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Your Favorite Candidate Sucks - Dan the Serene
October 15th, 2008
10:16 pm

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Your Favorite Candidate Sucks
I realize many on my F-list are as jaded as I am, but I still need to say this.

If you support either major party candidate, you know that your opponent has lied, cheated, used public office for personal benefit and to benefit cronies, and compromised every bit of integrity they ever had to get this far. What you may not know on an intellectual level is that your candidate has done all those things too. However, you probably feel it in your gut, and that is why there is so much negative campaigning this time around. People figure if they shout against the "other" loudly enough, they won't have to think about what a piece of shit they are supporting.

Search your feelings. You know it to be true.

I would like to see a national moratorium on negative campaigning for the rest of the cycle. Say whatever you want about your own candidate [1], but stop talking trash about the opposition. It is just embarrassing at this point.

I cannot, with a clear conscience, vote for either of them. We have to be better than this or we will get exactly the government we deserve.


[1] Provided it's true. [2]

[2] Or at least as true as anything in politics can be.

EDIT: To clarify, I will certainly vote for someone at every level, it's just that most of my candidates won't win.

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From:evilegg
Date:October 16th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
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::crickets::
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From:dantheserene
Date:October 16th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
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I know, I know. I said up front I was saying it for myself.
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From:evilegg
Date:October 16th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
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Isn't it really very sad?
(Of course) I believe that all the people I like are the brightest shining stars, and it really bothers me that not a single accomplished/educated/political person I know is really enthusiastic about the election.
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From:dantheserene
Date:October 16th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
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Thinking is antithetical to this sort of campaign and this caliber of candidates.
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From:smjayman
Date:October 16th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
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That about sums it up.
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From:margoeve
Date:October 16th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
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I'm almost there myself. Not quite, but almost.
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From:prester_scott
Date:October 16th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
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If you don't mind, I may copy this post more or less verbatim.
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From:dantheserene
Date:October 16th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)
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Go for it.
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From:morlith
Date:October 16th, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm in the same boat you are.

Thankfully, I have some beer.

Want one?
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From:visgoth
Date:October 18th, 2008 11:49 am (UTC)
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Search your feelings. You know it to be true.

I agree with the whole entry, but that part was the best.
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