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missjena's avatar

Who are you voting for and why?

Asked by missjena (905 points ) October 19th, 2008 from iPhone

mcain or obama? And why?

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SquirrelEStuff's avatar

How come you are only giving us 2 choices?
How about Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney, or Ralph Nader?

missjena's avatar

well if u want u can write those but my question was who do u want to b the next president obama or mcain. Thats the question I wanted to ask

augustlan's avatar

Already voted: Obama

gailcalled's avatar

It’s called a secret ballot for a reason. Personally, I am keeping it that way. (Do, please, spell out “you,” use Caps for proper names and remember that the comma is your friend.)

janbb's avatar

There have been a number of election discussion threads in recent weeks on Fluther. You might want to go back and read some of them to find answers to your question.

Vincentt's avatar

@chris6137 – if we’re going that path you’d also have to include all the presidential candidates for elections in the rest of the world. Or just say: “which realistic candidates for the US presidency are you going to vote for or are you not going to vote at all?”

Apart from that, I’d say: follow janbb’s advice.

aanuszek1's avatar

I agree with janbb, there are a million questions like with LHC. I guess its “just the way the jellies drift”.

missjena's avatar

wow people are rude on here. If u don’t like the question or how I wrote it then don’t respond. How’s that? And technically its stills secret I don’t know who any of u are. I’ll just leave it at your having a bad day. Be rude whateverrr

missjena's avatar

I asked a specific question about obama and mcain if you want to ask a question about another candidate for something else go ahead but this is the question I wanted to ask.

missjena's avatar

go gail go! U craft that response !!!!

gailcalled's avatar

Dear missjena; you are entitled to ask the question you wanted to ask, and tell us several times that that is the question you wanted to ask, but the Fluther collective is also entitled to respond. I don’t see the answers above being rude but trying to make a point.

And you changed your question in mid-stream. “Who are you voting for?” is different from “Who do you want to be the next president?”

Have you read the Fluther guidelines, by the way?

The collective has a discussion.

syz's avatar

I suspect I will vote for a president that can spell and use grammar correctly.

missjena's avatar

gail- I did not change my question. There are 2 candidates up for election to be the next president of the United States. If I am asking who did you vote for? I think its fair to say that whoever they vote for that is who they want to be president. If they don’t want either one say I’m not voting. Yes respond to my question if they want to. Writing to me about commas and look on the site for the same question when fluther only sends you questions in topics you’ve asked questions in. Since I haven’t asked a political question yet they don’t send me politics questions till now. Just let me ask my question like this website is for and if you don’t like my question or how I answer why do people feel this overwhelming need to be rude? Just don’t answer.

missjena's avatar

haha I’m assuming you syz is having a bad day to. I am an English teacher full time but guess what? I’m off the clock. Plus I’m on my iPhone its annoying to put in commas etc. But since it pisses people off to this extreme I think I’ll continue doing it.

missjena's avatar

yes I said IS having a badday. Hahahaahhahh

syz's avatar

That’s just sad. Or perhaps frightening.

aanuszek1's avatar

@missjena: Stop wasting your breath, or, joints in your finger in this case. I see that you’re new, and it looks like you’re not liking the collective. You should read the rules first. And if you don’t like the rules, that’s not our problem, and maybe you should just leave. Having a bad day is no reason to treat everyone like an asshole and then rant on about it.

gailcalled's avatar

@Miss; If you pick on aanuszeki now, that would be considered child abuse, remember.

missjena's avatar

aanus-I am new and I just asked a question to start discussing something thats important. I’m being an asshole? Do you realize how I’m defending myself because almost every person who answered is disrespectful. @gail- you realize 1) you do not know my true age and 2) he called me an asshole. Thats abuse if you want to go there. All you hadro do was if you wanted to answer the question then answer it. Putting me down wasn’t right. Why click on the question if you weren’t going to answer why are we even having this discussion? Leave me alone everyone seriously

gailcalled's avatar

Physician, heal thyself.

missjena's avatar

I also want to thank augustlan for actually answering the question and not disrespecting me. Great answer

Magnus's avatar

If you think fluther is a rude place, I’d suggest you get off the Internet right away.

aanuszek1's avatar

Can we get a mod in here?

jlm11f's avatar

[mod says]: Flame off guys. Let’s just stick to answering the Q, please.

