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Who will you vote for or do you think will win?

Obama
8 (61.5%)
Romney
1 (7.7%)
Obama wins the popular, but loses the electoral
1 (7.7%)
Romney wins the popular, but loses the electoral
3 (23.1%)

Total Members Voted: 13

Voting closed: November 06, 2012, 09:25:56 AM

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Luigison

  • Old Person™
« on: October 09, 2012, 09:25:56 AM »
Or do you think the Zombies will take over and the world will end on Dec. 21? 
« Last Edit: November 06, 2012, 03:41:22 PM by Luigison »
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Markio

  • Normal
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 10:48:16 AM »
I think Obama will win, but I'm probably going to vote for a third-party candidate.  I'm hoping Mitt Romney does not win, as he doesn't look too favorably on marriage equality or the poor.  As far as I know, I mean.  Politics always make me think I'm stuck in 1984, the novel.
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 12:24:59 PM »
I thought this would be another Paper Mario: Sticker Star thread.
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 06:34:38 PM »
Despite Romney's recent bump in popularity due to the debates, his long term success has been shoddy at best and his campaign is awful. I don't think he'll win.
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 08:49:45 PM »
The way things look now, I wouldn't be surprised if it went either way. There are many people who are dissatisfied with President Obama's leadership, and I think that the media is overly enthusiastic about the president generally speaking, which is imo probably engineered. On the flip side, I would think that a lot of people for better or worse, are afraid of Romney for various reasons; their mentality of the upper class, their worries about Social Spending and so forth. The nation seems to be divided though, which is fun.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 09:46:02 PM »
The way things look now, I wouldn't be surprised if it went either way. There are many people who are dissatisfied with President Obama's leadership, and I think that the media is overly enthusiastic about the president generally speaking, which is imo probably engineered. On the flip side, I would think that a lot of people for better or worse, are afraid of Romney for various reasons; their mentality of the upper class, their worries about Social Spending and so forth. The nation seems to be divided though, which is fun.

I think that's a fair point. (And, on an unrelated note, you sure do like making your words bold and fancy)
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 10:12:35 PM »
Well I do try to be fair, mai friendu. I like to emphasize certain words when speaking in text, in an effort to make my paragraphs more visually engaging. I am told that I talk fancy quite often though, both on the internet and in everyday life.

Personally, I don't like Romney or Obama... But, at the end of the day we must make a choice, and my eggs are not in Obama's basket, to his dismay I'm sure.
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 09:59:18 AM »
He is personally offended at your forum post.
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 06:45:27 PM »
Good, that's what he gets for being incompetent. Hahahaha,

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Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2012, 03:22:29 PM »
Has anyone already or does anyone want to change their vote after the debates? 

I didn't put an undecided option in the poll, but if you are undecided feel free to post.  Maybe we can help each other decide. 

Can those that voted for the on of the last to options explain their reasoning?  I've read and listened to a lot of talk about doing away with the electoral college over the last week or so and it seems the idea is gaining ground on both sides. 
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

CrossEyed7

  • i can make this whatever i want; you're not my dad
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2012, 04:18:35 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k</a>
(link)

Also this. First-Past-The-Post voting is the worst. And we'll never get away from it, because both parties would suffer equally without it.
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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2012, 06:22:59 PM »
Has anyone already or does anyone want to change their vote after the debates? 

No, not in the slightest. One sophisticated debate won't erase everything Romney said leading up to it. Not surprisingly, Romney enjoyed quite the boost in popularity after the first debate despite trailing in the polls prior to it...American's have an astoundingly short memory span.

I'm not saying Obama is any better (or that I'm even voting for him), but seriously, why Romney? And why just because he articulated his agenda fluently, which, all things considered, is still the word of a jerk who doesn't care about 47% of voters because they don't initially support him?

Also, the winner of the next debate will win the election. That's what it's going to come down to despite what either man has to offer in terms of getting this country back on its feet.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2012, 06:26:09 PM by PaperLuigi »
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Me: Why?

