Do you tell??

@ebsharer (5518)
United States
October 24, 2008 1:10pm CST
Do you tell people who you are going to vote for why or why not? I am not one to tell even my husband. We talk politics but don't tell each other who ultimatly we are going to vote for. We will talk the pros and cons of each canadate but thats it. So what about you?? Do you tell who you are going to vote for??? PS I don't want to know who you are going to vote for I just want to know do you go public with it like have bumper stickers or wear shirts or what ever else???
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@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I keep who I am voting for to myself. There is just to many sticky situations you can find yourself in when discussing politics. It causes to many disagreements. Politics can part a room quicker then you can blink an eye.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Good idea!!
@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I will tell my husband who I am voting for. I know he's enough of an adult to not try to argue me down or tell me that I have to vote for someone else. My parents always used to not tell each other who they were voting for like it was some big secret and I always thought it was kind of weird. I don't tell family members who I am voting for because they are all Republicans and I know they totally don't agree with my views of government issues. It is one of those issues like religion where people are not going to be forgiving of your beliefs if they are different from their own, so I definintely would not openly display who I was voting for. A bumper sticker for my candidate of choice? In the city that would get my car keyed for sure.
@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
27 Oct 08
See and I agree with your parents. People of the older generation still don't tell. I just hear my grandfathers words "we don't tell that". He explained why and I won't go into it here but I agree with him. Don't ask don't tell.
@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Well, we have talked a lot about the election and how we feel about each candidate and their policies. When you're undecided, it helps to talk to someone about it. Who better than your best friend?... my husband (or wife, in his case). Now, this works out for us because we are capable of having a discussion or debate about something without insulting each other, getting upset, or starting an argument. This is one of the things I love about our relationship. I wouldn't have that discussion with just anyone because I know how quick people are to judge you based on your choice of political candidate. Me and my husband talk about everything, including politics. It may not work for some couples, but it works for us. We're not trying to force each other to vote for a certain person, but we are discussing choices and talking about the pros and cons of each candidate.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
28 Oct 08
My husband and I talk politics we talk pros and cons of each person. We talk about why this one AND that one would be good or bad but the final decision is kept to ourselves.
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
24 Oct 08
We have a very large extended family and live in a small town where everyone knows everyone else so the subject of who's support whom has come up a couple of time with family and friends. My husband and I are voting for Obama, some relatives agree and some don't but I have not been involved in one heated discussion about it. Maybe it's southern manners. We don't put bumper stickers of any kind on our vehicles but my crop of campaign signs in my front yard continues to grow since I live on a corner. I have an Obama/Biden sign now, my brother-in-law has a McCain/Palin sign in his yard....no one has run over either one yet.
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@kerriannc (4281)
• Jamaica
24 Oct 08
Hey spalladino that is the spirit of Election. I am telling you I love it when the campaign starts, you and your family get to josh over things without being disrespectful. I can just imagine what you just describe and I am
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@spalladino (17926)
• United States
25 Oct 08
Folks down here have respect for each other, kerriann...before, during and after an election year. The problem with online discussion boards and campaign rallies is that "the opposition" loses it's humanity so it's okay, in some people's minds to treat anyone who disagrees with them like garbage.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Well its good that your signs are staying put!! I guess every one is different in telling or not telling and there reasons for why. I just always remember my great grandfather saying "we don't tell" when I tried to talk politics with him when I was too young to know even what "politics" was. I remember his words. "we don't tell you never know who your telling" Like I said it was different then. A lot of things were private that aren't now.
@34momma (13896)
• United States
11 Nov 08
if someone ask i don't have a problem telling them who i am voting for. rather they agree or not has nothing to do with me, so why not.
@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
12 Nov 08
To each there own I guess ... More people seem to tell then not. I have found that people either tell every one in the world as loud as they can OR they WON'T tell a soul!! There is no inbetween its one or the other!
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@34momma (13896)
• United States
12 Nov 08
mean if you believe in someone strongly enough to vote for them, to me, i don't have a problem telling someone if they ask. and i respect those who choose to keep their vote to themselves.
