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What is your biggest criticism of the candidate you plan on voting for?

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Who said I want for checks and balances?

I don't know who said that, but I am guessing they meant to say something else. :)

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Romney: Not conservative enough.

Federal government needs to be diminished by about 30-40% over the next decade.

McCrory: Charlotte/Raleigh guy. Eastern part of the state is usually overlooked by the governor here. IMO.

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Romney: Not conservative enough.

Federal government needs to be diminished by about 30-40% over the next decade.

McCrory: Charlotte/Raleigh guy. Eastern part of the state is usually overlooked by the governor here. IMO.

The Eastern part of the state gets way more funding per capita than the western part.

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The tinderbox, like most of America, is pretty divided politically, so I want to hear your own complaints against the person you plan on voting for. Presidential or gubernatorial. I am not locked in 100% yet, but I am leaning towards Obama and McCrory.

Biggest Criticism of Obama: Extending the Patriot Act and signing the 2012 NDAA with provisions about indefinite detention without trial. Pretty sure Obama campaigned against the Patriot Act (maybe not) and I feel the government is encroaching on personal rights with both of these policies.

Biggest Criticism of McCrory: Advocated for Amendment 1. I haven't done as much research on the gubernatorial candidates, but I know McCrory was in favor of Amendment 1 which I wholly oppose.

No offense or anything, but considering the section of your post that i highlighted above...why on earth would you vote for him then? In my opinion NDAA is the single-most unconstitutional piece of legislation that has ever been encated in the history of this country...not to mention Obama hired a legal staff to ensure the indefinite detention aspect to it remained in the bill, even after all the constroversy.

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No offense or anything, but considering the section of your post that i highlighted above...why on earth would you vote for him then? In my opinion NDAA is the single-most unconstitutional piece of legislation that has ever been encated in the history of this country...not to mention Obama hired a legal staff to ensure the indefinite detention aspect to it remained in the bill, even after all the constroversy.

No offense taken. I created this thread hoping people could converse reasonably about weaknesses in the candidates without so many talking points.

Either Romney or Obama is going to win NC and it is a battleground state. I feel like I need to vote for one of them and both support NDAA with indefinite detention and the Patriot Act. I think Romney and Obama are a lot closer to the same candidate than most hardcore Dems/Repubs like to admit, and I think they will have very similar presidencies. That is why I said I'm not 100% locked in yet. However, if it is a toss-up I would rather vote for a guy that will appoint more liberal supreme court justices.

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No offense taken. I created this thread hoping people could converse reasonably about weaknesses in the candidates without so many talking points.

Either Romney or Obama is going to win NC and it is a battleground state. I feel like I need to vote for one of them and both support NDAA with indefinite detention and the Patriot Act. I think Romney and Obama are a lot closer to the same candidate than most hardcore Dems/Repubs like to admit, and I think they will have very similar presidencies. That is why I said I'm not 100% locked in yet. However, if it is a toss-up I would rather vote for a guy that will appoint more liberal supreme court justices.

That is all very true...i'm surprised you're not going 3rd party

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The Eastern part of the state gets way more funding per capita than the western part.

Per Capita is the key word there.

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Per Capita is the key word there.

Money should be distributed based on where people live. It is not currently distributed that way.

The eastern part of the state gets more than its fair share under the current system.

You are the first person I've ever seen that thought the western part of the state gets preferential treatment. Raleigh does, but it is considered eastern NC, not western.

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Money should be distributed based on where people live. It is not currently distributed that way.

The eastern part of the state gets more than its fair share under the current system.

You are the first person I've ever seen that thought the western part of the state gets preferential treatment. Raleigh does, but it is considered eastern NC, not western.

I am speaking of the triangle all the way to the Mtns. as not being Eastern.

Eastern is Coastal to me.

Then the plains/rolling hills.

Then the mountains.

I don't in the least consider the Triangle as eastern.

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can't support a guy who advocates spending public money through education vouchers for religious schools, opposes the very idea of student loans without guaranteeing equal access to higher education for poor people, wants to cut medicare and medicaid in half, wants to privatize social security, so on, so forth. there's some significant overlap between the two, and i don't want to paint myself as a single issue voter but if "fug the poor" could be considered a single issue than i'm never going to vote for it sooo

i guess i should say that i don't expect them to vote for stein; rather, to articulate why not. when the majority of them are just like "yeah bro libertarians gonna legalize it bro" or "hey let's not fight unnecessary wars and subsidize the military of foreign oppressors" and "they're all the same so i'm gonna vote for someone who's not a reptilian" it's funny that the same candidates that always come up are racist ron paul and randian gary johnson

You use "it's funny how/when" way too liberally.

Like "it's funny how resident socialist and racist cantrell actually thinks that higher education is a fundamental right."

Not so much funny as embarrassingly illogical.

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My biggest criticism of Johnson is that he could stand to be a bit more hawkish. Otherwise, he's the only libertarian candidate who's ever been worth a damn.

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