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Daily Paul Poll: Who did you vote for in 2008?

Who did you vote for in the 2008 general election?

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My vote

My vote went to Bob Barr in 08. I was still influenced the slightest by msm. Wont make that mistake again.

Jeremy D Hoover
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"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." - Thomas Jefferson

I voted Ron paul

as a write-in in California in 2008.

DP Commenter Voting History

29% - Baldwin, 143 (Ron Paul personally endorsed)
22% - Write in, 110 (anyone including a dog)
12% - McCain, 60
10% - Obama, 48
8% - Barr, 39 (Ron Paul 3rd party endorsement)
7% - Didn't vote, 37
5% - Nader, 27 (Ron Paul 3rd party endorsement)
5% - Paul, 26 (on ballot, or official write in)
2% - McKinney, 8 (Ron Paul 3rd party endorsement)

498 Total

I only counted one vote per commenter, even when mentioning they knew of others that voted. I only counted general election votes. When mentioning only a vote for a primary candidate, I counted it along with those that didn't vote in the general. If a commenter mentioned a candidate not on any general ballot, I included it as a write in. Most of the write-ins were for Ron Paul.

Bob Barr...

...because I didn't know about Ron Paul at the time. I'm still perplexed about that one...


There was NO WAY I was going to let Sarah Palin go to Washington DC.

The fire rises.

My vote in '08

In the absence of Ron Paul, I gagged, held my nose, and voted for Libertarian Party candidate Bob Barr. He was no Ron Paul--who is?--but I still think that he may have been better than either O'bomber or Mad McCain!

My Libertarian preference was for Dr. Mary Ruwart, but she narrowly lost the battle for the LP nomination.

"The evil of two, or was it three, lessers"?

David K. Meller

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi


Ronald Ernest Paul

Same here.

Same here.


End the Patriot Act?
Remove the military from Iraq/Afghanistan?
End foreign interventionism?
Punish the Republican party for going along with Bush?

Sounded good at the time :- /

Chuck Baldwin

An atheist who voted for a preacher. When I tell that to my christian friends, they are absolutely baffled. :)

Chuck Baldwin.

On the advice of Ron Paul. Living in Texas, at the time.

Yep. Me too.

Since Ron wasn't on the ballot in Illinois. Oh, and voted against the bailout buffoon Phil Hare, who stated in youtube vids that he didn't care about the constitution. Bobby Shilling beat him out. Even talked to Shilling on the phone for 20 minutes, he called by chance and I let him know what I thought about Phil Hare. Also told him I was all about Ron Paul and his platform. Told him this was definitely growing as a movement. I am sure he sees that now.

The good Doctor,

of course. This will be my third time voting and my third time voting for Paul! 1988 was a bit of luck. I was libertarian and voted that way, I never believed in the system before or after. I thought it was some fake puppet show. I did not really start reading RP's stuff until the early 2000's. And then later fell in love during the 2007 campaign.


I voted McCain and hated every second of it.

My biggest concern was keeping the train at 60 mph barreling towards the edge of the cliff instead of speeding up to 100 mph.

Both McCain and Obama

would have punched it.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant


But I voted for hackable as a vote against John McCain. McCain got about 50% of the vote in VA and hackable got about 40%....

I was proud to be one of the California state electors

that made it legal and made it count to write in Ron Paul for president. And I did just that.

Chuck Baldwin.

Georgia didn't give me the option to vote for Ron Paul.

I was priviledged

I got to vote for Ron Paul,because our state Constitution party had him as their candidate instead of Chuck Baldwin(who I would vote for too).

“Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. Government is force; like fire it is a dangerous servant -- and a fearful master.”
—George Washington, 1797

“A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, whi

It was the first presidential

It was the first presidential election I could vote in. I wrote in Paul.

I wrote

In Ron Paul..

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"

Since Ron didn't win the

Since Ron didn't win the Republican primary and I knew my local precinct was likely to throw out any Ron Paul write-ins I voted for Chuck Baldwin.

i voted for

ron paul. wrote him in because i couldn't stand McCain and saw right through obamas charisma

I did not want to waste my

I did not want to waste my vote: I wrote in Ron Paul!

Ron Paul in the Primary

and Chuck Baldwin in the General Election here in Florida since Ron Paul endorsed Chuck Baldwin. This time I, of course, voted for Ron Paul (absentee ballot) in the Primary.

Sorry to say...

...I was a big Rush fan still in those days and went along with Operation Chaos to vote for Hillary in the primary. I held my nose and voted for McCain ... BUT ...
Ron Paul pricked my conscience in one of the final debates... the cracks in the dam were formed ... and the flood of a renewed passion for liberty came crashing through me shortly thereafter.

my vote

I voted for Thompson in the primary and then McCain.

That was before RP opened my eyes, but now I'm so disgusted the way the GOP has been attacking RP that I'll never vote for the GOP again, unless it's Rand Paul.

This year I will write in RP's name if I have to.



NH Libertarian Party. I think I was one of two hundred.
It was obama vs mccain. and bob barr thought a "vs" belonged before his name. Go phillies!

NH state comments:
I'm embarassed to admit I voted for Ayotte (sen) and Guinta (house) in the mid-terms 2010/tea party days. I think Guinta will lose to Shea-porter in 2012 because he's a goofball. Ayotte is sort of "in with the in crowd" so I'm skeptical that she could be replaced soon BUTTTTTT Jim Forsythe (RP's NH big name state senator) might be a threat. Praise god I hope.

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I am proud to say I wrote in

I am proud to say I wrote in RON PAUL.

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.


voted libertarian which unfortunately meant Barr. I should have probably voted Baldwin or wrote in Dr. Paul.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com