Tarheeltalker

The Person or the Party

Which one are you ? Straight ticket all the way, no matter what or I always look at the individual who is running . Admittedly it is much easier to vote a straight ticket once you decide which political party  is more palatable or less distasteful . My mother was a straight ticket Democrat for her entire voting life , I guess ; except once . I dont remember if it was 1968 or 1972 but her firstborn son ( yours truly ) convinced her to to vote for Nixon . Seems like she reminded me of that grievous faux pas more than once . My wife actually tried to explain to out 8 year old grandson that Nana and Papa try to look at the person rather than just the party . He was actually interested since he had an opportunity to vote for president in his class at school- sorry cant divulge his choice . One interesting note – in North Carolina , if one is voting a straight ticket , one must still vote separately for president . Seems that this change was made in the late 60’s when state legislators feared that a weak presidential candidate would hurt in statewide races  ( insert name of Democrat party here ) . So if you havent voted yet, n=by all means do so and read the entire ballot and make an effort to choose on an individual basis .

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October 29, 2008 - Posted by | Politics | , , , ,

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  1. […] The Person or the Party Which one are you ? Straight ticket all the way, no matter what or I always look at the individual who is running . Admittedly it is much easier to vote a straight ticket once you decide which political party  is more palatable or less distasteful . My mother was a straight ticket Democrat for her entire voting life , I guess ; except once . I dont remember if it was 1968 or 1972 but her firstborn son ( yours truly ) convinced her to to vote for Nixon . Seems like she reminded me of that grievous faux pas more than once . My wife actually tried to explain to out 8 year old grandson that Nana and Papa try to look at the person rather than just the party . He was actually interested since he had an opportunity to vote for president in his class at school- sorry cant divulge his choice . One interesting note – in North Carolina , if one is voting a straight ticket , one must still vote separately for president . Seems that this change was made in the late 60’s when state legislators feared that a weak presidential candidate […] […]

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  2. by the way your two year grandson said he would vote for his PAPA for president.

    Comment by Tarheeltalker | November 1, 2008 | Reply


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