I am so confused now.

United States
September 28, 2008 3:06pm CST
I straight up was planning on voting for McCain, and may still just do that. Cause honestly I don't like Obama. He hasn't said anything to make me sway my vote. There are some things that I don't like what McCain is planning on doing and there is alot of other things I don't like what Obama has done. I don't know if he is being truthful. I honestly don't want either in office, but now I don't even know if I want to vote any more. I would love to vote, because I haven't voted for the other presidents and I'm 26. Anyone feels the same as I do.
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11 responses
• United States
28 Sep 08
My vote has been swayed a few times. But after much thought I have finally decided who I will be voting for. I was a big time Hillary supporter and still wish that she was the one but I finally moved on from that. There is so much wrong in America at the moment that whoever becomes president this time has a lot of work in front of them. I have really been deterred away from McCain in just the last few days and it was not even the debates that did it for me. Right now McCain is for this Wallstreet bailout but he could care less about all these people who are losing and have lost their homes due to foreclosure due to the economy falling. McCain has been right in their trying to figure out a plan to help with this bailout and even wanted to cancel the debates because of it. McCain claims that he is for all the American people but if you listen closely it does not seem so. Take his health care plan for example. If a person does not have health insurance he is expecting them to pay 7,000 out of pocket, thats a lump sum at one time and not a payment plan for the whole year. Now tell me what middle class or lower class person can really dish out $7,000 in one lump sum. He has also commented that in his eyes a person that makes $250,000 a year is middle class. That is no where near middle class where I come from. You just need to listen as much as possible and make the choice who you think will be the better person to lead.
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@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Where did you find that he wants everyone without insurance to pay $7,000 out of pocket money? I have gone to his web site and found nothing like this. You can find out all about what he proposes here. http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/19ba2f1c-c03f-4ac2-8cd5-5cf2edb527cf.htm Here is another place on MSNBC where you can read about his options he proposes. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21243223/
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@anniepa (26285)
• United States
29 Sep 08
McCain proposes giving a $5000 tax credit per family for health care but it costs over $12,000 for the average plan, so that leaves $7000 to pay for yourself. Of course if you don't happen to end up owing $5000 in federal income tax you won't get the credit! Also, he wants what employers pay for the insurance they provide to be taxable as income. I really can't see who that will help! Annie
• United States
30 Sep 08
Believe me I honestly wish Hillary Clinton was running as well.
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
29 Sep 08
If you really want to vote and do not want to vote for McCain or Obama there are other parties out there to vote for. I'm not sure who all is still in the race but there was Bob Barr, Nadar, Ron Paul. Try googling third parties for 2008 I'm sure you'll come up with more.
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• United States
29 Sep 08
Everyone forgets Cynthia McKinney! I know, I know, she's forgettable.
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I agree with the other posters, Trisha, your vote is important so stay on top of the issues, both national and local, and vote for who you believe can best serve the needs of the nation, your state and your local community. It takes effort to be informed and to get good information so learn all that you can. Choosing a candidate to vote for should not be a popularity contest, it should not be based on rumors or the jabs that come from both sides. There have been times when I have still been undecided the day before the election, times when I have cast my vote for a candidate I didn't particularly like personally but who had the best plan for the country...or my state or county. Neither candidate is 100% truthful 100% of the time...that's the nature of politics...but every one of them have core beliefs and plans that they will strive to achieve. In this presidential election, in particular, much attention has been given to the Vice Presidential candidates and for very good reasons. I understand where you're coming from. I'm a conservative twice your age and have been on the fence for months but I recently came to the conclusion that I cannot risk the future of this country to a 72 year old man who would choose a V.P. as completely inept as Sarah Palin has shown herself to be now that the campaign has let her out of the closet. There are other things, too, and it wasn't an easy decision. No matter who you decide to vote for, don't waste your vote. It's important.
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
29 Sep 08
spalladino, Are you really a conservative? I'm so shocked because of your open mind and sense of humor. Well at least I can say now that I "know" three great conservatives here on mylot.
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Thanks Zeph. For an old hippie I do have a lot of traditional values but there's no one-size-fits-all in life...at least not for me.
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@aviva08 (120)
• China
29 Sep 08
You can vote one of them you better like.
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@kyodao (38)
• United States
29 Sep 08
I can understand your hesitation. Bottom line - the presidential race has A LOT to do with who can market themselves better. You mentioned that you're not sure if Obama is being truthful. Probably neither one is 100% truthful. Most people like to embellish a little during a job interview to put their best foot forward (you know play up the positives and downplay the negatives). Same thing going on here. Bascially our country is in a messed up state right now. We have two potential candidates fighting to take the presidency to inherit this mess. Each has a different platform. It's up to you to decide which platform you think will be the best plan for the US. This is like buying a car, there is never going to be the perfect car with all the features you like. So you end up getting the vehicle that most fits your needs.
• United States
28 Sep 08
Please vote. It is very important especially in the local contest. Things that affect your daily life directly are on the ballot. Its more than just the president that we will be voting for. On that note do what every one else has said research etc. In the end they arn't all that different. Neither will be able to afford to do anything.
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@piniongrl (142)
• United States
5 Oct 08
My favorite way to get info is to watch the debates and read articles on yahoo and aol and others then I go to www.factcheck.org to see whose really lying or at least overexaggerating and it's both so just go with your gut
@shana123 (2096)
• India
29 Sep 08
Even i havent voted for any one , but im 6 years younger than you :D have some time to think about it seriously , may be i will get myself prepared to vote next time , if we have any election , yea when i asked my mom for selecting a person , she said it is one's intrest , whomever you want you can do but analyse yourself read some politic books , i only wanted her to tell me but she refused , when i read and regularly heard the news one day i feel the X was good and the next day i feel X is bad lol. Even im in a dilemma to select a single person , if i wish to give the vote for the both , my vote wont be counted :D
• Philippines
29 Sep 08
Generally being a concerned citizen,each and everyone in society wherever they belong should participate during the voting time for the political leaders because thats the only time that the mass is given the chance to hope for a good leaders by their choice. But there are times that people are already tired of hearing all those sweet promises and flowery words of those people who wants to run as leaders or re-run again. But since in other countries, which are democratic have the right to vote and not to vote, it is only up to the person himself if he wants to vote for somebody he thinks might make a good action in the future or he can just spare his vote and let other people alone to vote for the political leader that they want.Sometimes i do feel like that too, and if i am too doubtful with my choice then better not to vote for either one anymore because even if your vote is just counted as one but there's a tendency that it can make the other party wins. I think it is nothing that should be feel guilty or sorry about.It is nothing to be called as unconcerned citizen for me,but it's just that the person who dont like to vote is just wise enough to think that none of the leader who are running in politics deserves it at all.
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Yep. I know exactly how you feel. You should research the other options you could vote for. May give you a better candidate.
@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
29 Sep 08
Trisha, don't lose a chance to make a difference. Nobody is perfect in this election. But there has to be something that would cause you to vote for one or the other. I am voting McCain/Palin myself. I have done too much research on both candidates and I see more things to vote McCain than I do for Obama.I don't like all the taxes we will get with Obama. You need to really do some research and check out his tax plan. Here is a great place to start. http://www.heritage.org/research/Taxes/wm1973.cfm So many people have also talked about his age, being too old to be president. Do you know how old Reagen was when he became president? 69 years, 349 days - almost 70 years of age. He served 2 terms - 78 years of age! I don't think I ever heard anyone talk about him being old. The age is being thrown around simply because the democrats are comparing his 72 years to Obama's 47 years. With age comes wisdom; look at what Reagen accomplished in his 8 years and is one of the most popular presidents we ever had.