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I meant to post this MUCH earlier - One person's lack of compassion does not equal another's comfort.
One person's lack of comprehension does not equal another's consent.
I meant to post this MUCH earlier
Be very careful who you persuade to go and vote, even if you THINK you know who they are going to vote for, or even regardless of party, even if you think they even have a valid opinion, or even a fleck of braincell in their head. Here is my story.

I awoke this morning thinking of the last LJ post I saw encouraging people to go and vote and I was reminded of the last time I tried to persuade a friend of mine to vote.

Well the discussion that followed was what disturbed me. This was I believe a Bush/Dukakis election and he told me he voted for Bush. At first I thought he was joking, "But you are a Democrat! Why wouldn't you vote for Dukakis?"

His answer? "Because I did not think he could win."

I was speechless. Looking back on it, I realize that it would be just like this guy to think it was buying a betting on the presidency and to think he should vote for the one most likely to win. Scarey as this may sound, this can't be the ONLY idiot in America.

PS: I posted this in a friend's journal much earlier today and there was a useful follow up. To see it please check out this link:

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ladyorena From: ladyorena Date: November 3rd, 2004 03:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Sort of like my cousin's viewpoint that if by 6pm tonight in Calif. it looks like "her candidate" is winning, then she doesn't need to go to the polls. And I can tell you that she's one of those who I really don't know who she will vote for, so rather than take a chance that she vote for Bush, I will just hope she doesn't bother.
fixx From: fixx Date: November 3rd, 2004 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

She speaks!

When did you return to this planet? I was wondering if I'd ever hear from you again. :-)
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