@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
25 Oct 08
I will discuss my vote with people I know really well, but not with anyone. If people are loudly discussing their preference for someone I tend to keep very quiet. It is really none of their business, and I'm not interested in heated political arguments! My husband and I totally agree when it comes to politics (at least we agree on SOMETHING ... lol). That makes it easy to talk openly when it comes to election time. As far as public displays, I think those people who put signs up in their front yards are taking a bit of a risk. Every side has fanatics, and I personally wouldn't subject my home to them.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I know that I walk away from political disussions more then stay. There are only a few people that I will talk politics with and even they don't know who I am going to vote for!!
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@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
28 Oct 08
It's really up to individual, I guess. The worst is when people try to force their politics down your throat, or to push you into telling them whom you prefer. I really like the private ballot system, I must say.
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@kenzie45230 (3561)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Sure. I'm proud of my choice and my vote. I do tell, and in fact have written about it at many of the places where I am a member on the internet. People ask why I'm voting like I am and I explain.
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• United States
24 Oct 08
And, yes....bumper stickers, yard signs, the whole thing. You betcha.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Like I said I don't tell who I am going to vote for but I'll talk all the pros and cons. I'm proud of my choice too BUT I think its for me no one else.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I tell ppl if they ask. I'm voting for McCain. I won't vote for anyone that refuses to answer questions or prove he's qualified to run for President. I think too many ppl are voting for him b/c he's a smooth talker. [b]~~IN SEARCH OF PEACE WITHIN~~ **AGAINST THE STORMS, I WILL STAND STRONG** [/b]
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
27 Oct 08
LOL !!! Thats all I can say !!!
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
26 Oct 08
I don't say if I think it will start a war. If asked I will answer. And yes we do law signs now, thanks to your Aunt Your brother delivered it the other day. Hubby was all for it but you know that! It's smack dab in the middle in front of the palms planter
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Oh dear you had the rath of Anna too!!! I got a phone call JUST to ask me who I was voting for. I wouldn't tell her she was SOOO very mad!!! I talked about a few things with her and she thinks she knows who I am voting for but she doesn't. Anyway I can see Uncle being all for the law sign especially in this election!
@polachicago (19077)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I never talk to anyone about my vote. People tend to tell you why you should or why you shouldn't vote for candidate you are voting for. Friends and relatives often try to influence your decision.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I agree - I do like to hear peopls point of view for a few reasons one being maybe they seen or heard some thing I didn't. I will talk pros and cons all day long but ultimatly who I vote for is mine to know!
@carolscash (9501)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I don't have t shirts or bumper stickers but will talk politics with anyone and I will tell who I am voting for. I don't mind sharing that information. My husband and I talk about the candidates a lot and we talk about the pros and cons that we see as that helps us decide who will vote for. I usually know who I intend to vote for before we get to that point.
@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
27 Oct 08
In this election I have talked politics with more people then ever. I have heard a lot of pros and cons of each and I have voiced my pros and cons on each but who I am ultimatly going to vote for - thats for me to know and no one to find out.
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Oct 08
ebsharer I usually do not but if I see someone here picking on somebody because they did say who they were voting, I sometimes tell the insulter that they are breaking mylot rules and sometimes if the person who was insulted is voting for the one I voted for I will come out and say who I voted for so as to make'the insulted person feel a bit better knowing she was not the only one to vote for whom she did. I am not going to tell as I have learned my lesson on mylot. my rating went back two points since I opened my stupid mouth and said who I had voted for. no more, we dont seem to respect anyone here unless they vote the way we think they should. which is so sad.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I'm not talking just about on here I'm talking about in every day life with your parents or friends coworkers anyone? I will talk about things BUT I won't say who I am ultimately going to vote for to ANY one! PS I rated you a plus
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I can't vote because I'm not a citizen but my hubby can. He is still undecided. He doesn't go voicing any of his opinions unless asked amongst friends. At the moment we have had many phone calls and people knocking on our doors from the Democratic side and it's getting annoying. We don't wear any shirts nor display bumper stickers on our car (doesn't look nice anyway LOL).
