Who did you vote for president in past elections?

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  1. 63dot macrumors 603

    63dot

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    I will start:

    2012: Jill Stein (G)
    2008: Cynthia McKinney (G)
    2004: John Kerry
    2000: Al Gore
    1996: Bill Clinton
    1992: Bill Clinton
    1988: left blank
    1984: Ronald Reagan
    1980: too young to vote but favored Jimmy Carter
    1976: too young to vote but favored Gerald Ford
    1972: too young to vote but favored Richard Nixon
    1968: too young to have preference
    1964: too young to have preference
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    1980: Reagan
    1984: only election I didn't vote in
    1988: Bush
    1992: Clinton
    1996: Clinton
    2000: Gore (held my nose)
    2004: Kerry (held my nose even harder)
    2008: Obama
    2012: Obama
     
  3. Menel macrumors 603

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    2004: too involved with school/new career to care.
    2008: Barr
    2012: Skipped. All candidates were dirtbags, no one worth my vote made it out of primaries.
     
  4. Shrink macrumors G3

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    The first and last Presidential election in which I voted was 1964...I voted for Norman Thomas. :D
     
  5. quagmire macrumors 603

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    2008-Obama
    2012- Stewart/Colbert as a write in.
     
  6. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

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    I voted for Obama both times. First time because I believed in him, second time because he wasn't Romney.
     
  7. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    2000 - Al Gore
    2004 - John Kerry
    2008 - Write in - Strawberry Shortcake land
    2012 - Write in - Candy Crunch Saga
     
  8. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    2000 - Gore
    2004 - Kerry
    2008 - Obama
    2012 - Obama
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    1984: Reagan
    1988: Bush
    1992: Perot
    1996: Clinton
    2000: Bush
    2004: Bush
    2008: McCain
    2012: Romney
     
  10. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    I voted for the Loser in nearly every election.

    1984: Walter Mondale
    1988: Micheal Dukakis
    1992: H Ross Perot
    1996: Billy "I didn't inhale" Clinton. He was a good President
    2000: Al "Inventor of the Internet" Gore
    2004: John "Flip-flop" Kerry. Didn't like Son of Wimp.
    2008: John McCain. Out of respect for his military service.
    2012: Didn't vote. Don't think much of Obama, thinks even less of Romney.
     
  11. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    Wow, Romney huh?
     
  12. thekev macrumors 604

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    What I actually voted...

    2000 - Gore
    2004 - Kerry
    2008 - Obama
    2012 - Obama

    What I should have voted...

     
  13. bradl macrumors 68040

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    I'm game.

    1992: Clinton
    1996: Clinton
    2000: Gore (A bit reluctant on this one; I finally understood the Twisted Sister/PMRC issue by then)
    2004: Kerry (I so wanted to write in Christopher Reeve or Steve Rogers; both were dead at the time)

    2008: Obama
    2012: Obama

    I wanted to write in Optimus Prime/Johnny Carson in 1984, but I was too young. You can't go wrong with leadership and humour.

    BL.
     
  14. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Switching parties is interesting, which it seems a number of people here did. I found this from an old paper:

    https://faculty.fuqua.duke.edu/~shachar/PM/Readings/JAEfinal.pdf

    I'd be interested in finding more complete long term data about switching. See what people's real habits are over the long term. How likely people are to change parties and what contributes to that.

    Anyway, for me:

    1992: Perot (but only because I voted in Pennsylvania, which was strongly leaning Democratic)
    1996: Clinton
    2000: Nader (but only because I voted in Washington, DC, which is guaranteed to vote Democratic)
    2004: Kerry
    2008: Obama
    2012: Obama

    Oh, and in a mock election in elementary school, I voted for John Anderson in 1980. I think I had heard my parents complaining about Carter and clearly opposed to Regan, so I figured Anderson was the good choice (there's always a good choice right, thought little kid me). The final results in my school were something like Carter 500, Regan 140, Anderson 1.
     
