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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 04:10 PM
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Poll question: What's the most important campaign issue to you?
I made it simple too. Even you freepers can vote. I didn't ask if 'gun control' was important, just guns in general, pro or con. Same with abortion.

I'm talking about the single most important thing you vote based on. Assume the worst. Assume that your only choice is between a candidate that supported that one issue and one who opposed it, and that both candidates were identical on every other issue.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Ficus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 04:11 PM
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1. Civil Liberties
nt
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 04:14 PM
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2. Civil Liberties here as well.
We are losing what so many have died for. :(
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edzontar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 04:26 PM
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7. The War stands for eveything else....
The War epitomizes the Bush misadministration in its PUREST form--pure lying, hatred, murder, and incompetence.





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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 04:15 PM
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3. Iraq.
This is the important issue for me and it is the lense by which I look at candidates. It has also completely redefined my opinion of the Democratic Party's leadership in the House and the Senate and I am now convinced that the party needs a complete overhaul. The darkest day in our party's(and our country's) history was when the majority of Democratic senators voted for the IWR, including our supposed leaders.
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lyonn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 06:01 PM
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13. Iraq
Amen, and i'm agnostic. There was a time when our Supreme Court Justices were very high on my list of important issues, along with not messing with our tort laws that would only punish a Corp., etc. with punitive damages in an amount 250,000. or less which would give Corps. a license to put all kinds of defective and harmful products on the helpless public, womens rights, the environment, alternative fuel . . . could go on and on. That's why I changed my party last year. But, you are sooo right, this war is killing our soldiers!! And for what?
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 04:20 PM
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4. Failure of the USA to fully adopt the Metric System
The rest of the civilized world and most of uncivilized world measures everything in the logical, universal Metric System.

When will the US get with the program?

Where is the outrage?
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 06:51 PM
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17. Metric NOW!
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 06:55 PM
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19. I'm with you on that one
Metrics now!
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confusionisnext Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 08:01 PM
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24. hear hear
Maybe not at the top of my list, but come on, foot-pounds?

What's important for me is
civil rights
civil liberties
equal economic opportunity
judicial appointments
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jhfenton Donating Member (567 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 08:55 PM
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28. Metric now!
I love the metric system!

Quick, how many cups are in a quart? How many yards are in a mile?

OK, how many meters are in a KILOmeter?
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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 04:20 PM
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5. Fewer deaths

of people of all nationalities, both outside the US and in it.

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Kanary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 06:20 PM
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16. Exactly!
And that means more attention to "social issues".... medical care, adequate and safe housing for all, and figuring out how to actually reduce violence.

But, there's no profit in any of that....

Kanary
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elfwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 04:20 PM
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6. Only one issue is important...
Getting rid of Bush.
All other issues are secondary at best to this one.
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absolutezero Donating Member (879 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 08:00 PM
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23. exactly
getting rid of whistle ass will help us on all the other issues
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 04:30 PM
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8. Civil liberties here too...and judicial nominees a close second
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 04:33 PM
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9. Universal Healthcare n/t
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DFLforever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:38 PM
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10. Civil liberties is No 1 for me
Edited on Thu Nov-13-03 05:40 PM by DFLforever
then Iraq war/foreign policy, then the economy and social contract.


edit: typo
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:43 PM
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11. Hmm. I obviously should've included civil liberties as a category.
I didn't even consider that one. I considered gay rights, BBV, and a few others, but didn't even think about civil liberties.
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:51 PM
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12. International relations!
As an ex-pat and very internatinally oriented, this is my number 1 issue.

:kick:

DemEx
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Undemcided Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 06:16 PM
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14. The amount of debt.
Government growing by 27% worries me.
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funkyflathead Donating Member (723 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 06:18 PM
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15. Domestic security n/t


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absyntheNsugar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 06:54 PM
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18. Getting Bush* out of office. Period.
That should be the only issue.
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stevebreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 06:59 PM
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20. Campaign finance reform should not be overlooked
If the GOP was not allowed to buy elections we would not have shuch extreamest in office.
:kick:
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burr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 07:55 PM
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22. and don't forget democracy, anyone...
you know, no taxation without representation! One man-one vote. No man is above the law, certainly not those who enforce it. The primaries are elections, not eyewash!

All men are created equal; they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable including life, liberity, and the pursuit of happiness;

To secure these rights, governments deriving their just powers from the "consent of the governed"; that WHENEVER ANY GOVERNMENT becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to ALTER or ABOLISH IT, and to institute NEW GOVERNMENT, as to them seem most likely to effect their SAFETY and HAPPINESS.

But when a LONG TRAIN OF ABUSES and USURPATIONS, pursuing invariable the same object, it is THEIR DUTY, to THROW OFF SUCH GOVERNMENT, and to provide NEW GUARDS for their FUTURE SECURITY.

The most important issue to me in 2004, will our votes count...and what is our DUTY if they don't?
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 07:36 PM
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21. Getting rid of Bush
because another Bush term will have serious ramifications for all of the issues listed.

A Bush second term will be the RW unleashed. SInce they won't have to worry about the messy problem of another Bush election, they will just have at it. 50 years of progress will be down the tubes.

MzPip
:dem:
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 08:08 PM
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25. Winning. eom
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Zero Division Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 08:42 PM
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26.  Iraq/Foreign Policy or Anti-Tax Insanity: Too hard to decide
N/T
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jhfenton Donating Member (567 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 08:54 PM
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27. Civil Liberties
Since civil liberties weren't on there, I selected guns. Since that is one civil liberties issue among many. Unfortunately, it's the one civil liberties issue that most of our candidates are on the wrong side of.
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