Helllo fellow atheists! Who do you pl...

Helllo fellow atheists! Who do you plan on voting for in 2012?

Created by wat on Dec 15, 2011

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Barack Obama

Newt Gingrich

Mitt Romney

Ron Paul

Jon Huntsman

Rick Perry

Michele Bachmann

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“I am”

Since: Jul 11

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#1 Dec 16, 2011
I vote for Obama.
wat

Downingtown, PA

#2 Dec 16, 2011
I would really like Gary Johnson or Buddy Roemer to be president. Jon Huntsman would also be a pretty good president too. Sadly none of them have a chance of winning. The best I could hope for is Ron Paul picking one of them as his vice president. I guess I will throw my support behind Ron Paul. If he wins the Republican nomination I would vote for him. If he doesn't win the nomination or run for third party I will vote for Obama.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#3 Dec 16, 2011
I think I'll wait and see who the Republicans offer up before deciding.
redneck

Glendale, OR

#4 Dec 17, 2011
NightSerf wrote:
I think I'll wait and see who the Republicans offer up before deciding.
You must be in a very high tax bracket if you would consider a republican.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#5 Dec 17, 2011
redneck wrote:
<quoted text>You must be in a very high tax bracket if you would consider a republican.
I'm probably in the lowest tax bracket on the forum. But you never know what surprise may be in store. All of the current crop of republican candidates could emerge too damaged to have any real chance of winning, in which case a relative unknown could come forth. I'd be comfortable voting for Obama again, but he's certainly not going to go down as one of our best presidents--closer to the middle of the pack.

“The King of R&R”

Since: Dec 07

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#6 Jan 8, 2012
Being Alive wrote:
I vote for Obama.
I agree, basically, but I hope Paul and/or Huntsman arrive with some tangible proof why I should vote for either. Paul bothers me, though, with his statement that he does NOT believe in evolution. Time for his recantation thereof.

“I am”

Since: Jul 11

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#7 Jan 8, 2012
Redoran wrote:
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I agree, basically, but I hope Paul and/or Huntsman arrive with some tangible proof why I should vote for either. Paul bothers me, though, with his statement that he does NOT believe in evolution. Time for his recantation thereof.
A lot of the republicans seem to be focusing on their faith in order to receive votes, and I doubt that any of them will say " Religion shouldn't be something that I use to gain votes."

I get sick of that really quick.
wat

Downingtown, PA

#8 Jan 8, 2012
Being Alive wrote:
A lot of the republicans seem to be focusing on their faith in order to receive votes, and I doubt that any of them will say " Religion shouldn't be something that I use to gain votes."
I get sick of that really quick.
Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney seem to never talk about their religion. Ron Paul concentrates Constitution and libertarianism. Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum on the other hand are a bunch of religious lunatics.

Rick Perry thinks Obama is "waging a war on organized religion."
Newt Gingrich thinks there is some kind of "secular and gay fascism in America."
And Rick Santorum is an out right theocrat.

http://articles.cnn.com/2012-01-05/opinion/op...

“I am”

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#9 Jan 8, 2012
wat wrote:
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Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney seem to never talk about their religion. Ron Paul concentrates Constitution and libertarianism. Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum on the other hand are a bunch of religious lunatics.
Rick Perry thinks Obama is "waging a war on organized religion."
Newt Gingrich thinks there is some kind of "secular and gay fascism in America."
And Rick Santorum is an out right theocrat.
http://articles.cnn.com/2012-01-05/opinion/op...
Oh. Well, I think if I had to choose based on what I have seen from the candidates (and what I have just learned), I would say that Romney is the best GOP choice for candidate.
wat

Downingtown, PA

#10 Jan 9, 2012
Being Alive wrote:
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Oh. Well, I think if I had to choose based on what I have seen from the candidates (and what I have just learned), I would say that Romney is the best GOP choice for candidate.
Actually the best GOP candidate is the one who has never been the debates. He's name is Buddy Roemer. Buddy along with Paul, and Huntsman are the only GOP candidates that have supported the Occupy Wall street movement. Romney supports the 1% and thinks "corporations are people too."
wat

Downingtown, PA

#11 Jan 9, 2012
There is a god and his name is Buddy Roemer. My hero Buddy Roemer is beating that moron Rick Perry in the New Hampshire polls. The only GOP candidate that has never been in a GOP debate and doesn't have a superpac. The best I could hope for is if Ron Paul wins the GOP nomination and pick Buddy Roemer as his vp.

Roemer Tops Perry in NH Poll

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2012/01/0...

