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  •  I wasn't following the campaign yet at that point. (1+ / 0-)
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    Ian Reifowitz

    But election tactics are not my primary concern. I am not entirely opposed to negative tactics if they get results.

    Gondwana has always been at war with Laurasia.

    by AaronInSanDiego on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 03:12:50 PM PST

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    •  This may be where we differ... (0+ / 0-)

      I don't mind attacks on actual records, but I do mind personal attacks. Calling someone a sociopath that lacks a sense of identity is not OK with me.

      I do pay attention to the sausage making, because I think it reveals the most about integrity. I can't, in good conscience, rail against the under-handed tactics of the right if I don't call my side of the aisle out when they do the same thing.

      There's a reason less than 40% of the voting-age populace actually votes. The parties will do anything to win. I'm tired of it. If you have to win by going negative, you shouldn't win at all.

      •  I'd rather people not engage in personal attacks (1+ / 0-)
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        but it's not a dealbreaker for me. Politics corrupts people, and attracts corrupt people, but it is necessary in the system we have. Not voting won't change the system, in my view, it will just make things worse.

        Gondwana has always been at war with Laurasia.

        by AaronInSanDiego on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 03:35:58 PM PST

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        •  I don't know about that... (0+ / 0-)

          For the second time in a year, I am faced with an election I am less-than excited to be voting in.

          Unfortunately, telling voters "not voting won't make it better," doesn't resonate like it used to. Believe me - I used to say the same thing.

          Now, I'm faced with the second election in a year's time that is more about maintaining the relevance of the old guard of the parties (no matter which fresh face is in front, it's the same old players are in the back), than it is about the very complex community of voters in San Diego.

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