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If Bush could seek a third term, would you vote for him?

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Would you vote for Bush if he were allowed to (and did) run in 08?

  1. Yes

    18.5%
  2. No

    74.1%
  3. Undecided, would depend on the Democratic challenger

    7.4%
  1. Pujo

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    If the constitution were amended to remove presidential term limits and Bush ran in 2008, would you vote for him?
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    #24 Jersey

    This will be very misleading as not many here likely voted for him. I'd be interested in an option of "I voted for him in 2004 but wouldn't in 2008".

    For the record, I voted for him in 2000 but not in 2004 primarily due to his medicare prescription drug giveaway. I don't need to be paying for Viagra for old men. And I wouldn't vote for him in 2008.
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    There's nothing misleading. I'm looking to guage the opinions of people HERE, I'm not trying to extrapolate the results.
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    #24 Jersey

    That's fine, it's just 100% meaningless in any way. But if that's what you're looking for - great.
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    Gore
    Fonda Kerry
    Hillary
    Uncle Teddy
    Reid
    Pelosi
    Lahey
    Jessie Jackoff
    Charlie Rangel
    If any of the above were Bush's opponent I WOULD VOTE FOR BUSH.

    Whatever happened to the real Old Time Democrats in the Democratic Party.
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    It's meaningful within the context of this forum (e.g., so I know how many of you are completely nuts).
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    #24 Jersey

    I answered no. I guess I am jaded, though, as I live in CA so my vote is even more meaningless than most as it has no chance to swing the vote.

    Thinking about it, if I had to vote (D) or (R) and Bush was the (R) nominee then, yes, I would vote for him. However I would not vote for him in the prinary and would vote (L) again unless CA was a tossup state.
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    #15 Jersey

    Didn't vote for him when he was Gov. of Texas, didn't vote for him in 2000, 2004, nor would I vote for him if he could run again. I'm not sure if you will get more then three yea votes for him on this forum. Those three would also vote for Bush if his rival was President Clinton.
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    Ditto although I'd hold my nose before checking the box next to his name.
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    #15 Jersey

    I cannot believe people would still choose Bush over Gore. What exactly is wrong with Gore? I know someone could put together a list of Gore flaws, but they would look weak in comparison to W.
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    #24 Jersey

    I think the list of Gore flaws would be longer than Bush's if we'd had 6 years of Gore as President.

    I know I'd be paying a lot more in taxes and that's my #1 issue.
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    And remember, Gore went over to Saudi Arabia and told the citizens there that America mistreats Arabs. (WTF was he thinking???)
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    He was probably thinking about all those people at Guantanamo Bay, most of whom have never even had "military tribunals" and who, though some of them are surely innocent, are expected to stay there until they perish.
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    How do you think we feel in Massachusetts? I always vote 3rd party since I voted for Reagan 1st term because MA always locks for the Dems. I voted for dems, too, but only when they were the only choice along with the Repub opponent. Whenever there's a 3rd party candidate for anything I vote for them out of principle. My vote for Libertarian candidates had no impact but I could sleep at night and never had to hold my nose.

    Anyway, I would never vote for the chimp because he's so transparently stupid and has proven himself to be a traitor to his country. He would never make the nomination for the Libertarian party due to his lack of sentience and his socialist spending habits...not to mention he's completely unqualified.
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    Anyone who would vote for Bush again is, like him, unwilling to admit that they have harmed the nation. Even from a right-wing perspective, he has done a terrible job implementing the neocon agenda (and many leading neocons agree); he has been horrible for the conservative agenda (at least in terms of balanced budgets and sound economic policy); he has misled people time and again (from Mission Accomplished to WMDs in Iraq); he has no urban policy or environmental policy to speak of, has done nothing to stop North Korea or Iran from developing nuclear weapons; and so on. While I can understand Republicans thinking that Gore and Kerry were no good, because they would probably support more government and fewer tax breaks, the fact is Bush has been totally irresponsible when it comes to foreign pollicy and economic policy. Many Democrats went with Reagan because they felt Carter was not competent, and I expect something similar will happen in the next election, if Republicans have any national pride at all.

    By the way, keep in mind that we posted a poll a few weeks that said something like, If you had to join one team, which would it be? Liberal or conservative. And we split 50-50. So I would say the fact that more people are saying "no" in this poll than "yes" or "undecided" suggests that Bush is starting to alienate some of his base. The only people I can see supporting Bush are religious conservative who approve of his Supreme Court appointments.
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    I totally agree with you on that (WTF?). To go to the nest of our enemies and tell them anything, negative or not, just going there, is as bad as the chimp strolling hand-in-hand with the pig-king of KofSA.
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    I thought our enemy's nest was in Iraq? If its actually Saudi Arabia why the - didn't we toss their government out?
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    #15 Jersey

    I still don't get it. It seems that people who defend Bush tend to have one main issue that puts them on Bush's side and are willing to go down with the ship in defending that topic, no matter what else is on the table. Abortion is probably the most adamant, as absolutely no other issue or compounded issues will change that vote. Taxes was mentioned as a priority. Does anyone who voted for this guy really care if he's incompetent? Just saw where another Republican wrote a book blasting Bush. This time its an economist from the Reagan White House ( Impostor: How George W. Bush bankrupt America and betrayed the Reagan legacy). If this was one or two Republicans you could dismiss it, its not. Its former Bush cabinet members, its decorated generals, its extremely conservative press members. The guy was elected on his name and for the brilliance of Carl Rove. Of course, you have voters like happy Harry who will say that's right, and we have three more years, hooray! Al Gore was VP for eight years, I'm sure people can rattle off a list of issues that they disagreed with him on, but he wasn't incompetent. Yea, can you imagine what shape we would be in today if we had that land loving Al Gore for President today instead of Bush. I bet I'd be paying at least two hundred dollars more in taxes a year.
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    #24 Jersey

    There's a variety of things I like about him, without putting a lot of thought into it.

    Tax cuts.
    Attempt at SS reform even though it failed.
    SC appointees.
    Going after the terrorists even though Iraq hasn't worked out great, I like the attempt.

    The bottom line, I agree with most of what he's tried to do even though the end result hasn't always been succesful. The expansion of medicare, of course, I have a big problem with.
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    It would depend on the opponent.

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