SFR: Who would WFF elect?

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Who would you vote for?

  1. McCain/Palin

    85 vote(s)
    30.1%
  2. Obama/Biden

    169 vote(s)
    59.9%
  3. Nader/Gonzales

    7 vote(s)
    2.5%
  4. Other

    21 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    Voting for the lesser of two evils :ray1::ray1:.....except I think McCain might have the horns :confused:

    OMJ calling me his friend and Mingo in a american flag speedo waiving a 22. rifle on a dock at Lake Sammamish would win my vote for Pres and VP! ptyd
     
  2. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    OMJ is holding a fly rod when he calls you his friend, right? Would Mingo have that huge trout hanging off his dangler in that speedo in the photo? Maybe he would need a club or gaff instead of a rifle. I could totally see myself voting for that, although that image of mingo is kind of scary.
     
  3. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    my political beliefs aren't exactly "mainstream," so I'm definitely with the "other" crowd... :)

    (i'm one of those crazy libertarian, constitutionalist types)
     
  4. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

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    " A man never stoops so low as when he stands up for public office" Thomas Jefferson.
     
  5. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    If I was not enthusiastically supporting one of the major party candidates I would write in the smartest man in the U.S. Theo Epstein.

    Epstein/ Francona '08,
    cds
     
  6. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Charles, wouldn't that be Epstein / Francona 2012? Your enthusiasm has 2008 covered for now, right?
     
  7. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    I suppose '16 but it's all a moot point. Theo isn't old enough to be president. He's 34. I believe you have to be 36 but it may be higher than that. Additionally, Mr. Epstein just agreed to a new 3 year contract. Assuming he honored all 3 years there wouldn't be time for boy genius to run in 20012 either.

    What is it now 10 days to the election. I'll be glad when it's over. I believe that it will be good for the country too. This election cycle has seemed to go on for ever.

    Peter,

    I suspect that you could track why flyfishermen on this site a more left leaning by our demographics. I certainly think that the conservation aspect of flyfishing has something to do with it as well.

    The one gear based board that I occasionally post on seems to be more of an even split.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
  8. Scott Keith

    Scott Keith Member

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    I agree with you. I'm not a huge McCain fan, but it's the best bad alternative for me.

    Scott
     
  9. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    It's just like the old southpark episode...vote for a Douchebag or a Shit Sandwich, but I gotta vote. I picked one, not telling who. Presidential elections are so f'ing depressing. Nobody worth a crap ever gets a major party ticket.

    I'm for Hasslehof as well. Good choice.
     
  10. TC

    TC I live with wind knots

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    Seems to me like a lot (sorry for the generalization) of gear chuckers want to keep EVERY damn fish they catch and waterslappers are more prone to conservation. rightwing/leftwing, I don't know. just my observation. If you look at the gearchuckers site, it is full of photos of loads of fish on a string, fly forum has photos of one....and it probably was released.

    I see gear chucker's bumper stickers for Republicans and Fly throwers bumper-stickers for dems. odd?
     
  11. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    I would have thought, based on various past observations, that this site would be a little more evenly split. Funny though.

    What's also interesting, is to hear people saying that they are going for McCain as the lesser of two evils--something you don't tend to hear as often I don't think. Although I do run with a considerably more liberal crowd, and so much more often hear the "I'm voting for Obama because he's not as bad as McCain" thing.

    Anyway, I'm glad to see us all having a nice, lighthearted bit of jibbing on the subject.

    Good stuff.

    Man, I was hoping Nader might get at least 5 percent on the site though. :)

    Happy fishing and voting. Here's to democracy and civic-mindedness.

    Jason
     
  12. Jay Burman

    Jay Burman Experienced Ne'r do well and Layabout.

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    The blue team claim to be "Green" but don't fish or hunt or venture outdoors.
     
  13. Charles Sullivan

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    Every once in a while someone says something this stupid. Thankfully it is rare that this level of stupidity is hit.

    Please see the poll above.

    GoSox,
    cds
     
  14. Jay Allyn

    Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    Really!? :hmmm: Most "outdoorsy" people I know tend to be more liberal minded and support the "blue team." It's the rednecks who tend to hunt, gear fish and "venture" outdoors in their 4x4 gas guzzling trucks that support the "red team."
     
  15. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Ahh, I figured it would come eventually. Oh well.
     
  16. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    No shit huh? People say the damnedest things.

    Maybe he's just making fun of those of us who can't get out fishing because of family/job. You know, because all those red guys are unemployed and can't get laid, they have time to fish.

    Yeah, yeah. It's a joke. Red, blue, we all deserve to get laid.
     
  17. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Why do the put labels on people. Left Wing, Right Wing, Red,and Green. Liberals and anti liberals.

    Shit, can't we all be just who we are. PEOPLE.

    Jim
     
  18. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    Not in a two party system we can't.

    The two political parties and their wonks are the biggest barrier to actually getting anything done in this country. Everyone here, regardless of their moral/political/religious beliefs have far more in common than we do different. The political parties' only goal is to get us to forget that, waste time fighting about pointless crap, and let them continue to steal our money.
     
  19. Evan Burck

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    Like I said in another thread... Democrats and Republicans are the same thing with different marketing. The only difference is in how they campaign and their target markets. They're both bought and paid for by the same people, and until we can get out of this false left/right paradigm, nothing will change.
     
  20. Tim Lockhart

    Tim Lockhart Member, KISS ARMY Since 1978

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    Skip the liberals, conservatives, church, business, moms, minorities, mtv'ers and the rest of 'em. If I were running for office I'd just target the rationally ignorant...I win by a landslide.
     

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