Questions For McCain Supporters

@anniepa (27244)
United States
July 7, 2008 2:41pm CST
We've been going back and forth for close to a year now about who ISN'T fit to be President, who doesn't have a valid birth certificate, who's a Muslim or attends a radical Christian church, who has a hot temper, whose memory is failing, who is a war hero...you get the picture! What hasn't been discussed much at all is what either of these candidates will do if elected and whether their proposals will help or hurt us. I'd like to somewhat limit this post to what those of you who plan on voting for McCain think he will do as President that will improve our situation from what it is now and has been for these past 7+ years. I know some of you don't like and don't trust Obama and that some of you believe all of the e-mails that have been circulating around the net these past several months; I know some of you think McCain's war hero and POW past is all that's needed to make him our best choice for Command-In-Chief; I also know some of you don't like or trust McCain and think he's flip-flopped too much or that his temper is too volatile or his memory is slipping; I'm not attacking or criticizing anyone for thinking as you do whether I agree with you or not. So, tell us what you think McCain will bring to the table that will make him a good President. I'm interested in your views about any issue that faces us, foreign or domestic, the war or the economy, health care or the choice issue, I just want to know why you think we should all vote for McCain. Please, we can talk about all of Obama's real or imagined sins another time, let's keep this post on-topic about the issues as they apply to McCain. Annie
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@rodney850 (2145)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Annie, Let me preface this with my usual disclaimer and you know this one since I have used it more than once in some of your discussions and that is this; McCain wasn't and still isn't my first choice to lead this country. That said, I will tell you why I will be voting for him in November. First and foremost is his unquestionable patriotism and loyalty to America and what she stands for. No, I'm not saying that Barack is disloyal, but some things that have come to light in the primary campaign of Senator Obama do cast a shadow on just exactly where his and his wife's loyalties lie and how strong they are! Second is Experience, period! In this category, Barack Obama isn't even close! There are too many vague areas when it comes to the real leadership experience of Obama. Lastly is the stance on the issues. No, McCain is not "the conservative poster child" as I have said dozens of time before but he does embody quite a few of my convictions and beliefs and in studying Barack Obama, there is absolutely nothing to the man but a promise of "change" and that word can take many forms, many of which are not for the best! Yes, McCain is old but so was Regan and I personally believe he was one of our most productive presidents of the modern era. I ask you, if you were having brain surgery, would you want the 55 or 60 year old veteran of hundreds of brain surgerys or would you want the 35 or 40 year old veteran of but just a few? I believe it will be imperative for McCain to choose very wisely the person taking the second seat because his electability could hinge on just that.
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@anniepa (27244)
• United States
8 Jul 08
About your brain surgery analogy, if we were comparing a 55 year old to a 35 year old and the 55 year old had not only done hundreds of surgeries but had done them successfully, sure I'd probably choose the older surgeon. However, McCain isn't 55 or 60, he's 71(?) and clearly doesn't have the memory he should have anymore, and in my opinion while he's certainly been in the Senate for many years I haven't been at all impressed by what he's done there since I don't agree with him on a single issue. Annie
• United States
7 Jul 08
I really think that John McCain would do a better job with the economy than Obama. I think that he is more serious about ending the dependency on foreign oil and providing relief until that happens. Also, he puts much less into earmarks than Obama, just play the Pork Invaders game at http://www.johnmccain.com/videogame/invaders for more information! And I guess I just have an issue voting for a man (Sen. Obama) who openly supports the murder of innocent children.
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@anniepa (27244)
• United States
8 Jul 08
First I must disagree with your last sentence since nobody supports the murder of children. Now, to your claims about McCain and the economy - in what way do you think he'd do a better job with it? He admitted to knowing little about economic issues not that long ago and now his chief economic adviser is big banking and former Enron lobbyist Phil Gramm. As far as earmarks go, since they make up less than 1% of the federal budget getting rid of all of them won't really help much and in fact would only serve to cost jobs. Annie
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• United States
8 Jul 08
$740 million dollars in Obama-requested earmarks over 4 years average out to $185 million dollars per year that could be saved. Every bit helps. I think that McCain, as I said, will end the dependency on foreign oil. Eventually, that's going to put more money in the pockets of citizens and the nation as a whole, and it will help bring us out of debt. I just don't feel like that's an Obama priority. And the child-killing, you probably know, was a reference to abortion, which I will not give an inch on.
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@anniepa (27244)
• United States
8 Jul 08
"And the child-killing, you probably know, was a reference to abortion, which I will not give an inch on." Sorry, but neither will I because a woman's right to choose isn't anyone's business other than hers and her doctor's and in some cases her husband's when applicable. In the first trimester there is no child to be "murdered". Annie
@fwidman (11517)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I think the thing that McCain will most likely do is try his best to re-start the economy. God knows, the economy has suffered greatly under Bush, with unemployment and prices for good and services at an all time high. I think McCain will try to fix those things, in between battling Congress and public opinion about the "war" in Iraq. I think McCain thinks he will be another Reagan, which isn't all that bad a thing to aspire too. I feel almost sorry for whoever wins the election, Bush has left us in a heck of a mess here. In case you are wondering, I am a very strong Democrat
• United States
8 Jul 08
Little thorn in that 'boost the economy' plan, though--McCain's tax plan hurts the economy more than helps it because it keeps the Bush tax cuts for good and adds more of the same type. In other words, no breaks for the working/middle class, but you get really insane things like $1.2 billion a year in tax breaks for Exxon-Mobil, the company with the highest profits in the world. Yeah, I was pretty surprised to see so many Democratic candidates in 2008--I kept thinking to myself "who the hell would want to clean THIS up?"
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@fwidman (11517)
• United States
8 Jul 08
No, I was thinking Reaganomics. I hope McCain would not be someone who slept through most of his term and had memory problems with important things
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@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Interesting topic. I really haven't seen or heard anything from McCain to make me want to vote for him. So I'm curious to see what others have to say in support of him. I just get sick of hearing people say they're voting for him because he's the lesser of the two evils. So basically I've got nothing for you other than to say I'll be watching this topic closely to see what others say and do my research from there.
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