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Old 10-20-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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While going into store yesterday w/sis we were asked to sign a petition to get a guy on the ballot for Il Attorney General. The petitioner said he was a great guy, war vet, etc .
My sister asked which party and she said Republican--we walked away wo/signing.

On one hand, IMO, it's usually better when both sides are represented-- though I can't say I have many issues w/current AG who's a Dem...and god knows IL Dems mostly leave a lot to be desired, but IL Republicans tend to be much, much,worse worse-- it's just that I'm tired of anything Republican these days and I don't want them winning anything that can give them any kind of power.

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Old 10-20-2013, 05:09 PM   #2
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No I would not have signed.
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
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I would not have signed either unless I knew a whole lot more about the person, dem. or repub., but especially not rep.
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:44 PM   #4
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Nope, neither would I.
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:53 PM   #5
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Under no circumstances. Quite a long time ago, I was approached in a parking lot and told about a newcomer to the political scene. A good family man. A doctor. Very progressive. Independent fellow.

His name is Rand Paul.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:10 PM   #6
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No, I wouldn't sign. I just don't share their views.
I know Republicans that have told me, they are no longer Republicans. They wouldn't go as far as saying they are Democrats, but they certainly don't agree with the recent behavior of Republicans.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:03 PM   #7
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Nope. What everyone else said
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:07 PM   #8
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I tend to sign petitions, initiatives and the like ONLY when I seek them out. Even if it's something/one I might approve of on the surface … I want more time to check it out than I'm likely to get in front of the supermarket.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:24 PM   #9
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"Great guy?" "Vet"? And that qualifies him to be Atty-Gen'l.?

Phone poll a few months ago---long poll.
I became aware that the man was working for a Dem. woman running for gov. I had already stated for whom I thought my vote would go.
Many topics, issues and a numeric 1-10 favor/disfavor ranking.
He got to candidates and their views. He told me the woman was for education, for infrastructure, reasonable taxes, for women's rights, etc. and asked me what I thought of her. I told him, "She has a nice list of generalities."
That is the same reaction I have to 'nice guy,' 'vet.'
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:02 AM   #10
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I don't want them winning anything that can give them any kind of power.
Amen.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:24 AM   #11
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Twice in my life I have voted straight ticket (small ballot; no local school board, etc.).
I'm thinking 2014 will be the third time.
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