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AARP: Not Backing Any Presidential Candidates


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Cam
- 805 days ago - newsmax.com
AARP is reminding voters that it's not endorsing any candidates after President Barack Obama cited the group in the first presidential debate.



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Cam V. (417)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:09 am
AARP is reminding voters that it's not endorsing any candidates after President Barack Obama cited the group in the first presidential debate.

Obama mentioned the lobbying organization for seniors twice Wednesday in discussing Medicare and Social Security. He noted that AARP supports his health care law and opposes the voucher-like program Republican Mitt Romney has proposed for Medicare in the future.

AARP's senior vice president, John Hishta, says AARP is nonpartisan and has never consented to the use of its name by any campaign or political group and doesn't take sides in political races.

Hishta said in a statement released after the debate in Denver that voters deserve more than sound bites about Medicare, Social Security and other programs for seniors.

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Jae A. (321)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:48 am
Teabaggers complain about those that do and then they complain about those that don't ..that is unless it's one of their candidates...so WTF is new here ? Not a thing that I can tell.
 

Jae A. (321)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:53 am
...nothing new about a picture of another black bumb assss Repbulican,IMO, on one of your threads and the topic is..as i stated above ..so please...WTF is new here ???
 

Laura Mancuso (63)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 2:08 am
Republicans; Racism; Reality , such is the way of Tea Partiers, and Gop'ers...
 

Cam V. (417)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:43 pm
The race card Laura? REALLY!!!!
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 4:06 pm
All corporations; Super PACS and lobbyists should follow AARP's example. Practice what you preach people. One person = one vote and the candidate with the majority of the popular vote wins the POTUS. F**k the Electoral College.
 

Cam V. (417)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 4:51 pm
Popular vote would never work in America Michael. It would not give the states equal representation in your process. You are a Republic in which each state has a right to that kind of representation according to population. I was of your view at first until I came to understand your constitutuion and why it was set up with the electoral college in the end.
 

Paula M. (39)
Monday October 8, 2012, 11:19 am
At some later time and place I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the E.C. in detail, Cam.

I am personally somewhat undecided about the institution. On one hand I don't like the fact that a candidate can win the popular vote but lose the presidency; on the other hand it seems unfair to run on the basis of the popular vote but allow voting to be regulated by states, some of whom may be more stringent in their standards and some of whom may be more tolerant of illegal voting. But a federally supervised presidential vote would seem to me to undermine our already weakened federal system and invite potential problems with fraud or mismanagement.

So it is an issue that I am still thinking about. If the matter comes up at some later time I would be glad to read your detailed thoughts on the matter.
 

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 12:15 am
AARP's senior vice president, John Hishta, says AARP is nonpartisan and has never consented to the use of its name by any campaign or political group and doesn't take sides in political races.

This is a LIE!!! AARP supports the Democratic party!!

DARK SECRETS OF AARP FINALLY EXPOSED TO LIGHT

http://www.wnd.com/2009/11/115617/
 

Carol Dreeszen (362)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 12:16 am
Paula..I am with you on that!!! I have thought about that for years!

Cam..Maybe we can do something with this issue in the group!? What do ya think!?
 
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