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Whom will you vote for in the next presidential election?

Discussion in 'Pathology' started by Nilf, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Nilf

    Nilf 10+ Year Member

    Your candidate? Democrats or Republicans? Third party? Or maybe you're running yourself?
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  3. I'm running myself, actually.

    "Vote for me and all your wildest dreams will come true."
  4. pathomatic

    pathomatic 5+ Year Member

    Dec 11, 2006
    A better question would be,

    who would you vote for, if someone IN THIS FORUM decided to run for president of the US.

    Why dont we have a poll,

    Yaah vs ladoc vs Bierstfel vs deschutes

    (any other nominations?)
  5. djmd

    djmd an Antediluvian 7+ Year Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Man this is way too early for this.

    What you are really asking right now is:
    How do you feel about Pres. Bush
    [ ] Hate Bush (i.e. voting Democratic)
    [ ] Unhappy about Bush (i.e. Undecided to Republican)
    [ ] Pleased with Bush (i.e. voting Republican )
    [ ] Will vote for Bush again (i.e. suspending the constitution)
  6. I've been unhappy with Bush...hate is a strong word. I never voted for him and I'll be relieved when he leaves.

    That being said, I'm not too privy of the democratic candidates either. A lot of people are talking about Hillary or Obama...frankly, I'm not impressed with either of them.
  7. I've said this before...screw the voting thing...if people in the forum were to face off, it would have to involve chugging a 2L boot full of beer.

    Sheesh...none of this voting BS :laugh:
  8. Thrombus

    Thrombus Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    how about

    [x] -- unhappy with Bush but still voting Republican

    seriously man, how could any doctor vote for a democrat as they pander to trial lawyers (Mr. John Edwards the schyster himself who said in a courtroom that he could channel fetuses) and also they pander to the welfare community paying them to not work

    bush and the republicans are socialists lite but hey they are better than the commie democrats

    Hillary makes me puke, Barack Obama is a lightweight joke with zero substance and John Edwards is a shyster. Gore is the only one with a decent chance at being a decent president but he is a little wacko with the whole carbon use taxation thing.
  9. Zuwie

    Zuwie Member 5+ Year Member

    Aug 28, 2004
    Rudy, totally.
  10. djmd

    djmd an Antediluvian 7+ Year Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    :confused: Uh funny I thought I put unhappy with bush (undecided to republican).

    Socialists lite? You mean national socialist? Just say fascist. or are you a libertarian. Then say big government.

    And lastly discussing candidates at this point is foolish. Where was Bill Clinton in Spring 1991?
  11. DarksideAllstar

    DarksideAllstar you can pay me in bud 7+ Year Member

    Dec 17, 2001
    West of the Haight
    I'll preface this by stating that I am a centrist and that I usually refrain from political discussions primarily because they never get anywhere and usually only drum up discontent. I could easily characterize all GOP members as "crazy as a loon" Evangelicals who want to turn our country into a place where their religious beliefs dictate our laws, similar to the manner in which you have essentially called all democrats trial lawyer supporting commies--but I wont, because its not true. Its too bad that most people can't see that there is in fact a middle ground with regards to many policy issues, but I suspect most people are too grounded (or brainwashed-- your pick) in their beliefs to realize that their political agenda is not superior to everyone else's. The strikingly partisan attitude displayed here is one of the reasons why we get very little done in Congress.
  12. mlw03

    mlw03 Senior Member Physician 10+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2003
    wow - that post is gonna piss some people off. i don't wanna get into a whole thing, although i'm guessing someone else will somewhere in this thread, but to make a generalization that everybody in profession X should vote for party Y is off-base. i never have, nor do i ever expect to, find a politician who feels the exact same way as i do on every political issue. voting, like so much of life, is about balance - you give relative weights to various issue, find the candidate who gets the highest score, and vote that way. if you have a do-or-die issue (ie, abortion, gay rights, Iraq, whatever) then that issue gets infinite weight - otherwise, it's all a balance. as a future doctor i care about healthcare issues, but as a person i also care about energy, foreign policy, supreme court appointments, education, taxes, israel, personal integrity of the candidate, minority rights, and about 50 other issues. when it comes voting time i weigh the issues and check the box next to the person who i think would represent me best - no matter if they have an R, D, Q, X, Z or any other letter next to their name in parenthesis.

  13. Tiki

    Tiki Girl named after a Giant 10+ Year Member

    Jan 6, 2004
    East Coast
    I'm voting for Obama. I just happen to agree with him on most of the issues--ranging from Iraq, education, his energy policy, and his views on health care.
  14. drhoffmann


    Mar 11, 2007
    What are Obama's views on healthcare?
  15. Tiki

    Tiki Girl named after a Giant 10+ Year Member

    Jan 6, 2004
    East Coast
  16. dan1

    dan1 2+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2007
    For me health care is a huge thing seeing as how it MUST undergo some change within the next decade. Hopefully for better rather than worse.... So i'm voting for Mitt Romney seeing as how he is the only candidate who has actually DONE something in as well as he actually reformed Massachusetts's health care he has my vote! Oh it does pan out nicely that i like his views on other issues as well :)
  17. deschutes

    deschutes Thing Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2004
    On location
    That would involve suspending reality, which I am very bad at doing. I can't vote in the next presidential election, for one thing - though like the 60+ billion other inhabitants of Planet Earth, I will be watching closely.

    Running for President of the US is out of the question. Although I like the idea of abolishing McDonald's outlets in heart hospitals.
  18. yaah

    yaah Boring Administrator Physician 10+ Year Member

    I am basically disgusted with politics and politicians. There are two common themes in politics these days: 1) money/special interest groups and 2) pandering to the lowest common denominator.

    In the current political environment, speaking honestly and openly is harmful, being a simpleton is best. Having a brain and developing changing opinions on issues with changing times is bad, while having a strong position (whether it is realistic, thought out, or practical) and not changing it is good. Focusing on narrow, unimportant issues is good, trying to solve difficult issues and gain consensus is bad. Thinking about the future is bad and irrelevant, thinking about the present and the recent past is more important. Sigh.

    The only current candidate I would cast a vote for is Bill Richardson because he has reasonable real world experience in multiple arenas and understands the international environment. I used to like John McCain before he sold out to the christian right.

    The main problem I have is that both parties blame the other for everything and get more out of conflict and disagreement then they do out of agreement. And meanwhile both are mortgaging the future so that they can get elected or get some political points in the present. When I'm 50 years old and paying 50% of my income in taxes just to pay down the interest on our national debt, and all our services are gone because all the money is going to politicians and to give incentives to special interest groups then maybe people will finally get upset, but I doubt it. Our national attention will probably be focused on a dog stuck in a sewer grate.
  19. triguy

    triguy Use the Force 2+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2006
    I will pull this political debate back to where it should be going...a showdown on SDN! I will vote for descutes. Who's coming with me???!!!
  20. mlw03

    mlw03 Senior Member Physician 10+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2003
    what campaign promises are we gonna get? remember 'a chicken in every pot'? how about a 6-pack in every fridge? anyone? i'm not quite as cynical as yaah, but i do agree with his basic premise that there's a lot of crap happening in politics and it's the people under 40 who are gonna have to pay for it all one way or the other in the future.
  21. yaah

    yaah Boring Administrator Physician 10+ Year Member

  22. djmd

    djmd an Antediluvian 7+ Year Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    I can't vote for anybody else, otherwise I would have to change my avatar, and I don't have the time....

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