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I don't know why but I don't get any (from either side) phone calls, knocks at the door, or even mail and I am NOT complaining about that!!! I don't ever bring up politics but if it is brought up to me I will talk about things just not who I am going to vote for.
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
25 Oct 08
No, I do not broadcast who I'm going to vote for. I feel that somethings are private and should be kept personal. If you want to share who you are voting for that is your business, but I do not make it a public issue. After I said all this I must say that my spouse does know who I will be voting for and likewise for my spouse.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
25 Oct 08
My husband and I don't talk about it becuase often we don't agree so we decided that we would talk pros and cons but thats it!!
@belk89 (1103)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
Me and my husband talk about it. Since we both are concern with whats going on with the economy. We talk about who is best to lead the country. I have my own point of view and he does too. I dont actually talk about politics when im around friend coz i want to avoid a heated discussion. I know that no matter what im going to say someone might get offended and so id rather just keep to myself who do i think should lead this country.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I totally agree with you!!! No matter what some one will always be offended EVEN if you are all voting the same!
@rootco (23)
• Australia
24 Oct 08
Hi, I dont think that it matters who someone else is voting for, if you dont like the person they are voting for there could be a fight and you dont want to fight with your best friend or husband or wife. you just vote for the person that going to make where you live better for you and everyone else should do the same. that way who ever wins will benifit the public in a more possitive way.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I don't think there is any reason for any one to know who you are voting for either.
@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
24 Oct 08
No, I don't like to tell anybody who I'm voting for, people have asked me, but I just tell them I don't know yet. I don't like to say because I don't want to start an argument with them if they don't agree with me, I don't like getting into politics too much.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
25 Oct 08
Very smart of you. I know a few people that I can't talk ANYTHING politics with. All I say is I agree to disagree or I'll say well thats your opinion. Thanks for the response!!
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I love publicly supporting my candidate and ballot questions that I believe in. On Election Day, I'm even going to hold a sign in support of library funding- a ballot question in my town. I have sticker on the back of my wheelchair, which, of course goes everywhere I do.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Well for my young age I am very old about my polticial views. I belive that its some thing you should keep to your self. But to each there own! More power to you!!
• United States
24 Oct 08
I don't tell anyone and that the truth. I wouldn't put one of those bumper sticker for someone to scratch my car or break a window out of my car or what ever else. I want people to vote for themselves and I want to vote for myself and it is not up to me to tell anyone who to vote for just like it not up to someone else to tell me. May the best man win.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I agree I would never tell some one they HAVE to vote for one or the other. That is why I will talk about the different ways of each person but not who I am ultimatly going to vote for.
@kerriannc (4281)
• Jamaica
24 Oct 08
I enjoyed talking politics especially when it comes to campaigning. Man those times are the best at Election. In my country Jamaica there are two parties PNP and JLP. My boyfriend he is a staunch JLP and I am a PNP. We talk (at least me) alot and we both know who we will be voting for whenever time it is election. I don't see why it should come between us. We know that Politics is a game just to have fun and enjoy mind you it only comes once every five year and I think local election is like once every four year. You want to know what on the funny side they call us PoShow because his friends know that I am on the other side. I wear both T-Shirt. But with him, he will never wear a Orange shirt. No one should take politics serious. We should just has fun and move on.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I don't agree that politics is just a game nor do I agree that you shouldn't take it serious. Politics are VERY serious. Choising the right president can make or break the country. But thank you for your response and opinion.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Yes, I do tell. Even when I hate to say who I am voting for. Sometimes, I don't want others to know this.. Of fear, that they may disagree with me.. But, I will say so anyway..
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I have found that in politics you feel one way or the other once you make your choice there is no changing your mind so instead of having some one try to change my mind I just don't say but I will talk about pros and cons. Just because some one may have seen or heard some thing I didn't.