Even tho I wasn't old enough to vote for JFK, I would have. Among other things, he said, "we can NOT tax ourselves to prosperity" & he acted on that. The Dems aren't that way now.<quoted text>
Canton seems to have a problem with a lot of things like the Iraq war which his buddy continued through most of his first term, oil companies that provide us with energy, corporations that provide us with work directly or indirectly, religion which is nothing more than organizations of peace and love, and of course Global Warming which the newest evidence seems to indicate is going in the opposite direction.
I always vote party with the exception of one time where I voted for Strickland for a second term. He wasn't a good governor, but I did like his stance on guns and the laws he signed in. It was that reason alone that I cast my vote for a Democrat politician. Other than that, our state is Republican controlled which is why I get off of work earlier because they increased our speed limits for trucks. Getting more work done in less time helps our company profits which is always a good thing, and we can give our customers more reliable and timely service thanks to the speed limit changes in our state. I don't think that would have ever happened with a Democrat majority of legislatures.
The thing is, voting is not about electing a person that shares your values, voting is about keeping the person(s) out that has the exact opposite values as yours. That's the reason I use party-line voting.
My state congressman Where I used to live in KY was the primary author for concealed carry & the castle doctrine. He also had his phone number & address listed in the phone book & showed up for church or school or softball, football, soccer etc events. He answered a letter that I sent him asking about the state economy & Even tho he is a Dem, I had to vote for him time & time again.
Vote the candidate NOT the party. They all have leftist, moderates, & rightists etc. I vote the person's position, NOT the party although I do strongly favor a specific party.
As far as political positions, I am truly non-partisan & vote the issues/candidate.
That may be why I can agree to dis-agree without insulting the other simply because we disagree on politics.
BUT when it comes to baseless personal attacks, I can get fired up.