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  •  That's the lesser evil conundrum. But people (0+ / 0-)

    sometimes do have other choices, if they have the courage to make them.

    “The road to success is always under construction” --Lily Tomlin

    by CarolinNJ on Mon May 06, 2013 at 08:09:07 AM PDT

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    •  If you are a very conservative in that district (6+ / 0-)

      against abortion, against same-sex marriage, against more taxes for anybody, wanting the size of government cut, wanting the ACA repealed, not wanting Rep. Pelosi to become Speaker and control the House agenda, who do you vote for?  

      Practically speaking, elections like this are generally a choice between two candidates.   People choose make the choice that coincides with what they want government to do.  In this case, if you are a conservative, that's going to be Sanford, no matter how sleazy you think he is, because Colbert-Bush will vote against all those things.  

      What do you think progressives would do if Anthony Weiner runs for mayor of NYC and the only real opponent were, say, Guiliani?  

      What do you think Democrats would do if Bill Clinton could run for another term and he were to run against a Republican with an absolutely squeaky clean personal life?  

      Sometimes elections are about the lesser of two evils -- for Democrats, too.  As someone pointed out, the Kennedy-Romney election, when Kennedy had that whole "scandal" in Palm Beach, was a lot like that.  Especially at the national level, I think, people vote on whose political viewpoints match with theirs, not based on whose personal life they do, or do not, approve of.  

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