Why Do You Want to Vote for Hillary?

@OneOfMany (12401)
United States
August 19, 2016 7:02am CST
Replying "I'm a democrat" is not a reason and will probably be deleted because it is counter productive to the discussion. I want to know what parts of her policy you like and what expectations you have for her being in office. What do you feel will change with the economy? How do you think we will change internationally? Will general living for all improve, or will benefits only be applied to a select few? I want to hear all your reasons and followings with explanations. Let's keep it friendly, since hostility only generates more.
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
19 Aug 16
Actually, at the moment, out of the four I am watching, I tend to side most with Jill Stein. I see entirely too much of the 'Clinton is better than Trump' ideology, with people totally ignoring any candidate besides the two major parties. When it comes down to brass tacks, it seems most voters don't have a clue that there are, indeed, other choices.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
19 Aug 16
It's because the media just doesn't back anyone except for the democrats. There have been so many things that Obama or Hillary have done that they would have hounded Bush to the end of infinity for, but completely ignore. Having a media that is swaying the thoughts of a country is manipulation of the vote... Could you tell me about Jill Stein a little? Sadly I know nothing.
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
19 Aug 16
@OneOfMany I've simply been visiting sites that give the viewpoints of candidates on different issues. While at times I do agree with Hillary on many issues, there are some she agrees with that I definitely do not agree with, which swings me more towards Stein. Here's one of the sites:
Compare the 2016 presidential candidate positions on issues. See where Clinton, Trump, Johnson, and Stein stand on issues in a simple, side-by-side format. Another nonpartisan election presentation from ProCon.org.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
19 Aug 16
@JolietJake I'll have to look into it. Thanks.
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@tallawah (9275)
• Kingston, Jamaica
19 Aug 16
I would vote for Hilary to prevent Trump from becoming President.
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
19 Aug 16
Hardly a reason, vote for someone else...
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
19 Aug 16
Not really a policy discussion or what you think about her at all...
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• United States
19 Aug 16
I will not vote for anyone before I'd ever consider voting for her. One, you can't believe one word she or her co-president husband say, and two, like you said, I've worked very hard all my life, still am, never expect a hand-out, and don't want a system based on the hard workers support the not-willing-to-work people.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
19 Aug 16
I would be fine with the welfare system if people worked community service hours to earn their keep. After all, you get the entire bottom tier of society being productive and there's no way things won't get better. And I thought of that plan when I had to take Unemployment Compensation. I was in there for the minimum amount of time and took back what I put in it from work, and then got out of it. I don't want to owe the government anything. During the period when I was collecting I kept thinking: "I wish there was community service options so I can get to know the community better and prove that I'm a hard worker." It kind of replaces a resume, when people see your skills in person.
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• United States
20 Aug 16
@OneOfMany I definitely like and agree with your community service idea.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
20 Aug 16
@LindaCPearson Apparently, after looking up to see if others had the same idea, a group in some state wanted to make community service mandatory and they were called cruel and practically run out of town. There's a strange sickness in this country and it is only getting worse.
@LeaPea2417 (21940)
• Toccoa, Georgia
19 Aug 16
I would never vote for Hillary who is a pathological liar with many scandals. I am voting for Trump.
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@LadyDuck (175714)
• Switzerland
19 Aug 16
As I am not American, to be honest, I have not listened to their speeches and I do not know her political program. I know that I would not vote for Trump, but I think that I would avoid also to vote for Hillary.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
19 Aug 16
The main thing I care about is the economy so I am for whoever would help it out. While Trump is certainly not a politician (one of his best parts and his greatest weakness) he is a business man. I can't see him making terrible decisions economically. Hillary wants to raise taxes for the middle class and all businesses. There's going to be nothing left. Although it is little impact internationally, a weakened economy means sites like this ceasing to exist.
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@LadyDuck (175714)
• Switzerland
19 Aug 16
@OneOfMany So true Trump is a Businessman, a specialist of Chapter 11.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
19 Aug 16
@LadyDuck He got in, and he got out. I'd say the state of America is definitely Chapter 11.
