Would you elect.......?

@clrumfelt (5427)
United States
November 2, 2007 10:43am CST
Would you elect a Muslim to be the President of the United States of America? Would you elect a woman? Reasons?
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• United States
2 Nov 07
I would vote for an intelligent conservative woman like Condolesa Rice in a second. She is at least as or better qualified than everyone running currently, either dumbocrat or retardican. A Muslim for President of the USA? No, never. I have been reading more and more about Islam in connection with myLot. It is oppressive, dictatorial, partriarchal, sexually intolerant, politically intolerant, and religiously intolerant. To a devout Muslim, Islam is more important than anything else in their life. Muslims are expected to follow their way of life. Such a person is not suitable to be President of the USA.
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@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
2 Nov 07
Condi Rice is precisely the name that comes to mind when I think of a woman qualified to be Pres.
2 Nov 07
I would elect a woman over a Muslim. The woman will have the best interests of the country and hopefully not bring religion into it. Politics and religion do not mix. They are to be separate as stated in the constitution. From what I have seen regarding the Muslim state, they don't believe in freedom, especially for women as they seem more like property than a human being. The person that is in the white house at present just can't seem to separate the two, politics and religion.
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@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
2 Nov 07
I wouldn't vote for a Muslim either, but the right woman might make a good president. Look at Margaret Thatcher and Golda Mier, after all. It would have to be a woman that agreed with my own political views, but it might be a good change for the USA if the right female candidate came along.
@lightningd (1042)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Well, first off, I would like to say that if people would do a little research on Obama, they would find out that the "muslim" claims are false. The school Obabma attended was a school with various religions. He is not a practicing muslim. Because of his name, many have claimed he is going to align with our country's enemies. Come on people, he had no say over the name he was given. That is like saying all people who are named Shaniqua are going to be low income black women who come from welfare mothers. Get a grip people. People often see my name and think I am french. Truth be told, we didn't find out it was french until I was in High Schoool. My mom just thought it was a pretty name. So I am always asked if I speak french or are from france. Would I vote for him? I don't know, I'm still up in the air about that. Since I can remember Ronald Reagan getting shot, I have made it a point since I came of voting age, to look at who the vice president would be as well. I think because in the event that something happens to our president, this will be the person who will take over, we should take that into consideration. Would I vote for Hilary? Possibly. Why? Well, I think she is going to have one of the best advisors she could possibly have in her husband. Do I think she'll follow through with her promises? To the best of her ability. What so many people don't stop to think about is that the president can only do so much. They aren't in complete controll. Every Bill has to pass the house and senate. They can't just go in and change things to their way. The other thing I think people are not realizing is that no matter who the president is, they had to have been born a US Citizen. This is where I am finding some people are not clear. They are buying into all of these rumors about the candidates, these false e-mails people are sending out and they are not looking at logic. Fact is people..... To be President of the United States, you must be a natural born citizen.
@clrumfelt (5427)
• United States
11 Jan 08
The question was really just hypothetical. How would you feel about voting for a Muslim? But you are right there has been a lot of controversy about Mr. Obama b/c of his name. That said, I think you are being very thoughtful in the way you look at the candidates. It is always good to consider running mates as well as first ladies/first men who would be in the whitehouse if your candidate wins.