Who do you want to be elected...

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Kelmourne, Oct 7, 2008.

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Who would you want to get elected in Canada?

  1. Liberal Party

    16.7%
  2. Conservative Party

    16.7%
  3. NDP (New Democratic Party)

    16.7%
  4. Green Party

    8.3%
  5. Bloc Quebecois

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Rhino Party

    8.3%
  7. Work Less PArty

    8.3%
  8. BCMP (British Columbia Marijuana Party)

    25.0%
  1. Kelmourne

    Kelmourne The Savage Hippy

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    Less right wing. Republicans are more right of center than the conservatives are.
     
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    ok...I see.
     
  3. Kakashi

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    Not exactly true.. i mean republicans are anything right of center, democrats are anything left.

    They can be extreme or alot less extreme.
     
  4. I. R. Shogun

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    Republican =/= anything right of center. Same with democrats =/= anything left.

    American politics are generally constrained to these two categories because everyone knows a third party can't win here anymore. The more accurate way is to say

    Republican in name = anything on the right
    Democrat in name = anything to the left

    And you use the words for the real extremes if you want to make your opponent look bad.
     
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    That's what i'm trying to say.. you need to be a memeber of one party to get elected, so most of the time, people reform to join a party rather than stay unpartisan.
     
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    it's not really reforming, unless you're running for president you don't have to change your platforms to fit the broad majority or lowest common denominator
     
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    i was sort of aiming for elected officals in that statement.

    but if you want to vote for a major party canidate, you may need to sacrifice some of your views.
     
  8. Kelmourne

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    <-----------(NDP)-------(American Democrats)----(Liberals)(Center)-----(Conservatives)-----(American Republicans)------------>

    I don't know where the rest of the parties fit on this spectrum.
     
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    You didn't make the American categories wide enough. Republicans here are everything from moderates to fascists and democrats are everything from moderates to socialists
     
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    I estimated the average.
    Plus, although republican voters are wide-ranging, republicans who are actually running are pretty static in their positions, at least I think.