(Closed) Jill Stein

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Me likey!

She’s on our CA ballot too.  Woohooo!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I had never heard of her before yesterday. I’m just glad the Ralph Nader finally gave it up and let someone else be the Green Party presidential candidate. I know who I’m voting for!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Unfortunately, third party candidates only hurt the candidate that you next agree with most.

I don’t see the two party system going away or a third party candidate becoming viable unless there is a major overhaul. Right now, voting for a third party candidate throws your vote away and gaurantees someone you like least having a better chance at being in office.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Roe:  I totally agree.

While I really like her, there is no way I’d vote for her. I’m scared that many may do such a thing, give less votes to Obama, then Romney will win. I really hope not!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@peachacid:  Haha, that would be awesome. “Be sure of your answers, you won’t get to change because you don’t like So and So because he is black, a mormon, a woman, etc!”

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@peachacid:  I would certainly vote for her if I knew she had a decent chance!! 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@Roe:  Not in my state. Maryland is so reliably Democrat that I don’t have to worry about my vote detracting from Obama’s win in this state.

And if no one ever takes the tiny steps to begin the change, the change will never occur. Even the mighty Missippi, which can destroy entire towns in its roraring path, begins as a tiny stream. This year, I choose to be a part of that tiny stream in hopes that one day it will become a mighty river. If you don’t want to be part of the tiny sytream, that’s fine. But please don’t tell others that they are throwing away their vote. They aren’t. They are simply choosing something different. They are choosing hope (the real kind… not the crap that we were sold 4 years ago).

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@lovekiss:  In my state, a vote for her is a dangerous choice.

I respect your optimism, but that’s been the same optimism of third parties of the past 30+ years and nothing has really changed. I’m not willing to risk another 30 years of terrible presidents to make a symbolic objection to the status quo.

But I agree with Obama most on social issues anyway, which are far and away the most important to me.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

When I took this quiz:

http://www.isidewith.com/

that a bee posted in another thread, it said that I sided with Jill Stein the most, I had actually never heard of her before then.

 

 

 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@lovekiss:  Yep, have to agree with Roe. Our state of PA is a big player in this election. I have to vote for Obama to be sure Romney doesn’t get an extra vote. Me voting for any other candidate would be a complete waste. I love your optimism about change, but I’m a realist and don’t see that happening anytime soon. Unfortunately, our country is a 2 party system. Do I like it? No. I would love to have more parties, more candidates, more options. But I really think that if many vote for Stein instead of Obama, that could give Romney a chance and that scares me to no end.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I would totally vote for her, but I don’t want to take my vote away from Obama.

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