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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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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.

Well,I would have to see a breakdown of why money is spent in some areas before I agree. There are a lot of expenses in the Eastern part of the state that wouldn't really apply to the Western areas. For example, maintaining ports, maintaining beaches, running ferries, and fixing areas damaged by Hurricane. These are all things that are good for the state economy (tourism, transportation and industry), and they are pretty much exclusive to the eastern area.

Also, since you are including the triangle, that is where most government employees live and work, and it means that many more of the state's public universities are in the east.

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My biggest critisism about the candidate I am voting for is that he seems to be slowly giving up. He is up against such a huge mountain of false media bullshit that he honestly wants to quit, but he feels that he cant quit because the people that support him (many in secret) need him to fight for all of us, even the majority of the people dont even realize what his opponent is prepared to do.

In 2016, when Ventura is running for president, i will return back to my Libertarian party and roots, but this year Gary Johnson does not even have a chance. I am supporting Barack Obama, and this is big time down here in Florida where we will probably decide the election.

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