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Republican (registered) 11 26.19%
Democrat (registered) 11 26.19%
Independent 7 16.67%
Republican (unregistered) 3 7.14%
Democrat (unregistered) 7 16.67%
Other 3 7.14%
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Old 06-08-2002, 08:10 PM   #16
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Well, U2Bama, you got me on this one. I would have voted Republican. Just as I have somewhat of an admiration of New England Republicans, I have somewhat a disgust for Southern Democrats.

For historical perspective, back in the 1850s-60s, the liberal party (for its day, mind you) was the Republican Party, with the conservative party being the Democratic Party. Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president, would be a modern Democrat. Around 1870, for some reason, the liberals abandoned the Republican Party and flooded into the Democratic Party, with northern conservatives retreating into the Republican Party. Southern conservatives remained in the Democratic Party, until the Democratic Party took on civil rights issues in the 1960s, where most slowly defected to the Republican Party for the next two to three decades. Still, though, it is hard for everything to change I guess.

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Old 06-08-2002, 10:17 PM   #17
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Speedracer:

I think I saw that same conlcusion in the "Letters to the Editor" of the Newspaper for several weeks after the Guv's comment. It definitely got him some attention.

Melon:

You are 100% correct on the historical perspective. Alabama is traditionally a "one party" (Democratic) state, so they have pretty much taken the liberty to do/say whatever they surmise will win the local points. And Alabama is a state where "Southern Democrats," in the old sense, still exist. Republicans are new-comers when it comes to significance here, although they are increasingly successful. I will say that most of the "religious right" candidates run as Republicans in this state, although a current Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate shows his family praying at the dinner table on EVERY campaign ad he runs on TV.

Personally, I voted for the U.S. Congressman, although I am now mixed about it (but he won the primary). The "Conservative Choice" Democratic candidate (who lost) renounced the state Demo party on primary night and will likely endorse the Republican. I feel that the Lt. Governor would have had a bit more experience at the state level to get things done, but the very reason I voted for the Congressman is because I wanted "true" change in Montgomery.

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Old 06-09-2002, 10:06 PM   #18
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although bama made his post to show how republicans are soooo better than democrats , he has a point, although i don't think this was his intent. before voting, get to know things about the candidates. i know so many people who blindly vote *ahem*dad*ahem* for a certain party or something, knowing jack about their views or background.

oh, and i hate those who don't vote then gripe about who gets elected into office (of any kind, i'm even talking about town mayor). it's like, you didn't vote, so why do you have the right to complain? you should've voted against him when you had the chance. now you have to wait another 2-4 years.
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Old 06-10-2002, 09:43 AM   #19
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although bama made his post to show how republicans are soooo better than democrats ...
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Old 06-10-2002, 02:02 PM   #20
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My voting history includes votes for Republicans, Democrats, Independents and Greens. Probably at heart I am a socialist.
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