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jimlup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-14-08 06:20 PM
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OK... Convince me not to vote for Ron Paul!
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OK folks. Let me start with I hate republicans and consider them vile human beings. I am pissed as hell about the war and the Bush presidency. I am also pissed at the democratic party for disenfrancising Michigan in the presidential primary.

I am a Kucinch supporter, realistically. I was willing to settle for John Edwards since he still has a chance of getting the nomination. Edwards isn't on the ballot but Kucinich is, I decided yesterday to vote Kucinch even though the delegates won't get a vote. Then I realized that Kucinich's numbers are so low he likely won't get any delegates. Based on this information and the associated information on Ron Paul's numbers - I'm currently planning to vote for Ron Paul as the strongest possible electoral statement that I can make against the grossly illegal war in Iraq.

I'm a very well read progressive and will need more than a few slogans to convince me to change my decision to vote for Ron Paul. I disagree with the man very significantly on most issues BUT the war and the illegitimate and dangerous projection of american military power is by far the most important issue to me at the moment.

Can anyone convince me otherwise? Are there Kucinich voters who can convince me? What the hell can I do other than be pissed as hell?
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  -OK... Convince me not to vote for Ron Paul! jimlup  Jan-14-08 06:20 PM   #0 
  - Kucinich isn't against Medicare, Medicaid, and public schools.  knitter4democracy   Jan-14-08 07:03 PM   #1 
  - I don't disagree but...  jimlup   Jan-14-08 07:08 PM   #2 
     - A vote for Kucinich is a protest vote.  knitter4democracy   Jan-14-08 07:26 PM   #3 
  - Pick Your Candidate - Take this simple test... See where U stand on the issues and agree with!  Breeze54   Jan-14-08 07:41 PM   #4 
  - That was cool!  maddogesq   Jan-14-08 08:40 PM   #6 
  - A tie?  Breeze54   Jan-14-08 08:48 PM   #7 
     - Dennis, but the point spread was only like 1.  maddogesq   Jan-15-08 11:06 PM   #17 
  - Kucnich 83, Gravel 53  steveranger   Jan-15-08 10:56 AM   #15 
  - Well you have a choice to make. Either you play a very minor role in politics and  MichiganVote   Jan-14-08 07:48 PM   #5 
  - I am voting UNCOMMITTED. Gore, Edwards, Obama, Richardson, Biden supporters should do the same  skipos   Jan-14-08 09:35 PM   #8 
  - Polling data  jimlup   Jan-14-08 10:08 PM   #9 
  - Well  skipos   Jan-14-08 10:16 PM   #10 
     - Don't know how long you've followed politcs but ...  jimlup   Jan-14-08 10:33 PM   #11 
        - Lots of people are talking about a possible brokered convention for Repubs and Dems  skipos   Jan-14-08 10:49 PM   #12 
  - Can you vote for a man who put this out in his name? Vote for Kucinich  Strawman   Jan-15-08 09:37 AM   #13 
  - Agreed.  TahitiNut   Jan-15-08 10:03 AM   #14 
  - Dennis deserves the vote  steveranger   Jan-15-08 11:02 AM   #16 
  - Well, he got 2 votes from this household ... and is likely to get them in November, too.  TahitiNut   Jan-16-08 10:53 AM   #18 
  - Just so you know...  jimlup   Jan-16-08 12:22 PM   #19 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-12-08 10:21 PM   #20 

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