Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 06:37 pm
I have voted early, for the Libertarian ticket. (As well as a number of local issues.)

Rationale. On the one hand, I am unhappy with the candidates of the major parties and the way the parties conducted the selection process. On the other hand, I think there is a chance to raise the visibility of Libertarians in particular and third parties more generally. Also, in a non-battleground state like Massachusetts where I happen to live now this helps to fight off the feeling that my vote is wasted, even if it is.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 11:02 pm (UTC)
Ставлю много плюсов, добавлю ещё больше минусов и в конце ставлю знак вопроса. Доколе?
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 11:28 pm (UTC)
Вот, да.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 11:02 pm (UTC)
I don't like Libertarian ideas. However, being at your place, I would probably do the same as you. Fortunately, I have better candidates. Netaniyahu, Kahlon, even Lapid.

I am unhappy with the candidates of the major parties and the way the parties conducted the selection process.

I understand the first point, but not the second.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 11:30 pm (UTC)
Some of their ideas are meaningful. In reality, the party is sort of a placeholder for those who are disappointed with the major parties but whose ideas are not too far out to the left (there are Greens for that and a whole lot of weirdos).

As far as the selection process, it's up to the parties, of course. I am simply saying I do not like how it was done, that's all.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 11:52 pm (UTC)
Selection process is called "primaries", there are clear rules that worked in a reasonable way before. I suspect that you blame the "parties" but the problem is deeper. People are unhappy with the "system". They don't want another "center-left" or "center-right" politician. Not only in the US. In France, in the UK, even in Germany.
Friday, November 4th, 2016 02:01 am (UTC)
I am not unhappy with the "system", I simply do not like the way the selection process went, including the primaries. The way the US government works is that local government has a lot of power in deciding the local affairs, and for a while the country can leave without a close guidance from the top office. In the past it was even more so.
Friday, November 4th, 2016 10:20 am (UTC)
I understand that you are not. But a lot of people seem to be unhappy. Why else they voted Trump on primaries and not someone, say, more conventional? Why a lot of people voted Sanders?

I interpreted your point about the selection process as unhappiness about primaries system,.But maybe you had in mind something else.
Friday, November 4th, 2016 05:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, Trump, and to a smaller extent Sanders, invited a lot of the protest vote. "Protest" does seem to be the theme of the year.
Sunday, November 6th, 2016 11:26 am (UTC)
Greens party - weird: кандидат в президенты - еврейка с отличием окончившая хороший мед-универ, в вице-президенты - негр-антисемит
Friday, November 4th, 2016 03:02 am (UTC)

с разницей, что Libertarians наиболее близки моим убеждениям. и я отношусь с подозрением к досрочным выборам "по почте". подходит больным и увечным, кот. не в силах из дому выйти...ну а мы ещё не в той категории
Friday, November 4th, 2016 05:43 pm (UTC)
У меня они наименее далекие, скорее.
Saturday, November 5th, 2016 11:47 am (UTC)
а остальные - все далёкие? что же это у вас за программа...теряюсь
Friday, November 4th, 2016 05:14 am (UTC)
А мог бы перебраться в какой-нибудь battleground state и почувствовать себя kingmaker'ом ;-)
Friday, November 4th, 2016 05:41 pm (UTC)
Indeed! (Or a queenmaker.)
Friday, November 4th, 2016 06:38 am (UTC)
Всё очень разумно.

Пишут, у вас там длинные очереди были чтоб vote early. Как на референдуме в ДНР/ЛНР :-)
Friday, November 4th, 2016 05:42 pm (UTC)
Я пришел в середине дня, две очереди (т.е. два обработчика данных), в каждой передо мной был один человек, все прошло очень быстро.
Saturday, November 5th, 2016 11:49 am (UTC)
обьясните, пожалуйста, резон раннего голосования. неужели у вас в день выборов такое столпотворение (целый день, с 6 утра до 12 ночи!)?
Sunday, November 6th, 2016 04:12 am (UTC)
Да просто было время, ну и вот.
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 09:01 pm (UTC)
с Днем рождения!
Monday, December 12th, 2016 03:09 am (UTC)
Monday, December 12th, 2016 03:38 pm (UTC)
С днем рожденья!
Monday, December 12th, 2016 07:23 pm (UTC)
Monday, December 12th, 2016 04:06 pm (UTC)
С днем рожденья! ... и М. привет огромный, вот :)
Monday, December 12th, 2016 07:23 pm (UTC)