Did YOU vote?

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As has been widely reported, only 50 percent of the registered voters in this country actually took part in the presidential election process. Stands to reason that this would extend to the participants on this forum. Not that I would expect anyone to admit to it but it is certain that many of you that are bitching and moaning did not cast a vote. Oh, the irony of it all.

-- Wizard (onedirector@email.msn.com), November 18, 2000


I voted for Dubya!!! I made sure my whole family voted as well.

-- JoseMiami (josenmiami@yahoo.com), November 18, 2000.

I voted for Dubya as well. If he doesn't get to be president this time around, I'm going to start a Bush/Cheney 2004 campaign. If Gore doesn't get elected this time around, the Democrats will probably start looking for a serious candidate. Think about it.

-- butt nugget (catsbutt@umailme.com), November 18, 2000.

Please BN, if it comes to that, let's find someone more galvanizing than Bush in 2004. I have no suggestions. I would say the same to the Dems about Gore.

I bet that more than 51% of the folks here did vote.

-- Lars (lars@indy.net), November 18, 2000.

Yes, I would have to agree with Lars on that one. I'd be willing to bet a much larger percentage of forum participants voted than those statistics. Politic awareness usually brings with it participation. At least, I would hope so.

Yes, I voted,..and I spent two weeks before the election running around my county door to door, begging others to do the same.. on behalf of the NRA and GOP.

-- kritter (kritter@adelphia.net), November 18, 2000.

Sorry Lars, but I believe Bush is the man for the job. I originally was not going to vote for him, but the more I learned about thim the more I liked him.

-- butt nugget (catsbutt@umailme.com), November 18, 2000.

I have voted in every election (local and national) since I was able to register in 1978. I voted for Gore, but I wonder whether either of these two idiots (Gush/Bore) are qualified.

A question (or two): Why hasn't anyone (besides me) questioned why McCain wasn't on the ticket? Isn't anyone (besides me) the least bit curious about that? He is INFINITELY more qualified than Bush (jeez, NO CONTEST there). He's certainly an adult (again, NO CONTEST). He seemed to have the "right ideas" (no pun intended). Hell, *I* might even have voted for him (though I have always had a soft spot for Bill Bradley; but talk about BORING......).

So I wonder..................

"The world may never know".

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), November 18, 2000.

McCain is totally clueless. While shrubby was being congenial and alsnore was pretending to talk about issues, McCain was spouting off like a madman about Pat Reobertson, Jerry Falwell, Bob Jones III and other "agents of evil". The man is out of touch with reality.

-- Ventura has more common sense (than@John.mccain), November 18, 2000.

I don't think he was more "out of touch with reality" than the two idiots who wound up on their respective parties' tickets, but I admit I could have missed something. Examples, please?

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), November 18, 2000.

I voted for Gore, very unenthusiatically. If McCain had been running, I would have been so enthusiastic that I would have busted butt campaigning for him.

(I have never in my life missed any chance to vote.)

-- Peter Errington (petere@ricochet.net), November 18, 2000.

Oh, wait a minute....."...McCain was spouting off like a madman about Pat Reobertson, Jerry Falwell, Bob Jones III and other "agents of evil"..."


Consider my question cancelled :-)

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), November 18, 2000.

I think why most 'McCain' Democrats subconscously liked McCain was simply that he was easier to beat than Bush. Gore could have had 55- 60% of the vote and we wouldn't be in this mess right now.

Thanks for the update Patricia. Michael Reagan was a staunch supporter of McCain until Reagan had him as a guest on the show. McCain refused to talk about anything except his hatred for the religious right. Reagan got so tired of trying to have a reasonable conversation with him that he kicked McCain off the show and no longer backed McCain for president.

-- Ventura has more common sense (than@John.mccain), November 18, 2000.

Anyone who is against the religious right must be an OK guy.

-- Uncle Deedah (unkeed@yahoo.com), November 18, 2000.

Yup, I voted.

Had a big fill in the bubble ballot...I aced it.

-- Peg (pegmcleod@mediaone.net), November 18, 2000.

Pulled the lever in Jersey at 7:45 am. You all know who I voted for. And I agree with the person who said most here voted. I would gander to guess that 75% of the active participants here voted.

-- FutureShock (gray@matter.think), November 18, 2000.

Heck, some here probably voted at least 3 times.

-- butt nugget (catsbutt@umailme.com), November 18, 2000.

Did YOU vote?

Nope. I exercised my right not to waste my time...

-- Super Polly (fu_Q_y2kfreaks@hotmail.com), November 18, 2000.