Also check this for many questions dealing with the election, including Qs asking the collective who they are voting for.

scubydoo's avatar

neither. don’t like either one. and I’m not going to “choose” the lesser of two evils as I’ve heard alot of people say.

SoapChef's avatar

@PnL
Thank you, this whole thing was inhospitable and uncalled for. I hope you continue to participate.
Now, I will be voting for Obama because I feel that he is the only real hope for change. If he wins, he certainly has a big job ahead of him, one for which, I am sure people will be quick to criticize and judge.

kevbo's avatar

McKinney or Nader. The major parties represent corporations and the military (and other interests that are not the people’s).

girlofscience's avatar

Oh, come on, Gail! We all know whom you’re voting for!! Your questions/answers have made it obvious. :)

girlofscience's avatar

Btw, what is LHC?

aanuszek1's avatar

@girlofscience

Congratulations! You’ve just won the “I’ve been living under a rock for the past few months” award!

LHC is the world’s largest particle accelerator, used for simulations of “The Big Bang Theory”. Many people thought that it would create a giant black hole, ending all life as we know it. It didn’t. LCH is now currently broken due to issues with the magnets and is going to take a while to fix.

gailcalled's avatar

GoS; I haven’t asked any questions, I don’t think, but you are right. I am transparent.

Aanuszek; Careful. I know that you are supersmart but still just 14, if you’re being transparent. Note ^^^ LCH =\LHC = Large Hadron Collector
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider

CERN and Higgs Boson

aanuszek1's avatar

@gail & girlofscience:

Apologies to both of you. Didn’t mean to sound too obnoxious there :(

gailcalled's avatar

I love supersmart 14-yr-olds (please scan birth certificate) who can apologize. You will go far, aanuszek (except for that user name.)

aanuszek1's avatar

@gail
I get that a lot with the username. ”Heh Heh! It says anus!” is the first thing I hear from most people but it’s actually part of my last name.

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girlofscience's avatar

I’m sorry; that wasn’t the immediate association I made in the context.

iwamoto's avatar

i’m voting for less election questions on fluther…

SoapChef's avatar

I have a suggestion for anyone sick of election questions. Don’t look at them. Works like magic.

iwamoto's avatar

I have a suggestion for anyone not seeing why people get sick of election questions. Just look at it, 1 out of 2 questions is about the elections

SoapChef's avatar

I’m sorry iwamoto, but when you exaggerate so, your argument loses credibility. Out of approximately the last fifty questions, five have been election related. I just don’t get it. I simply skip over the questions that don’t interest me. I certainly don’t take the time to weigh in and let everyone know, it isn’t my kind of question. I am certain they don’t give a s**t. It is a simple solution that allows everyone to participate in this forum, no matter what their interests are.

missjena's avatar

great answers everyone. ; ) I notice both candidates have many similarities. I guess we’ll just have to see what happens.

missjena's avatar

btw pnl great answer. Thank u : )

missjena's avatar

soap great answers as well

sndfreQ's avatar

@missjena: just an FYI but if you post a single reply, you have a couple of minutes to edit the reply by hitting the “Edit Response” link underneath. Then, you can insert your additional thoughts, rather than adding two more additional posts.

Vincentt's avatar

@SoapChef – problem is, I’m interested in politics. Unfortunately, I also get a lot of “McCain or Obama?” questions recommended by Fluther… ;-)

@gailcalled – don’t tell me you’ve got more than 10 000 points… And have had them for a while, too 0.o

gailcalled's avatar

Vincentt; If you multiply my points by my age, divide by the amount of Social Security I get, add the Vet. bills for MIlo, and subtract my new understanding of how to use a colon (thanks, Ezra) you will find a Higgs Boson hidden in there.

I am counting the days until Nov. 4…I will be an official poll watcher for one of the parties. In a closed community like this, you know who is registered as what because the poll watchers tick off names. It is friendly and fun; no one can tell who the sign stealers are. The guys with PhD’s banter with the farmers in their overalls and the hunters in their camoflague.

missjena's avatar

@snd- um ok? Sure I’ll go do that!

Vincentt's avatar

@gailcalled – wow, it’s true, amazing!

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