The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Voting your conscience is NEVER a wasted vote. If more people voted this way, our sysytem would look better. Most vote for the "winner" and the politicos know they don't need to be good...only better than the other ahole by a little. A sad system, i have never and will never vote for mccain, wrote in Ron Paul in 2008. F'em if they don't like that
This is the year of upsets and Dark Horse candidates. My vote goes to Deakin as well.
When the primaries are done, we'll see what happens. If it's Hayworth or McSame in the general...shit. On the one hand, they both suck. On the other, we need a Republican in the Senate because we know we'll get bent over with a Dem candidate.
Dammit. This is ARIZONA, one of the last bastions of liberty. Can't we field a REAL Conservative with a hope in hell of winning?
Maybe you should run, Kevin.
1) I can't afford the pay cut.
2) I'd never survive the media rectal exam. I'd probably shoot one of the fuckers. Several times.
3) I LIKE the people I work with now.
4) I don't have the MILLION$ required to run for high office, and I won't do what's necessary to get them. That, I think, is one of the reasons Deakin is only polling at 7%.
I understand the desire to not let a guy like McCain win, but how's he compare to the Democrat?
Reminds me of the Texas Republican Governor's primary, when I heard radio talk-show callers say "Well, since Debra Medina lost, [and Rick Perry's not conservative enough for me,] I'll vote for [the liberal Democrat] Bill White."
I can respect abstaining more than voting for the least conservative person because the most conservative isn't on the ballot. Then again, abstainers had a lot to do with us having the most objectionable Democrat become our current President, so that's like saying I prefer chickenpox to smallpox.
Ratcheting up slowly is how we got here, and the way that happened was tolerating awful Republican candidates. I maintain that it would be far better for the worst possible Democrat to get into office than it would be for a squishy Republican to win. At least then people could see firsthand the results of a radical left agenda (while it's still relatively radical). It would be painful, but we deserve pain for allowing the political system to get like this. I bet Hercules didn't like cleaning the stables, either.
I don't know anything about this Deakin character...never heard of him until today. As for Hayworth, he may not be perfect, but he is light years ahead of Juan McAmnesty. Yes, that would be the same Juan McAmnesty would would have us all forget his past performance in the illegal immigration arena. In fact, if one was to only know him from his reelection campaign advertisements one could easily believe that McAmnesty has always been a stalwart opponent of illegal immigration when, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. And that is only one issue that stains the senior senator from Arizona. There has been no mention of all the time he spent in bed witht e democrats over the years...most notably during the Bush administration. This was the period that he acted like a petulant child after losing to Bush in the 2000 primaries. So for the following 8 years he was more akin to Arlen Specter than he was to Jon Kyl. At least Specter had the courage to come out of the closet and officially join the team he had been playing for for so long.
Like I said at the beginning, Hayworth is not without problems and the fact that he hasn't quit after the deluge of shit he has had to endure from that miserable little troll he is running against is somewhat telling of his character. So, while is is certainly not perfect, he couldn't possibly do a worse job of representing Arizona in the senate than McCain has even if he tried to. If McClown wins the primary (which is likely) I will vote for his opponent. I won't sit it out and I will absolutely NOT cast another vote for that petty mean spirited evil little man. He has gotten all the mileage out of his POW experience he deserves and he must be retired here and now.
Rick C, after careful deliberation, I concur.
If Deakin wins the nomination, great. If Hayworth does...I'll be holding my nose and wincing, but I'll cast my vote for him.
If McSame wins, I'm voting for the least objectionable Democrat on the ballot. No more of this asshat. Not now, not ever. The only two good things he's ever done are his military service and putting Sarah in the national spotlight. Otherwise, he's worthless.
Homer: America, take a good look at your beloved candidates. They're
nothing but hideous space reptiles. [unmasks them]
[audience gasps in terror]
Kodos: It's true, we are aliens. But what are you going to do about
it? It's a two-party system; you have to vote for one of us.
Man1: He's right, this is a two-party system.
Man2: Well, I believe I'll vote for a third-party candidate.
Kang: Go ahead, throw your vote away.
[Kang and Kodos laugh out loud]
-- Treehouse of Horror VII
I had Hayworth as a representative, and he actually answered me personally once. My take on him is that he is an honest politician - he stays bought. I was going to vote for Deakin, but with McCain lying up a storm and throwing every bit of mud he can at Hayworth, I'm going to vote Hayworth.
It's a pity that I'm in the wrong district, this is great: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqnjzONrPiA&feature=player_embedded
Every time I hear another McCain addvert, it strengthenes my resolve to vote for JD in the primary. I've had JD as a representative before, and thought he was a prety reasonable representative.
As for McCain's attempts to paint JD as a big spender, seriously look in a mirror John.
If McCain wins the primary, I'll just vote Libertarian.
I gotta go with the Quiet Man and Mark H: The best is the enemy of the good. I was happy with JD as a Rep, which he would still be if the Repulsive hadn't gone after him. McCain's ads are risible. I haven't heard of this Deakin dude, but has anyone thought that he might be a stalking horse paid ofr by Cindy McCain? she can afford it. And if even not so, if McCain wins by a margin more than he draws off I, for one, will be extremely vexed.
I just got around to posting on this, as well.
There is another choice in the race - the Independent candidate Ian Gilyeat
He is a Conservative I trust. Having worked for him in the prvate sector years ago, I know if he says he believes something, it is because he really does. If he says he will do something, you can bet that he really will.