For those of you who are: Why are you voting for Obama?

United States
October 1, 2008 2:13pm CST
For those of you who are: Why are you voting for Obama? Which of the following reason are you voting for Obama? 1. My friends are doing it. (we first learned to do that in pre-K didn't we? lol) 2. My friends told me to. (this came a little later...) 3. I dislike McCain. (Is it because all your friends do?) 4. I dislike McCain more than Obama. (do you know why?) 5. Someone is paying me to. (and people laugh at me for doing surveys!) 6. I am looking forward to Universal Healthcare. (you said the earliest I can get that surgery is when? 2112?) 7. I just know he can protect us from the terrorists. (hey, any guy who can wear a head gear like he does....you might come to that conclusion) 8. I like that old fashioned church he was going to. (Are they the ones who will start the race war if he loses?) 9. He is pro-choice. (more like pro-Abortion) 10. He has a fresh face. (well, at least younger) 11. I like what Biden said about him, "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man." (hey, nothing like a clean guy to run the country) 12. I am not sure why I am voting for him, but I am!!!! (we need more people who are not afraid to tell the truth!)
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@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
1 Oct 08
1. My friends are doing it. (we first learned to do that in pre-K didn't we? lol) Actually my friends and I rarely talk about politics. 2. My friends told me to. (this came a little later...) See number 1. 3. I dislike McCain. (Is it because all your friends do?) I like McCain very much. I think he is a respectable man and I would not have any problem if he bacame President. But he better live for the next 4 years because his VP pick is incompetent. 4. I dislike McCain more than Obama. (do you know why?) It;s not about "like" or "dislike". It's about following the issues. I think that Obama would be a better conduit for change than McCain, and seems to have a better grasp on what exactly needs to be changed. 5. Someone is paying me to. (and people laugh at me for doing surveys!) They dont have to, but I will gladly take the money if they wanted to. 6. I am looking forward to Universal Healthcare. (you said the earliest I can get that surgery is when? 2112?) Obama at least HAS a healthcare plan. What exactly is McCains plan.....?? 7. I just know he can protect us from the terrorists. (hey, any guy who can wear a head gear like he does....you might come to that conclusion) Are you tryiong to vent your racial intolerance? What head gear do you mean? 8. I like that old fashioned church he was going to. (Are they the ones who will start the race war if he loses?) Religion only comes into play for me when it comes to a candidate trying to force their religious beliefs on the general public. Read Sarah Palin. 9. He is pro-choice. (more like pro-Abortion) He is in favor of the right for women to choose what they do with their own bodies, and realizes that government should not be involved in personal matters. 10. He has a fresh face. (well, at least younger) Well you have touched on age, race and religion. Are there any other prejudice veiws you would like to share with the class? 11. I like what Biden said about him, "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man." (hey, nothing like a clean guy to run the country) Please induldge me and tell me exactly what is so bad about an articulate and bright person running the country? Or would you preffer George Bush... who has had entire BOOKS published about his inability to string 3 sentences together? 12. I am not sure why I am voting for him, but I am!!!! (we need more people who are not afraid to tell the truth!) True. We also need ore people who can weigh the opponents by merrit and where they stand on the issues... rather than race, age, or religion.
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• United States
1 Oct 08
You miss the point in so many areas....
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@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
1 Oct 08
"Obama at least HAS a healthcare plan. What exactly is McCains plan.....?? " Sometimes you need to look for these things since the media only reports on Obama's health care plan. John McCain Will Reform The Tax Code To Offer More Choices Beyond Employer-Based Health Insurance Coverage. While still having the option of employer-based coverage, every family will receive a direct refundable tax credit - effectively cash - of $2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for families to offset the cost of insurance. Families will be able to choose the insurance provider that suits them best and the money would be sent directly to the insurance provider. Those obtaining innovative insurance that costs less than the credit can deposit the remainder in expanded Health Savings Accounts. http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/19ba2f1c-c03f-4ac2-8cd5-5cf2edb527cf.htm "11. I like what Biden said about him, "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man." (hey, nothing like a clean guy to run the country)" "Please induldge me and tell me exactly what is so bad about an articulate and bright person running the country?" I think you missed the point there. It was a VERY racist statement by Biden. Notice the word "FIRST"? It implies that every African-American who preceeded him was either incapable of speaking properly, dumb, dirty, ugly, or some combination of those. Frankly, I'm amazed it hasn't come back to haunt him since chosen as Obama's VP.