CrossEyed7

  • i can make this whatever i want; you're not my dad
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2012, 07:34:14 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UrOmhH2PeI" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UrOmhH2PeI</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EohGmG-QUhA" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EohGmG-QUhA</a>
"Oh man, I wish being a part of a Mario fan community was the most embarrassing thing about my life." - Super-Jesse

« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2012, 07:53:10 PM »
Hahaha, props to the last guy for actually questioning whether there was a debate.
Luigison: Question everything!
Me: Why?

« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2012, 01:11:15 PM »
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Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2012, 05:15:32 PM »
I'm voting for Obama, but my wife had planned to vote for Romney, but based on all the harassing phone calls we've been getting from the RNC she may switch sides or simply not vote.  We are referring to these calls as harassing based on the number and time of the calls.  On average we've been getting two to five calls per day from the RNC or someone calling on their behave with about one call every two days being after bedtime.   

I hadn't realized how much this was compared to the rest of the US until CNN said that the election depended on Northern Virginia.  What a slap in the face that must be to the rest of the rest of the voters that are not in swing states. 

When we lived in Mississippi our votes didn't really count because the state was always red.  When we lived in California it didn't matter on the national level because the state was blue.  Now it matters so much that we are harassed about it.  I feel sorry for the democrats in Mississippi, the republicans in California, and everyone else's vote that seemingly or realistically does not matter.  I don't think this is what the founding fathers had in mind. 
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2012, 05:30:29 PM »
I feel sorry for the democrats in Mississippi, the republicans in California, and everyone else's vote that seemingly or realistically does not matter. 

I know that feel. I'm a democrat in Texas where Romney is assured a win. I voted anyway. :/
Luigison: Question everything!
Me: Why?

« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2012, 06:13:31 PM »
on their behave

Anyway, I'm grateful that the Canadian election system is slightly less confusing.
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CrossEyed7

  • i can make this whatever i want; you're not my dad
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2012, 06:24:35 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0vE5CTTSFI" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0vE5CTTSFI</a>
"Oh man, I wish being a part of a Mario fan community was the most embarrassing thing about my life." - Super-Jesse

« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2012, 11:15:39 PM »
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« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2012, 07:39:03 AM »
Might wanna change the topic title, man.

Anyways, I find it kinda funny how I live in a red state, but all the adults I know are either voting for Obama or aren't voting.
Relics.

BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2012, 02:47:22 PM »
I voted a week ago by mail-in ballot, for Obama.
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Markio

  • Normal
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2012, 03:02:27 PM »
I voted for Jill Stein.  My brother voted for Romney specifically because he doesn't want Obama to win. X/
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« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2012, 03:48:02 PM »
99% of Romney voters are voting solely for that reason.

Luigison: Question everything!
Me: Why?

« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2012, 04:49:35 PM »
A lot of conservatives who were calling Romney a RINO during the primaries support him now, which I suspect is for precisely that reason.
Relics.

CrossEyed7

  • i can make this whatever i want; you're not my dad
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2012, 05:05:08 PM »
I hate not having instant-runoff or range voting. I voted for Obama and regret not voting for Jill Stein, but if I'd voted for her I'd regret not voting for him.
"Oh man, I wish being a part of a Mario fan community was the most embarrassing thing about my life." - Super-Jesse

« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2012, 10:29:40 PM »
Obama is da winnar
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Me: Why?

Koopaslaya

  • Kansas
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2012, 10:30:35 PM »
Looks like I predicted it correctly, too.
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« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2012, 08:42:36 AM »
Obama winning is nice, but doesn't surprise me.

Washington and Colorado legalizing marijuana surprises me greatly, however.
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ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2012, 10:15:55 AM »
Called it.
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« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2012, 03:30:31 PM »
Obama winning is nice, but doesn't surprise me.

Washington and Colorado legalizing marijuana surprises me greatly, however.

Gay marriage is legal in Maine and Maryland, now, too!

EDIT: And don't forget Washington.
Relics.

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2014, 02:30:11 PM »
This isn't the latest, but it is relevant...



How do you think marijuana and same-sex marriage will change and/or be influenced by the next presidential election?  Abortion?  Minimum wage?  Taxes/cuts? 
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