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Rotavele October 24th, 2014 7:53am

A woman running for office will not answer the question when the media asks her who she voted for. Should we be upset she isn't answering or respect her for not lieing in order to gain votes?

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/24/14 9:41 am

I think citizens should have the right to keep their vote private. But, when you're running for public office, I think it's best to disclose because how you've voted in the past is very relevant to the people whose votes you're trying to obtain.

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tlcb Bluegrass State of mind
10/24/14 7:49 am

Why is it a big deal to ask who she voted for anyway? Geez like they are scheming against her or something. It's a question w a simple answer. I answer that question when I am asked. Big. Deal.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/24/14 8:18 am

Because McConnell's only strategy has been "be afraid of my opponent because Obama controls her mind" so they had to find a way to put her on the defensive about Obama because there wasn't any evidence she would be his puppet. Then this comes along

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/24/14 9:39 am

I would love to see the people hounding her about this admit that.

jsmooseman You started it.
10/24/14 5:33 am

Well she would be stupid not to answer it. Anyone can go online and view who people voted for. The second she wouldn't answer someone would be online looking for her voting history.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/24/14 6:14 am

Where can you go online and see who people cast their votes for in presidential elections?

jsmooseman You started it.
10/24/14 6:22 am

I can send you the link for my local one. It's different for each county.

jsmooseman You started it.
10/24/14 6:23 am

But every county has it. Some law that got passed that it's public information

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/24/14 6:49 am

That's hard to believe. Being able to cast a personal vote and keep it personal has always been your right as an American citizen. Besides, they wouldn't know who anyone voted for in my district, it's not like you put your name on the ballot

jsmooseman You started it.
10/24/14 6:50 am

My state and/or county may just be different. It's on the board of election website

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/24/14 8:00 am

That's spooky man; I wonder why the hell the citizens would be OK with their personal vote being public information

RoDe Latinus wordsus
10/24/14 4:24 pm

Can I see the link? That sounds crazy to me. I can't see any benefit but I do see the possibility of the outright purchasing of votes. You can't pay someone to vote for you unless you can confirm that they did/do so.

GrandmaALiCE
10/28/14 1:14 pm

I'd like to see the link, too.

GrandmaALiCE
10/28/14 1:15 pm

Jmoose, where do you live in Ohio?

jsmooseman You started it.
10/28/14 1:16 pm

Delaware county. It may only be for politicians though. Sorry for the wrong info

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/24/14 5:24 am

We should be mad at the media for asking a stupid question. I wish she would do a better job of calling them out on it. Make them admit to what they're doing: trying to use her vote against her. How is that reflective of American values?

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BusinessJustin Tamriel
10/24/14 6:23 am

Truth, I agree fully. That being said though, I'd answer the question if asked, but I agree that she should do a better job of elucidating exactly what they're trying to do by posing such an unnecessary question.

rons Thanks America
10/24/14 5:18 am

She didn't answer because Obama was involved. No democrats in a close race wants his help because they will lose. So no respect here.

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MrMilkdud
10/24/14 5:17 am

She can't be required to divulge personal info, obviouslyz
But a refusal to answer is an answer. And if people don't like that answer they won't vote for her.

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suppressedID Happy Year of Tiger
10/24/14 7:47 am

Which is exactly why someone asked that BS trap question. It's a rhetoric timebomb.

MrMilkdud
10/24/14 8:14 am

I don't have any problem with politicians being asked difficult questions, or questions that make them reveal personal information.
It shows us how they will act when they're in office.

MrMilkdud
10/24/14 8:15 am

If they squirm or use doublespeak as a candidate, they'll do it even more after they're elected.
But if they're straightforward either about their answer or why they refuse to answer, then I think it shows character.

suppressedID Happy Year of Tiger
10/24/14 8:17 am

I just put it in the same vein as "have you stopped beating your kids?"

They're not interested in the answer.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/24/14 8:20 am

The only way they could tie her to Obama has been getting her to admit she voted for him although it seems after 30 years as a career senator he would have a better strategy than "my democratic opponent voted for the democrat in 2012"

MrMilkdud
10/24/14 8:29 am

My point is simply that politicians will have to deal with much more challenging and compromising questions than this during their term. If they buckle or start whining when asked something like this then they aren't cut out for the job.

