How important to you is a political candidate's party affiliation?

I only vote for candidates from one party. 17 votes


I wait for a candidate to reveal his or her character before deciding whom to vote for. 40 votes


I wait for the candidates to talk about issues before deciding. 100 votes


I don't vote because I don't trust either party. 12 votes


169 total votes


slipknot 8 years, 6 months ago

I proclaim myself to be a real conservative Republican, I am as conservative as a person can get. But and it's a big one I have been known to cross party lines when the candidates were better, remember when Bob Kerry was on the democratic primary ticket. I changed partys officially and voted for him. When he lost I changed back and have stayed republican ever since. If the Democrats finally find a guy worth voting for I'll vote for it but not until.


jjcarver 8 years, 6 months ago

Voting is a civil responsibility that cannot be taken to earnestly. When we vote we are electing the individuals that are to run various parts of this great nation. It is for this reason that when I vote I do not follow along any political party lines. I believe that we need to have both parties to make this country work. In fact I believe that maybe two political parties are not enough. I know their car many qualified candidates out there for each different sopt that candidates are running for from the local to the national and everything in between. When I see on the air all the claimes that one party makes about the other party or one candidate against the other candidate It is discussing. For instance the presidental election for this year. Their have been so many negative adds about each candidate posted by the other candidate or their party and then at the end there is always this statement,"My name is ????? and I approve this message. Come on now, everyone has a few skeletons in their closet. Does this make them less qualified for that office? I say that one should listen closely to both candidates and see how many times their story changes according to which group they are addressing at that time. This goes on in both parties. I say that the best voter is the informed voter. So with this in mind I say look at the history of each candidate, listen to their views and do not make up your mind according to which political they represent. I found this quote while doing my daily Bible study that fits very appropriately here. That is Matthew 7 verse 1 in the New International Version of the Bible.

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

For me personally, I find it very difficult to do this. I still have a lot of growing to do in this area of my life; that is, to love people when I hate and even despise what they are doing. I am still very human and subject to mistakes. So when you make your selection for the president of the united states remember to know what each candidate is for and their recond. When you judge remember that someday, somewhere you will be judged by the same standard you use to judge others. Would you like to be doing what the person you are voting for? Think hard, go out and vote! Thank you.


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