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  •  The lesser evil or the greater (1+ / 0-)
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    edwardssl

    electable good, I want the candidate closest to my views and values who has a good chance of actually being elected president. Anything else is self-indulgent posturing.

    We ought, I submit, to be engaged in politics, at least at the presidential level and in any election that matters and that's potentially winnable, for instrumental reasons, not so that we can feel good about ourselves.

    Shalom v' salaam; peace and wholeness

    by another American on Thu May 16, 2013 at 01:50:32 PM PDT

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    •  i want citizens elected to serve (2+ / 0-)
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      dclawyer06, crose

      the best interests of the country and its people.

      and the people that interest me are strongly secular, have ideas on implementing effective policies that deal with health care, food, water, energy.

      i don't want the gov't privatized. i don't want it torn apart by the absurd bullshit now filling the hallowed halls in Washington.

      it is embarrassing really.

      “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” - Mark Twain

      by pfiore8 on Thu May 16, 2013 at 02:00:51 PM PDT

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      •  And once you have to support, or even (0+ / 0-)

        vote, for someone other than yourself, how do you decide?

        Do you vote for the candidate who most nearly embodies what you want in the holder of the office to be elected, regardless of electability? Or do you accept the responsibility of acting in light of the reasonably foreseeable consequences of your actions for all the citizens of the district, state, or country?

        Shalom v' salaam; peace and wholeness

        by another American on Thu May 16, 2013 at 02:05:48 PM PDT

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    •  And these issues don't win elections? (1+ / 0-)
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      pfiore8
      I want to know where she stands on WoT-related civil liberties, growing income inequality(and what she would do to combat it, specifically) and how to maintain a middle class in this global economy.
      Another example: If we were interested in winning elections we'd all oppose President Obama's/Nancy Pelosi's Chained CPI offer. But we don't. Because we're not looking for "electoral success" or "the greatest good."

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