Obama-not because I think he is some perfect man but because I don't see him saying my religion told me to when he says why he did something. I see him being able to admit a wrong and to see the other side of an issue without just saying its stupid/a waste/to republican.
I just do not have it in me to vote for someone who okd raising the price of birth control or allows a pharmacist to opt out of giving birth control. Yes thats just one issue but that is my issue.
That said I have no doubt whoever becomes president will be greatly challenged. I feel for whichever one wins-it won't be easy.
I have a lot of differing views. I am much more republican in my economic/assistance views but the whole birth control/abortion views beat that out. And I don't make enough to have any republican plan benefit me now anyway!!!!
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons -James Thurber
I suggest a visit to www.procon.com where the views of all the candidates on various issues are displayed for an informed decision on who to vote for or whether it makes any sense to vote at all.I personally like some of Obama's ideas and some of McCain's plans and don't really care for either's personality and am more in favor of either vice-presidential candidate instead.
Obama showed his true colors when he chose Joe Biden as a running mate. I was soooo dissapointed in him. During the primaries, he was all about change and not being one of the same old, do nothing, washington fat cats. As soon as he got the nomination, he started kissing the above mentioned group's butt. Joe Biden's been in politics since he was 28 or 29. His message of change is great, but I don't think he means it.
McCain is, well what isn't he. His campaign stategy last week was to call out Obama on character. Didn't McCain cheat on his first wife? "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." He also flip flops on everything. His plan for free trade with Colombia is the single stupidest thing I've ever heard of. He wants to send jobs to Colombia, so Colombians won't come here illegally, not to mention the perks for the CEOs. They get to pay sweat shop wages and still charge the same for their products. Did any of you notice things get cheaper when they started sending jobs to China, India and Mexica? I didn't and buying anything "made in China" is a major health risk. They already tried this with Mexico and it wasn't that succesful. I also wonder how free trade with Colombia will affect their stupid war on drugs. We're already spending billions on a losing battle, so lets make it easier to import goods from one of the biggest drug producing countries. The only thing that will get cheaper for the consumers with this plan, is cocaine.
I have never will never vote for candidate associated with either of the two main political parties, never. Both candidates will saying anything to get what they want and neither will follow through. They answer to their party first and foremost, not the American people. What we need is a major house cleaning. Not one person in Washington deserves to keep their job. I guess I'm voting for Nader.
I think we need to put an end to career politicians from the local thru state to national level. Also I don't trust anyone who is the darling of the national media, whether it be print or televised or broadcast over the radio. We have gone from a country founded by statesmen to a country run by special interest groups and their flunkies. The last few elections I have made a point of not voting for any incumbents unless I know personally the person is qualified for the position and has an active commitment to the welfare of the voters he/she represents.I don't like President Bush and didn't vote for him in the last election, but I do not blame him for the stock market crash or the problem with the housing market, he is guilty of plenty of other idiocies. The Democrats are the ones who pushed the agenda to make all the risky loans to people who couldn't afford what they were buying. Anyone who tried to oppose these loans in the past was critized as being raciest/ eletist/anti-american etc,now we will all be paying for their irresponsibility unto the Nth generation. I don't think we should reward corporate america for selling out the people who worked for them, if all the money paid to incompetent managment had been invested in new technology the companies would not need a bailout now. They are being allowed to shift their healthcare obligations onto the public wallet. Just who did these companies think was going to buy their products if the american workers no longer made enough money to be able to afford them. I don't feel any obligation to buy an american brand auto since the companies turned their backs on our people.
My wife and I are definately voting for Obama. The biggest thing to me is the civil rights issues. For every $1.00 earned by a man, the average woman receives only 77 cents, while African American women only get 67 cents and Latinas receive only 57 cents. Obama and Biden will reverse the politicization that has occurred in the Bush Administration's Department of Justice. They will put an end to the ideological litmus tests used to fill positions within the Civil Rights Division.
Personally, I feel that it's too bad there are only 2 choices for the American people. Up here in Canada we had 5 to choose from, and unfortunately the same smarmy horse's A%$ got back in, but with a minority government. I listened to Sarah Palin and John McCain and heard her talk about her job as VP yesterday. She figures she's in charge of the Senate.....I'd be afraid of that one in the White House if I was American. She reminds me of a movie I once saw,in which a cheerleader's mother snuffed out her daughter's competitor.