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Presidential race and "the lesser of two evils" argument. JamieP 3 kids; Newnan, Georgia 2063 posts
1st Nov '12

I'm posting this from my phone so I apologize if the format looks strange. I received this today in an email from someone I used to work with and wanted to hear some opinions on it.




Here's the link: http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/beware-the-lesser-of-two-evils-trap/




ELECTION 2012
BEWARE THE 'LESSER-OF-TWO-EVILS' TRAP
Exclusive: David Kupelian on how Founding Fathers would vote Nov. 6
Published: 12 hours ago
by DAVID KUPELIANE

Wow. It

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
1st Nov '12

Whoever sent you that really needs to read up on the Founding Fathers. All of them. They are picking and choosing which ones they want to believe. I'm sure Payne would have a thing or two to say about "voting for the lesser of two evils" that they wouldn't agree with.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
1st Nov '12

What greater good are our current candidates working toward?

JamieP 3 kids; Newnan, Georgia 2063 posts
1st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting SpaceCowgirl:</b>" What greater good are our current candidates working toward?"</blockquote>



Just for the record I don't agree with the article at all I'm voting for Gary Johnson.




I think they are saying it would be the greater good for the country to simply get Obama out no matter what that takes even if someone feels they are voting for the lesser of two evils (again not saying I agree).

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
1st Nov '12
Quoting JamieP:" <blockquote><b>Quoting SpaceCowgirl:</b>" What greater good are our current candidates ... [snip!] ... out no matter what that takes even if someone feels they are voting for the lesser of two evils (again not saying I agree)."


They make this argument every year.



It's a farce to keep people voting for the 2 parties that are destroying everything.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
2nd Nov '12

I both agree and disagree...if that is even possible.



I am voting for Mitt Romney. Anyone is better than O.



After saying that, I think that this country is in a state of decline, unlike any in history. Our government has been too big and too powerful for far too long. Mitt Romney isn't a small government guy. He may say so, but his track record says differently. I still think he's a better leader. He's at least proven that.



My "problem" with third party voting, at this particular time in history, is that while the third parties have better ideas and plans, people have jumped on the bandwagon far too late. Where was this movement 30 years ago?



While I like the idea of Libertarians getting their voices heard and ideas implemented, I don't think you can jump from someone like O to someone like Gary Johnson. That's hardcore change. It's too much for most people. It's seen as "radical"...and it is.



The idea that I have is to get O out of office ASAP and then immediately look forward to the 2016 elections and start campaigning for third party. Problem is, I just don't see enough unity in the third party voters. We need to see the rise of third party voters, united for the SAME candidate. We aren't there, yet.



I understand and respect voting your conscience. I really do. Frankly, in this day and age, it takes guts to be in that minority. But I also see politics as a chess game that must be played strategically. Splitting the vote (because that is what voting third party is, at this point) would be a win for O.



We can't do another 4 years of this lunatic.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
2nd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" I both agree and disagree...if that is even possible. I am voting for Mitt Romney. Anyone is better ... [snip!] ... (because that is what voting third party is, at this point) would be a win for O. We can't do another 4 years of this lunatic."</blockquote>




The only good thing that has come out of this administration is the tea party and more conservatives protesting.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting khigh:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" I both agree and disagree...if that ... [snip!] ... The only good thing that has come out of this administration is the tea party and more conservatives protesting."


I agree. It poked the bear, for sure.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting khigh:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" I both agree and disagree...if that ... [snip!] ... The only good thing that has come out of this administration is the tea party and more conservatives protesting."


Oh, and....I am SO with you third party voters in my heart. It's a classic case of heart colliding with head, for me.



I'm so very close to jumping off the political cliff with the rest of you.



Isn't it a sad state of affairs when you need to stifle a thinking brain, just to participate in a system that is beyond broken? My heart is so heavy for the people who actually love this country and look out for the greater good.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23119 posts
2nd Nov '12

I'm in a rush so i just scanned the OP.
While Mitt isnt my perfect candidate, i dont feel that i am voting for the lesser of 2 evils." I think he will do a good job. I am voting FOR him not just against O.
With McCain, i was voting for the lesser of 2 evils.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting TheNuge:" I'm in a rush so i just scanned the OP. While Mitt isnt my perfect candidate, i dont feel that i am ... [snip!] ... I think he will do a good job. I am voting FOR him not just against O. With McCain, i was voting for the lesser of 2 evils."


With McCain, I was voting for Palin and he was just on the ticket.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23119 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting khigh:" With McCain, I was voting for Palin and he was just on the ticket."


but, he was an unfortunate "winner" of the GOP nomination. I was bummed and couldnt get enthused.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
2nd Nov '12
Quoting TheNuge:" but, he was an unfortunate "winner" of the GOP nomination. I was bummed and couldnt get enthused."


I think Romney is a MUCH better choice than McCain. I am 1/2 voting for Romney and 1/2 voting against O.



I look at Romney as a precursor to better things to come. He's definitely a big step in the "right" direction. No doubt about it.