“I am”

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#12 Jan 9, 2012
wat wrote:
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Actually the best GOP candidate is the one who has never been the debates. He's name is Buddy Roemer. Buddy along with Paul, and Huntsman are the only GOP candidates that have supported the Occupy Wall street movement. Romney supports the 1% and thinks "corporations are people too."
I think the problem is the fact that the top three in the Iowa GOP was Romney, Paul, and Santorum. I think they probably have enough of the GOP in them, so I assume that one of them will get the GOP "Thumbs up."
However, I wouldn't say no to Roemer should he get the candidacy. He sounds like a nice guy.

Since: Sep 10

Van Nuys, CA

#13 Jan 9, 2012
I like a lot of Ron Paul's ideas, but I would fear for the economy with his plans to make sweeping cuts in government spending. I think the military is WAY too big, but cutting the budget in half all of a sudden would mean a whole bunch of broke, trained killers would be out of work and on the streets. I don't like the size of our government, but I don't think that it can drastically shrink in a short period of time without bringing about chaos.

I'll probably vote for Obama again.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#14 Jan 10, 2012
I find that I don't really vote FOR someone as much as AGAINST all the other options. Kinda like the "lesser of the evils" voting.

It just always seems like whichever party is in power is the worst one at the time.

Who was it said "we have the best government money can buy?"

However, the corruption in government really hasn't changed that much over the years. As Will Rogers quipped about 90 years ago -- "How come Congress always open with a prayer and closes with an investigation."

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#15 Jan 13, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
I find that I don't really vote FOR someone as much as AGAINST all the other options. Kinda like the "lesser of the evils" voting.
It just always seems like whichever party is in power is the worst one at the time.
Who was it said "we have the best government money can buy?"
However, the corruption in government really hasn't changed that much over the years. As Will Rogers quipped about 90 years ago -- "How come Congress always open with a prayer and closes with an investigation."
Me too: I'll be voting against the Rethugs.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#16 Jan 13, 2012
Obama again.
mariposa

Desoto, TX

#17 Jan 13, 2012
What has "atheism" got to do with voting?
USA has separation of government and religion.
wat

Coatesville, PA

#18 Jan 13, 2012
From how the race is going so far Santorum, Jon Huntsman, and Rick Perry have a 0% chance of getting the nomination. All three of them will probably drop out after South Carolina. That leaves us with Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Newt.

Romney does seem to be the one who is the most likely to win the nomination and that seems be what most likely will happen. If Romney gets the nomination he will lose to Obama.
Newt has a very slim chance of getting the nomination. He could gain the anti-Romney conservative vote to win the nomination. If he gets the nomination he will also lose to Obama.
Ron Paul is the weirdo case. The odds of him winning the nomination are even slimmers than Newt's. Now if in some extremely slim chance Paul does get nominated and it's Obama vs Paul I honestly couldn't tell who would win that. Paul is very unique among the Republicans. He has a huge amount of support among young people, he has the largest number of African Americans supporting him of any GOP candidate, along with a huge support from US soldiers.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#19 Jan 14, 2012
mariposa wrote:
What has "atheism" got to do with voting?
USA has separation of government and religion.
Tell that to the deeply religious zealots...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#20 Jan 14, 2012
wat wrote:
From how the race is going so far Santorum, Jon Huntsman, and Rick Perry have a 0% chance of getting the nomination. All three of them will probably drop out after South Carolina. That leaves us with Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Newt.
Romney does seem to be the one who is the most likely to win the nomination and that seems be what most likely will happen. If Romney gets the nomination he will lose to Obama.
Newt has a very slim chance of getting the nomination. He could gain the anti-Romney conservative vote to win the nomination. If he gets the nomination he will also lose to Obama.
Ron Paul is the weirdo case. The odds of him winning the nomination are even slimmers than Newt's. Now if in some extremely slim chance Paul does get nominated and it's Obama vs Paul I honestly couldn't tell who would win that. Paul is very unique among the Republicans. He has a huge amount of support among young people, he has the largest number of African Americans supporting him of any GOP candidate, along with a huge support from US soldiers.
Ron Paul is nominally a libertarian; and as such, any one who adheres strictly to libertarianism would reject his overt religiosity.

To me, that aspect is just another politician pandering to the majority-religious BS, proving he's no more real than any of the others.

But what can you doe? Religious zealotry is a required trait in national politics these days, so long as there are religious idiots/sheep who ... vote.

It's not as if they >>think<< about who to vote for-- these sheep vote who their gods* tell them to vote for--- always.

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* some of these gods are: Fox Lies/News, their preachers, the Pope-ums, Pat Robertson, etc.

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