GOOD news or BAD news?

Hillary cartoon being kicked out of race - Hillary being forceably removed from presidential race at the point of a shoe to her derriere.
United States
June 4, 2008 6:50am CST
The good news is that Hillary has no chance any longer of being the democratic nominee. The bad news is that Barrack Obama is the democratic nominee! Whether this event is bad news or good news in the final analsysis depends on your viewpoint and opinions. As I see it, Barrack Hussein Obama securing the democratic nomination is good news as it keeps the Clintons out of the WhiteHouse and Barrack Hussein Obama is obviously such a poor choice for President that he has almost no chance to win. This should give the election to the republican, John McCain. Good news! What is your opinion? Is Barrack Hussein Obama winning the nomination good news or bad news?
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@Timothy31 (649)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I don't think it automatically gives McCain the whitehouse. I don't think McCain looks very strong at least in recent days they are still ripping apart his speech from last night. I don't know if its good or bad that Obama is the nominee i just want someone to beat the republicans in november. We've had one for 8 yrs that just completely destroyed this country and i feel McCain will just continue doing what Bush has over the last 8 yrs.
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• United States
5 Jun 08
McCain is not a 'lock' in November. Obama may very well beat him. After the fine campaign Obama waged against Hillary, anyone who thinks Obama can't possibly beat McCain just does not know what they are talking about. Obama vs McCain is just too close to call. Don't get me wrong, I support McCain, but I'm not so stupid as to not see Obama might win. As to Bush's shortcomings as President, his problems come from not being 'Republican enough'. A truely conservative republican approach to governance would have avoided many of the problems he encountered.
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• China
4 Jun 08
Maybe the proper leader for the USA could be elected is the good news!
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• United States
5 Jun 08
Well, hopefully the proper leader for the USA will be elected, whoever that might be.
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• United States
4 Jun 08
I have many issues with Obama. One, he's only HALF black, yet subscribes (though he denies it) to the teaching of a black racist. Two, he hasn't got the experience to do this job. I could go on, but I won't. Watch. Hillary will get the VP nomination. They'll win the election, Obama will be assassinated and Hillary will do 3 terms as president. That's my prediction...Sadly.
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• United States
5 Jun 08
Actually, Obama is not even 1/2 black. He is 1/2 white from his mother. His dad was mostly an arab-african, with only some black african in him. So, it actually is the case that Obama is more white than anything, then arab-african, then black african in that order. Look up his family history. None of this is in dispute of which I am aware. Just seldom talked about. As to your other speculations, stranger things have happened, but I do pray these things do not come to pass.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Whether it is good news or bad news depends on what happens next. If by some twist of fate, he actaully becomes our president at this time; it is very bad news. He may make a good President later on in the future; but, right now he is a "disaster waiting to happen". John McCain is not perfect (what politician is); but, of the two he is definitely the better candidate.
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• United States
4 Jun 08
Like yourself, I will be voting for John McCain and will encourage others to do so.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I am glad you think John McCain as President would be a good thing. There is a logic that President Obama would actually be better for the Republican party than John McCain. If John McCain won the presidency the Conservative wing of the Republican party would have nothing to run against. The Republican party would have no reason to become Conservative once again, because it would be proven that the Republican do not need a Conservative to win. If Obama was to win the Conservative wing could use the defeat to prove that their agenda is the only winning agenda. In 2010 Senate cylce will put up more Democrats instead of Republican. The American people will be shown what out of control socialism can do. The American people will learn that socialism is not something to be messed with. Conservative Republicans can sweep into office, like the 94 revolution. This could only happen if McCain is defeated. Yes America would be punished but punishment can be a good form of learning.
• United States
4 Jun 08
The problem with an Obama presidency from a national defense perspective is that we can not show weakness to our enemies without encouraging them to engage in more 9-11 type activity. Every time Obama has opened his mouth concerning national defense issues, he has emboldened our enemies who just can't wait for him to be elected.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
5 Jun 08
To be honest the whole process has been somewhat confusing for me! But I have been keeping a side view on the whole thing over the last few months. Delegates, super-delegates, primaries, polls etc..... Personally I was of the opinion that America would embrace a woman Presidential candidate more readily than and African American candidate for now; but I was obviously mistaken! Yes, I do agree that McCain has a better than average chance now of winning an election that many have stated should be a Democratic no brainer! One thing that has never ceased to amaze me is how the desire for political expediency can completely overshadow the fact that both Clinton AND Obama represent the same party! It has been a circus to watch and given that the elections aren't until November there are going to be many more performances for sure! As much as it is a commendable reversal of African American influence in the country I am still not convinced that the nation is ultimately ready for this. Time will tell. And I guess seeing as I am not an American I am not really across enough to form a truly educated stance on the issues; this is just my opinion!
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• United States
5 Jun 08
America has been ready for a black President for some time. Colin Powell would already have served a term except that his wife asked him not to run. Republican leaders did ask him to run some years ago. He would have won. Easily. The difference between Colin Powell, who I would have voted for, and Obama, is that Obama is a black racist, has black racist friends, and is ashamed of his white half. That is not the kind of black President the nation needs. We need someone like Coling Powell who would have represented the whole nation. Obama and his wife seem to be more concerned with the welfare of one particular race over others. We really don't need that.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
5 Jun 08
This is an interesting perspective..... and one that I have not had enough exposure to the process to recognise myself to be honest. I do remember Colin Powell and him dropping out of the race; but I didn't actually realize he was Republican.. I have often wondered what the strength of the security behind Obama is compared to other candidates? (Off topic somewhat but I do often think about this)
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• United States
5 Jun 08
I share your concerns about Obama's security. For him to die from violence at the hands of some racist would be a complete disaster. I very much don't want Obama as President, but a martyered Obama would be worse for the nation than a President Obama. Only a complete moronic idiot would harm Obama, but I'm afraid we have at least one of those somewhere in the country. May God help the Sercret Service to protect Obama.
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@clrumfelt (5425)
• United States
8 Jun 08
If having Barrack Obama as the democratic nominee will get John McCain into the Oval Office, I'd say that is good news!
• United States
8 Jun 08
I certainly see Obama as an easy to beat candidate given his extreme left wing views. However, the rest of America is not in step with me. He could win. Even just the other day I saw a poster ask what was really so bad about communism. For me, this is like asking, "Do 1+1 really = 2 ?". If we have many voters this ignorant of different social systems and their effect on the governed, we could be in trouble. That said, I do think Obama can be defeated and John McCain will become President. What bothers me is that I thought Hillary would make really short work of Obama. If I can be wrong about that....
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@clrumfelt (5425)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Only time will tell. Controversy seems to follow Obama, and I don't think he can continue to hide his true colors behind double-speak forever.
• United States
9 Jun 08
Well, I hope Obama can't hide his true colors much longer. What mostly bothers me is the anticipation that when explaining Obama's negatives to younger people they will say to me that I'm... (pick one) 1) Jealous of Obama 2) Thinking I ought to be President instead of Obama 3) A scary white guy bigot 4) Trying to hold back the Black man 5) Standing in the way of progressives wanting to make this a better world 6) An example of what is wrong with the world 7) A dinosaur without any valid opinions 8) Exhibiting symptoms of pre-dementia by expressing such backward opinions 9) All of the above
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• China
5 Jun 08
Oh? talking about politics? I'm not sensitive.
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• United States
5 Jun 08
That is nice to know. Welcome to the discussion.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Well, for me personally I think that it is neither good nor bad....until and in the event that he gets elected.