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@norcal (3214)
• Nevada City, California
25 Aug 16
It seems clear to me that the president will be either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. One of these seems clearly a better choice than the other, so I cannot in good conscience vote for a third party candidate. I choose Hillary Clinton because I believe she is a capable person, she understands how government works, and she is not insane. If things were to remain exactly as they are now, which seems to be a great fear for Trump supporters, I think that would be preferable to what would happen if he became president.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
25 Aug 16
Anyone who is in politics and claims to be sane is clearly lying. You have to be crazy to get involved; it's a prerequiste! I think it would be positively dangerous for the country to stay as it is right now. I feel that there is an 85% possibility that Hillary will be president because Donald either isn't serious or will continue to mess up more and more as time goes on. The country getting worse isn't an option that would let her stay in office. She has to turn things around if she gets in, but the fear is that she herself will degrade the system further. In time it will have to be the people that take things to a positive step, but more than likely it will be the military.
@norcal (3214)
• Nevada City, California
25 Aug 16
@OneOfMany That's scary. How will the military make things better?
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
25 Aug 16
@norcal I didn't say they were going to make things better long term, but they would step in and force a corrupt government to stand down. I only know this because a marine was talking about how they would be willing to step in in a moment if needed. Of course, that would be chaotic and I'd rather go with a people approach, but this is a chaotic world.
@Rohvannyn (3117)
• United States
20 Aug 16
I don't support either candidate, but it will either be Trump or a third party candidate for me. Why? Because if the liberal media is spending so much time trying to make Hillary look like an angel and Trump look like a demon, there must be something good about him. I have many other thoughts on this but they are too long to go into here.
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@amadeo (72890)
• United States
19 Aug 16
well we will not know.Before I leave life.I want to see how a woman going to handle our country.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
19 Aug 16
Knowing what I know now I kind of wish she had her turn in 2008, but now that I do...
• Dallas, Texas
19 Aug 16
I personally don't trust Hillary so just because I am a Democrat I have been bending sideways with my decision to the November vote. My friend, a former Independent and Vietnam combat Army Veteran says "Vote for Trump. He is straight forward and a vote for Trump is better than voting for a criminal like Hillary and besides, you don't want another 8 years of Obamacare do you?" I am still wrestling with my conscience. At present I am divided, between parties, that is. Hillary has said a few things I just don't like. I do think that if Hillary gets in it will be more of the same o same o. There are people who will not even talk to me when I mention Trump out loud in a public place. All of the economic outsourcing that has taken place since the Clinton days seem to be continuing so when I hear Trump say he would bring business back to America, I ate that up.
It's not surprising that Bill Clinton was picked to deliver the nominating speech at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night. Two thirds of Am...
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
19 Aug 16
That's what is really different between the two of them. Hillary wants to tax the big businesses more and then tax them when they want to leave. Trump wants to reduce the taxes on them to bring them back. I don't see how anyone could think that business is a bad thing to keep in America. As long as they don't give CEOs crazy perks and value their workers, I think big companies could be nearly tax exempt, but that's dangerous on other levels. Truly though, more jobs, more income and less handout programs... that's a direction I like.
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Aug 16
I think the main reasons people will vote for Hillary are, in no specific order: She's a Democrat and they are loyal to the Party; She's a woman and people think it's cool to have a female president; The media meticulously scrubs any unflattering images, quotes or crimes that emanate from Hillary so that the public are largely unaware; The public, on average, are largely unaware of most important things because they don't even follow politics or the news. You can also add that Hillary has avoided press conferences for 260 days and so, it's easy for people to be unaware of anything about her.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
19 Aug 16
And she's naturally sneaky, so she's good at getting around things by twisting her words. I'm sure if she said what she thinks (like Donald) people would have a different opinion. At least with Trump you know what you can expect, and transparency like that with any candidate is a rare thing.
@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
20 Aug 16
I am not sure I will. I am also not sure I won't. I don't vote because the party tells me too, that feels like a copout. I just am not convinced, and frankly, hate the provided options.
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19 Aug 16
I wouldn't vote for Hillary. I wouldn't vote for Trump either. What are your other options? Are there other options? Could anyone else sneak in through the back door or is it solely between Her and Him? All I know about American politics is what's bandied about on the BBC. I don't even get British politics - I think yours might be simpler, but I still don't get it!
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