None Of The Above...

none of the above... - none of the above...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
August 17, 2008 8:38am CST
Since the elections started, I had settled on McCain. I didn’t care for Hillary…not b/c she was a woman but b/c she never seemed to be able to pick a side in an issue. As for BO he scares me spitless and I can only pray that he won’t get anywhere near the White House. So I figured McCain is the lesser of the 3 evils. Then I listened to a video the other day that Hubby was listening to and the speaker had a great idea. NONE OF THE ABOVE. It seems like this election that may be the best choice. Now I know there are members here who like each of these candidates for whatever reasons…but I also think there are others that feel like me and feel that there is no decent candidate running for office. Will you vote NONE OF THE ABOVE? If none of the candidates are any good, who do you think should be in office? What would happen if everyone voted NONE OF THE ABOVE? **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@moondancer (7433)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I'm like you and have wished a few times that none of the above was a chioce we had. It's unfortunate that we don't have this choice. I think more of the people running would get off of their kessters and do what is right and neccesary for this country and the people in it if that were a choice for us. Then they'd know how most of us really feel. We are not given that choice however. I think they would be afraid to make that one of our choices. Because it would get more votes some years.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Although I've never voted (this will be my first year), Hubby says that there is a space to write in your choice. You can write in None of the Above . I think when I vote, that's what I'm doing. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• United States
17 Aug 08
I didn't know we could actually do this. But we are voting, right...and if we don't like any of them it's better to let them know this than to not vote.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I think if we can just write in "None of the above" I will just do that...
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@taface412 (3175)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Do we even have that option? Honestly, I am like you. Not huge on McCain, but definitely not for Obama. I WANT to be able to write in my vote for Ron Paul. But you know even if there was a None of the above option they would only record it and report it as other or undecided in the news and one of the Yahoos would get what ever majority of numbers there was. Because if they recognized that as an option then we would still not have a president. Personally, I think all voting booths should be write ins. Make those public servants and volunteers count 'em LOL. It's their civic duty, right? But then again I guess I still think we are all born with an honest action based soul and follow through with that. But seriously I do think they should all, or allow all voting booths to have a write-in option.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
You always have the option to write-in but if you want it to count, do your research and find out who registered to be a write-in.
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@taface412 (3175)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Well my precinct had only two booths. One you could not do a write it it was only push buttons and the other did give the option. Luckily Paul was on the KY primaries and I was able to vote for him. But I did not know that before I went into the booth I voted in that there was no write in option. According to the precinct people they told me they are going to be changing the voting booths again in the future.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
Hey Two. I understand the way you feel. I do like Barack Obama and will be voting for him, but if I ever find myself in an election year where I cannot side with any of the candidates, I would do the same thing. None of the above. Some may say that is unpatriotic, but then again is it really? If you cannot get behind any of the candidate, why give any of them your vote? The only problem is, someone will get in anyway, but I wouldn't want it on my conscience once they started messing things up that I voted for them if they got in, knowing that I only cast my vote because I wanted to vote for someone. I may not share your views in your opinion of the candidates this year, but I do understand and support your right not to vote.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
Very thoughtful response! And I'm not just saying that because we are both voting for Obama.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
I am also scared "spitless" about BO (body odor?). Do you mean none of the above offers a 3rd person or do you mean we would have a country with no leader? That would be even worse than BO. IMO it would cause absolute pandemonium and anarchy.
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@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I have to agree with you. Actually, I think Hillary would have been the best of the three and I really don't like any of them. I would definitely vote for none of the above!! It is a bit scarey that alot of the people in this country probably agree with you.
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• United States
17 Aug 08
Well I never liked Hiliary Clinton, for no specific reason! I think John McCain criticizes to much! I am not crazy about Obama, but I think he is better!
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@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I feel like you do "NOW OF THE ABOVE",But what would happen if we all voted that way I have no idea.They might leave the one we have in there until they can decide on an action.I feel like that is what they would do.I feel like BO is gonna get it,and we are in a lot of trouble,but we will have to wait and see.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I do agree, none of the above for it's how I feel too. I just don't feel completely comfortable with any of the candidates. I never have from the get go so I doubt I'll be at the polls this year because I don't know who to vote for.
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@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Hi twoey, I can't vote here but heard from in-laws who are Democrats that they will be Republican this time..
