good morning all my sisters & brothers,
i hope u all get a few minutes this memorial weekend to remember those other sisters & brothers of ours who have perished or were maimed while in harms way. although we may disagree with the reasons of war these souls have paid the ultimate sacrifice and deserve>no demand our respect..."may the music rock their souls"
stay safe and feel good!
On the (Ron Paul) third party question, I think I'd vote for him, depending on his running mate choice, which wouldn't necessarily scare me away (if a poor one) but may make me think twice. Perot's running mate, Vice Adm. Stockdale, was a good man but poor choice and contributed to the demise of his campaign. Not that I thought Perot was Presidential material but I thought he brought a real challenge to the dualopoly that is keeping our country stagnate, at least at the level of Executive Branch. I strongly opposed Perot's stance on drugs and the subsequent "war on drugs" that spread from Texas to the rest of the country, although I also believe it was both honest mistake (ignorance) as well a pitch to the religious right for votes (a tactic I wish wouldn't be so prevalent in our political system).
I also believe that it is high time we have a "No Confidence" choice on ballots in this country. If the current trend continues, we should at least let those that reach office know the majority of the voters were ambivalent about their "victory". We (The People) also need a similar vehicle to remove folks like Bush II by referendum when it becomes apparent that they have been posing as competent candidates (and are NOT) or have been corrupted by the corporate lobby machine, or both (as is the case currently).
Politics aren't my bag either, baby...
...been a registered republican, lastly a registered deomcrat...
finally went up a few weeks ago and registered as "No Party", which, in my home state, means that i can only vote in one (republican or democrat) primary, whichever one i choose to vote in...
this year i choose to vote in the GOP primary for ron paul.
in the last two prez' elections, i voted Constitution Party.
if ron paul is not running in the general election, i will not vote.
hillary's a poser...
giuliani's a mobster...
the rest are just plain crooks and liars.
I'm a registered Democrat with Libertarian leanings and lots of views the Democrats don't want anything to do with. Also, politics is extremely not my thing.
However, I like Ron Paul too, and it seems increasingly likely he's going to kick some serious butt, at least to the extent of having to be taken seriously.
Suppose he did the Perot thing and ran on a third party ticket--what would you do then?
In the Presidential Primary, I'll vote for Ron Paul, since I'm a registered Republican (hey, I wanted to be Libertarian but they really don't exist). Of course, he won't win so I'll write in Colbert's name when the actual election occurs.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to my underground lair.
hillary has rec'd more money from defense contractors than all of the remaining dems put together...
this amount also being 60% of the total given to all republican candidates put together...
what's up with that?
never-ending war for the war profiteers... that's what.
I've voted in every presidential election since 1974, when I was 18 and voted against Nixon. I have voted against someone ever since. I've never voted FOR anyone for prez. This time the stakes are very high. Whomever is least likely to continue the policies of the present group -- shredding the Constitution, warmongering, torture, anti-environmentalism -- will get my vote. This has to be someone with a chance of winning, which probably means the Democratic nominee. There is a difference between the parties no matter what some say. Al Gore would have been a far better leader than Bush. Reality bites .
who do you guys like among the presidential candidates? (Non U.S. Heads, feel free to ignore this discussion...)
Colbert is smarter than most, possibly all, of the politicians on the ballot. He has a better grip on the issues and he is usually funnier. They are letting Al Franken run in Minnesota. Arnold Schwarenegger was elected here in California, as was professional wrestler Jesse Ventura in Minnesoata. What made professional actors Ronald Regan or Fred Thomson so qualified when they ran for govenor and senator respectively? I recall Pat Robertson was on the ballot as ways back, and he says way wackier things than Colbert.
As imitation Bill O' Riley, Colbert is way better than the real thing, so why wouldn't that transfer to the presidency. No way could he be worse than what we have.
I've lived in SC most of my life and these are one of the times that I just shake my head in disbelief.