Rotavele Alabama
10/24/14 8:32 pm

Yes but if she had lied, like every other politician, and said yes then she could have not only likely got more voters; but also dems wouldn't leave her side as she is the most liberal candidate regardless of her opponent. :/

Rotavele Alabama
10/24/14 8:32 pm

It's the first time I noticed a politician telling the truth so I was surprised she was getting grilled for it.

tlcb Bluegrass State of mind
10/24/14 4:56 am

I know who this refers to...my 2 cents: if they are going to run for and hold public office and take salary from tax payers then they should be transparent about their voting history. She works for us not vice versa. Yep, she needs to answer.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/24/14 5:26 am

So does my employer have a right to know who I voted for?

tlcb Bluegrass State of mind
10/24/14 6:15 am

So is your employer in an elected office by tax payers and earning salary from tax payers? Does your employer hold a high elected office and make decisions and put forth legislation? Then yes.

tlcb Bluegrass State of mind
10/24/14 6:16 am

Were you elected by tax payers to your position? Do you draw a salary from tax payers? Don't you participate in legislative process? Then yes.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/24/14 7:39 am

So government employees shouldn't have the same right to privacy the rest of us have?

tlcb Bluegrass State of mind
10/24/14 7:48 am

You know, it's really a no brainer anyway. Just watch who they're promoting during campaign seasons. Just goes with holding a public office.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/24/14 8:04 am

So then why does anyone need an explicit confirmation?

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/24/14 2:59 am

Mitch McConnell has been in the senate for 30 years and his best strategy is "my democratic opponent voted for a democrat in the presidential election!" Geez, no wonder why Kentucky is fucked up

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tlcb Bluegrass State of mind
10/24/14 5:02 am

Like her coal turn coat has worked so well for her. Touché. I'm new her and don't feel like I have a pony in the race. Just my evaluation of political race. Honestly, I don't care for either opponent. *shrugs*

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/24/14 5:12 am

I don't really know what you're referring too and I wasn't even talking about grimes anyway. I'm not a grimes fan but Mitch McConnell is a so bad, I'd vote for Kermit the frog over him

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
10/24/14 1:49 am

If she won't answer the question, she must be embarrassed to admit who she voted for.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/24/14 5:25 am

And what follows from that? How does that assessment make her vote somehow appropriate for public consumption?

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/24/14 5:32 am

She 'll admit she votes for white democrats

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
10/24/14 5:06 pm

If she's an average person, it's her own business, but if she's running for office it's kind of important. It gives voters an idea how she will vote on legislation.

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/24/14 5:19 pm

Lol... No it don't. It isn't like bills will come up about whether you voted get Romney or Obama

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/24/14 5:41 pm

No no, abo, he's got a point. If we don't know if she voted for Obama then we won't know if she'll attend his kids' birthday parties. This is important shit right here.

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
10/24/14 6:04 pm

Yeah, I forgot. Social liberals have the only opinions that count. I humbly apologize my masters.

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
10/24/14 6:18 pm

If I may offer a response without being ridiculed...A responsible voter votes for a candidate who agrees him/her politically on certain key issues. I don't see how this is not relevant. But of course, I am a lesser being not worthy of an opinion.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/24/14 7:03 pm

Why the moping self-pity? Seriously dude, if people challenging you is that threatening to you, maybe you should consider whether you actually enjoy talking to people who don't think exactly the same way you do. My disagreeing with you is not even

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/24/14 7:04 pm

remotely a suggestion that mine is the only opinion that counts. How do you even jump to that point?

Rotavele Alabama
10/24/14 8:24 pm

Everyone's opinions matter :)

drinkdrank Ohio
10/24/14 1:03 am

if it was a personal vote, she shouldn't have to share. no person should have to make their individual vote public. now, if she was elected or representing others with her vote, it should be public.

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Rotavele Alabama
10/24/14 1:25 am

It was her vote for president.

Rotavele Alabama
10/24/14 1:27 am

Her district would likely view it negatively as she's separated herself mostly from Obama so she was just silent when they asked who she voted for. The national media has been poking at her for it.

drinkdrank Ohio
10/24/14 1:33 am

I respect her for being private. she should hide her vote, and show that a citizen shouldn't get harassed and bothered over their choices for elections. so what if she voted for one guy or another? that shouldn't define who she will be in office.

Torfin Never Behind
10/24/14 1:41 am

She had no problem revealing that she voted for Clinton.

drinkdrank Ohio
10/24/14 1:46 am

and I got a B on my last math test. does that effect what I am going to do in 3 years? if she has a history of lieing or deceiving people, that matters. but if she doesn't want to talk about a single personal decision she alone made, I don't care.

chinito Florida
10/24/14 4:32 am

We ask all kinds of questions to candidates to evaluate them. Remember when Democrats were angry with Romney because they wanted him to show his taxes.

drinkdrank Ohio
10/24/14 4:51 am

everyone saw from romney's tax records what they wanted to see. democrats saw a wealthy man, seperate from the common man. republicans saw a philanthropist, with great business skills.

tlcb Bluegrass State of mind
10/24/14 4:58 am

Sadly all politicians I believe have a history of lying to and deceiving people. Left or right. No difference.

Rotavele Alabama
10/24/14 8:21 pm

Birth certificate, chinito.