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Forum Post: My first time....

Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 1, 2012, 8:15 p.m. EST by Skippy2 (485)
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Voting as an Independant. I live in Florida. I switched from life long Dem to Indep. I voted for Jill Stein. So did my wife, my brother and his husband. My daughter and two of her three university roommates,also. It feels great to be free of the Party Line. I will never again be a member or supporter of the criminal Rep/Dem machine. I hope a ground swell of Independants grows as we head towards the midterm elections and on to 2016. I wish you all the best.



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[-] 4 points by Skippy2 (485) 7 years ago

I've been talking to co-workers and neighbors. Many are receptive to a third party candidate. Some hesitate to vote that way, fearing "throwing away vote". When I explain the idea of building momentum towards the next few elections, they seem to support that idea. Try it with your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. Many treat every election as the final battle for humanity. It isn't. Start building today. Vote your heart. Even if your candidate looses, you know you did the right thing. No Party owns my vote,No Party owns me.

[-] 3 points by NVPHIL (664) 7 years ago

Agreed. The sad thing is when I ask romney and obama supporters why they support their candidate more often then not it is so the other guy does not win. As for stein taking obama supporters that's bullshit. They vote third party because the two parties don't represent them. If you want to blame anyone blame the dems for losing votes to a platform the demsare supposed to be running on but have given up upholding when it comes to actual governance.

[-] 3 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

Good post and comment!

How is it throwing away their vote? I never understood that "logic" either.

When John Kerry lost in 2004, were democrats throwing their vote away then?

I'm not going to vote for 1 of 2 people I don't like just because they have better odds of winning.

I vote for representation. Living wage! Medicare for All! Ending these damn wars NOW!

[-] 1 points by gsw (3324) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 7 years ago

We need more people to have third party candidates work.

Here's one idea to get people to Ows ideas.


[-] 3 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 7 years ago

Get ready to be Nadarized. Should Obama lose they'll blame Stein.

[-] 7 points by LeoYo (5909) 7 years ago

If Stein loses, blame Obama.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 7 years ago

Good Post

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

I think mittens is stealing votes from her as well.

[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 7 years ago

LOL. If Roseanne loses I'm blaming Stein.

[-] -1 points by andover4 (-33) 7 years ago

"IF"? . very funny. she's a non starter.

[-] 3 points by Weaver (60) 7 years ago

Yes, they'll blame her. That is a part of the paradigm they have created for us all to live in. Shift the paradigm. As Skipp2 did, Chose someone other than the 2 choices they've chosen for us. Don't waste your vote. Chose according to your values.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (5843) 7 years ago

Good post Skippy.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago

Deceptive title - good one. I thought it was gonna be inappropriate for the forum. My Bad.

[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 years ago

vote your conscious

[-] 2 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 7 years ago

Almost the same for me. I won't vote against Obama because I voted for him before. I'd like to vote for Stein but I'll sit this one out. Wish I'd gone for Cynthia McKinney in 08'. It does feel good not to play the game doesn't it?

[-] -1 points by andover4 (-33) 7 years ago

you voted for mckinney????????????? she's a real racist as is her father.

[-] 1 points by Futurevision1 (-75) 7 years ago


[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 7 years ago

Good for you!

People need to vote on representation... not because party allegiance and fear mongering.

Democrats might tell you "but that's like voting for Romney."

While republicans are telling Gary Johnson voters "but that's like voting for Obama."

it's a tactic both parties use to discourage people from voting outside of their system.

They spend so much money trying to control elections because it is one of the few places people have power.

I like Jill because she stands for everything I believe in. I have yet to find one issue I disagree with her on.

[-] 1 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 7 years ago

More and more Americans as defining themselves as fiscally conservative and socially liberal, especially young Americans. Hopefully we will start getting more party options as the numbers of those of us not happy with D's or R's grows.