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We Think, And We Vote. - Habemus plus vis computatoris quam Deus
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We Think, And We Vote.

On our way back from this morning's medical maintenance, we stopped off to vote. No "lesser evil" or "anyone but the incumbent" votes here.

John Lynch for Governor, even though there was a Libertarian candidate available ... because, Democrat or not, Lynch continues to do an excellent job.  Why change what's working?  Andrew Hosmer for State Senate ... because, officially-Democrat or not, I've talked to the man, and he is a fiscal conservative with a proper grasp of realities and priorities. His head is on straight, his heart is in the right place, and he votes his conscience over the party line.

US Senate and US Congress?  We had Libertarian candidates available for both.  Guess which way we cast our votes.  And if you guessed either flavor of Demopublicratican, guess again.

I'll freely admit I for one did not vote in the local races, several of which were unopposed anyway (Sheriff, for example), not least because we've been so swamped the past few months that I really haven't had any opportunity to research the candidates.  So why raise the noise floor...?

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mr_spock From: mr_spock Date: November 2nd, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had some tough decisions to make today. I've been watching the races on our ballot fairly closely, and honestly several of the Republicans were newcomers with good ideas about smaller government, better fiscal responsibility, etc. I had to think long and hard about whether or not to support their brand of change, or go with the Libertarians (almost all offices on my ballot had a Libertarian candidate option). I ended up with a fair mix, because (like you said) if something is working, why change it? So, I supported incumbents when they had good records, and Libertarians when there was no incumbent or the incumbent had a record I didn't like.
docstrange From: docstrange Date: November 2nd, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, Hosmer (probably) can't be worse than his nanny-statist predecessor.

I'm lucky enough to have several "leave me alone" Rs and one "leave me alone" D to vote for here, plus a reasonable-sounding independent for the county attorney slot. With you on the rest, but I disagree with you on Lynch, who seems to favor the opinions of two political appointee law enforcers over 80% of the House, over and over. Over the last 6 years, he's also hidden what will ripen into a $6B (that's a B) deficit from unfunded state programs, which is certain to take down the state government a la California if left unremedied.
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