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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 08:51 PM
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Poll question: Who is your choice for President in 2008?
Edited on Mon Mar-20-06 08:53 PM by wisteria
Now, be honest. This candidate should be well qualified, likable, experienced in governing and listening to the people. This person must also have leadership qualities and integrity and be able to maintain long term relationships. There is also a need for this candidate to be able to reach across the aisle and work with those in the opposing party.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 09:06 PM
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1. That's a tough one.
I think he should also be tall with great hair.
:-)
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 09:35 PM
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3. Your right, I forgot these two important attributes. These just add to
him being so ...perfect for President.


PS. Thank you so much for the wonderful invitation on Friday. It was an unforgettable evening. You were so kind to ask me. Have a fantastic Paris vacation. (Oh, pictures would be nice, if you can manage. )
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 09:12 PM
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2. Wisteria, this poll rocks!
Edited on Mon Mar-20-06 09:14 PM by TayTay
Your choices are quite intriguing and, I think, quite fair and balanced. I commend you on being totally open-minded about this.

ahm, I thought about it for a long, long time. (1 -2 seconds) and decided to go with Sen. John Kerry as my choice. See, I think he is the candidate that best exemplifies my idea that the tallest people make the best presidents. Lincoln was tall, as was Thomas Jefferson. I rest my case. (And he has, by far, the best hair. And he bought me a beer, and well, as is well known, I am easy. Once you buy me a beer, I'm yours forever.)
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 09:41 PM
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4. LOL, and your right ,I forgot about his tallness and that nice hair.
These two things make him even more electable.

Oh, by the way, this was a poll inspired by Kos.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 10:07 PM
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5. The easiest poll to vote in yet!
Don't forget he wins best smile too and most inspiring spouse with "strong moral compass".
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 10:24 PM
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7. And looks good in jeans.
And has great hazel eyes that sometimes look blue, sometimes a bit green. (And has great taste in ties, especially the blue ones!)
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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 10:23 PM
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6. How is this poll like George W. Bush?
It's a no brainer!

Maybe you should post this in GD, but secretly replace the name Sen. John Kerry with "A well qualified, likable, experienced leader who listens to the people." See who people would chose if no names were attached.
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 10:34 PM
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8. Bwahaha.
That's funny.
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 12:01 AM
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14. I decide to post this in GD-Politics and even when I use the most
obvious qualities of Kerry, some of the responses are interesting. Of course Candidate A has the most votes, but some seem to think Gore is the candidate I am referring to. Now that is strange, because, I classify him within the loud Anti-Bush group. What could Gore run on this time except Anti-Bush government and Global warming?
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 10:41 PM
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9. You forgot attractive TV or Movie celebrity EOM
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 10:58 PM
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11. Yeah, and don't forget "someone 'exciting.'"
Edited on Mon Mar-20-06 11:02 PM by BlueIris
'Cause none of the options thus far have been exciting. NOTHING COUNTS MORE THAN A CANDIDATE'S 'EXCITEMENT' FACTOR! WE LIVE IN THE MASS MEDIA AGE!! AMERICANS LIKE EXCITING WINNERS!!!
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 11:25 PM
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13. Exciting, yes! Our candidate must excite us. n/t
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 10:54 PM
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10. He really looks good in a suit too. n/t
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-20-06 11:10 PM
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12. And he really seems to
caress care about me. :-)
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 12:18 AM
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15. he should have a deep sonorous baritone voice,
not speak in a shrill, squeaky little fake Texas twang!

And he should stand up straight and tall and never lie to the people.

And his wife should have a heart of gold and be a mamma to the nation, spreading love wherever she goes.



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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 12:37 AM
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16. That is, without a doubt, the most accurate 2008 poll
I have seen :)!!!
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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 09:18 AM
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17. What I was going to post on GD and decided to post here
Edited on Tue Mar-21-06 09:19 AM by Mass
Tell me what the candidate A stands for and I will vote for him.

The qualities you describe here are only additional qualities I'd like to see on a candidate (at least the qualified, experienced, and listening to people).

As for the last few qualities you posted on GD, I dont care, largely because these are exactly the same qualities that are stressed to push unqualified candidates (charisma and likeness). These are the qualities that supposedly had Bush elected.

I understood this poll (at least the one you posted on GD) as a spoof of the polls that are on GD, and if it is, I apologize, but too many people over there took that as a serious (as serious as can be on GD) poll.

My first reason to like Kerry is his position on the issues I find the most important for our future.
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-21-06 09:55 AM
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18. Both polls represent the shallowness of voters when it
comes to picking candidates. I realize we at the JK forum love the man but respect his opinions and voting record. We make well researched informed choices, but many people do not. They vote on one or two things only. Of the attributes I mentioned, it is my opinion Kerry fits them all well.These things are also important in a candidate to some degree and some of the candidates who are being suggested don't even come close to measuring up to these. To get into issues would bog down the poll and as we know, many of those going for the lastest fad candidate or someone similar base there opinion on one issue or current event only. As I explained to one poster, it is assumed that candidate A is a progressive and votes our ideals most of the time and is not to be considered a one issue candidate. I was hoping to get people to start thinking about how much they really do not know about their choice of of a candidate and also how silly these polls really are. It is interesting that some people see they're candidate in candidate A, when in fact, their candidate isn't even close.
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