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robeiae
06-17-2008, 07:06 PM
What non-issues impact your votes for elected officials?

Be honest, it's an anonymous poll.

James81
06-17-2008, 07:22 PM
I voted "Background"....it MUST be important if you have it listed twice, amirite?

(btw, will anyone have the balls to actually say "sex" or "race"? lol)

Cranky
06-17-2008, 07:24 PM
I chose mannerisms.

I hope that's sort of answer and explanation all wrapped up into one.

cethklein
06-17-2008, 07:27 PM
Sex. If a candidate isn't getting enough of it, they could become really pissy, and that could lead to bad judgment.

SpookyWriter
06-17-2008, 07:27 PM
I voted "other" because I think it's really important for our elected leaders to have good teeth.

robeiae
06-17-2008, 07:28 PM
I voted "Background"....it MUST be important if you have it listed twice, amirite?
Oops.

SpookyWriter
06-17-2008, 07:29 PM
Oops.Oh, and I also think our elected leaders need to pay attention to details.

Cranky
06-17-2008, 07:29 PM
Oops.

Outed yourself, you elitest snob.

dobiwon
06-17-2008, 07:41 PM
Height and weight. A candidate lacking even one of these would be virtually invisible in foreign policy negotiations.

icerose
06-17-2008, 08:12 PM
I put in mannerisms. If they're constantly backpeddaling and changing their stance rather than picking a position and sticking with it, then it's really hard to judge what kind of a leader they'll be if they can't even figure out where they stand on their most basic ideals.

whistlelock
06-17-2008, 08:20 PM
fashion sense- I mean, if they can't be trusted to dress themselves in the morning, how can we count on them to make good decisions in office?

cethklein
06-17-2008, 08:24 PM
Yeah but fashion sense is moot as the president always wears the same suits. Now if one of them started wearing Hawaiian shirts to work every day, that would be rebellious.

sassandgroove
06-17-2008, 08:25 PM
I don't think BACKGROUND is a non-issue.

maestrowork
06-17-2008, 08:57 PM
Background and friends -- I don't think they're non-issues. Your history and who you're associated with tell quite a bit about the person you are.

I also picked "mannerism." I wouldn't have voted for George W. Bush simply on his mannerism alone. I think a President should act presidential, or at least hire a coach to teach him/her to act that way.

BenPanced
06-17-2008, 09:01 PM
Obama's too young for me to even consider him teh hawt.

McCain. He's got the milage and teh sexay.

Williebee
06-17-2008, 09:06 PM
I don't think background qualifies as a "non-issue".

maestrowork
06-17-2008, 09:06 PM
Halle Berry for President!

BenPanced
06-17-2008, 09:09 PM
I say we have a special edition of Project Runway. Or Pimp My Ride. Same thing.

Gravity
06-17-2008, 09:23 PM
Anyone who picks his or her nose in public gets my vote. Extra points if they eat it. Mega-points if they get someone else to eat it. That's Presidential...

kuwisdelu
06-17-2008, 09:29 PM
Age and background.

McCain may have a lot of experience, but I think his age makes him somewhat out of touch with much of America. Reagan was bad enough.

robeiae
06-17-2008, 09:35 PM
When I say background, I mean as in where they are form, where they grew up, etc.

Really, non of these things are "non-issues." But none of them are "issues" in the sense that abortion, gun control, and immigration are "issues." That was my intention in labeling them as non-issues.

I think I'm being misunderstood...again.

Williebee
06-17-2008, 09:39 PM
ahh, in that case, I'll go back and chose "other".

If they can't wear socks that match, then I don't want 'em!

:)

“There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him” Antonin Artaud

BenPanced
06-17-2008, 09:41 PM
Background? Stand against something that matches what you're wearing. That way, they won't know where you start and the couch ends.

It'll be hell if you have wicker furniture.

maestrowork
06-17-2008, 09:55 PM
Short people have no reason to live.

Roger J Carlson
06-17-2008, 10:07 PM
I voted "Background"....it MUST be important if you have it listed twice, amirite?

Oops.Interestingly, they have a different number of votes.

I think Background is important, but not Background/origin.

Takvah
06-17-2008, 10:17 PM
I said background... but I was conflicted. I was also considering "other" as shoe size is an issue.

sassandgroove
06-17-2008, 10:50 PM
How was Regan out of touch? I thought Bob Dole was when he ran, but Regan?

blacbird
06-17-2008, 11:16 PM
I didn't vote, for a couple of reasons. First, I'm not sure what you intend to mean by "Background" and "Background/Origin". I would have voted for "age", except I don't consider that entirely a non-issue.

caw

LaceWing
06-17-2008, 11:52 PM
Intelligence and education should be on this list, since many voters -- specifically those who intend to vote for the guy who graduated in the bottom 1% of his class -- apparently deem them to be non-issues.

robeiae
06-18-2008, 01:17 AM
I didn't vote, for a couple of reasons. First, I'm not sure what you intend to mean by "Background" and "Background/Origin". I would have voted for "age", except I don't consider that entirely a non-issue.

caw

When I say background, I mean as in where they are from, where they grew up, etc.

Really, non of these things are "non-issues." But none of them are "issues" in the sense that abortion, gun control, and immigration are "issues." That was my intention in labeling them as non-issues.

I think I'm being misunderstood...again.How's that?

cethklein
06-18-2008, 02:00 AM
Intelligence and education should be on this list, since many voters -- specifically those who intend to vote for the guy who graduated in the bottom 1% of his class -- apparently deem them to be non-issues.

Which one of them graduated in the bottom 1%?

blacbird
06-18-2008, 02:18 AM
How's that?

Okay. Danke. I missed your original 'splain.

caw

LaceWing
06-18-2008, 02:32 AM
Which one of them graduated in the bottom 1%?

According to this article (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-klein/mccains-secret-questionab_b_107409.html/), McCain did, for which accomplishment he was given the go-ahead to crash five planes.