Early 2008 Election Campaign: ANNOYING & WASTE OF TIME

United States
September 20, 2007 10:53am CST
Yes, it is true! A survey of likely voters reveals what many have known. Campaigning in 2007 for an election near the end of 2008 is ridiculous. Read more here. http://news.yahoo.com/s/rasmussen/presidentialelection20070919 Do you agree or disagree the politicians have taken early campaigning too far? Comments?
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
20 Sep 07
At this point I am already sick of it. And to think the primaries are fighting to be earlier and earlier. Plus there are so many running on both sides. We all know the canditates will promise everything and give nothing.
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• United States
20 Sep 07
Yep, you've about summed up the feelings of 98% of the population of the USA!
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@NeoComp (1320)
• United States
20 Sep 07
Yes all of them will be like this. The ONLY ones who would be good in office. Are Kunichich, Mike Gravel, and Ron Paul. And out of those 3 Ron Paul is the most popular. I am telling you, if people want to be free and happy in this country.. and not under the rule of Darth Vadar, Or in this case the rule of lady Vadar (Hillary). Then we need to vote in RON PAUL! He is the Ban of the New World Order.. and the one who can crush them.
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
20 Sep 07
I think starting so early has made most of us voters "campaign weary". I know I'm not paying a ttention like I was a couple months ago. It really hurts too that states keep moving primaries up. I think they should have to start later, that way there's not so much time to forget what the original message each candidate is trying to send is.
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• United States
20 Sep 07
You are so right!
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
20 Sep 07
This is true, although it does have it's uses also. This early campaigning can trip some of this candidates up, especially when they say different thing to different audiences depending on what the audience seems to want to hear. The chance to catch flip-flopping increases dramatically every time they talk....and some of the attacks are simply amazing to read. Annoying?...yes...waste of time...most of the time. Despite all of this there are times when the hyperbole and rhetoric can get downright entertaining.
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• United States
21 Sep 07
Well, some of it is funny. But then when I'm laughing the hardest, I realize the fool I laugh at the most has the best chance to win. Then you want to cry.
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• United States
21 Sep 07
I know that feeling...Its beginning to seem like the ones who sound like they get their ideas from the Communist Manifesto are the ones most people like the best.
@NeoComp (1320)
• United States
20 Sep 07
I agree to an extent. I am now tired of the debates. I am mostly tired of idiots like Sean Hannity and Bill O'Riely who want to bash good people like Ron Pual. Yet they praise and suck up to CFR new world order scum like Obama and Clinton. Other than that is has been good for Ron Paul he has a head start is defeating all the other nut jobs running. The only ones I can agree with a little bit are Kunich and Mike Gravel... But Ron Paul is the number one day. Live FREE.. or DIE!!! Ron Paul for President.
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• United States
20 Sep 07
If Ron Paul can increase his support to say 20% or so, I predict other candidates will adopt some of his positions. So, Ron Paul will win then, no matter what.
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2 Nov 07
I'm afraid that the culprit in early campaigning isn't the field of candidates--the culprit is in the states which have moved their primaries up to the beginning of the year (I hear that one state, and I forget which) wants to hold its primary in December of this year. The early debates are for the benefit of states which have moved their primaries up. That's just how it is. The Democrat Party issued a policy to not campaign in states which have moved their primary schedules up, but that's a move which causes the party to dictate to the state how to conduct its elections. The whole scene is totally cockeyed, and I blame it on the 2 party system. We need more choices and less power for the Big Two.
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• United States
3 Nov 07
I agree big time the dumbocrats and the retardicans need more competition.
@anniepa (27236)
• United States
20 Sep 07
They certainly have started early this time but with so many candidates I guess we need plenty of debates to have a chance to hear at least some of what each of them has to say. The battle over who will have the earliest primaries bothers me most. I'd like to have one primary election day for the entire nation just like for the general election that way the nominees wouldn't be selected by just a few states. There are so many polls these days, I heard one a few days ago where they said 75% of those surveyed said they were paying "close attention" to the race for the White House. I'm a news and politics junkie so I'm always paying attention but I know I'm not in the majority! However someone said we're already becoming "campaign weary" but I think we're also even MORE Bush weary so that might explain the early start this time. No one wants to wait until 2008. Annie
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• United States
21 Sep 07
I had not thought of people being BUSH weary causing those people to want the campaign to start as a means to help them cope. It makes sense. Thanks.
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@estherlou (5020)
• United States
24 Sep 07
Personally, I'm already sick of it all, and that is not good. How am I going to keep up with them all and what they are saying if I opt out now? UGH! YES! They started this garbage much too soon. We have a ways to go yet.
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