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#41 Tina

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 08:33 PM

 

I'd rather vote for someone who disagrees with me on some issues if they're willing to state their own personal opinions and stick to them than someone who wants to depend on  polls and surveys that may never get done to make up their mind for them. What will this kind of council person accomplish for us? Not a thing.

 

 

This is what the pandering politicians don't get, imo.

 

As for me?  I am who I am.  People know where I stand.  You can either agree with me or disagree with me.  You can even hate me.  But you know where I stand.

I also disagree with pundits who think that people like Zach Payne accomplished nothing because he was sometimes(often?) a lone vote.  Sometimes that one vote in an 8-1 decision is the RIGHT decision, even if the public is begging for the other option.   We are a Constitutional republic, not a democracy.  It's important that we elect people who understand our system.  Majority rules is not how our government is designed.


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#42 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 08:41 PM

I would have to echo Tina and I hope that people do realize that I say what I mean and mean what I say. I stated from the beginning that my goal was to let people know where I stood so that they would be able to make an informed decision. We aren't going to agree on every issue, but I will be honest about my thoughts and feelings about an issue. I hope that people can see that and give me the chance to prove that their trust in me to do what I feel is right for Clarksville has not been misplaced.
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#43 Savile Row

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 01:33 PM

The different combinations

that may elected by the voters  to the town council

can yield some different contests to see who will the president of the town council.

The Executive areas of focus and functions could be quite different.


Edited by Savile Row, 10 October 2015 - 01:48 PM.


#44 Savile Row

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 01:47 PM

Some possible factors

that may influence the election

of the town council members and thus

the selection of the person to act as the Executive leader,

are the three races that have three candidates from whom to choose.

 

Traditionally, the third  party candidates in America have a very tough row to hoe.

Research shows that they are often intelligent, well intentioned persons seeking office for very good reasons,

but lack the traditional voter support to defeat the nominees of the two more established parties.

It is just often a fact of life and does not reflect individually upon the third party candidates.

 

Generally, candidates from left-leaning third parties

drain votes from the Democrat nominees,

and the center or conservative  third party candidates 

drain votes from the Republican nominees.

 

The Libertarian Party often draws supporters from both the left and the right.

Local elections may be more heavily influenced

by "the friends and neighbors effect"

than ideology or party loyalty.

 

What will happen in Clarksville?

With the election only three weeks away

from next Tuesday, the persons involved in campaigning should

be getting a reasonable feel for voter sentiment.

 

Some projections?

Seven council races?

What will happen?


Edited by Savile Row, 10 October 2015 - 02:09 PM.

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#45 Savile Row

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 02:13 PM

Having three candidates

in a race with an incumbent can give the voters two alternative "against" options

so that statistically a result that is often observed is that the incumbent benefits as his/her "against vote" is split.

The resulting impact is a concept that is called "blocking" or "checking".

 

Will that also be a factor in any races with incumbents in 2015?


Edited by Savile Row, 10 October 2015 - 02:22 PM.


#46 Savile Row

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 08:26 PM

Posts #43, 44, 45
are discussing and asking about
the impact of the third party candidates

in three Clarksville races.
Will the third party

candidates win?
Split someone's vote?
What is the discussion among the voters at this point?

Who has a crystal ball?



#47 Russell Brooksbank

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:55 PM

Posts #43, 44, 45
are discussing and asking about
the impact of the third party candidates

in three Clarksville races.
Will the third party

candidates win?
Split someone's vote?
What is the discussion among the voters at this point?

Who has a crystal ball?

 

SR, just wanted to pass along that there are only two Libertarian candidates instead of three this go round. There were a couple issues with Thomas Keister's paperwork (namely which District he lived in, and whether or not our County Chairman had the same authority to fill ballot vacancies as the R & D Chairmen have) that were no real fault of the candidate. I am a voter also and would like to comment on your questions. Of course, I believe that I have a good chance of winning, as does Mr. Hertzsch. As was mentioned by someone, I believe it was you actually, earlier, Libertarians tend to draw from all points of the spectrum. From all the conversations I have had with the voting public, at least as far as my race is concerned, there are just as many Democrats leaning my direction as there are Republicans. I really hate the "stolen vote" rhetoric. (I know you did not say that) My vote is not owned by any political party or candidate, and neither is yours. So, I'm not going to "split" anyone's vote. The votes I get will be earned outright. Beyond that, I too wouldn't mind having a crystal ball.  :smile:


Edited by Russell Brooksbank, 22 October 2015 - 10:02 PM.


#48 Savile Row

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 10:31 PM

Thank you, Mr.Brooksbank. That is an excellent answer!






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