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Posted 1/16/16 , edited 1/16/16
Who are you guys voting for in November this year? If anyone at all?


Personally i'm excited to vote for Senator Bernie Sanders.

I like that he recognizes global warming as a real and serious threat, and i especially like his famous quote where he says "I'm not particularly religious", this is the first time a presidential candidate that i'm aware of had the balls to say it.

Also he voted against the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 and stood up for gay rights when polls were against this issue. Hillary Clinton, the other big democrat in the polls, opposed gay marriage up until 2013.

The last thing for me is Hillary Clinton is against the decriminalization of marijuana; whereas, Bernie Sanders supports the decriminalization of marijuana.






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>-< Politics is one of the things that I'm a sheep in. From the very limited knowledge that I have concerning the election, if I did vote, I'd probably vote Bernie, too. But it seems like he's not too popular (which doesn't surprise me since I always have the unpopular opinion lol).

Idk. I wish I got more into politics, but just kind have been lazing around the subject for the longest time now.
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Meh, even if I was American I wouldn't care really. Which is probably bad I guess since this is about our daily lives, but in all reality who is going to fix the problem? All they do is spout off about how they will make America great, and simply gain the upper hand by bringing up issues that have nothing to do with politics to gain the people's approval.

It's a nice little comedy act though, but we should probably take it serious at some point. Even here in Canada I don't vote, it's the people to bring change, not one person. Maybe if that one person knew how to run a country or province I would vote, but they don't, and that's why there are thousands of others who run the world, so what is one person going to do? Ya my way of thinking is bad, but I don't care, show me how one person will get a country out of debt and suffering, then maybe I'll consider it.
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Posted 1/17/16
I'll be voting for Sanders. If he doesn't win I will vote for Clinton in the general election.
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Sanders (or Clinton if she defeats him).
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I'm on the Bernie Train!
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I hope you all choose wisely , as for my country well.. I don't think I've ever voted for the party that got into power lol
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I don't live in America, nor am I old enough to vote, but if I could, I'd vote for Bernie too. Although tbh, I'd be cool with anyone but Trump / Clinton (who unfortunately are the top two most popular candidates according to polls, ugh).
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Thinking about the upcoming 2016 Presidential election makes me depressed. Independents never get anywhere near enough votes to matter, and this time, both of the popular candidates are scary. To determine who I intend to vote for, I usually watch all the debates and try to discern which candidate is less terrible overall. If the two candidates end up being Trump and Clinton, I'll have no choice but to vote for a 3rd party. But I don't think Clinton has gotten very far before, and sooner or later even his biggest supporters will likely tire of Trump's rhetoric.

I know people often get invested in candidates because of their campaign promises or policies they say they will support, but nobody ever seems to deliver on what they promise. It might be my imagination--since I don't follow politics closely--but the general world climate seems to have grown darker recently. I think this election will be much more important than the last one. It may sound silly, but I'm afraid for the future of our hobby.
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EarthLight22 wrote:

Thinking about the upcoming 2016 Presidential election makes me depressed. Independents never get anywhere near enough votes to matter, and this time, both of the popular candidates are scary. To determine who I intend to vote for, I usually watch all the debates and try to discern which candidate is less terrible overall. If the two candidates end up being Trump and Clinton, I'll have no choice but to vote for a 3rd party. But I don't think Clinton has gotten very far before, and sooner or later even his biggest supporters will likely tire of Trump's rhetoric.

I know people often get invested in candidates because of their campaign promises or policies they say they will support, but nobody ever seems to deliver on what they promise. It might be my imagination--since I don't follow politics closely--but the general world climate seems to have grown darker recently. I think this election will be much more important than the last one. It may sound silly, but I'm afraid for the future of our hobby.



Good point, and the fact that trump is winning in any polls is extremely depressing. I'm ashamed of some of the people in my country.

