Wasted Votes

Most everyone has heard the argument before. “If you are going to vote for a third party candidate, you’re just throwing your vote away!” I’ve heard it over and over again, usually by partisans who are worried that their candidate will lose and are trying to win you over to ‘their side’. But who is really wasting their votes?

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The Unspoken Answer

Jeff Jacoby brought up an interesting point in an article that he wrote this morning.  In the article he writes the answer that you didn’t hear in this year’s debates but SHOULD have at least one time or another.

Call me a cranky libertarian conservative, but just once I would like to hear a candidate for president answer a question by saying, “Sorry, the Constitution limits the role of the federal government — the issue you’re asking about is one for the states or the private sector, not Washington.”

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America Asks: Who is John Kerry?

Who is John Kerry is a question that many voters are asking.  According to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey, performed between the second and third debates:

* 77% of voters say that they have a clear idea of where President Bush stands on key issues and 16% do not.

* 56% of voters say that they have a clear idea where Senator Kerry stands on key issues  and 34% do not.

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Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy n – insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have.

John Kerry has taken his campaign to a new level today. He finally answered the charges of the group Swiftboat Veterans for Truth, but not as you would hope he would. Instead of refuting what they said or documenting some of the flaws in their documentation which is what we all hope he would do, he took it as an opportunity to attack his opponent George Bush instead.

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