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What is/are the most important factors in deciding your vote?

The Economy
13 (17.1%)
The War/Iraq & Terror
16 (21.1%)
Education
7 (9.2%)
The Environment
4 (5.3%)
Abortion
6 (7.9%)
Moral Character of the Candidate
7 (9.2%)
Intelligence of the Candidate
8 (10.5%)
The People Around the Candidate
4 (5.3%)
The Party of the Candidate
7 (9.2%)
Media Coverage
0 (0%)
Getting Rid of Bush
4 (5.3%)

Total Members Voted: 11

What is/are the most important factors in deciding your vote?

jgruber

What is/are the most important factors in deciding your vote?
« on: August 14, 2004, 02:39:02 PM »
You can select up to five options and you can change your vote.

If there's another option you would like to see on the poll, let me know and I'll add it.

jgruber

Re: What is/are the most important factors in deciding your vote?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2004, 07:34:43 PM »
vote darn ya

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Re: What is/are the most important factors in deciding your vote?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2004, 01:26:26 AM »
My most important deciding factor: Not Bush.

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Re: What is/are the most important factors in deciding your vote?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2004, 01:28:50 AM »
Here's another one: Stem cell research.

(And I voted for abortion and the candidate's intelligence.  And Iraq.)

jgruber

Re: What is/are the most important factors in deciding your vote?
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2004, 01:31:09 PM »
Here's another one: Stem cell research.

(And I voted for abortion and the candidate's intelligence.  And Iraq.)

Isn't that tied up with abortion, meaning it is related to the status of fetuses?

Ginatio

Re: What is/are the most important factors in deciding your vote?
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2004, 01:33:22 PM »
Here's another one: Stem cell research.

(And I voted for abortion and the candidate's intelligence.  And Iraq.)

Isn't that tied up with abortion, meaning it is related to the status of fetuses?

I thought that stem cells cultivated for research purposes *could* develop into a fetus, but are grown such that they don't actually ever develop into any form of fetus.

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Re: What is/are the most important factors in deciding your vote?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2004, 01:35:49 PM »
I would vote for a candidate committed to social justice, but since that idea is unknown among politicians in the United States, I don't vote.

jgruber

Re: What is/are the most important factors in deciding your vote?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2004, 01:45:52 PM »
I'm ignorant in this area.  If youse guys think it should be a separate category, I'll add it.

Here's another one: Stem cell research.

(And I voted for abortion and the candidate's intelligence.  And Iraq.)

Isn't that tied up with abortion, meaning it is related to the status of fetuses?

I thought that stem cells cultivated for research purposes *could* develop into a fetus, but are grown such that they don't actually ever develop into any form of fetus.

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Re: What is/are the most important factors in deciding your vote?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2004, 03:15:35 PM »
Here's another one: Stem cell research.

(And I voted for abortion and the candidate's intelligence.  And Iraq.)

Isn't that tied up with abortion, meaning it is related to the status of fetuses?

Hmm... that's an interesting point.  But I think there's an important distinction.  I am by no means anywhere near an expert or anything, but I remember reading an article (in a reputable publication, at that) that said that the source of stem cells is misunderstood.  Bush seems to think that it comes from fetuses, but it actually comes from reproduction labs where they combine egg and sperm for in vitro fertilization and stuff.  So essentially, if you don't use them for stem cells, you're just throwing them away anyway.  The article writer was implying that Bush's stance on stem cell research is based on an assumption that abortions are necessary for stem cell research to happen.

Overall, they're somewhat related issues, but I think it could be its own category on the poll.  "Not Bush" should be on the poll too :)

jgruber

Re: What is/are the most important factors in deciding your vote?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2004, 03:17:40 PM »
But there are those who would argue that those 'by products' of invitro whatever are human life, etc.

So is there a distinction between the two political issues of abortion rights and stem cell research?

I'll add Not Bush as a factor.

Remember you can change your vote.

Here's another one: Stem cell research.

(And I voted for abortion and the candidate's intelligence.  And Iraq.)

Isn't that tied up with abortion, meaning it is related to the status of fetuses?

Hmm... that's an interesting point.  But I think there's an important distinction.  I am by no means anywhere near an expert or anything, but I remember reading an article (in a reputable publication, at that) that said that the source of stem cells is misunderstood.  Bush seems to think that it comes from fetuses, but it actually comes from reproduction labs where they combine egg and sperm for in vitro fertilization and stuff.  So essentially, if you don't use them for stem cells, you're just throwing them away anyway.  The article writer was implying that Bush's stance on stem cell research is based on an assumption that abortions are necessary for stem cell research to happen.

Overall, they're somewhat related issues, but I think it could be its own category on the poll.  "Not Bush" should be on the poll too :)