  15. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    I voted for president 30 years ago. I marked the eighth box down and in the blank spot next to it wrote "NO". Since then, I have not found a mouthwash good enough to handle the rim-job flavor of voting.
     
  16. samiwas macrumors 68000

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    1992 - First year I was old enough to vote. Don't think I did.
    1996 - Pretty sure I didn't.
    2000 - Keeping the trend.
    2004 - Wanted to vote, but my delayed plane got back too late.
    2008 - Obama, because seriously...Palin? And I did like him.
    2012 - Obama, because he wasn't Romney.

    Yeah. I wasn't that good of a citizen.
     
  17. Hookemfins macrumors 6502

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    1980: Reagan
    1984: Reagan
    1988: Bush
    1992: Bush
    1996: Dole
    2000: Bush
    2004: Bush
    2008: McCain
    2012: Romney
     
  18. aerok macrumors 65816

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    2012 - I voted against Romney (Obama)
    2008 - I voted against Sarah Palin (Obama, although I did like Mccain)
    2002 - Kerry
    1998 - Bush (Didn't like Gore back then)
    1994 - Clinton
     
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    2000 - Too young, would have voted for Bush

    2004 - Bush

    2008 - McCain

    2012 - Romney (wanted Ron Paul though )
     
  20. FreemanW macrumors 6502

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    1972 Richard Nixon (not a proud moment in my biography)
    1976 Jimmy Carter
    1980 John Anderson
    1984 Walter Mondale (the "not Reagan" candidate)
    1988 Michael Dukakis (the "not Bush" candidate) . . . . seriously, Dan Quayle?
    1992 Our boy Bubba
    1996 Bubba
    2000 Al Gore
    2004 Ralph Nader
    2008 Barack Obama
    2012 Barack Obama . . . . . where's that guy John Anderson?
     
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    2012: Barrack Obama
    2008: Barrack Obama
    2004: John Kerry
    2000: Al Gore
    1996: Bill Clinton
    1992: Bill Clinton <- GOP started to lose their minds about here.
    1988: George Bush
    1984: Ronald Reagan
    1980: Ronald Reagan
    1976: Jimmy Carter
    1972: Richard Nixon
    1968: too young to vote
    1964: too young to vote
     
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    I always vote while intoxicated, so I really don't know.
     
  24. phillytim macrumors 6502a

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    I admire your independent-type votes of Perot & Nader, but in 2000 Nader voters are who helped give the election to Bush. Boo! And we'll be paying for that election for at least the next 50+ years.

     
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    Looking back, I have a definite turn to the left as I grew more savvy to politics and class warfare. We now see that 1984's "Reagan Revolution" was nothing more than a pretty facade for empowering the rich, which has strengthened through today, but it was the popular movement to be caught up in back then.

    2012: OBAMA, no brainer for we 99 percenters (or 57%, whichever you feel more akin to)
    2008: OBAMA, no brainer
    2004: KERRY, no brainer - anybody but GWB! ***_ANY_BODY_***
    2000: GORE, a decent candidate but moreso bcuz I saw that GWB disaster coming (and boy, it came!)
    1996: CLINTON, no brainer - the economy was rocking
    1992: PEROT, almost went Clinton but Perot was a pretty damn good indy
    1988: too young to vote, but would have gone BUSH, only bcuz that '84 Reagan Revolution was an enamored continuance
    1984: too young to vote, but would have gone for the 'REAGAN Revolution'
    1980: too young to care

    I remember waking up in the middle of the night of Election 2000, as they buzzed on the tv screen that Florida had turned 'too close to call' from being called for Gore earlier. And I knew trouble had happened, as my gut literally sank from my bed to all the way down 8 stories to the bottom of my apartment building. The Bush junta stole Florida, thanks to Jeb; I just knew it. And the rest, as they say, is history. And our Country has been the worst off because of it. UGH.
     

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