January 22nd, 2008

Ah, That Felt Good…

18 Responses to “Ah, That Felt Good…”

  1. Kelly W.
    January 23, 2008 at 12:55 pm #

    Fred Thompson has now pulled out of the campaign.

  2. James
    February 1, 2008 at 3:39 pm #

    I just got a call on my cell phone from an 866 number. I answered. No one there. Called it back…automated recording, “You’ve reached the Ron Paul Campaign…yada yada” After holding for a minute, a young lady said hello, and I said that they just called my phone. She said, “Oh, uh, yeah, we were calling about Ron Paul.” I asked how she got my cell #, and she didn’t know. I asked her to remove my #, which she did, and then I asked her who she was going to vote for. I was ready for her quick and witty retort about the Ron Paul Revolution, but she actually said “I don’t know.” !!! Wow. I chuckled a bit, and encouraged her to read about Mitt Romney and vote for him. She said “ok”. Interesting. Thought you’d get a kick out of that one c-dog.

  3. Dustin
    February 4, 2008 at 4:24 pm #

    I’d bet all my gold coin Mitt Romney wins Utah County!! 😉

  4. John
    February 4, 2008 at 4:49 pm #


    You’re probably right. I’d hang onto those coins though — they might come in handy if he wins elsewhere, too.

  5. Doug Bayless
    February 5, 2008 at 2:07 pm #

    Hey whaddyaknow? That really did feel good. I tried it out this morning. Even though everybody knows that my vote for Ron Paul was really just a vote for . . . Ron Paul! :]

  6. James
    February 5, 2008 at 2:42 pm #

    I bet it felt good for you both to simultaneously give McCain a boost too.

  7. James
    February 5, 2008 at 2:43 pm #

    …assuming he’s ahead in your state…

  8. Connor
    February 5, 2008 at 5:03 pm #


    As I discuss here, I reject any necessity to strategize with regards to my vote. I vote according to the Lord’s standard in DC 98:10, where we’re commanded to support honest, good, and wise men.

  9. brother #3
    February 5, 2008 at 6:04 pm #

    ouch… james got ROCKED. yeah I voted during lunch…
    With a single bubble I could feel myself helping to strip down the corrupt government and help bring up one of the best candidates since our founding fathers. Plus I got a cool “I Voted” sticker 🙂

  10. James
    February 5, 2008 at 6:36 pm #

    rocked? hardly… Anyway, Your logic is why I voted for Romney. Plus, if you strategize with regards to everything else in life, why on earth not with your vote?

  11. Josh Williams
    February 5, 2008 at 7:40 pm #

    You’re right that did feel good! I Just got back from the polls, ca. 7pm

    I just hope in the future they’ll amened the Constitution to implement a much more fair electoral method, such as “range voting,” or at least “approval voting.”

    These methods tend to perform far better statistically, than the skewed, favoritistic, unpredictable quasi-runoff system we have now. Plus, candidates wouldn’t need to bother “adjusting their message” to fit the state they were campaigning in that week.

    I remember you writing about dialectics; I have a question, could a runoff voting system be considered a dialectic?

  12. Connor
    February 5, 2008 at 8:21 pm #

    Your logic is why I voted for Romney.

    I used to favor Romney about a year and a half ago. Then, through a lot of studying and pondering, I realized that he is not a principled politician, has repeatedly gone back on his word, supported many liberal policies contrary to his word and authority, among other things. He may meet the “good” qualifier, but I honestly believe that he is neither wise (i.e. does not follow principle) nor honest.

    Plus, if you strategize with regards to everything else in life, why on earth not with your vote?

    I don’t necessarily strategize with everything else in life. I believe that voting is sacred and that we’ll be held accountable for the people we supported as leaders. For more information on why I think we should vote, and under what circumstances, you should read the post I linked to. I go into more depth there.

  13. Daniel
    February 6, 2008 at 1:01 am #

    Did everyone have a super Tuesday?

  14. Dustin
    February 6, 2008 at 9:57 am #

    I was leaning to Ron Paul for a short time, but then I also did some studying and pondering and my vote went to Romney. Some may say flip-flopper, but I do believe in repentance.

  15. Dustin
    February 6, 2008 at 9:59 am #

    John: Seriously, I have no gold coins. Instead I try to follow the prophet and have adequate food storage – which will be of the most value if the economy collapses. No one is going to trade their water and toilet paper for gold in such a situation.

  16. James
    February 6, 2008 at 10:33 am #

    To flip-flop is to go from A to B, then back to A. I would say Romney has “flipped” on a couple things, which I’m okay with. Haven’t we all changed our feelings on certain things as we’ve become more enlightened on the subject? It means he has a brain! He is evolving and refining himself. (I’m ready for your witty and lengthy retort on this one Connor.)

  17. Connor
    February 6, 2008 at 10:39 am #

    James and Dustin,

    I too believe in change and repentance. But in order to be true change and repentance, it must not be done for political or opportunistic reasons. If you look at when Romney flipped (or flopped, depending on your perspective), you’ll see that his changes are likely due to political pandering and appealing to the base he’s courting rather than boldly taking positions that may not be popular with potential voters.

    Evolving and refining one’s self is only sincerely done when one disregards the potential consequences of one’s actions. Taking into account polls, voting blocks, and cultural trends does not entail a heartfelt change.

  18. Dustin
    February 6, 2008 at 11:15 am #

    I guess you could say it is “likely” but really who knows. Who else has changed due to opportunistic events (such as a mission or marriage). Just because a change is political or opportunistic does not make it any less heartfelt (and painful I should add).

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