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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:17 PM
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who did you support in past Presidential Elections ?
first, can you all tell whether you always supported Kerry including from the Primary or how/when you came to support him?

and then can you tell who you supported in past elections in the primary and general elections.

2000 was the first time i was able to vote in a Presidential election and I felt the same towards Gore and Bradley or didn't strongly prefer one over the other. i kind of leaned Gore just based on him being part of the Clinton administration but overall i pretty much felt the same about them. so i ended up voting in the Republican Primary for McCain but only because i hated Bush. i would have voted for Gore(or Bradley) even if mccain had been the Republican nominee.

i wanted Gore to pick Kerry for vp but we saw how that turned out. i didn't have a depressed type of feeling though. i was always behind Gore and whoever he picked.

and then for 2004 i always leaned Kerry but wanted to check out other candidates. but i always came back to Kerry as the one i liked best.

i wonder who i would have supported in 1992. i was about 13 and wasn't paying much attention. i did come to love Clinton though,especially as i got older. i remember when he became the democratic nominee i just saw him as someone different , someone younger compared to reagan and pappy bush who were the only presidents i could remember in my life. i just thought he was cool.
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:29 PM
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1. Well, I was 14 going on 15 in 2000
So I didn't pay attention to primaries. I supported Gore since I was raised a good Democrat :) However, I didn't realize Bush would be so awful. I just thought he was a dumbshit, not a dangerous dumbshit. I even made a joke that he would probably start a war. Ugh.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:37 PM
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2. This goes back aways, have patience
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 06:38 PM by TayTay
1976: Primary, Fred Harris, an honest to gawd liberal populist from Oklahoma
Worked for Carter and voted straight Dem ticket in the General Election

1980: Worked for Kennedy in the primary
Voted for Carter in the GE

1984: Voted for Mondale, but was not inspired
Again, voted for Mondale in the GE

1988: Voted for Dukakis, (2nd MA candidate) (Loved Jesse)
Voted for Dukakis in the GE

1992: Voted for Tsongas in the primary (hmm, I'm sensing a pattern here)
Voted for Clinton

1996: Clinton
Clinton

2000: I voted Gore, my hubby voted and contributed to Bradley
Gore in the GE

2004: Kerry (4 out of eight primaries I voted for a homeboy!)
Kerry, of course
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:22 PM
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3. my votes go back a ways too

First I voted Republican (not too into politics but voted the way my parents had voted: Nixon, Ford, Reagan.

Then in 1992--Clinton
1996--Clinton

2000--Gore
2004--Kerry in the Wisconsin primary, Kerry/Edward in Nov.
(The very first time I ever did any more than vote in an election--I donated money, I canvassed, I phoned, I attended every rally I could, I put stickers on my car, pins on my shirts, was a ward captain and attended their meetings, etc.!) I contributed to the Kerry blog from April until November, always positive, always talking up Kerry/Edwards. I made sure my immediate family (husband and kids voted Kerry, although that was an easy assignment).

So I hope that makes amends for voting Republican those early years!
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angrydemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:02 PM
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4. Well......
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 10:02 PM by angrydemocrat
1992: Tsongas
Clinton

1996: Clinton

2000: Gore

2004: Kerry (My Hero)
Kerry (My Leader)
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Siyahamba Donating Member (890 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:27 PM
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5. This was my first election living in the US
Though I couldn't vote, I volunteered all I could for John Kerry.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:34 PM
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6. Welcome
Glad to see you here Siyahamba!
:hi:
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Siyahamba Donating Member (890 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:56 PM
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7. Thank you!
Glad to be here. :)
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:00 PM
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11. where are you from?
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Blaukraut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 05:26 PM
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8. Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Clinton, Gore, Kerry
Let me just add an explanation;
I'm not a US citizen (yet), but have been a permanent resident since '86.
I grew up in Germany, but my husband is an American. Although I knew about US politics as a teenager back home, it was only enough to know that 'we' - as in my family - always rooted for the Dems. (my family are staunch social democrats).

I only actively followed, and worked for a nominee after the 2000 fiasco. Hence my joining DU, as well. I always liked John Kerry and knew alot about him, being one of his constituents here in Mass.
I began supporting his nomiation way back in '02, right after the mid term elections and the questionable GOP pick-ups. (see Romney. another exit poll 'discrepancy)
My husband and I volunteered our hearts out both in the primaries and the general up in New Hampshire, and I don't regret it for one moment.
Yes, I believe they stole it again this time, too. I distinctly remember telling my coworkers that the only way bush was going to win this time was by stealing it again. I knew he had when he called the press conference at 5 pm on the second.
Is it too late for John Kerry to be inaugurated as the rightful person to win office? Probably yes.
Will I fight for him if he decides to run again in 08? Absolutely!
As to my citizenship; I told JK that, if he won, I would start the paperwork to be a citizen. Well, I guess I can wait another 4 years if I have to :-)
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:43 PM
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9. I've been a Dem since I was seven
And drew cartoons making fun of Bush and Quayle in '92.

I got into election 2000, though I was turning 16 and couldn't vote. Thought Bush was an abominable dumbass, but didn't realize how odious he'd be.

