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zZ said in another thread: "but hey, one of the things I like most about him is the simple fact that it appears I can be fairly sure that Ill get what I vote for" (referring to ron paul).

Isn't that what people liked about Bush the second time around?  That he wasn't a flip-flopper, and they knew what they were voting for?

To be fair, zZ also said he agrees with most of the things Ron Paul stands for, but my point is that the above statement implies a lack of flexibility that we perhaps don't want in a world leader.
Permalink the great purple 
April 19th, 2007 9:54am
Well, I got nothing I voted for. Since the farce of an election was fraudulently rigged, I got pretty much a slap in the face.
Permalink JoC 
April 19th, 2007 10:02am
If you vote for somebody who has zero chance of winning, how can you get what you vote for?
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 19th, 2007 10:04am
JoC prefers his elections rigged honestly...
Permalink Send private email Philo 
April 19th, 2007 10:14am
Heh, redundancy rampage.
Permalink JoC 
April 19th, 2007 10:21am
"Isn't that what people liked about Bush the second time around?  That he wasn't a flip-flopper, and they knew what they were voting for? "

I dont know, some people used 'hes a flip-flopper' as an argument _against_ kerry, and presumably either said or implied that bush wasn't, but really I think the main reason everyone voted for bush was that he was a stupid person,a christian,a republican and a familiar face.

made lots of people feel comfortable.
Permalink zestyZucchini 
April 19th, 2007 5:47pm
And Bush had the amazing ability to say something in such a way that Conservatives and Fundamentalists were able to assume he meant something they wanted to hear.

With conviction, sincerity, and a very slight Texas accent.  And a complete willingness to let the false impression he was making go forward without correction.

Now, when he didn't actually outlaw abortion rights, stack the Supreme Court with anti-abortion activists, tear down the wall between church and state, and privatize Social Security, and win in Iraq, because of his wording he was able to point out that he didn't really promise those things.

But this somehow did not make conservatives happy.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 19th, 2007 6:13pm

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