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@littleowl (7157)
17 Aug 08
Hi Twoey if I lived in the USA I think my vote would be for Hilary Clinton for what reason I dont know why but I do think she would be a good candidate to go for yet on the other hand I really think that all partys are much a muchness and not worth voting for anyway but someone has to be in 'control' of the country so whomever takes over will be as bad as the one that got left behind so whats the difference really..bright blessings littleowl
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• United States
17 Aug 08
This is one election that I wish that I could pick none of the above.I don't care for McCain or Obama.At least McCain was in the war.Obama I get bad vibes.Maybe when the election gets closer I will be able to pick someone.Great discussion Twoey.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I know what you mean about the vibes. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• United States
17 Aug 08
What does McCain being in the war have anything to do with anything? I'm grateful for his service but just because he was a prisoner of war it doesn't make him any better then anyone else at foreign relations, think about it.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
17 Aug 08
It has to do with he has experience..That means a lot..Since we stay in war here at least he does have some insight as to how a war is run..It means a LOT!!!
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Yeah, my client found one of those. If "none of the above" wins, they have to find new candidates - that sounds good to me. As for who I might want - well, that's also a good question - I don't know, just none of the ones offered to me. Oh, and like you, I will be having to vote for McCain, inspite of how much I don't like him.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Well, I was voting for McCain but now I think I'm just going to write in None of the Above...sounds like a much better choice then any that they have. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I'd write that in if it would get them all out. But because I am also scared spitless of BO, I'll still vote for McCain.
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@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I will say that is what I am thinking on doing I dont care for either candidate so I am really thinking on not voting for president.I am not sure what happens if everyone voted that way maybe Bush would have to stay.You have a great evening.
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@bbjwlsn (263)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Oh,God, bfarrier, ANYTHING besides that, please! I really don't think the country could take another four years of him being in office.
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@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I have to agree with you. I am not the least bit happy with the choices. I would love to see the box, but then what would you suggest?
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• United States
18 Aug 08
As voters and Americans it is YOUR duty to do the WORK yourself. Do NOT listen to the talking heads on your TV or the slanted writings of those with their own agenda. You can find your own background info, voting records and platform issues that each candidate is aligned with. It is just a lazy cop out to say you won't vote because nobody is EXACTLY what you think is right. You can even write in your own name, Could YOU do the job required? Stand the scrutiny and face the grueling schedules of the campaign and /or the office itself? Make the sacrifices that will be demanded of the POTUS? Just be sure you are voting for a leader for OUR entire complex country and not a pope, pastor, soldier, husband or boss of your own SPECIAL INTEREST! Once elected...hold them accountable, stay involved and communicate! Call them on the promises that are soon forgotten and DEMAND they represent the voters that put them where they are and not bend to the will of corporations, bankers or clergy! We are a diverse nation with diverse interests but we ALL deserve fair treatment from our government. Worried about Immigration but know many businesses that prey upon them? Boycott those businesses and publically state your reasons. The reason we are in the mess we are in is because as a people we got scared and lazy after 911 and allowed our leaders to become comforters instead of Statesmen and problem solving partners. We did as they said and turned our heads and we went to Disney World and did some shopping......remember? Well, now we sadly reap what they encouraged us to sow. We shopped til we mortgaged our very lives and our childrens futures while they sold our country out from under us to the highest bidder. I will never believe the souls of those we lost on 911 rest peacefully knowing where the end result of their loss has brought us. Just stay home if you do not have the love and best interest of the United States of AMERICA at heart. We don't need or want your 'help'. Drag out another credit card and buy another Ipod.do what you know. God Bless and SAVE America.
@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I was just saying something similar to someone else last night - There is no one that I want to vote for at this point. And I, too, wonder what would happen if when we went to the polls we just left that choice blank and went on with the rest of the ballot. Could we have a "None of the above" campaign? I'd probably even contribute to that campaign!
• United States
18 Aug 08
Ron Paul withdrew, but he also won several primaries. Write him in:D
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I am so disgusted with the election and i do not like any of them really..I do Hope Obama does not win(and NO its not because hes black) its because he scares me...I think Hillery only ran so she could get votes so she could drop out and give them all to Obama,hoping that she would be nominated for Vice President..I am going to just put down Ron Paul..He won't win but at least it will take my vote away from them i do not want to win..I might even put McCain down ,im not sure.I really would rather him win since someone will have to win,but i don't think he has enough votes either,,
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@nannacroc (4049)
17 Aug 08
Although I'm not American I think this is a great idea as very often none of the candidates are worth voting for. For the past two elections here I have just spoiled my voting paper. I could just not vote but I was brought up to realise that women fought hard to get the vote for us so my only option unless they do start putting 'none of the above'.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
17 Aug 08
I cannot vote in the American election since I live in Canada, but I think none of the above would work if the worse candidate gets in. So supposing many of the McCain supporters feel that since his stand against abortion is not strong enough, his design to open up the oil fields not forceful enough, they would never vote for the other candidates, so they refrain from voting. Guess what, the worse candidate, the one you do not want gets in, because I am sure that the Obama candidates will get in. Now you could vote for a lesser known candidate. What you have to do is to make sure that the worse candidate, the one that would take America's freedom away and who admitted children are a punishment, does not get in.
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