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Demographic Check! Who did you vote for in 2008? 2004?

Who did you vote for before you became a Ron Paul supporter.
Please dont be ashamed.... We were all lied to!!
I voted for Obama as he promised to bring the troops home, he promised to stop the unconstitutional police state, and because he supported Medical Marijuana patients.
On every one of these issues he did the OPPOSITE!!!
What an insult.. As a first time voter to be blatantly lied to on every issue....
90 % of my friends who voted for Obama last year now support Ron Paul.
Civil liberties are my main issue, with Ending the Unconstitutional Wars, the Federal Reserve, and the War on Drugs not far behind.

Who did you vote for and your top 3 issues??

Btw, I want to thank Dr Paul for teaching me how to be a Critical thinker. I struggled with ADHD through High school with grades of C's and D's, but since you have showed me "critical thinking", I have spent 4-5 hours Studying and Educating myself every single day. I am so grateful I cannot even explain it. I have learned more in the last 6 months of personal study, than I learned throughout my high school education. I have learned how To teach myself new information so I stay interested, and I retain Everything I research! Not only have I become smarter, I have also learned alot about myself and others. Since becoming disabled 6 months ago at the young age of 22, due to a spinal cord tumor and degenerative disc disease I was able to find support through your message. I pushed on to continue learning and studying the things that interest me. I do believe that you have helped me become a better person. I now believe I will be a better prospect for any employment (even w/ disability), as I am more confident and eager to learn new things than ever before!!
Thank you so much!!




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Linda Cross's picture

I voted anti-Bush in 04 so voted for Kerry,

but since I'm from Florida my vote probably went to Bush anyway. In '08 there was a candidate for change that I could believe in. I wrote in RON PAUL in 2008!

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

I was too young to vote.

This will be my first presidential election.

Repub

Voted for Bush the 1st time around in 2000
2004 voted Libertarian
2008 wrote in Ron Paul

04 I was apathetic and did

04 I was apathetic and did not vote
06 I voted straight Democratic
08 I voted for Bob Barr and Virgil Goode for congress
10 I voted straight Libertarian except Tom McClintock for Congress

liberty lover in Nor Cal!

I was registered liberatarian in PA...

so I could not vote in primaries. I re-registered as republican 2 months ago so that I could vote for Ron Paul... what a rush!

2008- Voted McCain

2004- Voted Bush

I feel so much better this election cycle... someone I actually believe in.

Independent

Nader, 2000
Nader, 2004
Obama, 2008
Paul, 2012 (No matter what)

I haven't voted since Bush

I haven't voted since Bush won Florida.

In '04 I voted for John Kerry

In '04 I voted for John Kerry and I was a big Michael Moore fan. Cut to the fall of '07 and you have me hearing Ron on the Internet and my liberalism was destroyed. Who else could explain economics to liberals like Ron does? Every other major player in the GOP is polarizing and the left hate them. Only Ron Paul's ideas can save the party, country and the world.

Thanks for writing mine for me! Lol

Although I wasn't really a liberal. I just couldn't stand bush and was an anti war conservative.

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2008 - didn't vote because I knew Obama and McCain were full of it. Liked what I heard out of Dr. Paul, but figured the national "news" outlets would play their usual games.

2004 - didn't vote because of the "terrorist" BS coming from all sides made me believe that nobody was interested in doing anything but waving their little American flags while finding new ways to exploit the victims of 9/11.

Prior to that, I was too young to care, but was told growing up that it was all about as real as the "professional" wrestling my brother would watch on TV.

A signature used to be here!

I voted for the first time in

I voted for the first time in 2008 for Ralph Nader. Very proud of that vote, but probably wouldn't vote for him again as my economic views have seen reality.

I still feel that one of the most interesting things that could possibly develop in American politics is the link between progressives and libertarians on issues like civil liberties, ending the Fed, etc.

I've undergone a transition

I've undergone a transition from a completely asleep sheeple to a wide awake patriot. Good thing I took a lot of history classes in school and had some sort of foundation or I may have never woken up.

In 1996 and 1992 I voted for Clinton

In 2000 I voted for Gore

In 2004 I voted for Kerry

In 2008 primary I voted for Hillary

In 2008 general I voted for McCain

I'm not proud of this voting history. They were and are all criminals. I was operating under the "lesser of two Evils" brainwashed reasoning. Bush Daddy and Bush Jr are sadistic evil men that's true but a willing puppet soullessly destroying America really is no better.

I found Paul 2009. The Election of Obama and the media coverage of him began my awakening to how corrupt everything has gotten. It just snowballed from there. My husband and my sister took that same journey with me. I think maybe countless people are waking up everyday with the daily implementing of a police state. People know something is seriously wrong in America. Some think it's all Obama's fault. Some think it's residual from the Bush years. But many are waking up to the fact that its a systemic disease that needs to be rooted out and those are the ones turning to Ron Paul. It's growing everyday.

This year it's Ron Paul or no one at all. I'm not voting for another criminal. I want to tell my kids I did all I could.

Clarify Your Question -- Primary or General Election?

Primary: I voted for Ron Paul in the 2008 GOP primary, and for 2 or 3 different candidates in the Libertarian Convention to nominate a candidate that year (we went through several rounds of voting). (Yes, I got to vote in two different party contests for nominees--the LP is a delegate process, but the GOP process was based on primary results, in part. I changed registration just to vote for Ron Paul, before changing back again.)