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Reneker54 wrote:


EarthLight22 wrote:

Thinking about the upcoming 2016 Presidential election makes me depressed. Independents never get anywhere near enough votes to matter, and this time, both of the popular candidates are scary. To determine who I intend to vote for, I usually watch all the debates and try to discern which candidate is less terrible overall. If the two candidates end up being Trump and Clinton, I'll have no choice but to vote for a 3rd party. But I don't think Clinton has gotten very far before, and sooner or later even his biggest supporters will likely tire of Trump's rhetoric.

I know people often get invested in candidates because of their campaign promises or policies they say they will support, but nobody ever seems to deliver on what they promise. It might be my imagination--since I don't follow politics closely--but the general world climate seems to have grown darker recently. I think this election will be much more important than the last one. It may sound silly, but I'm afraid for the future of our hobby.



Good point, and the fact that trump is winning in any polls is extremely depressing. I'm ashamed of some of the people in my country.



I'm super liberal (so I'm biased) I can't vote in the republican primary. However, it is insane to me that Trump can be leading over real politicians. If I had to choose a republican candidate gun to my head I would have to go with Bush as he is the most moderate and doesn't seem completely insane. Ted Cruz is possibly the devil reincarnate so I am very nervous at the possibility of Trump or Cruz as the next President. History shows two term presidents are usually followed by the other party in office. I really hope we don't set back the 8 years of progress we have made.

Watching the democratic debate where they actually talk about issues, or watching the republican debate which is like an episode of Maury Povich. Ted Cruz takes a million dollar loan from Goldman Sachs and failing to disclose that is ILLEGAL. He gets asked the question and just says "It was a paper work error" and people clap and it goes away. His wife worked there and I am sure he got a sweetheart deal, sickening. He has so may skeletons in his closet he should be wiped out in the next month.
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I tend to choose who to vote for based upon past performance and current associations (particularly associations where there is money changing hands). I do not like any of the Republican candidates. All of them support too many things that I do not want to see happen. I do not trust Hilary, she is not only very cozy with corporate America and the financial groups, she has been tied to more minor and major scandals related to things I care about than any other candidate I can remember. Bernie Sanders checks out better than the rest. His views that I disagree with are unlikely to be able to make a major dent even through two terms. Some of his views I agree with might be possible to make some progress on. If you support Bernie and are able to vote in the Democratic primary in your state, please do so. It is important to support him there first.

Most of the Republican big wigs honestly expect that they will lose the election if either Trump or Cruz gets the nomination. It can be hard to tell though, people can be weird. I miss when the Republicans weren't dominated by crazy fundies and pseudo-fundies or just plain crazies. Can I get a moderate Republican that isn't a full on party stooge? Bernie isn't terribly moderate, but every time I listen to the guy he has data, facts, and isn't lashing out at anyone besides big business which has clearly been getting away with more and more in the USA lately. He seems far more sane and responsible than any of the others. He also has a history of working well with members of both parties, so we can hope that would carry over and save some grief as well.
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I'm one of the seemingly few members that openly supports Trump.

I often get labelled as misogynistic and/or racist and/or ableist or whatever, but that's not the case at all.

I don't concentrate on the one soundbyte that might make Trump seem "bigoted," and instead listen to the entire message, and often find myself in agreement with his views.

Whenever I ask people what specifically they don't like about Trump, they often don't name his stances on anything, and it unfailingly boils down to they don't "like his tone."

As far as the other candidates go, I believe Sanders economics will be such a burden on our economy that we'll end up like Greece and unable to afford anything. He seems like a nice, caring guy, and he certainly recognizes a lot of social issues our country faces. If we were not so far in debt, I would seriously consider him.

O'Malley seems a decent guy, but none of the media bothers with him, and I don't see him as being able to make it at all.

Hilary, I can't trust, and her stance on bullshit issues like "the Wage Gap" make her completely unappealing to me as a candidate.

Cruz seems to be level-headed, although a bit too far into the whole Christianity thing for my liking. He's a great speaker, awesome debater, but I think he'll be too stubborn to make the kinds of deals Trump will be able to make. I also think that he doesn't stand a chance against the eventual Democratic nominee, whoever it is.

Rubio also seems pretty smart, but he doesn't reflect my own particular interest in several issues.

The rest are meh.
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