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Old 11-06-2012, 12:47   #1
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I'm a Sell Out.

I sold out. I voted Romney.

I took some time last night to reflect on the past 4 years and decided that the best chance for a change was Romney.


I would love for the GOP to adopt Libertarian platforms, but this election is too important, IMO.

Also, local poll workers tell me that this turnout is vastly better than in 2008.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:49   #2
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Thank you. I would prefer a more Libertarian slant - more so than I thought even a few years ago. But we have to work at change of what exists.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:49   #3
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Rural votes way up and city votes down.....go Mitt!
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:50   #4
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Thank you. I would prefer a more Libertarian slant...
Again, Thank you.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:51   #5
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:52   #6
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I agree with you and also, thank you.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:54   #7
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I sold out. I voted Romney.

I took some time last night to reflect on the past 4 years and decided that the best chance for a change was Romney.

I would love for the GOP to adopt Libertarian platforms, but this election is too important, IMO.

Also, local poll workers tell me that this turnout is vastly better than in 2008.

To err is human.

To continue to err is stupid.

And you are not stupid!

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:54   #8
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:58   #9
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Rural votes way up and city votes down.....go Mitt!
THe place I vote was pretty busy today. It's a small town, but the state capitol. I noticed more black voters than usual and my wife said the same earlier this morning.
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Old 11-06-2012, 13:02   #10
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Good job Restless. You made the right choice.
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Old 11-06-2012, 13:02   #11
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You let logic win out over emotional-its-about-me-ism.
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Old 11-06-2012, 13:12   #12
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Today's vote and your earlier dump of the IAFF Union may not, at first glance, make you proud of your choices, but both are small, important steps needed to help save the future of our nation.

You don't eat an elephant with one bite.

I, too, would like to see much more Libertarian-type leaders, but the more I have looked at Romney--he just seems to be the right choice at a time when this country needs someone with his skill set. He's hard working, God-fearing, compassionate, business-minded, etc. etc.

Thanks for your vote.
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Old 11-06-2012, 13:15   #13
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I have voted out of my Libertarian party when it is needed, this was one of those times.

To be honest the arguing was so heated here from the hard line Libertarians I felt close to changing to Independent, after 30+ years of being a proud Libertarian.
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Old 11-06-2012, 13:19   #14
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I, too, crossed party lines and vote for Romney/Ryan.

I'm a registered Libertarian, but I know our nominee is not going to win and I want Obama gone!
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Old 11-06-2012, 13:22   #15
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Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.

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Old 11-06-2012, 13:24   #16
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You are not a sell out. You voted for your guy in the primary and voted for your best chance to get where you want to go eventually.
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Old 11-06-2012, 13:33   #17
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I was ready to vote Gary Johnson... I always vote libertarian. However Obama's commends during the debate about another AWB made me change my mind this time.

I ended up (and I'm sick to my stomach about having to do this) voting for the guy who has signed an AWB into effect so that the guy who is promising an AWB doesn't get re-elected.
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Old 11-06-2012, 13:39   #18
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Each of us expects the perfect candidate but realistically we're never going to get that so we have to vote for our best interests with the candidates we're given. That's the adult thing to do.
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Old 11-06-2012, 13:53   #19
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I sold out. I voted Romney.

I took some time last night to reflect on the past 4 years and decided that the best chance for a change was Romney.


I would love for the GOP to adopt Libertarian platforms, but this election is too important, IMO.

Also, local poll workers tell me that this turnout is vastly better than in 2008.
There is no perfect candidate. However, Romney is closer than Obama.

Something folks forget is local elections. Try to get your favorite folks in whether Libertarian or whatever. Local elections matter.
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Old 11-06-2012, 14:00   #20
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I felt a slight frisson of nausea as I blackened the Romney/Ryan circle. The sickness was immediately replaced by the reserve of knowing I had made the best of a poor hand.

Congratulations to everyone who put country ahead of stiff ideology.
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Old 11-06-2012, 14:03   #21
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You have to start grass roots organizations first anyway to build your base. Can't get everything at once.
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Old 11-06-2012, 14:05   #22
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Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.

Now go buy that BMW!!
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Old 11-06-2012, 14:05   #23
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As has been said in a few other threads, if you want to change politics you have to start at the local level and work up. A party that can't garner more than 1% of the popular vote on the national level is a wasted vote. Start at the bottom like the TEA Party has done.
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Old 11-06-2012, 14:08   #24
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Truly, thank you.
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Old 11-06-2012, 14:12   #25
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I think folks should just gear up to vote out the incumbents as long as these crooked sum*****es keep running things like they do and still expect to get reelected. This is likely my last day of Romney support.
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