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Old September 17, 2018, 02:32 PM   #26
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I think that’s right, Frank, and moreso, I think many people are multi-issue “exclusive” voters. What I mean by that is they have multiple, non-negotiable issues. Personally, my positions on several issues are absolutes. Not only is being “pro-gun” not enough, you’d better be able to check at least 4 boxes or you’re an automatic No.

Sometimes, this precludes my voting at all... or (rarely) voting for a fringe candidate who can’t possibly win, because I simply will not vote for either major party candidate.

That situation has gotten worse, and quickly. 25 years ago, I would have at least considered candidates from either party. Probably 15 years ago, one of them became an automatic NO. The other one has gone from, “Hey, I like those guys...” to “Fine, but I’m holding my nose when I pull the lever...” to “Wait... who’s Option C again?...”
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Old September 18, 2018, 02:00 PM   #27
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That situation has gotten worse, and quickly. 25 years ago, I would have at least considered candidates from either party. Probably 15 years ago, one of them became an automatic NO. The other one has gone from, “Hey, I like those guys...” to “Fine, but I’m holding my nose when I pull the lever...” to “Wait... who’s Option C again?...”
I've always believed that if the Lord had intended for man to vote, he would have given us candidates.
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