Sunday Confessional

It's time to open up your hearts and cleanse your conscience, dear readers. I bring you this question as an opportunity to unburden your soul:

In all of your life as a citizen, who do you most regret voting for?

(Feel free to log out and reply anonymously, but do yourself a favor and do respond.)

Comments

Meg Scott Phipps.

I've only been voting for 12 years, so it isn't all that difficult a question for me. I'm glad that kids can't vote, or I'd have a much more embarrassing answer: I can't recall what started it, but I remember an argument I had with my parents when I was a child. It seems that Edwin Edwards, the criminal Governor of the Banana Republic of Louisiana had done or said something on TV that made me think he was cool, and I couldn't understand why my parents wouldn't get on board. How worried they must have been.

voted for her too

but that may not be the worst.....been voting for 26 years, so I'm sure I screwed up more than once.



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This is a tough one

It's hard to narrow down to just one. I'll do some thinking and may still have to post a list. :)



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The single worst thing I

The single worst thing I have ever done in my life is to vote for George Wallace in 1968.

It takes an real honest man

to own up to that one, papapete.
That there is a humdinger. :)

I reckon the only one around here wearing a halo is SD's John Edwards. :) At least your mistake didn't win. My mistake went to Washington and is still menacing NC, all of America, and the entire world with her pro-W votes.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Not hard for me ...

Please don't think I'm a terrible person.
Please don't ban me.
Please don't throw dead fish on my doorstep.
Here goes ...

I voted for Liddy Dole.
blech. Just writing that leaves a bad taste.
:( Dumbest thing I ever did. Dumb. Stupid!
I was a registered Democrat, but I was voting my gender.

And I seem to regret that vote more with every year -- nay, with every Senate vote! -- that passes.

I'm going to sit in the dunce corner now.
How many Preambles to the Constitution do I have to recite?

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

I voted for tricky Dick

I voted for tricky Dick Nixon. He gave us federal revenue sharing and it has been down-hill ever since.

wow.

ok
I don't feel so bad. ;)

Just kidding. Like I told papapete, the only halo at bluenc is photoshopped on John Edwards' head.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Don't beat yourself up over it!

I didn't think that the election of Elizabeth Dole was the worst thing ever to happen to NC. Later, I considered Richard Burr to be a much greater threat to the welfare of the state. Having seen them both in office now, my position has essentially reversed. Liddy doesn't seem to be competent to do much more than follow orders from the head office, while Burr is at least as right as a broken clock. I guess what I'm saying is that the Liddy we got has been worse than the one we were offered. Experience is the best teacher, I suppose.

So, can I sue

the 2002 Dole for Senate campaign for false advertising?

I reckon you're right. I shouldn't feel so bad. But I do feel pretty dang mad over it -- mad enough to be looking forward to 2008. Besides, by the time Liddy ran she was a whole lot more Red Kansan than North Carolinian. She just carpetbagged herself east, visited Momma in Salisbury a couple times, and pretended like she "really really DID, too love NC".

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

I seem to just remember the national votes.

The voting that I'm most proud of, is voting against Jesse here in NC and Strom in SC. ;)
I thought that Liddy and Condi were intelligent women, until they started drinking the kool-aid, though I don't recall voting for Liddy. Seems like I voted for Erskine then too....

I'm guilty of the same sin...

I confess, for most of my adult, voting life, I've been ignorant of the importance of who we elect, who we vote for.

I've become more educated and more principled when it comes to giving my vote.

I voted, in 2002, for Elizabeth Dole.

I'm sorry.

In my defense, I do feel that the Senator advertised isn't the one we got...

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Eugene McCarthy

Not because he wasn't wonderful but because I should have supported Humphrey, who might have beaten Nixon if people like me had just held our noses and voted for him. I voted just like one of those Nader voters, whom I .... partially blame for Bush's election.

Given the two-party system, we actually do have to vote for the least bad, most likely-to-be-elected candidate, rather than for the best.

Any Nader voters going to confess here?

-- George Entenman

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Besta é tu se você não viver nesse mundo
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I just might be able to beat all of you...

1) Ralph Nader, 2000, Florida.

Now my excuses: It was my first presidential election, and I wanted to vote for someone that I truly believed in, and Gore was not doing it for me. I was attending the University of Florida, and the only candidate to visit us was Nader. And I was voting absentee; I held on to the vote deciding what to do when a poll came out giving Bush a 10 point lead in Florida; since I did not think it would matter, I went ahead and punched out the hole for Nader. How was I to know it was actually going to be a close race?

2) Not voting in Florida's 1998 governor's race (which Jeb! won).

My excuse: I thought that I was going to be in town to vote, but ended up on the road for a baseball tournament. When I got back, all hell had broken loose.

Glad to get that off the chest.

You win

Consider yourself tarred and feathered. ;)



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A feathered

TarGator. <... smedley="" snicker="" ...="">

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

You bastard...

just kidding, sorta.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

14 Hail Marys later.......

I still feel bad. I pulled a Leslie and voted for Liddy too. Could that next sound I hear be Anglico's boot kickin me in the A--!

Reagan '84

I was young and stupid. What can I say?

I am proud of my record vs. Helms - clean slate - Hunt, Gantt, Gantt.

one republican and some non-voting

I lived in Rhode Island in the mid 80s and did vote for a Republican for Attorney General - the only Repub. who ever got my support. The Dem. incumbent was really dirty(Rhode Island does political corruption with a lot of flair - like Louisiana) and the woman I voted for was an ex-nun. I do regret not voting when I lived abroad, though. I just put the political process out of my "beautiful mind" and I am sad about that now. Of course, on other days I wish I was back living in some other country.

Luckily for me, my idealism was squashed.

I didn't pay a lot of attention to local politics when I was "younger" because I moved about every six months. Too young for 88, too much partying in 92, started voting in 96 and congressional elections after that.

I registered without party affiliation believing you could vote for the man, not the party. What a crock!!!

Luckily I came to my senses before I actually voted for a Republican.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Liddy Dole

To all you Liddy voters...don't feel too bad. Look at the pictures. It really is a different person from the one who ran. That doesn't excuse the Republican vote tho'.

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