How Will Assassination Affect U.S. Nominations?

@anniepa (27238)
United States
December 28, 2007 4:41pm CST
I don't mean to be cold or crass here, and I certainly don't believe in politicizing someone's tragic death, but this is something all the pundits from both sides of the aisle have been discussing non-stop since the word came yesterday of the death of former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto and it is something to consider. Basically, has this horrible assassination made you think twice about who you will vote for the in the upcoming Presidential primaries and in the general election? And, among the candidates, who do you think it will help, who do you think it will hurt and why? Do you feel it brings foreign policy experience more to the forefront? Let's discuss it, as this is a very serious topic, and what happens in Pakistan, where they have many nuclear weapons, will certainly affect the entire world! Annie
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• United States
29 Dec 07
Judging that many Americans couldn't find Pakistan on a map, and many don't follow foreign affairs closely,and the election being about a year away, I don't think it will effect the elections at all. America seems to need to be dragged into conflicts over seas.With both World Wars she waited until she was attacked and nothing has changed.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I hope we don't get "dragged into a conflict" with Pakistan over this but I think we really need our next President to have some knowledge of foreign policy and hopely some diplomatic skills. The general election may be close to a year away but the nominations may decided in less than a month so this will be fresh on people's minds if they do pay any attention at all to foreign affairs. Annie
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• United States
30 Dec 07
I don't think the voters are thinking about foreign affairs when they vote.Aren't these about half of the people who voted for Bush?When looking for a president you should look for someone who knows about foreign affairs but it doesn't happen often.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
30 Dec 07
Yes, you certainly do make a good point there. There's so much a President should know and be "good at". I certainly don't know why anyone would want the job myself! If only there were a way to really know what someone's intentions are, what their real reason for wanting to be President is! Of course, it's natural for someone to have a bit of an ego to want a position of power like that but it would be nice to know if there were someone that really, truly had the nation's and its people's best interests at heart above all before casting our vote. I know there's not a single American who will find a candidate they agree with 100% on every single issue, that's not humanly possible I don't think but it would be great to know I voted for the one whose heart was in the right place. Annie
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