In order to gauge who Slashdotters' opinions in the upcoming United States Presidential election, I've added a series of five user journal entries, immediate "below" this one.
Please indicate which candidate you support for President of The United States by adding a comment to the journal recording tallies for the single candidate you support.
In order, the journals are for supporters of
- Republican candidate George W. Bush
- Democratic candidate John Kerry
- Independent candidate Ralph Nader
- Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik
- and finally a journal for supporters of candidates not listed above.
Please note that you should indicate the candidate you support even if he or she is not currently on the ballot in your state, or if you are illegible to vote for one reasons of age, residency, citizenship, or civil disability -- the point is to indicate support, not to predict the actual electoral outcome. But is you are illegible to vote, or your preferred candidate is not on the ballot, I'd appreciate your noting that, and the reason you can't vote for whom you support, along with your comment.
If the candidate or party you support is not explicitly listed, please add a comment to the fourth journal entry, "Supporters of a candidate or party not listed above", and begin the subject line of the comment with the party affiliation (if any) and candidate name of the candidate you support.
Please comment only in a single "candidate" journal. You may add a brief sentence indicating the reasons for your support, but please reserve longer advocacy or argument for this journal entry. Anonymous entries, multiple entries, and entries by the same user in more than one tally journal will not be recorded in the final tally of "votes".
(But multiple or anonymous entries commenting on the candidates or on this straw poll are more than welcome in this journal only.)
Thank you for participating in orthogonal's straw poll!