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28. In the primaries, if things go a certain way, sure. I would never sit out a general election, thoug
Not with these Republicans. I don't care how un-liberal or ineffective Obama or any other Democrat appears over the next two years, I wouldn't vote for a Republican (not voting is the same thing).

If Obama doesn't do well over the next two years, and he has a good challenger, I'd consider voting for the challenger. That's a lot of ifs. I'm going to sit back and see how it plays out before deciding, though. I've been involved in politics a long time, and I've learned that simplistic answers to simplistic questions two years from an election are just noise to get people fighting, signifying nothing.
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  -Could You See Yourself Voting for a Liberal Alternative to Obama in 2012??? Bullet1987  Nov-04-10 09:41 PM   #0 
  - No. nt  onehandle   Nov-04-10 09:41 PM   #1 
  - No.  HughMoran   Nov-04-10 09:42 PM   #2 
  - Never  Sugarcoated   Nov-04-10 09:42 PM   #3 
  - Yes. And if he is the nominee, I will most likely no-vote the Presidential.  VMI Dem   Nov-04-10 09:42 PM   #4 
  - Maybe you need to re think your ability to contribute altogether, then....  cliffordu   Nov-04-10 10:08 PM   #45 
  - Dumb  ProfessorGAC   Nov-05-10 08:40 AM   #86 
  - no. nt  sufrommich   Nov-04-10 09:42 PM   # 
  - NO  FarPoint   Nov-04-10 09:42 PM   #5 
  - Yes.  ananda   Nov-04-10 09:43 PM   #6 
  - Ask me in 2012. n/t  Mojambo   Nov-04-10 09:43 PM   #7 
  - We need a primary.  Naturyl   Nov-04-10 09:43 PM   #8 
  - When was the last primaried incumbent to win the General?  USArmyParatrooper   Nov-04-10 10:44 PM   #56 
  - What can it hurt? Ask Jimmy Carter or George H. W. Bush.  Radical Activist   Nov-05-10 02:49 AM   #80 
     - But they had all their weaknesses going in. That's why they got challenged.  Bucky   Nov-05-10 10:01 AM   #110 
  - Oh, you'll get a real reformer. A real reformer that starts a 3rd war and reinstitutes the draft  BzaDem   Nov-04-10 09:44 PM   #9 
  - CUT THE CRAP! nt  flamingdem   Nov-04-10 09:44 PM   #10 
  - Yes  DJ13   Nov-04-10 09:44 PM   #11 
  - No  Kaleva   Nov-04-10 09:44 PM   #12 
  - Nope. nt  Cant trust em   Nov-04-10 09:45 PM   #13 
  - No. n/t  Fire1   Nov-04-10 09:45 PM   #14 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-04-10 09:45 PM   #15 
  - +1. As someone said, bad politicians are elected by good people who don't vote. (nt)  UrbScotty   Nov-04-10 09:58 PM   #32 
  - I've never heard that -- good one. And true. nt  gateley   Nov-04-10 10:01 PM   #37 
  - What I think  demwing   Nov-04-10 10:00 PM   #35 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-05-10 02:26 AM   #76 
     - and the GOP will stop all of this how?  SunsetDreams   Nov-05-10 02:54 AM   #81 
  - Yes  hollowdweller   Nov-04-10 09:45 PM   #16 
  - Yes. I can see that happening with me,  Autumn   Nov-04-10 09:45 PM   #17 
  - Nope. n/t  Scurrilous   Nov-04-10 09:45 PM   # 
  - No  Imperialism Inc.   Nov-04-10 09:45 PM   #18 
  - We need a truly bipartisan ticket: Clinton/Bush 2012  leftstreet   Nov-04-10 09:46 PM   #19 
  - No nt  Uben   Nov-04-10 09:46 PM   #20 
  - Put Kucinich on the primary ballot opposite Obama.  flvegan   Nov-04-10 09:48 PM   #21 
  - ...and DK will get 3% in the primaries just like he always does  scheming daemons   Nov-04-10 10:24 PM   #50 
  - Thanks to the DLC and the media, yes.  flvegan   Nov-04-10 11:00 PM   #65 
  - Sure. And Kucinich will lose the primary in his own state.  MineralMan   Nov-05-10 08:39 AM   #85 
  - Well according to one exit poll conducted...Democrats as a whole...  Bullet1987   Nov-04-10 09:48 PM   #22 
  - And they tend to be less educated and less liberal  Kaleva   Nov-04-10 09:53 PM   # 
  - Absolutely.  MuseRider   Nov-04-10 09:49 PM   #23 
