Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Political Post on My Non-Political Blog

Okay, so today I spent the majority of my day painting. And...

I'm done!

Well, according to my parents anyway! According to me I'm 99.9% done since there are a few places that I think should be touched up...

But in the middle of the day (since I was painting on the south side of the house) I took a break and ended up watching some political news. This is interesting to me since we don't have a TV. You do get a bit of a different perspective hearing and seeing things live.

However, this also reminds me why I HATE TV. You have to get it on their schedule and while you're waiting (hours) for the one thing you're interested in you have to watch 10 million lame commercials. Ugh.

And then the one thing I was waiting for - "the facts" on where each candidate stood on health care, they never ended up talking about. Double ugh!

All this to say: I haven't decided who I'm going to vote for yet. I find that I agree and disagree strongly with each candidate (and their running mates) on major issues.

So what I would like to know from you is: If you've decided or are leaning towards one candidate, why? Tell me what is going to make you vote for one ticket over the other.

Note: I do NOT want to hear why you will NOT vote for the other guy.

You may comment anonymously, I don't care. Please be respectful. I will delete comments that are disrespectful or ragging on either candidate.

Thank you!

Maybe next week I'll let you know what I think...

Discuss.

10 comments:

  1. I like mcain because of sarah palin, he's so old she will probubly end up running the country anyway and she is very conservative.

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  2. Dare at GiveThemRoots8:03 AM

    Stumbled across your blog from CrunchyDomesticGoddess...

    I am a Republican that is voting for Obama. Obama has a stronger energy plan. I like the way he holds the environment closer to heart than McCain/Palin and his voting records prove that. I think Obama stands up for Women's rights a lot more so than McCain and even Palin, which is odd. I think his experience as a community organizer (which everyone mocks) makes him more in touch with the citizens and more capable of knowing what we the people need our government to do. I like the Obama is against the war in Iraq and has no intentions of keeping our troops there (I have a brother serving), I love Obama's education plans for the school and I think his alternative healthcare plan is brilliant! Especially since it's not a mandatory program and you can still contract major insurance companies if you'd like. It would solve the insurance crisis for a lot of families and help the medicaid/ medicare system out at the same time. I love that Obama's passionate about protecting the rights from Roe vs Wade with abortion but that he doesn't personally agree with abortion.

    All around, he's won me over. I never thought I'd say that about a democrat but here I am... he's got my vote.

    Oooh, and Biden. He has tons of experience (equal to McCain)and a stellar environmental voting record!!! He's a big mouth for sure but I think Obama's laid back personality and Biden's go get 'em type will mesh perfectly.

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  3. I'm pretty liberal, so to be honest I would probably vote democratic no matter what. So I don't know if my choice of candidate really matters because I suspect I'm a party voter.

    I do think that Obama and Biden would bring good change to the white house. We need a change from this politics of fear.

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  4. Anonymous8:18 PM

    As a Christian, I always look at a candidate's stance on abortion and homosexuality. McCain/Palin are against abortion and not for gay rights. Their leadership will support Biblical values in these areas. My vote is solidly in their camp as I feel our country will become even more ethically challenged if McCain is not elected. I also really like Palin’s no nonsense approach and think she is an asset to the ticket.

    I also feel that Obama has made a lot of blanket promises without specifics—which we have heard before and has led us nowhere, so I am appreciate the specific plans laid out by McCain for solving the economic crisis, finding other forms of fuel and improving education without raising taxes. McCain has a plan for removing our troops from Iraq. I think no matter where you fall on the party spectrum, everyone wants the war to end and we need to get our troops home safely as soon as possible.

    Lindsay

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  5. I am an Independent and I will be voting for Barack Obama. I think he offers hope and change and I believe in my heart that this country could use change.

    (Of course Lindsay and I will be canceling out each others votes because I will always vote for the candidate that supports gay rights.)

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  6. Anonymous3:42 PM

    As a Christian, I always look for the candidate who best embodies "Love thy neighbor." To me, that includes women, children, working people, and LGBT people. Barack Obama consistently votes with all the above in mind.

    Obama is for mandatory insurance for all children. He has a reasonable definition of "middle class" income (as opposed to McCain's definition of $5m a year). He has a plan to withdraw a brigade a month from Iraq, redeploying some to Afghanistan, getting our troops out of an unwinnable, un-understandable situation in Iraq with the so-true quote "I am not against all wars. I am against dumb wars."

    This week's staggering economic crises have stirred concerns in all of us about unreasonable government spending, I'm sure, but I can't see my way to blaming Obama or the Democrats for much (if any) of it. I would like to see them stop taking potshots and start talking sensibly about these scary economic times (fantasy -- I know).

    -- Jules

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  7. Anonymous7:06 AM

    I was a registered GOP voter for almost 20 years and a volunteer in both Reagan campaigns. I won't be voting for any Republican for the foreseeable future. The party has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Religious Right and the super-rich. I will be voting a straight Democratic ticket in the hopes that the GOP will get a 1964-level whupping that will force the party to take control back from the crazies and crooks who run it now.

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  8. Anonymous9:50 AM

    I will vote for McCain/Palin. Although not perfect, there is specificity to their proposals. McCain has taken a stand on all issues and has a record of working both sides of the aisle. I like his experience of working with democrats and republicans and think in the times we live we need someone who has been around the block. Finally, say what you will about him, but you can't say he doesn't love this country and endured five years of torture to prove it. Experience shows that those who know tragedy also know compassion, empathy, and truth. I'm not throwing the baby out with the bath water.

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  9. McCain/Palin...because socialism doesn't work in real life economics. I work hard so my wife can stay home and be a mom, and I just don't believe that I should be punished for that by government robbing us of more than our fair share.

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  10. Well,

    Honestly I think it would be a cold day in you know where before I vote another Republican in after the last 8 years but thankfully I really like the Obama/Biden ticket.

    Republicans have been saying for 30years they are for smaller government, Biblical values, and more money in our pockets....but they have controlled the political scene for much of that time and do we see any of that? No...their time is over.

    Obama has a great environmental plan as well as actual ideas to get us away from oil...McCain and Palin would be happy to keep us using oil forever.

    Obama supports women and families and wants to insure us with an optional plan.

    He wants to end the war and start using our tax payer money on things that actually matter to us...like our children, healthcare, and taking care of the less fortunate. He does not believe we have a right to attack other countries just on suspicion like Bush does.

    Obama is not a scocilaist but instead seeks to bankroll his ideas for change by cutting the pork in othr areas and unneeded expenditures...like WAR.

    Obama is a good leader and one who inspires people. We need him in this country.

    I really like Obama because he does not seek to legislate morality. We are a melting pot of people and beliefs and our government needs to keep religion out of it. Any party that feels they have a right to an opinion on what goes on in my doctor's office or my bedroom is not welcome in my white house.

    If you think the country is in good shape right now then vote McCain because he voted along with Bush 95% of the time. If you think our country is not in fine shape right now...vote Obama.

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