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Who would you vote for? (1 choice, votes not public)

  1. 1. Who would you vote for? (1 choice, votes not public)

    • Trump
      16
    • Bernie
      38
    • Rubio
      3
    • Hillary
      15
    • Cruz
      10
    • Mickey Mouse
      6
    • John Kasich
      3
    • Other (please post)
      5

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While I don't agree with several of his stances, I can certainly say he seems to be the most level headed GOP canidate left. He seems like an ok guy.

I could say the same about Bernie. I am hoping its Bernie vs Kasich. I would probably vote Kasich, but I wouldn't be terribly upset if Bernie won.

I think Bernie lacks pragmatism, even though I think his heart is in the right place, and I think he has class, and consistency. He stands up for what he thinks is right regardless if its popular.

So here is me hoping its Kasich vs Bernie. That would go a long way to restoring my faith in the political system, that no one bought their way into office.

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I would like to add a post regarding the back and forth Hitler conversation. I took a class in college on the Holocaust itself so I know how it unfolded from start to finish and I can see how PrincessBride is feeling like Trump seems to be threatening to do some similar things. I respect her viewpoint. I just want to add...the Jews were a completely harmless group of millions in Europe. Many of them wealthy doctors, lawyers, businessman, etc that did nothing but contribute to society. I agree that there are probably many harmless, wealthy Muslim doctors, lawyers, businessman, etc here in the U.S. that contribute to society. However, I personally agree that we should not allow more Muslims into the country with the instances we've had very recently with killings and worldwide terrorists attacks. I'm not stereotyping, because there are plenty of peaceful Muslims, but lets be frank about this, many are not. How can you tell the difference? I feel like a temporary ban from entering the country is not such a bad idea. My point, I don't feel like the Jews targeted by Hitler of the 30s and 40s and the Jihad Muslim's of today are any comparison. We're talking about a peaceful group of society-building individuals versus a definitely a not-so-peaceful group of potential killers.

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I could say the same about Bernie. I am hoping its Bernie vs Kasich. I would probably vote Kasich, but I wouldn't be terribly upset if Bernie won.

I think Bernie lacks pragmatism, even though I think his heart is in the right place, and I think he has class, and consistency. He stands up for what he thinks is right regardless if its popular.

So here is me hoping its Kasich vs Bernie. That would go a long way to restoring my faith in the political system, that no one bought their way into office.

Bernie is really our only hope for REAL change. We have witnessed pragmatic and it does not work. We need someone to keep the fire going so we can get our government back by voting all the useless rich cronies out of all areas of public office.

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I try not judge anyone's lifestyle choices and I would not deny treatment or have an issue with a single payer system funding that treatment.

At the end of WW2 the UK voted for the NHS and it's still working. Churchill said no matter who you are or where you are we will care for you. That's what I want.

I applaud you for trying to not be judgmental but lets be real here should the person that makes healthy life choices pay the same premium as someone who doesn't? I don't think so. I was taught responsibility and to own up to my mistakes. Given our current political climate and cultural norms here in America, I don't see any behaviors being changed anytime soon. Having a single payer system only fosters the idea of I can do what I want and there is always a safety net. The funny thing is, there always was a safety net before! Nobody can be denied treatment on ability to pay, I'm sure you know this. The system we had before ACA was fine but I am glad we extended insurance coverage to those who could not afford it (400% of poverty line, though I'm sure they hold the lions share of medical issues as well for lack of primary care). I'm able to see both sides, believe me I value personal freedoms very much but I'm frugal on economic matters. The way I see healthcare is a system where people need to take ownership and not treat it as an entitlement. We're here to help but not foster someones bad decision making if they develop an illness caused by said bad decisions. It says it right on the package! (im just using smoking as a scapegoat, there are plenty other vices that are bad for your health too).

Healthcare needed reform but it needed to be a long drawn out and though out plan with members who work in the field, not the slapdash ACA.

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I would vote for Bernie Sanders! I for one am tired of the politicians that are supposed to represent the people representing corporate interests! I am tired of people blaming the poor for being poor while our government hands out corporate welfare like its candy! I am tired of hearing about cuts to essential programs for the poor and the elderly all so Walmart and others like them;who rake in billions in profits can suck off the government teat. I am sick of the Republican party blaming the poor for everything and fear-mongering. I am sick of them pulling people into their party with anti-abortion, anti-gun control and anti-immigration bs. I am tired of hate, greed and division! I am ready for kindness and unity!!!! Oh and I would like to have my grandchildren enjoy a little piece of nature before it is all gone; because the almighty dollar is more important than life!!!!!! Rant over!!!

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Bernie is really our only hope for REAL change. We have witnessed pragmatic and it does not work. We need someone to keep the fire going so we can get our government back by voting all the useless rich cronies out of all areas of public office.

I will agree with the last part, it is why I am praying the likes of trump, and cruz don't win. There is a difference between balancing pragmatism with empathy, and just not giving a you know what if people starve.