  - Depends where we are as 2012 approaches. n/t  RKP5637   Nov-04-10 09:49 PM   #24 
  - YES  iamtechus   Nov-04-10 09:50 PM   #25 
  - Depends on how much he tends to his abusers, the Republicans.  mmonk   Nov-04-10 09:50 PM   #26 
  - Bookmarked.  HughMoran   Nov-04-10 09:51 PM   #27 
  - In the primaries, if things go a certain way, sure. I would never sit out a general election, thoug  jobycom   Nov-04-10 09:53 PM   #28 
  - If he keeps up the compromise talk then I really don't see I have any choice  ibegurpard   Nov-04-10 09:56 PM   #29 
  - I can't even IMAGINE not voting for Democrats in competitive races against Republicans.  UrbScotty   Nov-04-10 09:57 PM   #30 
  - Only if he did not run again  Drale   Nov-04-10 09:57 PM   #31 
  - no  creon   Nov-04-10 09:58 PM   #33 
  - Yes......if Obama completely....  yourout   Nov-04-10 09:58 PM   #34 
  - NO  BlueDemKev   Nov-04-10 10:00 PM   #36 
  - Yes if..if..Obama extends tax cuts for the rich.  Bryn   Nov-04-10 10:01 PM   #38 
  - In a primary, no.  Ozymanithrax   Nov-04-10 10:03 PM   #39 
  - Primary or General?  Fla_Democrat   Nov-04-10 10:03 PM   #40 
  - Yes...Not saying I will, just that can envision it as a possibility  abq e streeter   Nov-04-10 10:04 PM   #41 
  - maybe  Terra Alta   Nov-04-10 10:04 PM   #42 
  - I'm a liberal and would prefer to vote for someone who  LibDemAlways   Nov-04-10 10:05 PM   #43 
  - Exactly my position.  Blue_In_AK   Nov-04-10 10:39 PM   # 
  - Nope  cliffordu   Nov-04-10 10:06 PM   #44 
  - Why not?  OnyxCollie   Nov-04-10 10:15 PM   #46 
  - In a heartbeat nt  MannyGoldstein   Nov-04-10 10:21 PM   #47 
  - the best candidate - nobody has any other right to the candidacy nt  msongs   Nov-04-10 10:23 PM   #48 
  - Obama doesn't have any "right" to it, either (n/t)  Naturyl   Nov-04-10 10:26 PM   #52 
  - It depends on if he shows a little more spine in dealing  Blue_In_AK   Nov-04-10 10:24 PM   #49 
  - me, too  Bryn   Nov-04-10 10:36 PM   #53 
  - The State of the Union address would be a good place to start.  Blue_In_AK   Nov-04-10 10:46 PM   #57 
  - This is where I am. If he continues this path of self destruction of himself  ScreamingMeemie   Nov-05-10 09:54 AM   #99 
  - Nope.  HuckleB   Nov-04-10 10:25 PM   #51 
  - No  Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin   Nov-04-10 10:39 PM   #54 
  - I will vote for Obama in 2012 if he is our standard bearer, but...  RickFromMN   Nov-04-10 10:39 PM   #55 
  - Somebody call a plumber; the septic tank has overflowed. n/t  gkhouston   Nov-04-10 10:48 PM   #58 
  - only if I think that alternative can win the general election  paulk   Nov-04-10 10:50 PM   #59 
  - No. Just...no.  elocs   Nov-04-10 10:52 PM   #60 
  - I could see it.  Jack Sprat   Nov-04-10 10:53 PM   #61 
  - Nope...Exactly what kind of spine are people looking for?  HipChick   Nov-04-10 10:56 PM   #62 
  - Yes. N/T  Smarmie Doofus   Nov-04-10 10:58 PM   #63 
  - An alternative that will fight, yes definitely n/t  doc03   Nov-04-10 10:59 PM   #64 
  - Will the wars be over then? Will the economy be good then? Patriot act scrapped?  JVS   Nov-04-10 11:03 PM   #66 
  - You people don't know what you want, do you? Just like people reading your complaints  CommonSensePLZ   Nov-05-10 12:13 AM   #67 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-05-10 12:18 AM   #68 
  - Yes, Absolutely, Postitively  Raine   Nov-05-10 12:21 AM   #69 
  - 2012 will be a four-party race  jgraz   Nov-05-10 12:25 AM   #70 
  - Agreed.  Cetacea   Nov-05-10 08:51 AM   #92 
  - Michael Moore talked about that possibility as well -  TBF   Nov-05-10 09:56 AM   #103 
  - +1 Well Said. It's really pathetic.  TornadoTN   Nov-05-10 09:59 AM   #107 
  - Bookmarking...  SidDithers   Nov-05-10 10:17 AM   #118 
  - I'll see in 12  Liberal Left   Nov-05-10 12:29 AM   #71 
