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“Understand that I’ll vote for whoever ends up with a “D” after their name, but this particular candidate...”. Barf

How about we get a candidate that doesn’t require this nonsense?


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What? Is this DCCC crap?
 
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Everything before the “But” is true for me.
 
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Because the likely non-D alternative is Barf Barf

I don't understand why this simple concept is so difficult to grasp. We're not talking hypotheticals here. If there's a viable candidate that makes you gag less, you vote for that candidate in the general election. Emphasis on viable, as in "has a chance to win." I think the stakes are too high to throw away your vote on a meaningless protest. I say meaningless, because those votes for write-in candidates (anyone but Hillary, Bernie wuz robbed), or those who stayed home and did't vote at all, gave us Trump. So how's that protest working out for us?

Primaries are a whole different animal. There's a reason why the GOP are behaving like a bunch of spineless wimps, and it has to do largely with fear of "being primaried."
 
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I refound an article on voting and game theory that I had previously liked. It's getting long in the tooth (I wonder what the author would say about the 2016 election, for example), but gives a good outline of "gaming the vote."

Game Theory and Voting
 
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Originally posted by Nina:
Because the likely non-D alternative is Barf Barf

I don't understand why this simple concept is so difficult to grasp. We're not talking hypotheticals here. If there's a viable candidate that makes you gag less, you vote for that candidate in the general election. Emphasis on viable, as in "has a chance to win." I think the stakes are too high to throw away your vote on a meaningless protest. I say meaningless, because those votes for write-in candidates (anyone but Hillary, Bernie wuz robbed), or those who stayed home and did't vote at all, gave us Trump. So how's that protest working out for us?

Primaries are a whole different animal. There's a reason why the GOP are behaving like a bunch of spineless wimps, and it has to do largely with fear of "being primaried."


'xactly.
 
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I’m waiting for a candidate I can actually support. Haven’t seen one yet but I don’t know anything about Gillibrand.


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The only (POTUS) candidate I've ever voted for that I actually supported was Obama. My first vote was the Carter election.
 
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