Would you vote for a person who was honest? - From Nina's Post
TheOaf66 wrote: Nina's post got me thinking, would you vote for a presidential candidate that just flat out told you the truth about their past.
Say if I were running for president I would say, sure I drank in college, have been to a strip club, I am in favor of the death penalty, would bail out of helping every country but our own, and would ban gay marriages
No dancing around saying I didn't do that or I wouldn't do that just to try and impress the people.
I would personally rather vote for someone who just told me the truth and was easier to relate to and normal.
Just random thoughts
luvbug00 replied: I would. I don't care if he ( he per say) had an affair, or stole as a youth, I would be more likely to vote for him. then somone who lies about their past.
cameragirl21 replied: i think the point of politics is to dance around the truth, that's why they call it office politics when you're playing corporate games in the office.
but i think if you start to say you didn't inhale, or that a DUI is a youthful indiscretion (at the age of 30, mind you) then you're just a bad liar and would be better off saying, yes, ok, i smoked pot, or yes, i was a drunk driver and that was an idiotic thing to do but i promise not to do it again, lol....
A&A'smommy replied: Yes if he was upfront about it all then yes I would definitly vote for him as long as he was saying he believed in those things...
Maddie&EthansMom replied: I wouldn't vote for that person just b/c they told the truth. It would depend on whether or not they were democrat or republican and what they stood for, etc. I would commend anyone for being truthful, though.
holley79 replied: I would carefully consider the person who was being extremely truthful and still want to know what thier views were on hot topics then base my decision on that.
I think I would also have to weigh in on thier beliefs not only the fact that they were open about thier past.
TheOaf66 replied: I was not suggesting "just because" they told the truth but in addition to their stances on issues and such, a lot of these candidates lose creditability with me when they try to cover up things they did in their past, and advisors and such pressure them to lie and not tell the truth because then the voters might have a sour opinion of them, what I was driving at was if a candidate did come clean on everything would that sour your opinion of them, or would you have more respect for it. Now don't get me wrong if some person is a murderer or rapist or something I don't mean that...I am referring to normal things...partying in college or stealing that piece of candy when he was 6.
We gotcha honey. I think it would help and it would give them brownie points with me, if that is what you are asking.
kimberley replied: i could care less about anyone's past.. especially a politician. my concern is their current views on issues that affect me. i would LOVE no lies there!
Everyone has a past!
Nina J replied: I would vote for someone who told the truth, as long as I agreed with there opinions and values.
I would prefer it if they just told the truth, didn't hide what they believed in, etc. It'd be much easier
hawkshoe replied: It depends on what the truth revealed.
C&K*s Mommie replied: I would respect the fact that they went against advisors telling them to keep things under wraps, and that they have a good head on the shoulders ( not likely in politics...), and were honest. But as long as they still hold the same values, as I do and visions & were willing to stick to them under pressure (*cough* John Kerry) then I would give them a shot and support them.