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Why is it that educated Americans will vote against their own best interests?

For example why would anyone from Ohio vote for Hillary Clinton when it was her husband Bill Clinton who hammered the final nail in the coffin of Ohio's manufacturing jobs by enacting NAFTA??? Why would people do this?

Asked By: Kelly B - 3/5/2008
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Because education often allows you to look past the obvious and see the forest for the trees. For instance, I myself am a government contractor doing research at a national lab. I am also a dues paying Libertarian. Technically every time I cast a vote next to the candidate with (L) by their name I am voting against... More
Answered By: Bigsky_52 - 3/5/2008
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Cause they rather have her than Obama....
Answered By: Was drugs a good judgement ? - 3/5/2008
 
Because educated people know that Hillary is not Bill.
Answered By: Dizz - 3/5/2008
 
they don't base their votes on what the people have done in the past. It's all about what they say they are going to do.
Answered By: thebigshowernie - 3/5/2008
 
Why would Hillary stay with Bill he also hammered a cigar some were..Why would he do this?
Answered By: RayN-is-back - 3/5/2008
 
Because not all Democrats are liberals.
Answered By: CHARITY G - 3/5/2008
 
Why is it that educated people care more about who is president than they do who is educating their children? I think you should not be allowed to vote for president unless you have voted for at least 2 local/state positions!
Answered By: acyberwin - 3/5/2008
 
Then why did Ohio's good exports go higher even with the loss of manufacturing jobs! But then again I don't know why anyone would vote Democrat anyways!
Answered By: oldmarine08 - 3/5/2008
 
i have spent years studying this and it is... More
Answered By: xialou1 - 3/5/2008
 
Considering the fact that Ohio actually has a higher percent of educated people than all most any state that Obama has won its pretty hard to say that its an education issue. Obama is a big supporter of NAFTA, he just tried to lie and got caught - which didn't help. NAFTA is apparently more important to obama than... More
Answered By: Tom B - 3/5/2008
 
I can't figure it out. Maybe DIEBOLD is the answer.
Answered By: Obama or Nader - 3/5/2008
 
Maybe because the election is about more than a single issue or maybe even more than a single person... More
Answered By: Pythagoras - 3/5/2008
 
They trust a Clinton. Why, I don't know.
Answered By: Longhaired Freaky Person - 3/5/2008
 
Because the assertion that "[NAFTA] hammered the final nail in the coffin of Ohio's manufacturing jobs" is, in addition to being absurdly hyperbolic and dramatic, patently false... More
Answered By: Greg - 3/5/2008
 
Great question! Been wondering the same thing myself.
Answered By: Juldis - 3/5/2008
 
Yeah, but the employees of companies were hurt, the alledged intelectual Democrats will say that we get lower prices. Look at the parking lot of a US Auto manufacture plenty of foreign cars there. And China increased its military spending 18%
Answered By: Let some truth in - 3/5/2008
 
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