I wouldnt normally do this

@bfarrier1 (2083)
United States
September 3, 2008 8:05pm CST
start a political discussion I mean,but I am as confused as I possibly can be on who to vote for.I dont consider myself either party I have always voted for who I thought would be right for the job,but there has been so much negativity on each party that I am actually thinking of not voting for either one of them.What is your take on who should be president of the United States and Why? God Bless America
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@xfahctor (14111)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
4 Sep 08
Here is what I do. I visit the candidates websites and read EVERYTHING. I don't listen to the media, you get a very incomplete picture doing that. READ READ READ. Look at the records, as governor, senator, representative, mayor, what ever. Look at voting records, they are available public record. Ignore what the candidates say about each other. Then, I look at how it all ties in with how I view my country and the constitution and federal government. I for one a m a HUGE advocate for minimal federal government, I don't want anything from them, I don't want their money, their handouts, their regulations that protect me from myself. I look at how the candidates fit in to that view. Not necessarily who is going to do the most for me, or who is going to give me the most. Who's policies are going to work towards the view that I hold my country in.
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@bfarrier1 (2083)
• United States
5 Sep 08
Thanks so much for your response and I will do that.I listen last night to Palin and she sounds really good if its just not all talk and I will listen to McCain speak tonight.I did not realize there was a website to see voting records and such so thanks so much for your help.You have a great night.
• United States
4 Sep 08
I have thought about not voting myself, but I come to the point after watching each candidate and kind of getting a feel of what type of person they are and what they believe in and seeing what they would do for my country. I feel that I should vote so the wrong person doesn't come in office. I think that you should really pay attention to the politics and listen to what each candidate has to say and give some thought in voting. I don't have a specific party. I think people shouldn't vote based on their party preference either, but I do not plan on voting for Obama. I don't believe that he is really prepared to hold that office and I don't think that the change that he is promising americans and americans are looking for him to do will happen. Also he is inexperienced. And basically looking at what our country is going through, I don't think at this time we need a inexperienced president. I with that in mind plan on voting for McCain, I do believe he will make some changes and make a difference that our country strongly believes. That is why I cast my vote for him. Although I do wish that there was someone out there better than McCain and Obama, actually if HIllary had made it through, I would have voted for her. But now that it is McCain and Obama. I believe the better of the two would have to be McCain.
@bfarrier1 (2083)
• United States
4 Sep 08
Thanks for your response and I would have voted for Hillary she would have been the best with all her experience and probably would have voted for Obama had he ask her to run with him.I have been doing my best to keep up with it but there is alot of negativity that the press has to get out there,which I think they should stay out of personal business.I am leaning towards McCain I am getting ready to watch his running mate speak here real soon.I wonder though if McCain only picked a woman because Obama didnt.Have a great night.