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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-05 09:33 AM
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18. I too am always going to vote my conscience from now on and
for who I think truly represents me. That person doesn't win because this country has fixed it so that 3rd parties are marginalized? Better than voting for someone that doesn't represent my interests-what would change once he or she is in office?

My brother used to tell me, when I urged him to vote for Kerry because, after all, he was better than Bush, that they were on the same side of the coin on corporate interests. I listened to Noam Chomsky talk about Kerry being Bush-lite and I suppose much of the country believed that, too.

Well, now, demmit, I want someone who reflects the POV that War is the wrong thing to engage in for imperialistic interests. Who puts the environment ahead of profit. Who doesn't want to gut programs that aid the sick, elderly or poor in order to benefit the rich. Who works to get rid of unfair trade agreements and outsourcing in order to keep jobs and manufacturing here.

Maybe that person doesn't have enough money to run. Maybe he or she never could because, after all, generally, do corporate interests want to pony up for someone who will not be lining THEIR pockets in return? I believe until the so-called free-speech of political campaigns on television that favors the rich ends or is regulated for fairness, the type of candidates I want will be few and far between.

So, in 2008, I will argue with even one person who tells me that I should vote for a Democrat no matter what, just because that person remembers what Dems used to be.
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