agonzalez1 wrote:Lamer wrote:I love how people care more about a presidents personal thoughts then what their policy say.
Both are crap. State-Socialism has been proven multiple times through out history that it is a failing system, much like it's brother Communism.
McCain is just more of Bush and Bush has already shown that he fails.
Your correct that I care what someones personal thoughts are. Personal thoughts shape personal outlook that in turn shapes political philosophy. Obama has made many speeches/talks where he shows that he is not presidential, that he cares more about personal gain than the good of the USA from my outlook.
McCain and Obama are what US Citizens will be voting for this November (This poll is open to all members - under 18, over 18, people from all countries).
McCain is just a cut above Obama on so many levels, yet people "believe" in obama because he speaks well....yet ask someone down the street, and no one knows what Obama has ever done.... http://genycon.blogspot.com/2008/09/can ... hment.html
I'm sorry, but I'll go with democracy any day over socialism or communism.
Headhunter wrote:it's hard to decide because they're both shitty candidates who have special interest dollars spewing through their teeth. obama has a proven successful economic team and opposes most of the things that have accumulated a large portion of the debt but he is a million more times likely to put the laws even more in favor of special interests than mccain (who has a track record of opposing special interests at times while obama) and have them be much stronger than they would be than in a mccain administration. debt or special interests, that's basically what it comes down to for me. personally i pick anti-special interests because it's as simple as reinstated the original laws that were created/destroyed that got banks and the banks change the way they operate and we will restabilize... our debt is a huge problem but honestly it's a short term problem if you fix the policies, we do have strong economic fundamentals despite what anyone on any side says because every country who has picked it up has prospered at something like an 80%+ success rate. and i can't even vote so i don't see why i bother trying to sift through the political bullshit
and BTW how is CNN biased? they rag on both people (like for instance, how they reported on palin's ***-to-nowhere, and now they have a story running on how biden had voted for it as well). they have partisans and non-partisans regularly. being unbiased is what gets them so much attention when politics comes around. if there's anything that they do that's biased, i'd like to know so i can stop watching and just get info from fact sites because i'm ignoring most other news shows. i don't like to listen to foreign news because they are foreign, they are disconnected.
Lamer wrote:You shouldn't be willing to settle for either.
That's precisely the problem with getting senators into the presidency. The US hardly ever has a Senator in the White House. It just seems inherently wrong ie, Separation of Powers is further compromised.
Carter, Regan, HW Bush, Clinton, GW Bush were all Governors before they were president. the ones before that were VP's so they had more executive experience (though they were congressmen before that). Using the history as a guide, Bill Richardson, Mitt Romney and Mayor Giuliani were candidates that should've been at the top of the list (Sarah Palin is actually a better fit in this regard, haha)
I was a fan of Giuliani and Romney at the beginning. However, I really like McCain's history and tenure as a Senator. By the time they got to Texas though, Giuliani and Romney were out (I believe that to be in part of the east coasts rules of primaries allowing anyone to vote, not just party members...you'll see that the dems were angry because many republicans at the end voted for Hillary).
I think Huckabee would have been a good choice. He is also a supporter of the fair tax.
wilfred wrote:We all have to make sacrifices, Ryan. Like the story of Jesus Christ. I'm sure the Roman soldiers wanted to hang out at the Pantheon and stare at tits all day, but they knew they had a duty to kill Jesus.
agonzalez1 wrote:Lamer wrote:You shouldn't be willing to settle for either.
In an idealistic world...perhaps you are right, but reality dictates otherwise.
I want Ron Paul to be president.
TheAssassin wrote:Specially picked videos to make people look bad can work for both sides.