If you were a Single Issue Candidate?

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  1. Chesten_Hesten

    Chesten_Hesten The Wiener of Steel

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    Or two or three at the most, what would those be?



    Or put differently, if a candidate burst on the scene hawking 1 to 3 issues as his only platform, which of those issues would cause you to take the most notice? Or possibly vote for them?

    Could such a candidacy work in an election?

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  2. Mark Hunts FIST

    Mark Hunts FIST Black Belt

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    Illegal immigration. Expanding legal immigration.
     
  3. kpt018

    kpt018 Gold Belt

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    The President is the leader of his/her party and has to hold positions on a bunch of issues, so no we cannot have a 1-3 issue president. Being the commander in chief alone requires more than 1-3 positions. But they certainly can prioritize domestic issues.

    My top two are income inequality and climate change.
     
  4. LogicalInsanity

    LogicalInsanity Free RR! Belt

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    Being a one issue voter makes you a fucking idiot in my opinion...


    however, being a Creationist should immediately disqualify you from running for President.
     
  5. kpt018

    kpt018 Gold Belt

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    Lol! Unfortunately I think most voters decide based on one or two issues and are often very uniformed.
     
  6. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    I don't really have a single issue, but one I do feel very strongly about and vet every candidate on is education policy. And even though I don't like her all that much overall, I think Clinton's recent proposals on college tuition are awesome.

    I also feel very strongly about universal healthcare and the importance of scientific research and making decisions that relate to science with scientific knowledge at the forefront. So, climate change is a big deal to me.
     
  7. Economic growth/stability. That alone would encompass a lot of other things like illegal immigration & legal immigration, debates on minimum wage, unions, corporate taxes, etc.
     
  8. UpaLoompa

    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    If there were one, it would be "environmental protection". That should trump all economic and social issues because it will swamp them all out if not properly addressed.

    When I protest vote, my wasted vote goes to the Green Party. They tout stupid economic policies and stupid foreign policies. That's strictly protest though.
     
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    kpt018 Gold Belt

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    It also happens to be the number one national security issue for the Pentagon. So I guess it trumps economic, social and foreign policy!
     
  10. Chesten_Hesten

    Chesten_Hesten The Wiener of Steel

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    To re-phrase for those who aren't getting it.

    Talking about a candidate "running" not a candidate "winning"

    So Besides Trump what sort of single to few issue candidate say, could liven up these mundane elections.

    This is for entertainment purposes, if that's not already obvious....

    Can't seriously believe anything put in this place really matters....



    This isn't bad though. I like.

    The State of pollution etc, makes me quite glad we don not live forever...





    No how bout some good horseshit responses?

    I know you'll can do it.
     
  11. kpt018

    kpt018 Gold Belt

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    How about a candidate that runs on mandatory sex change operations for all and required same sex marriages.
     
  12. Chesten_Hesten

    Chesten_Hesten The Wiener of Steel

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    Sweet.

    Or legal Weed and prostitution at the federal level.
     
  13. Rod1

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    Increasing income inequality and the enviroment seems to be the largest threats to this era of progress.
     
  14. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    The 'the rent is too damn high' guy would be fun. Plus his platform is very clear.

    On the Dem side, Elizabeth Warren running on nothing but taking it to Wall St. would be great.
     
  15. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    Also, on the GOP side it'd be funny to see an 'Israel' guy, like literally every question he was asked he cited Israel and how the policy would effect Israel.
     
  16. Chesten_Hesten

    Chesten_Hesten The Wiener of Steel

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    I remember Howard Stern was threatening to run for mayor of New York or something, on the platform of: Road Construction on at night!

    Maybe if the media started counter pointing the mainstream idiot candidates with the REAL Idiot Candidates, we'd relax and think we were getting the cream of the crop?
     
  17. Cubo de Sangre

    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    You just stole my thunder. :mad:
     
  18. UpaLoompa

    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    I didn't find it funny on thursday, just kind of weird.
     
  19. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    I forgot about Huckabee. If that's who you're referring to. Sad, actually, that it could be more than one guy.
     
  20. UpaLoompa

    UpaLoompa Grand Quasiprophet of the Sakaran Apocolyps

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    I actually only watched part of the adult table "debate" and even in that bit found there to be a ridiculous amount of discussion of Israel.
     

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