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40RatRod

(531 posts)
Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:26 PM Feb 2016

I early voted in the Georgia primary today.

After much thought, I came to the decision that Bernie was not electable so I voted for Hillary.
I did have to ask myself, was I voting for her because, while I like Bernie, was it because of how nasty and obnoxious Bernie's supporters are on DU.
After much thought, it still boiled down to I just don't feel he has a chance against the GOP machine and will not be able to capture the nomination.
I hope my Hillary friends are not like some of Bernie supporters who say they will NOT vote for the nominee unless it is Bernie.
I will vote for whoever the nominee is.

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I early voted in the Georgia primary today. (Original Post) 40RatRod Feb 2016 OP
Congratulations on your vote! BooScout Feb 2016 #1
We will vote for the nominee. yallerdawg Feb 2016 #2
It's easy to make bold and wreckless statements right now rpannier Feb 2016 #6
I never made any statements I wouldn't vote for the Nominee.. Our Country and Planet are too Cha Feb 2016 #9
K&R for Voting rpannier Feb 2016 #3
Personally I like Bernie too and like some of his stands but book_worm Feb 2016 #4
Congratulations! Treant Feb 2016 #5
I will be early voting for Hillary next week during early voting in Texas. Thinkingabout Feb 2016 #7
I will also vote for the nominee regardless. Chichiri Feb 2016 #8

BooScout

(10,406 posts)
1. Congratulations on your vote!
Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:36 PM
Feb 2016

I voted in the Georgia primary via absentee ballot a couple of weeks ago. I have made a pact with my niece who is a Sanders supporter. Both of us will be voting for the Democratic nominee in the GE. I am pretty sure that Hillary will be the nominee.....but if for some reason she isn't.....I will vote for the nominee. The SCOTUS is too important not to.

yallerdawg

(16,104 posts)
2. We will vote for the nominee.
Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:37 PM
Feb 2016

Hell - we already lose more than half the presidential elections already.

And have seen Congress and governors and state legislatures go more and more Republican.

We don't like it. Which is why we support the best candidate.

And why it is so disheartening to see one of our candidates being relentlessly vilified and smeared!

rpannier

(24,326 posts)
6. It's easy to make bold and wreckless statements right now
Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:50 PM
Feb 2016

It's 8 months until November

If you were here 8 years ago, people made the same threats.
For the vast majority, they didn't follow through.
They voted and voted for Obama

Cha

(296,742 posts)
9. I never made any statements I wouldn't vote for the Nominee.. Our Country and Planet are too
Fri Feb 19, 2016, 12:32 AM
Feb 2016

important for that!

rpannier

(24,326 posts)
3. K&R for Voting
Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:48 PM
Feb 2016

Wish everyone would (even republicans)
Thanks for getting out there and voting

As to not voting: I have a few friends who support HRC who said they won't vote for Sanders and I know a few who say if it's Clinton they won't
They were pretty much the same people who said that in '08 about Clinton or Obama.
The Clinton people did vote for Obama
It's easy to talk now from 8 months before election day

book_worm

(15,951 posts)
4. Personally I like Bernie too and like some of his stands but
Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:49 PM
Feb 2016

think that Hillary would be a much better and effective president who could actually get things done. Of course if Bernie were the Democratic nominee I would volunteer and vote for him. The election is just too important to have a Republican president. I agree with you there are a lot of obnoxious Bernie supporters on DU. I don't know why so many of them are this way on line because in my personal life I know some Bernie supporters and they are very nice. Thanks for voting for Hillary today.

Treant

(1,968 posts)
5. Congratulations!
Thu Feb 18, 2016, 10:50 PM
Feb 2016

And yes, I'll vote for Bernie if he's the candidate.

I have to say, I'd be having chest pains, gagging a bit, and dragging myself out over my own better judgement to do so. But since I'd have to drag myself out to vote for the down-ticket Dems anyway, he might as well come along for the ride.

I regret to report that I simply don't like him.

Chichiri

(4,667 posts)
8. I will also vote for the nominee regardless.
Thu Feb 18, 2016, 11:37 PM
Feb 2016

Unless, by some incredibly weird fluke, the rotting corpse of Rock Hudson is nominated.

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