IS it just me, or is this election missing substance?

United States
September 16, 2008 11:00pm CST
We have all hear the 2am call commericals and comments. The "pigs with lipstick", and all the other things they have talked about BUT the important issues. Just how do they plan to get rid of the deficit, how are they going to control spending, and who are they going to turn the ecomony around? I mean were are the specifics? Shouldn't we know what they plan to do BEFORE we vote for them. That way we know if their plans are bad. Who knows it may be good and get them more votes.Heck I just want to know they have a plan. This election has been about age, gender, race, experience.....but what about the issues. You know the important stuff.I am hearing a lot from both Obama and McCain on they are going to spend our money (does not look like either is planning on cutting any spending, it looks like they are going to increase it).New projects for this, double spending on that. They are going to add millions if not billions to their spending. How do we pay off the loans we have gotten from China that way? How do we turn around the ecomony that way? How do we going to get out of debt? Lord knows if I ever tried to balance my check book the way these people try to balance our budget, I would be in serious trouble. I am not hearing specifics from either side on this. Why? And why isn't the American public demanding to know these answers BEFORE we vote for them.
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@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I agree that we are somewhat in the dark about the stances and plans that the two candidates stand for and have. I am hoping that the debates that are coming up will shed a lot more light on what exactly they are thinking and planning. I have found quite a bit of info on the net about both McCain and Obama's stances but I need to see them side by side and I need to evaluate what they are saying. I can't wait for the debates. It will definitely be interesting what the two have to say without speech writers and others around to guide them.
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• United States
17 Sep 08
I afraid the debates will just be more of the same. I hope I am wrong. But I do not think I am.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
17 Sep 08
it's ok, lilwonders, what it lacks in substance, it makes up for in mud slinging, lies, slander, finger pointing, he said/she said.....litteraly....distortion, social manipulation, blogger filth, discgusting rumors, celebrity creation, drama, insults, trivial digging, nit picking, ignorance, smoke and mirrors, babbling, fast talk, smooth talk, inspirational talk.......***whew.....accusations, extapolated scenarios, truth streatching, public image redesigning and lots of pretty sparkly stuff.
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• United States
17 Sep 08
and somehow all of that is exceptable? Personally I just want to know how they plan on getting the job done BEFORE they get elected. Seems neither side is very interested in supplying that information.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
17 Sep 08
apparently all of that is now "the new substance", at least according to all the blogs, posts and news clips I'm seeing. It's disgusting.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
17 Sep 08
I think that they, that would mean both, do not want to "tip their hand", make anyone mad, or just really let the American voters know exactly what their plan is until the debates.
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• United States
17 Sep 08
we will have to see, but I think at the debates we will not hear a lot of detail either. It seems neither candidate wants to do that.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
18 Sep 08
Honestly I agree with you. They do have their plans and their stance on the issues on their web sites, but the voters should be able to hear these things directly out of the candidates mouths, not just by reading them on their sites. I really don't understand, unless they expect the internet and voter initiative to spread the word without them having to. I don't like it, though!