I legit believe the likes of cruz, and trump could care less how many people died from preventable causes if they were elected. I think Kasich is from a different mold however, and does have empathy.

I don't think he is for sale, that is why I admire him so much.

Don't get me wrong My list goes Kasich, Bernie, Hilarly, and the rest.

So most likely I will be voting democrat.

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I would like to add a post regarding the back and forth Hitler conversation. I took a class in college on the Holocaust itself so I know how it unfolded from start to finish and I can see how PrincessBride is feeling like Trump seems to be threatening to do some similar things. I respect her viewpoint. I just want to add...the Jews were a completely harmless group of millions in Europe. Many of them wealthy doctors, lawyers, businessman, etc that did nothing but contribute to society. I agree that there are probably many harmless, wealthy Muslim doctors, lawyers, businessman, etc here in the U.S. that contribute to society. However, I personally agree that we should not allow more Muslims into the country with the instances we've had very recently with killings and worldwide terrorists attacks. I'm not stereotyping, because there are plenty of peaceful Muslims, but lets be frank about this, many are not. How can you tell the difference? I feel like a temporary ban from entering the country is not such a bad idea. My point, I don't feel like the Jews targeted by Hitler of the 30s and 40s and the Jihad Muslim's of today are any comparison. We're talking about a peaceful group of society-building individuals versus a definitely a not-so-peaceful group of potential killers.

Wow....

I think you forget nearly ALL religions bring death upon others who do not share their same values. Christianity is not exempt from this fact.

Religions are ruined by those who twist the very basic beliefs of their religion, to suit their needs. I do not "belong" to any organized religion due to the hypocrisy they often represent. One can have faith without someone else telling them how to do so.

The fact that you lump all people of the Jewish faith as being "completely harmless", all the while grouping all Muslims as potential killers, tells me you're not dealing with a full deck.

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I think CBlover was speaking of the Jews in pre-Holocaust Europe.

I would like to point out that not all Jews in pre-Holocaust Europe were doctors, lawyers, and businessman. Many were as poor as their fellow countryman in Poland, Galicia, etc.

I think CBlover's is saying that the Jews in pre-Holocaust Europe as a whole were harmless to society and in some cases helpful to society.

There is a growing population of today's Muslims that are a threat to society. Think ISIS and al-Qaeda.

This is a distinction.

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I will agree with the last part, it is why I am praying the likes of trump, and cruz don't win. There is a difference between balancing pragmatism with empathy, and just not giving a you know what if people starve.

I legit believe the likes of cruz, and trump could care less how many people died from preventable causes if they were elected. I think Kasich is from a different mold however, and does have empathy.

I don't think he is for sale, that is why I admire him so much.

Don't get me wrong My list goes Kasich, Bernie, Hilarly, and the rest.

So most likely I will be voting democrat.

The problem with Kasich is that he is taking money from super pacs backed by the very powerhouses that control our government. He is not going to represent your best interests unless of course you are some wealthy wall street or corporate campaign donor. Pragmatic is exactly what we do not need.

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The problem with Kasich is that he is taking money from super pacs backed by the very powerhouses that control our government. He is not going to represent your best interests unless of course you are some wealthy wall street or corporate campaign donor. Pragmatic is exactly what we do not need.

You make a good point, and I do really like Bernie.

Still I was fooled by Obama, and nothing "changed". Don't get me wrong given his opponents I would probably vote for him again, but I still can't help be a little disappointed in him.

The ACA is a mess, and while it does some good I feel like many people still get screwed.

I don't know, McCain proposed campaign finance reform, and got slaughtered by Obama. If only McCain had not nominated Palin I might have voted for him.

Realistically I need to focus on improving myself. I will vote because I care about the well being of the country, and I am drawn to Bernie, but I can't help but feel he will be Obama two. Great on paper, but unable to get past anything past the Congress without a super majority, or excutive orders.

Still I will concede Bernie has run the best campaign of any politician simply because it is grass roots.

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I stopped lurking for a moment to say: Farawyn...I love you! You too, Princess Bride.

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I don't think the majority of Americans are moderate anymore. They used to be, but not now. People are moving either further Right or further Left. There is a large division of people in this country. Myself, I am going to vote for Bernie. I'm a Socialist and proud of it. If Bernie doesn't get the nomination, I will vote for Hilary. Government should work for the people, but G. W. Bush showed me that the Republican government works for the rich.

Furthermore, most Republicans I know will NOT vote for Trump if he wins the nomination. They have stated that they will abstain from voting. The only votes Trump will get in a General Election are the ones he has now. Cruz, Rubio, Kasich, and Bush voters will mostly abstain. Whereas Bernie or Hilary voters will largely support either candidate for election.

And to the Trump supporter who said that Bernie only appeals to the young; you are way wrong. I'm certainly not a spring chicken and the other Bernie supporters I know are not either.

I am sick of the scare rhetoric from the Republicans regarding Socialism. I lived many years in Europe and personally know the truth.

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