General: Ultimately, in the general election, I voted for Michael Badnarik 2004, and for Bob Barr 2008 (I think his "conversion" to liberty was genuine, and he was hands-down better than McCain or Obama--as if there was any chance he won).

I'm proud to say than I have voted every year since 1974, and NEVER for a statist. None of them won, and the mess we're in now is not my fault!!!

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Didn't vote in '08

I supported Hillary, became a PUMA, liked Sarah Palin, found Ron Paul.
In the '08 debates I heard him for the first time and he made so much sense to me.

2004 was too young 2008 was

2004 was too young
2008 was RP in the primary Chuck Baldwin in the general

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2004 Bush, didnt know better
2008 Chuck Baldwin

Similar...

2004 Kerry, didn't know better
2008 Chuck Baldwin

Rand Paul 2016 for Peace

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If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and

voted for Bush twice, and I

voted for Bush twice, and I did it for the same reason most people keep voting for the lesser evil - social influence and apathy. I first heard Ron Paul in august 2008. I had never heard a politician tell the truth before, I thought "who is this dude?". I was hooked. The truth really did set me free, he gave me something to believe in. I never cared about politics because no one ever "spoke" to me, I just went thru the motions because I was supposed to. Keep lighting those brush fires folks - it's working. In truth, he has already won. One man really can make a difference- whether its Ron, me, or you.

To clarify - Bush, Bush,

To clarify - Bush, Bush, Baldwin.

My selections:

2004 Mike Peroutka (Constitution Party)
didn't want to vote for Bush because of his misdeeds in relation
to the "Patriot" Act and the lies getting us into the Iraq war /war on terror

2008 Chuck Baldwin (Constitution Party)
wouldn't vote for McCain, also known as "Songbird" from the Vietnam war era due to his talking to North Vietnam while a prisoner and his
general disingenuous ways

I feel so honored to be in the same company with such an

outstanding youth as yourself. If you don't mind, we have said a small prayer, that is...is there such a thing as a small prayer...

It is su gratifying to be in the same company with people such as you who have also taken to President Paul. It is for this reason that we have such a special bond with each other and I mean all the President Paul people who number in the hundreds of thousands across America.

Sending to all love gratitude compassion as we put TOGETHER the President Ron Paul Revolution.

By the way...we voted for McCain only so we might have Palin, but we were affected by something at the time, but now we are healed as you are as well now. :)

fearless brave joyful peaceful loving grateful, compassionate

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No one!

Politics never impressed me much until Ron Paul miraculously came into my life in January 2012.

And quite honestly, my life hasn't been the same since. (Both in positive and not-so-great ways). :P But either way, I truly LOVE Dr. Paul and I thank him for being one of the sole bearers of truth for our country-

At the time I was a resident

At the time I was a resident of Pennsylvania, which means my vote went for Obama despite who I wrote in.

*Cough, cough* Bush,

*Cough, cough* Bush, McLiberal. Now back to our regular scheduled program.

There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

"Invest only in things that you can stand in front of and pr

I should have voted for

I should have voted for Michael Badnarik in 2004, but alas, I voted for Bush. Badnarik even came to my school shortly before the general election and told a small crowd that voting Republican or Democrat would be political suicide. At the time, that didn't make any sense to me, so I just wrote him off.

Luckily, I had my political awakening in 2007, so in 2008, I voted for Baldwin in the general and Ron Paul in the primary.

Liar and liar

Kerry, Obama
peace, national debt, personal freedom

The media keeps saying that i'm a young voter that Ron Paul has "introduced to the Republican Party". F*** the Republican Party, Ron Paul introduced me to freedom.

2004 I supported "Michael

2004 I supported "Michael Badnarik" because of his stance on personal freedom and his desire to get government out of the peoples lives and spread personal Freedom, liberty and choice!

2008 I supported "Cynthia McKenny" basically she had the balance I felt was needed to get America working again and actully bringing an end to these wars as she put herself in the line of fire in order to find the truth!! Her bravery won me over!! She also spoke out against the bush administration about 9/11 she asked questions no one dared to ask! And she gave me motivation to keep questioning and never accepting what the establishment tell you! Plus she spearheaded the investigation into voter election fraud and was able to get many people to speak about what they knew!!

Reason I did not vote for Paul is because he was running republican and I despised republicans! And did not think he had enough influence to actully change the party the way it needed to be changed "kicking those liberal neocons out"! Now I back Ron Paul 100% because the grassroots Ron Paul supporters have become educated and are taking the GOP by storm and we will restore This great republic for which it stands! Liberty and justice for all!

I voted for hope and change

But was led astray. I now know what liberty and freedom is and I will never be led astray again.

LIfe long Republican here

My first presidential election was Reagan's first term and I voted along party lines until 2008. I never followed politics closely but I became kind of disgusted with Bush Jr during his second term. When McCain chose Palin as VP and I heard her speak/interview, I pretty much decided not to vote Republican and ended up voting for Bob Barr on the Libertarian ticket. At the time, I didn't even know who Bob Barr was, and knew even less about what a Libertarian was. I discovered Ron Paul late in 2011, found out about the whole Ron Paul phenomenon of four years ago, and kind of jumped on board in a big way early in 2012.

I don't know what will happen in four years. I'm not a Libertarian, but I am also not very happy with the Republicans either. I guess that makes me a Ron Paul Republican.