  - Absolutely  txaslftist   Nov-05-10 12:29 AM   #72 
  - Only in the primary, and only then if I felt it would do some good.  TexasObserver   Nov-05-10 02:14 AM   #73 
  - Not just no, but Hell No  Hekate   Nov-05-10 02:21 AM   #74 
  - YES.  readmoreoften   Nov-05-10 02:25 AM   #75 
  - No.  CakeGrrl   Nov-05-10 02:43 AM   #77 
  - Yes. Someone with a solid record behind the pretty speeches.  Catherina   Nov-05-10 02:44 AM   #78 
  - Obama is the most liberal President America is going to elect right now.  Radical Activist   Nov-05-10 02:47 AM   #79 
  - I disagree, as evidenced by the fact that we lost 1% progressive reps  TBF   Nov-05-10 10:09 AM   #112 
  - Hit Rec instead of Unrec  HCE SuiGeneris   Nov-05-10 02:56 AM   #82 
  - Here we start.......speculating and then making announcements  FrenchieCat   Nov-05-10 02:58 AM   #83 
  - Name the candidate. Who do you think is an electable alternative?  MineralMan   Nov-05-10 08:36 AM   #84 
  - In a race of 4 parties it got Lincoln elected -  TBF   Nov-05-10 09:58 AM   #106 
  - Uh, yeah!!!  Le Taz Hot   Nov-05-10 08:41 AM   #87 
  - Unrec for even implying you might not vote. n/t  Vickers   Nov-05-10 08:41 AM   #88 
  - In a primary, I'll vote for the most leftist choice who I think can win the gen. election  aikoaiko   Nov-05-10 08:42 AM   #89 
  - Not yet  Demstud   Nov-05-10 08:45 AM   #90 
  - i'll be here laughing my ass off at whoever you guys start pimping  dionysus   Nov-05-10 08:46 AM   #91 
  - I am guessing the "you guys" won't be able to see you doing it.  ScreamingMeemie   Nov-05-10 09:55 AM   #101 
  - Yes (nt)  bigwillq   Nov-05-10 08:52 AM   #93 
  - No  mcar   Nov-05-10 09:31 AM   #94 
  - No.  TwilightGardener   Nov-05-10 09:33 AM   #95 
  - the right-wing of the Republican Party provides me with all the motivation I need to support Obama  Douglas Carpenter   Nov-05-10 09:51 AM   #96 
  - Yes. nt  TBF   Nov-05-10 09:53 AM   #97 
  - no, never... And I was a Kuchinich voter in the 08 primary  Blue_Tires   Nov-05-10 09:54 AM   #98 
  - Hell no. nt  CBR   Nov-05-10 09:55 AM   #100 
  - Absoloutely Yes  TornadoTN   Nov-05-10 09:55 AM   #102 
  - nope n/t  ourbluenation   Nov-05-10 09:56 AM   #104 
  - No.  GoCubsGo   Nov-05-10 09:57 AM   #105 
  - I will vote  fascisthunter   Nov-05-10 10:00 AM   #108 
  - Yes. n/t  Mimosa   Nov-05-10 10:00 AM   #109 
  - No, I do not want to help elect Palin. You? (nt)  LuckyTheDog   Nov-05-10 10:02 AM   #111 
  - In a 4-way race we could also get a real progressive/liberal and not a corporate shill  Bullet1987   Nov-05-10 10:10 AM   #114 
  - NO-WAY-IN-HELL  kctim   Nov-05-10 10:10 AM   #113 
  - Few things that we need betwixt now and then...  hayu_lol   Nov-05-10 10:23 AM   #119 
  - Quite possibly,  MadHound   Nov-05-10 10:11 AM   #115 
  - Yes, absolutely.  begin_within   Nov-05-10 10:12 AM   #116 
  - Only if they start cutting or privatizing social security and medicare, or put in a right wing  still_one   Nov-05-10 10:14 AM   #117 
  - Honestly, here in Georgia, I don't think it matters.  racaulk   Nov-05-10 10:38 AM   #120 
  - Yes. With great pleasure.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Nov-05-10 11:06 AM   #121 
  - Fuck No. Is that plain enough for you.  Pisces   Nov-05-10 11:07 AM   #122 
  - If there were a liberal primary challenger --  Hell Hath No Fury   Nov-05-10 11:09 AM   #123 
  - NO!  rainlillie   Nov-05-10 11:11 AM   #124 
  - whoever truly promises to end the wars, gets my vote. I thought I was burned by Obama, but..  krabigirl   Nov-05-10 11:13 AM   #125 
  - No - I Remember Kennedy  otohara   Nov-05-10 11:14 AM   #126 
  - It amazes me how angry people get at your suggestion, even though we got creamed  DainBramaged   Nov-05-10 11:15 AM   #127 
  - Absolutely.  Lucian   Nov-05-10 11:15 AM   #128 
 

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