2004 was my first election. I am ashamed to say I was a lazy Democrat in the primaries and was taken in by Dean's anti-war rhetoric, and so rooted for him. After his defeat, I didn't pay attention again until the DNC (I know, how awful), where I first began to feel some stirrings for John Kerry. A few days of study later, I was hooked on John. I regret not becoming his fan sooner. I am a perfect example of what an absymal FAILURE his early campaign managers were, because if I'd known ANYTHING at all about him early on, I definitely would've pulled for him from the get go. He's seriously like my perfect man, let alone my perfect politician.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:01 PM
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12. hah I remember being young and stuff
I remember asking my grandma or baba as I called her back then, the dems are the good guys right? I also remember having a hatred for Orrin Hatch.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:03 PM
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13. LOL... one of the lefty freepers called me Orrin Hatch
I thought it was funny. Because I, you know, spoke truth to them.
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angrydemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:25 PM
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15. LMAO!!!
Orrin Hatch?? OMG! LMAO!!!
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:26 PM
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17. Yeah I dont see the resemblance
A democrat who believes in her candidate and isn't a narrow minded hypocrites, oh all I want is the truth, just gimme some truth, sorry :).
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:42 PM
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23. I know
They have Serious Problems.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:25 PM
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16. Fuck them
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:29 PM
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20. That was about my reaction n/t
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:30 PM
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22. They're more like Hatch than anything
Trying to make people feel bad for actually liking our guy, fuck them.
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angrydemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:54 PM
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28. That Is What I Would Have Told The Asshole
If they called me Orrin Hatch. Along with a few more choice words. They are total dumbasses!
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 08:57 PM
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10. Been trying to remember
I heard Carter first on the radio when I was living in Mississippi. Yep, I lived there. :scared: I was sooooo ready for somebody who promised to tell the truth. In 1980, I don't think I voted in the primaries. But I'm always ready for a Kennedy. I remember thinking it would be awesome to have him for President, but worrying somebody would kill him too. I never seriously thought we'd toss a sitting President though, and I still liked Carter anyway. I couldn't believe how many people were buying into Reagan, I lived in California under Reagan. Before and after Mississippi. Was a nice state until Reagan. I remember voting in the primaries for Jesse Jackson and I think Clinton. I always liked Al Gore, I don't remember what turned me off to Bradley. But I've been waiting for John Kerry to run since I can remember paying any sort of attention to politics. I guess I've had a wee crush on him since he gave his testimony back in '71! The idealism of a 14 year old girl I guess!
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angrydemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:22 PM
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14. That Sounds Like Me And My Daughter
About Kerry. I have always been "Kerry Krazy" ever since I was 16 and I got my daughter hooked when she was young around seven or eight. We have always kept up with Kerry as much as possible but I must say it was alot easier once I got a computer and internet. Me and her both enjoy talking to people from Massachusetts. But we both were waiting for the day he would run for president. I remember my daughter getting mad because Gore didn't pick him as VP. She is comical anyway.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:27 PM
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18. VP, me too
I could not even believe Gore picked Liebermann. I remember my mother liked him though, his "moral values". :eyes: No, she's not a prude so I don't even know where that came from. Kerry couldn't be VP then because he was a womanizer; now he's the dullest man since Coolidge. The very people who scream about the media lies turn right around and lap up everything that same media says about Kerry. They're just insane.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:30 PM
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21. He was described then as charismatic too
Clinton and Gore, the latter who is loved by the purists did not choose Kerry because of Kerry's more liberalism.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 09:28 PM
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19. How'd you end up getting so interested in Kerry at such a young age
Not being from his state?

I'm curious.
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angrydemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 01:02 AM
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30. ....
Edited on Mon Jan-10-05 01:19 AM by angrydemocrat
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-10-05 01:07 AM
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31. He is addictive, like crack
It's cool you've loved him that long. I wish I had been following him for such a long time. I am sure you'll be much happier living in a blue state. You don't sound like you fit in in Tennessee.
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clydefrand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:44 PM
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24. I supported John Kerry way back in the 90's. Can't remember
the first time I saw him on TV, but I noted how articulate he was and how practical he was. I thought then that I would love to see him as President. You can imagine how excited I was to see him get the nomination. And to win too!!!!!!!!!!!!! I went to bed thinking he was going to win and I'd learn of it early on Nov.3...well, it was already the 3rd when I finally went to be. Needless to say we were all disappointed to hear the dumbass was declared the winner.

I'm still depressed over this. :-( :-(
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clydefrand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 10:48 PM
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25. I've always voted for Democrats since '63 except the one
colossal mistake of voting for Nixon. Thankfully, he resigned. I only voted for him at the advice of someone I was dating. Both were huge mistakes!
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whometense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:18 PM
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26. My history:
First vote was for McGovern - voted absentee from college. I was thrilled to cast that ballot!

Then, Carter, John Anderson, Mondale, Dukakis, Clinton, Clinton, Gore, and...sigh...Kerry.

The only winning candidate, you'll note, is Clinton, of whom I was not all that fond. I preferred Bradley to Gore in 2000.

I was the most proud and happy to vote for Kerry, of all the votes I've cast.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:35 PM
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27. I'm so proud
That the first ballot bubble I ever filled in was for John Kerry.

My president. :loveya:
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paulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 11:58 PM
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29. My first vote was for McGovern - sort of
actually, it was a vote in my highschool history class - Nixon won 17 - 3. I sure got a lot of shit for that!

An interesting story - in 1976 I hiked (most of) the Appalachian Trail. People used to leave notebooks in the lean-tos for other hikers to sign in and leave messages - in one of the early ones past Springer Mt. (the trailhead) there was a message from the year before - something along the lines of "Rosilyn and I hiked up here for a lovely fall day off on my presidential campaign" then some more stuff I don't remember. It was signed "Keep the Faith, Jimmy Carter". To this day I wonder if it was for real. It seemed authentic - this was still at a point in the campaign where nobody really even knew who he was.

The only two candidates I've supported through the primaries and general elections were Bill Clinton and John Kerry. I remembered Kerry from the Vietnam war protests and I knew he was one of the most liberal members of the Senate. He was the obvious choice.
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