for the pro-war Democrat  mvd   Sep-25-05 10:09 PM   #33 
  - You can't trust a repub to hold true to an anti-war pledge.  lateo   Sep-25-05 10:10 PM   #34 
  - neither. if those were my options i would abstain from voting nt  jonnyblitz   Sep-25-05 10:12 PM   #35 
  - Party affiliation doesn't mean much to me. Policy does. nt  bemildred   Sep-25-05 10:14 PM   #36 
  - would you rather...  genevat   Sep-25-05 10:17 PM   #37 
  - Lincoln Chafee was the ONLY Anti-war Republican  Quixote1818   Sep-25-05 10:17 PM   #38 
  - There are pro-war Democrats and then there are those  LittleClarkie   Sep-25-05 10:31 PM   #39 
  - I would never, ever vote Republican  davekriss   Sep-25-05 10:44 PM   #40 
  - I might not vote Dem  Skittles   Sep-25-05 10:49 PM   #41 
  - The dem would vote for cmte chairs who would investigate.  carpetbagger   Sep-25-05 11:50 PM   #42 
  - Given a choice like that  The Traveler   Sep-26-05 12:15 AM   #43 
  - The Republican would seem to be the more honest candidate...  Dob Bole   Sep-26-05 08:26 AM   #45 

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