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Forum Post: VOTE...... For who?

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 18, 2011, 6:02 p.m. EST by RIGHTNOW (6) from Carlstadt, NJ
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With the 2012 election one year away, which presidential candidate should get the support of the Wall Street Occupiers?? Or, is it too early to tell??



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[-] 2 points by RIGHTNOW (6) from Carlstadt, NJ 12 years ago

The occupy movement has garnered a lot of support from people of all walks of life. If this movement does not get better organized and evolve into the powerful voting block it could become, it will lose support and fizzle.

[-] 1 points by Spade2 (478) 12 years ago

I would say vote for Obama; he's not perfect, but he's better than any of the Republican candidates. If we can have him and give control of the House back to Democrats, then OWS will have a government that will be more open to it's demands and OWS will have more time to organize for the election of 2016.

[-] 1 points by Peretyatkov (241) from город Пенза, Пензенская область 12 years ago

Who will be willing to give power to the people, and who will say exactly how it will doing - He and trustworthy. How it should look like in reality? I think only so: http://peretyatkov.livejournal.com/17809.html I am not a candidate. Just I know - what exactly need to require.

[-] 1 points by Peretyatkov (241) from город Пенза, Пензенская область 12 years ago

The main should be at the candidate's name or his suit, moneys, tie, etc. The main - his program. And its realism. Think about it!

[-] 1 points by flang23 (47) 12 years ago

Too early to tell. How about reconstituting and taking a poll? 1211 Avenue of the Americas in front of Fox News, Monday morning, Let's have a sit down and discuss. Bring only your intellect.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 12 years ago

Mr Romney proclaims-

"please dont vote!" - or not
"I want to install more scalias" - or not
"I want to fire more people" - or not
"I want to make abortion illegal" - or not
"I want to make birth control pills illegal" - or not
"I want to make fetuses citizens - unless they are hispanic" - or not
"I want to execute more people and corporations" - or not

[-] 1 points by Ananda (29) from Boston, MA 12 years ago

Not voting isn't an option IMO. By not voting we are voting for more of the same. Personally though, thanks to Occupy I'm not as thrilled with Obama as I used to be but unless a better candidate steps forward he will get my vote because I think he is the lesser of evils. I hope Occupy gets political. In 2012 all the seats in the House are up for grabs, this is our chance to find candidates that will represent us...maybe some Occupiers even, we may not have the millions that unions and corporations have to put someone in but we have the internet and we have our voices and the movement has support nationwide. Let's do this!

[-] 1 points by barb (835) 12 years ago

Its sad the the cronies of government got every base covered so if the American people are not happy with any candidate, we can't start over with new candidates.

[-] 1 points by MBJ (96) 12 years ago

Newt Gingrich

[-] 1 points by Rico (3027) 12 years ago

Both parties are the same insofar as OWS is concerned. All politicians are on the corporate/union payroll, and 3rd party candidates just can't raise the money required to complete. I DO advocate changing the system ( http://occupywallst.org/forum/we-the-people-in-order-to-a-proposal/ ), but I don;t know how we get the corrupted politicians to change themselves.

I DO have great OPTIMISM that we can effect change by voting a different way... with our DOLLARS. See my post at http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-power-of-the-people/ and my guidelines for Christmas at http://occupywallst.org/forum/ows-please-support-the-american-worker/ .

We DO have the power to change the behavior of corporations. Let's use it.

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

"but I don;t know how we get the corrupted politicians to change themselves. " give them due notice and opportunity and back it up with a credible threat: https://sites.google.com/site/the99percentdeclaration/

[-] 0 points by leoneo (76) 12 years ago

With no structure or guiding principles driving this "Movement" it will be impossible to even begin to convince people that they should vote one way or another. Most Americans who vote will do so based on how happy they are with the current situation in the country. That doesn't help the man in charge right now. Especially now that they are talking about unemployment going back up very soon.

[-] 0 points by BillyD (6) 12 years ago

seriously? obama has the OWS vote locked up tighter than a nun's c¥nt.


[-] 0 points by zorno (386) 12 years ago

If you are not familiar with Dennis Kucinich, watch some of his speeches at youtube. He is a congressman from Ohio. He seems to embody many of the values of the occupy movement.

As a democrat, Kucinich would appeal more to the left leaners in OWS than Ron Lawl. These two are known to be on friendly terms, frequently communicate and agree with each other. Some have even recommended Kucinich and Paul as running mates.

[-] 0 points by steven2002 (363) 12 years ago

Karl Marx

[-] 0 points by LaraLittletree (-850) from Scarsdale, NY 12 years ago

This is a very telling remark. are you in favor of total state control? Do you value freedom or individualism? Karl Marx is antithetical to both these ideals.

[-] -1 points by karenpoore (902) 12 years ago

No vote - revolt! That is my slogan. I cannot in good conscious vote for any existing politician running right now because it would be condoning what is.

[-] -1 points by TimMcGraw (50) 12 years ago