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I have been watching a lot of fox news and some cnn lately and the fighting going on between the dem's and republic's is worrying me. there seems to be a one way street and im wondering if i am the only one that can see something bad about to happen with in the next few years. Here is the big question would you as an american vote for a indpendt not a republcn or dem to save this country if that is what it would take. I am a republican with major concern.

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Applause Heck yeah! I am frustrated as well sad

I am registered Dem, but will vote for whomever I feel is the right choice. I have never ever been able to figure out why 'normal' Americans strictly vote their party lines...I even understand some folks that have an agenda or owe something to someone. Doesn't make that right, but at least they might feel that is a good reason! ... but to just vote for someone just because that is your party or the candidate from your party is crazy IMHO.

Though, so was I when I couldn't imagine either Gore or Bush in the Whitehouse back in 2000 and I voted for Nader Oops! Whistling

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I've always voted for a specific person and what they stand for, not specifically for a party. Yes, I would vote for a viable strong independent candidate. The person running needs to be able to articulate clearly what they believe and stand for, none of this "change" vagueness. Still can't believe this country fell for that line!

Hunter g, I'm assuming you are young, so most likely don't remember the late 70's. I do, the Carter years were horrible - and we survived and our country went on to thrive again. This is a painful time in our country, but we'll be stronger for it and we will again thrive. Provided of course that nukes don't end up in the wrong hands. That was the very same fear I had in the early 80's.

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The problem with 3rd party canditates is they take away votes from the canditates usely the more conservative party out there in major elections with little to no chance to win. I was raised as a dem but the party was a working mans party. It no longer is... I am pro life, pro guns, pro capitalism , pro military , and pro what I work for is mine. It isnt the government that decides what charities I should give to it is me. Therefore I really have to stick to political lines since there is only one side that is supportive of my values . There are bluedog dems that I would vote for and have as well as moderate republicans that I would vote against but the dems are so filled with liberal wack jobs that I would not risk giving any support to the Polosis, Reids , and Barbara Boxers of the world as well as this pathetic excuse of a president. cool

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Part of the reason Obama won the election is because there was no conservative to moderate candidate running against him. McCain runs moderate to liberal.

A candidate can't be too conservative, but their core values must be conservative for them to defeat someone like Obama.

I don't care about party affiliation, but do care about policy position.

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Not only would I vote for someone of a different party I think we needs a couple more parties to step in and start letting some of these professional politicians know they don't have a guaranteed job for life anymore and they better start worrying and or changing for real.

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CVC you are right on the money on your comment . The only thing that got me out to vote was Palin who I really beleive was a conservative non elitest which is what this country needs. Just remember when the pendulam swigs hard to the left it usually swings back just as far to the right.

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We need more Libertarian's in our government.

http://www.lp.org/

Check the above link out to find out more.

or
http://www.lp.org/issues

This link tells you where the party stands on the issues that matter to us all.

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We do Whelland, we sure do. Thumbs up

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tony - Palin energized the election, but unfortunately she was not fully prepared and had some missteps. But, you can't deny that she shares the values and the honesty that many of us so desire in a candidate.

Whelland - I describe myself as a libertarian/Constitutionalist. Ron Paul is the type of candidate I can believe in. We need to get the government back on track and the way to do that is to adopt a libertarian mindset and follow the Constitution.

The federal government has abused the Constitution and is exercising powers that it does not have.

We rail against abuses of the 2nd amendment, but the 10 amendment is just ignored by the feds. It needs to be followed.

The federal government is threatening to pass legislation to withhold funding if states don't pass anti-texting laws. Fight against the law, not because it is a bad law, but because the federal governement should not blackmail states to gain powers not granted in the Constitution.

Everyone of us needs to get active. Donate and volunteer to help like-minded candidates get elected.

Speak out instead of remaining silent.

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Try living in Michigan, our Full time legislature's can't even get along enough to get a balanced budget on the Governors desk. Brick Wall,)

I know Michigan isn't the only one, it's only getting worse every where, pay cuts for every one, do you feel stimulated yet! eye roll
We have had a hard time with this last results.

We need a part time legislature here in Michigan, there will be a spot on the Nov. ballot this year to vote to set a constitutional convention and then we can re-write our constitution to have a part time legislature at half the pay. They currently work only 182 days a year at full time pay.
They don't do any good fulltime thats for sure.

I agree CVC everyone needs to get active and speak out and yes we would also vote for a good independent.

P.S. From a Proud American that believes the hard times help make us stronger and more closer to the end.......

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