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Question from Russia

  • Oct. 29th, 2008 at 4:12 PM
So, there is less than a week to go to polling day. Web users in Russia would like to know just who you are going to cast your vote for.

Which of the two candidates performed best during the long campaign? Has the campaign itself influenced how you are going to vote? And who ultimately are you going to vote for - if you haven’t done so already in early voting :)

Thank you for answering!


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kevynjacobs wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
I voted Green Party - Cynthia McKinney.
skygawker wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
I voted for Barack Obama. The campaign wasn't what decided this -- I'm a Democrat due to my support of the party's platform and would have voted for Hillary Clinton or John Edwards happily, too -- but it DID make me proud and excited to be a Democrat, which has to be worth something.
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absurdhero wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
My wife and I cast our ballots early in Georgia for Senator Obama.
jeffxandra wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)
In the end, I am where I was when I cast my primary ballot, voting for Obama. I agree with his policy stances on many issues and the ones where I disagree with him (e.g. FISA, the Bailout) are instances where he agreed with McCain.

The campaign has only cemented my decision to vote for him. Between McCain's wildly careening nature and inability to understand the crises he confronts, his selection of (potentially) the worst Vice Presidential candidate in history, and their willingness to question the patriotism of those who are not Republicans, I would have voted for Alfred E. Neuman before voting for McCain.
kwsapphire wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
There are more than two candidates, thank you.

I already turned in my absentee ballot and voted for Ron Paul.
absurdhero wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
Again, Ron Paul is not running for President. As a matter of fact, Ron Paul himself is voting for Constitution Party nomineee Chuck Baldwin of all people. I understand you're trying to make some kind of point, but this is the epitome of throwing your vote away.
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heavenly_action wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
Sorry about that, I logged in on another account.

I think Obama performed best during the campaign. I also vote on platform issues and would have loved to see Clinton elected but I'm a proud supporter of Obama.
orwhoeveriam wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
Going to vote for Obama.

The campaign didn't influence my vote. I'd have supported any of the Democratic candidates. However, the way McCain has run his campaign has changed my view of his potential presidency from "That wouldn't be so bad" to "It's vital he lose."
fishnetmom wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
I voted two weeks ago for Obama. I wasn't too crazy about his stand on abortion/pro-life issues, but I figured putting a warmonger in the White House that would blow us all up was more important for the time being.
elanorgardner wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
YES!! Someone who realizes we need to protect the born AND the unborn from being annihilated by a warmongering PotUS! *HUGS YOU*
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tyskkvinna wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
I made my decision based on policy. I wasn't 100% sure which party I was going with until I read through it. While I don't dislike Republicans - in fact, I am voting for several on my overall ballot - I greatly disagree with the platform McCain has set forth. And in most instances, Obama has presented an alternative I agree with. In some cases neither does.

I am not voting for a different party because I'm still being told I'm in a swing state. My distaste for some of the policy I've seen from McCain is stronger than my support for McKinney. She and the Greens did get my serious consideration, however.

So yes - Obama.
treesdancealone wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
I am voting for Obama
elanorgardner wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
Obviously, Obama has performed best during the campaign. McCain's erratic behavior is well-documented, and the erratic behavior of his campaign staff only proves the man cannot control either himself or his staffers, much less a government.

The only influence the campaign has had on me is to cement my feeling that I am on the right side of this one. (And while I appreciate the strong feelings of those voting for the "fringe" candidates, the idea of allowing McCain/Palin into office to make a "point" or to "vote on principle" dismays me -- as does the idea of voting on the issue of pro-life for candidates who clearly do not value the lives of either the born OR unborn and would likely bring the world to the edge of nuclear catastrophe.)

Voting today for Obama.
unsilenceddream wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
I'll be voting for Obama. The campaign didn't influence my decision, either, I was a supporter from the beginning, and besides, a potential McCain/Palin administration scares the living crap out of me.
euchreman wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
Weighing the options
Basically my vote is for the lesser of two evils. I don't think either of them is great or prepared to run the country. However, I think Obama's "plans" are better than McCains. I think McCain ran a terrible campaign. If McCain would have ran the campaign he ran in 2000, my vote may be different. And besides that, Palin scares the crap out of me.

brennakimi wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
I voted on platform.

I voted for Obama.

Had I voted on "character" or personality, I would have made the same choice. But, ignoring comepletely abbrasive personalities (who likely wouldn't have remained in office for more than 20 years), I'm not sure how much personality matters. I don't care about "character" either. I don't care what you do in your life, with your family, in your personal time, whatever. I want solid policy direction and the rest of it is completely irrelevant.
fishnetmom wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
That's something I loved when Clinton was in office. Sure, he was supposed to be impeached about lying about a blow job.

You know, the people screaming about that were the same ones who voted Kennedy in.

I don't care who does what either. I'd just rather not be part of a struggling middle class anymore.

I just asked my husband the other day, "Do you think all the money that went for this war could have given everyone in the US health care?"
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candidsari wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Voting for Obama.

Reasons are obvious. McCain = Another Bush ... and Palin = Another Bush ...with lipstick.

splitting_minds wrote:
Oct. 30th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Obama
Palin = Another Bush ...with lipstick.

That > Bulldog.
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sparkstealer wrote:
Oct. 29th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
Voted (this morning, in fact) for Obama, same as in the primary. I voted based on his platform more than his campaign, but I can say I'd have had second thoughts if he had stooped to the same tactics as the McCain campaign. I probably would have gone Green in that case, as McKinney was my second choice.
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