FLORIDA POLLS CLOSED.
48% FOR ROMNEY.
52% AGAINST ROMNEY!
Here are a few comments he got.
Someone else:Hey, if you have 8 people trying to decide where to eat, and 4 say pizza, and 2 say Chinese, and 2 say burgers, the pizza wins. It’s Math-Math.
Michael: 4 people voted for pizza (now a vegetable according to Big Government). 4 people vote against pizza. Equal winners/losers. Go to an all you can eat buffet. Win-win!
Me:You don’t like Romney I take it. I don’t look at it the same way as you do. 4 people didn’t vote against pizza. They voted for what they wanted.
Someone else:Most of the people who wanted to eat wanted to eat pizza, which means pizza won the majority of votes from hungry people. Math.
Me:The majority did vote for pizza. You can’t count the 2 for Chinese and the 2 for burgers against pizza. The people wanted pizza today. They didn’t vote against the Chinese or the burgers. They voted for pizza.
Me:How would you change voting if you don’t like it this way?
Michael:A candidate must achieve a majority of TOTAL votes (over 50%) to be declared winner.
How can a single candidate be declared a winner when the majority of voters are declared losers?!
Someone else: lol it doesn’t work like that. A majority isn’t always 50%, for one thing. And for another, when you’re splitting the votes into more pieces because there are, say, 4 possible candidates, it’s not going to divide into as large of slices of pie when there are, say, two. It’s unreasonable to think that if there are three strong candidates, any single person will get more than 50%.
Me:It can’t be 50% when there are more than 2 running. So does this mean if I want a burger at McDonald’s that I’m really voting against the fillet o fish? Do you think then people voted for Newt was really a vote against Romney or do you think they like him? What about Santorum? Where those votes really not for him but against someone else? You’re making it appear that people are voting against against someone instead of for someone.
Someone else: More than 50% is always the majority. But the majority of people can pick something other than pizza while pizza also gets the majority of votes for a single option. Sure its confusing and counter-intuitive but electing a president shouldn’t be simple.
What do you think? How do you look at it? Do you think your vote is for someone or against someone else?