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Poll: How politically involved are you?

I don't vote or pay attention to politics 7 (8%)
I vote but that's all 44 (51%)
I've worked for a cause or a candidate 24 (28%)
I've run for office 1 (1%)
I've held an elected office 1 (1%)
I can't vote yet but I will when I'm old enough 6 (7%)
Pete Best for President! 4 (5%)
   Discussion: How politically involved are you?
nate... · 16 years, 5 months ago
See, generally, I hate politics... and avoid it....

But currently, it is my goal in LIFE to get bush out of office.... so... this is an unusual time for me, personally.

Samantha Back · 16 years, 5 months ago
oh, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...
A girl named Becca Back · 16 years, 5 months ago
So then what are you going to do with your life after November?
nate... Back · 16 years, 5 months ago
hopefully NOT "continue to try and get bush out of office".

Heh.

:)
A girl named Becca Back · 16 years, 5 months ago
Well I don't know that there'll be much to do if he wins (or "wins")...unless he does something impeachable, but I think his advisors are too smart for that. And he can't serve a 3rd term anyway so either way, trying to get Bush out of office will be pretty much done after the election.
nate... Back · 16 years, 5 months ago
True true.

Well, I guess I'll just have to pick up a new hobby then.... I hear knitting is fun.

siobhan's a londoner Back · 16 years, 5 months ago
form a political knitting circle.  You could knit political slogans and knit pick about causes and candidates.  i like knitting and politics so i'll come over to MA and join, if you start...
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 16 years, 5 months ago
I ran for County Commission. That is the group that picks who the party, in my case the Democrats, nominate for the elected judgeships. As they often run unopposed that is tantamount picking the judges. It is an awful and corrupt system but if it exists it is best to try and get honest people on the commision. I was nominated for the slate because the club felt my name was totally non-ethnic so people would believe I could be in their ethnic group. I lost. My parents both won.

I did get to go door to door and get people to sign my petition and tell them to vote for me. I wouldn't go to the convent to ask the three nuns that were registered democrats. I still had my nunaphobia then.

Starfox · 16 years, 5 months ago
I mainly just vote. I do donate to the presidential candiate I like the best, and usually the gubernatorial candidate. Last presidential election I helped a Get Out The Vote drive to register voters and also spread information about the Libertarian party.

This year I am definitely helping out doing office type stuff for Michael Badnarik's campaign. Other than that, not much though.

Send the RIGHT Texan to the White House This November! Vote Michael Badnarik for President!
nate... Back · 16 years, 5 months ago
A vote is a terrible thing to waste. ;)

Starfox Back · 16 years, 5 months ago
How is voting for what you want, a waste? If you vote for the lesser of two evils, you still get evil. That to me is unacceptable. :)
lawrence Back · 16 years, 5 months ago
If you throw away your vote on a Libertarian who cannot possibly win the election, you could end up with a worse evil.

I doubt that you can claim, as a Libertarian, that you seriously would not mind if Ashcroft were allowed to continue with his horrible disregard for the Constitution.
Starfox Back · 16 years, 5 months ago
It doesn't matter if Bush is elected or Kerry is elected. Both of their Attorney Generals will trample the Constitution. Or are you trying to say that Janet Reno was any different a creature than Ashcroft? Do you think that if Janet Reno had been Attorney General when 9/11 happened that she would not have pushed the Patriot Act? Look at Waco, or Elian Gonzalez and tell me she's not cut from the same cloth as Ashcroft.

Evil is evil. I'm going to vote for what I WANT, not what person will hurt me the least.
lawrence Back · 16 years, 5 months ago
And stupid is stupid. Go ahead and vote for what you want, and don't complain about it when Bush and Cheney and Ashcroft get another four years and suddenly all the rights you hold near and dear vanish.
Starfox Back · 16 years, 5 months ago
Why shouldn't I complain about it? I didn't vote for it. Everyone who votes for Bush has no right to complain. Ditto for people who don't vote at all.

Sorry, but "all the rights you hold near and dear" have by, and large, already vanished, nor do I think they would vanish slower under Kerry than Bush.
Phoenix · 16 years, 5 months ago

Hrm.

Does this  count?

Prinut · 16 years, 5 months ago
I was old enough to vote. My birthday is November 25. That angers me very muchly, especially being a polisci major...
siobhan's a londoner · 16 years, 5 months ago
Blair is the left wing over here so...I vote but in a lesser of two evils kind of way, the way many feel about Kerry I guess. I tend to also find myself getting dragged into issues and student politics as they are making stupid cutbacks at the university at the same time as putting the fees up. This is ridiculous and is why I found myself so politicised. Since Thatcher the whole UK has been a slave to market forces and the really good "old fashioned" politics are being destroyed. We also have Blunkett going mad and trying to destroy civil liberties but I can't mark my ballot "I'll vote for you Blair but only if you ditch Blunkett and stop ditching all our civil liberties. Ooh long post, sorry.

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