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Dec. 8th, 2003

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From:eee1313
Date:December 8th, 2003 06:49 am (UTC)
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This is the first I've heard of Kucinich at all, so I'll have to look into the guy. Thanks for putting another name in my head, because so far no one has rung any bells for me.

And about the Nader/Gore hate... I get a lot of shit from people about having voted for Nader, but here's the way I look at it: 1) Gore was going to win Illinois, anyway, so why not cast my vote for a 3rd party candidate?, 2) Nader more closely matched my beliefs and offered what I wanted in a candidate, and 3) it's my vote, and I'm voting rather than sitting on my ass and doing nothing, so back off. I just don't understand why people got so freaked out and said votes were "wasted" on Gore. A wasted vote is one that's not cast.
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From:desert_fox
Date:December 8th, 2003 08:11 am (UTC)
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I could not agree with you more. That's how I justified voting for Nader to all the people who scoffed. I actually would have considered voting for McCain if he won over GW in the primary. I'd do my homework first, but he inspired me through his charisma and a few of the interviews I've read. This election has a purpose. We need to collectively boo the current administration right out of the White House. To do that, efforts need to be consolidated. I'll vote Dem next year if there is any doubt in Illinois and if someone inspires me. All I'm saying is that we need to pull the reigns in on this warring state and chill out. I don't want four more years let alone four more minutes with GW. That is what most of all will guide my punch next November.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:December 8th, 2003 11:25 am (UTC)
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Check out his issues page for lots of good stuff!
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From:aethyric
Date:December 8th, 2003 02:59 pm (UTC)
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you know, i think it's a bit embarrasing to admit that you didn't vote for gore only because you lucky enough to be pretty certain illinois was going to pull up democratic (read: merely "not-bush") in the end.

i'm not pulling judgement here, though... i did the same exact thing.
nader got my vote in the end, but only because i felt i could.

this system... *sigh* makes me sad, sometimes.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:December 8th, 2003 03:12 pm (UTC)
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Which is why Instant Run-off Voting (kucinich link) is the really important campiagn for the future.

Thanks for poking into my journal. I've added you as a friend because you list LeGuin as an interest and you're friends with szasz so you must rock. :)



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From:aethyric
Date:December 8th, 2003 07:36 pm (UTC)
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well, in return, thanks for posting intelligently about politics.

you've been added, too, so i can keep up without trolling through to szasz's friends page. will have to bookmark that link for the time we call "after fall semester". (i promised myself i wouldn't get caught up in political ideology again until i got out of here first.)
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