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@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
2 Oct 08
Thanks for pointing out McCains health plan. I guess it is not as sensationalized as Obamas because it is not as dramatic. That could either be a positive or a negative depending on different peoples opinions. And poor Biden lol. I'm sure it was just a slip, but yes he did say it so we have to hold him to it. But all politicians do that. Like I said Bush has had entire books published about his "Bushisms".
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• United States
1 Oct 08
I am voting for Obama primarily because I believe that he is the one person who can get us out of the mess our country is in right now. And if you think we aren't in a mess, I must ask you where you have been. We are falling apart financially. We are engaged in a war that never should have been started & is increasing our debt. The housing crisis. The economy. The environment. Rising healthcare costs. Need I go on? I do not believe that McCain will solve these problems to my satisfaction. With McCain it will be more of the same. Obama has a healthcare plan, McCain has not mentioned one. Obama will cut taxes for 95% of us, McCain will keep things the way they are (i.e., continuing tax cuts for the rich). I, for one, appreciate that Obama believes that the woman should have a right to choose. BTW, the Supreme Court will deal with that issue, not the President. I think I've answered your question without using any of your snide choices.
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• United States
1 Oct 08
Well, if my comments were so snide, why answer the question? Enjoy Universal Healthcare, where the freedom of choice will no longer be yours.
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@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Frankly, I'm amazed anyone gave him a response. I personally wouldn't have been so polite had I been in your situation. That said, let me address a few points. "Obama has a healthcare plan, McCain has not mentioned one. Obama will cut taxes for 95% of us, McCain will keep things the way they are (i.e., continuing tax cuts for the rich)" Actually McCain's has talked about health care but the media likes editing it out of sound bites. Here's a snippet of it. "While still having the option of employer-based coverage, every family will receive a direct refundable tax credit - effectively cash - of $2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for families to offset the cost of insurance." http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/19ba2f1c-c03f-4ac2-8cd5-5cf2edb527cf.htm Obama's tax plan involves cuts for 81%, not 95% as he's been saying. "Obama’s plan would benefit 81 percent of all households when retirees and those without children are figured in." http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/factchecking_obama.html In addition to that Obama has admitted that his tax cuts are not likely to happen now due to the current economy, so you can just write off that hope while understanding he's still likely to raise taxes on 19% of Americans. McCain favors tax cuts for everyone, not just the rich. Taxes are progressive so any even tax cut will benefit the rich more than the middle class who pay less taxes and the poor who pay no taxes. Odds are his tax cuts are just as unlikely to happen as Obama's at this point anyway.
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• United States
2 Oct 08
Collieluv28 - I am in total agreement with you on why you are voting for Obama. I like the fact that he has actual plans that he has talked about instead of vague generalizations. Do I believe he will be able to achieve "everything" he wants to do...No..I don't believe ANY POTUS is capable of that, but at least I am confident in the direction he wants to take us. As for McCain's health plan...he actually says that the tax break would go directly to the insurance companies and let's not forget that he wants to TAX our healthcare as well.
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• Italy
2 Oct 08
obama rocks..i'm not american so i can't vote for him..but the questions is..who dare to vote for the other one?
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• United States
6 Oct 08
I dare.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I do too.
@MntlWard (880)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Of the two major candidates, his positions on the issues are the closest to mine. I know that's not one of your options, but that's the only reason anybody should vote for anybody.
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@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I wouldn't say that's the only reason to vote for someone, but it's a respectable way of making your decision.
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
6 Oct 08
A very interesting discussion my friend. I will be watching this one with a hawks eye so to speak. I think the whole world is waiting for this election with bated breath. In the light of the latest economic developments I think McCain is going to have a tough time.
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• United States
6 Oct 08
Hi Annie, you are so right. And it is scary.
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@dlbruce85 (110)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Both of these candidates voted for the Patriot Acts, the Department of Homeland Security, the FISA rulings, frivolous overspending in the federal budget. They've both voted with Bush on the majority if not all matters concerning foreign policy. They are not much different other than a few miniscule social issues. The both are against our bill of rights and have voted against them repeatedly.
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• United States
1 Oct 08
Sounds like you will not be voting. You forgot something...they both have a bracelet.
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