Voting

@CatEyes (2449)
United States
October 21, 2008 11:25pm CST
Who would you vote for and why? I know that in my household there are mixed views on the whole topic. Also there seems to be a opion that something might happen to Obama before he even gets the votes in and Hilary will get his place. What do you think of this?
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8 responses
• United States
22 Oct 08
Hands down -- Obama needs to be our President. First of all, he has roots in community organizing and throughout history community organizers are the reason why we have laws protecting people. Community organizers are the ones who helped us get cleaner water when it was being ruthlessly polluted. Their the ones who have brought more fairness and justice to women and African Americans. Organizers are the ones that have worked to make sure that wages are fair, that our work environment are safe, and the list goes on. I would rather put my faith in someone who has been working to make our country better for you and me than someone who has been coddled with a silver spoon in his mouth. Secondly, during every debate I've seen Obama has had a smile that is undeniably real. Meanwhile, McCain's smile has looked forced. But I know what you mean about something possibly happening to Obama -- looked what happened to the last worthwhile President we had. However, we can't vote based on the evil of others. Obama truly represents hope for the average citizen.
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
22 Oct 08
"I would rather put my faith in someone who has been working to make our country better for you and me than someone who has been coddled with a silver spoon in his mouth." Um yeah, McCain was really coddled during the FIVE years he spent as a prisoner of war being beaten everyday and denied medical treatment. And how did he become a POW? Because he was serving his country!! Then he came home and went through years of grueling physical therapy and went into politics TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY!!
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@irishidid (8734)
• United States
22 Oct 08
Needs to be our President???? That ain't a smile on Obama's face, that's the look of arrogance. The smirk of self-righteousness. I agree that when I look at Obama I get a feeling something's going to happen. Scares the crap out of me.
• United States
25 Oct 08
Maybe silver spoon is a bit strong, and I definitely wouldn't wish what McCain went through on anyone. However, McCain did vote to get us into a needless war over Weapons of Mass Destruction that they never found in Iraq. And because of that decision countless others were put through the same ordeal of being a POW as he was.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
22 Oct 08
This is more fear mongering. The closer if gets to the election, the more the fear mongerers will work towards inflicting their disease into the minds of the voters. Obama and McCain..as well as their running mates...are afforded Sercet Service protection so the chancce of something happening to any of them is minimized. I am voting for Obama, and I am a long time regisered Republican. But, I believe that he is the best choice and I didn't come to that conclusion easily.
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@heaven11 (1159)
• United States
22 Oct 08
Secret service yeah naybe they are all over them but can I ask what happened to them when jfk got shot or abe got shot
@piasabird (1737)
• United States
22 Oct 08
Well, I was thinking more along the lines of Obama's birth certificate and citizenship being in question. Seems he's got two or three lawsuits compelling him to prove he is constitutionally able to run for president of America. But I kind of like your reason better. Of course I don't mean that. Or do I? No I don't hate him that much. I wouldn't want him hurt.
@spalladino (17925)
• United States
22 Oct 08
heaven, I don't know about Lincoln, but the Secret Service were in/on the vehicle directly behind the Kennedys, having had agents walking on either side of the car until it sped up along the route. Until that fateful day Presidents regularly traveled in open top vehicles so the public could see them as the motorcade passed by. That was the last time, as far as I know, that a president did so. The Secret Service, by the way, acted heroically that day.
• United States
22 Oct 08
I doubt anything will happen to Obama . I understand peoples feeling about this and there are a lot of single minded people out there that think race is everything all that . I feel that if someone is narrow minded enough to be that racist then they probably are not bright enough to stage the attack in the first place . He is so well guarded . I personally hope he wins . He has my vote hands down.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
23 Oct 08
IT would be Biden who got his place - duhh - haven't you read your constitution?
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@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Yes I have but I was just making a point..if he would win people would be mad that Hilary did not. Vey convaluted
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
24 Oct 08
for whatever reason, the democrats chose to not vote for Hillary - does she have too much baggage? does part of that baggage include her husband Bill? I think Hillary would have been easier to defeat then Obama because she is toting more baggage - but now we won't know - will she be able to run again in 8 years? well, that depends if McCain wins then she gets to try in 4
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@xfahctor (14131)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
22 Oct 08
Chuck Baldwin -Constitution party. Why? Numerous reasons. Strong supporter of states rights. Strict adherence to the constitution. Elimination of the IRS, the federal reserve system and the NEA. Withdrawl from the U.N. An America first policy. Strict adherence to posse comitatus. Elimination of the patriot act. Elimination of the northcom civil assistance agreament. And more importantly, neither of the two big parties represent the american people any more. Particularly the republican party as I feel it no longer embodies the true conservative ideology. But both big parties in general. It's time for another one to step on to the national stage and take up the torch for the people of this country.
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• United States
22 Oct 08
well im not stating who im voting for. mainly because i still dont know, it seems like i hear something new each day that has me leaning the other way. and as for discussing politics in my household NO WAY! omg the last couple of times that politics have come up there has been such a hallabaloo of "thats not true" and all the rest that goes with it. one of us has done some homework and feels a certain way..the other one only sees whats on the NBC or CBS news and seems to truly believe everything said. its an arguement that isnt worth having and wont change the minds of either of us lol! IF something did happen to Obama before the election..heaven forbid, do you realize what could happen? there would be nation-wide outcries of repulican plots of assisination, white-supremacists being involved, large corporations among the plotters, riots im sure of. it would be the "conspiracy" of the millenium!! not to mention the massive divide it would cause between political parties AND racial lines im sure! it would be an event of monstrous and apalling effect! for the sake of the country..i certainly hope that nothing happens to him..whether i want him as our next president or not!!
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
22 Oct 08
What do you think will happen to him?
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
5 Dec 08
Well he made it, He is the Pres. I think he will make a good president.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
5 Dec 08
Hey Cateyes where are you? Well Obama won as you know. and Hilary Clinton will be the Sec. of the State. How hope things are well for you. Have a Happy Holiday! Come back soon.