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Nov. 2nd, 2004

Hooray for voting your conscience.



Nov. 2nd, 2004 09:39 pm (UTC)
That's the worst kind of attitude to have. If you don't like the Democrats or the Republicans, find a party that you can support the platforms of, and vote for it. It doesn't matter that it won't win in this particular election. If you do nothing, nothing changes. Throw away the old conception that your vote doesn't matter, because if everyone felt that way, nothing would ever change. Remember, if third parties could never win, we'd still be picking between Whigs and Democrats.
Nov. 2nd, 2004 10:39 pm (UTC)
Wasn't that the Whigs and the Republicans?

Admittedly, they called themselves the Democratic Republicans back then, but still...
Nov. 3rd, 2004 12:38 am (UTC)
The Democratic-Republicans became the Democrats; their first successful candidate was Jefferson. The Republicans were started by an anti-slavery group; their first winning candidate was Lincoln. Amazing how the parties have changed...
Nov. 5th, 2004 02:30 pm (UTC)