"Why wasn't McCain on the ticket?". Simple, he didn't win the primaries. Nobody wins the nomination at party conventions anymore.

-- Lars (lars@indy.net), November 18, 2000.

I voted for Browne.

I think Gore is a person who does not have a clear view of himself as an individual, and I disagree with much of his (?) politics.

Bush might be a decent guy but has no business running the most powerul country in the world. It's embarrassing to listen to him speak - with or without a telepromptor.

If McCain had received the Republican nomination, I would have seriously considered voting for him.


-- Bingo1 (howe9@shentel.net), November 18, 2000.

Yes. Today. Advance poll. No line-ups. No chads. :)

-- viewer (justp@ssing.by), November 18, 2000.

Sorry, Lars, my meaning was a tad more sinister than that. And hey, if Michael Reagan was against him, that's good enough for me ;-)

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), November 18, 2000.

Rich, during his tenure as Governor of Texas, GWB has shown a phenomenal talent for assembling top notch, high caliber people to make up his team. To me, that is the mark of a great leader and administrator and he has that reputation. I have heard from many sources that Bush has the type of personality that attracts people to him and he is a natural leader. He never professes to be a high intellect but he sure has a bunch of them on his staff. People that work for and with him tend to be extremely loyal and few leave. By comparison, the folks running the Clinton/Gore machine are not the types you would want to associate with. Look closely at the turnover in personnel over the last 8 years and you will see the picture. And I am not even counting those that have died. If given the chance, GWB will prove to be a great manager of our country and surprise a lot of skeptics. Gore is a pure puppet and has the respect of few inside the beltway. He will never be a leader and should he steal the Presidency you will see 4 more years of sleaze ball government. So Bush used to drink and party a little? That puts him in some great company and few people of reason would ever care about that. In the case of Gore, being a pathological liar and person of questionable scruples is something else altogether.

Rich, you are a smart guy and this will surely come into focus for you and others of your intellect. It is for that reason that I have faith in our nations ability to survive this current madness.

BTW, this is the 36th year that I have voted and Clinton was the only President that did not get my nod. My first winner was JFK and I will go for the man rather than the party.

-- I (h@ve.spoken), November 18, 2000.

Did YOU vote?

Are the Kennedy's gun shy???

-- capnfun (capnfun1@excite.com), November 18, 2000.

I (h@ve.spoken),

All flattery aside (which I gladly accept, the more the better), your points are very good ones. Let's hope Bush does put together a crack team of advisers. It is imperative that a manager, in any field, gather together a staff of capable individuals who share his/her vision AND are willing and able to offer sound opinions without feeling the need to agree with the supervisor for the sake of keeping their jobs.

The President of the United States, as part of his leadership duties, must be able to communicate clearly to the people of this country, citizens of other countries and government officials around the world. I am uneasy with GWB's communication skills, to say the least.

Fingers crossed.


-- Bingo1 (howe9@shentel.net), November 19, 2000.

I will agree with Bingo 1 on the importance of communication skills regarding the position of POTUS. This person must be able to deliver his/her message in a direct and sincere manner without appearing to be imperious. As always, there are many other factors to consider and I offer some thoughts on the subject:

* Bill Clinton may possibly be one of the greatest public speakers to ever hold the office. When you consider the type of person he is it kind of diminishes the importance of having a silver tongue.

* Al Gore is absolutely horrible to watch in person as he has no delivery to speak of and always appears to be crafting a lie (which he most likely is). He comes off as terribly insincere and hopefully insecure. Unlike Governor Bush he has been in the international spotlight for 8 years now and has not developed his public speaking skills. The man is just not up to it.

* George W. Bush has the main ingredient required to communicate trust. He looks you in the eye when speaking and reeks of honesty. He needs to work on polishing his facial expressions to tone down the perpetual smirk that many dislike. I find that to be an asset myself as he is a Texan after all. Given time, I predict that the Bush style will grow on us and be welcomed over his predecessors.

I suggest to you all that GWB will grow into the job with grace and steadiness and become one of the great leaders of our time.

-- Wizard (onedirector@email.msn.com), November 19, 2000.

Did u vote?

Wellll um, I got a lil forked up ya know, and then, um well, I forgot who I was a gonna vote for so I went outside to smoke a cigarette, and um, damn, I forgot to go back in and vote because i started to talk to this lil ol woman about how confused she was about the ballot thingy and then it was lunchtime and I had the munchies, so I took the lil ol lady with me and my good deed for the day was I bought her lunch.

Yeah yeah, thats right...i um think.

-- (ok@guess.who), November 20, 2000.

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