McCain or Obama?

@EvrWonder (3579)
Canada
October 24, 2008 2:22pm CST
With the U.S. election just around the corner, I am curious what others are thinking. Who do you think would make a better president? McCain or Obama and why? I am unsure but my stomach says Obama. I like the things that I have heard him say. particularly that about caring about people when asked about his family. On the other hand I am a bit miffed in understanding that Obama wants to bring back the draft.. I am undecided at this point. As I am Canadian, i wont be taking part in the U.S. election anyway. Although I do feel that the results of that election will have an impact on Canada as well. I take interest in the U.S. election. Your thought appreciated.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Yes, the election may affect Canada. More people may be trying to get into Canada like they did in the 60's From what I have seen and heard, I think Obama is a bad risk. I doubt that his policies will help the people of this country, heck, I doubt some of the things he says he wants to do would ever get past Congress. McCain appears to be a better choice, but I don't think he will win. As for Palin, I like the woman, she's perfect for the VP spot. I don't know why people are so opposed to her doing a job like that, or any other political job. They need to get past the female part of her and move on with their lives.
@EvrWonder (3579)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
Hm even a more interesting twist. As for Palin, I think it is a bit more than just because she is a woman, but I get your point, well said. I hear people complaining a lot that she sepnt so much money on wardrobe and travel for her daughters to events that they were not invited to that Palin attended. Hm. Let's hope that if Obama gets in that some of those things he wants to do doesn't get past in Congress and I suppose in the case where they did, surely a lot more people would be wanting in Canada, for sure. Thanks a bunch for your comment.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
24 Oct 08
The truly sad part of electing Presidents or Prime Ministers is that only time will tell if they were good or bad. All one can ever do is vote and hope As for me, I won't be coming to Canada. Mexico is so much closer to me
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@EvrWonder (3579)
• Canada
25 Oct 08
Wow. You know, I never knew that about the United States. I would never of known that if it hadn't been for your comment. This gets more interesting by the hour. Thank you for your comment.
@msmargo (362)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I am so disappointed in McCain. I don't for the life of me know why he picked Sarah for his running mate. Oh sure, I enjoy the Saturday Nite Live stuff. Too funny. but I don't think that Sarah is ready to step in, or even be vice president. I think she will be good in the coming years. Not now. I really think McCain has the ability to keep the country safe and will not tax us as much as Obama would. I can't in good conscience vote for Obama. He is too wet behind his Prince Charles ears and I don't think he will be able to talk to terrorists effectively. I don't know who I will vote for. My boyfriend is voting for Nader. I told him that's a throw away vote.
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@EvrWonder (3579)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
Great comment, thank you msmargo. I like point about Obama speaking. Good point. Perhaps McCain would be better on that front. At least your boyfriend has time to reconsider.. I too go with what my gut tell me when it comes time to vote. We just had a federal election here in Canada and I sleep well knowing I made the right choice.
@Makro74 (591)
25 Oct 08
We are largely disappointed with Mcain and the republicans for starting 'illegal' wars and have a footing in the world to say, I am the boss, you listen or we will bomb you. Hence, this is why George Bush was so unpopular. American soldiers coming back in body bags, or in parts literally - this is not keeping America safe. This certainly does not create less hate for America in the world, so America is more likely to be a target simply because of its bullish arrogant stance. Republicans, since Clinton, have destroyed relations with, Iran, North Korea, Iraq (destroyed country), Afghanistan (destroyed country); deteroriated relations with France, Russia, China, Germany, Syria, most Arab countries, Pakistan, Venezuala, Cuba, Columbia, Brazil and even South Africa, plus many more. So msmargo, you talk of Sarah Palin, a small price, for candidate carrying out failed policies of Bush administration.
@EvrWonder (3579)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
God Bless their souls. You make strong points. Thank you!
• United States
24 Oct 08
Honestly, both of our canidates are poor choices, but Obama will win becasue A). He has a bigger fan base, and B). American are tired of a republican after george bush
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@EvrWonder (3579)
• Canada
25 Oct 08
Thank you.
@sanayab (34)
• Jamaica
24 Oct 08
I am in jamaica and the american election is on the tip of everybodys tongue. I cant be sure but i think that obama is going to win. Here in jamaica it is unfortunate but the main reason why he is so popular is because of his race bacause i believe obama is much more than a "black man". I must say i dont agree with all that he has said but it is better than john mccain because i dont agree with most of what he has said. It is said that if america sneezes jamaica catches a cold so the winner of the election will affect my country emmencely so i am like the rest of the world just waiting to see the out come.
@EvrWonder (3579)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
Great input, thanks. I see past the color of someones skin but I suppose a lot of other do not. I have recently read that Obmama has been asked to step down, by court order because he is not native to the United States. What is your opinion on that?
• Jamaica
24 Oct 08
Who is a native american? The persons who are asking him to step down need to research their ansestry and I am almost positive the will find out that there foreparents are not american. They need to look at the man and not his race.
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@EvrWonder (3579)
• Canada
25 Oct 08
Interesting. I learned tonight that Obama was born in Hawaii. I am not sure who is native american. I don't think the court docs hold and water myself.
• United States
24 Oct 08
I think John McCain should be elected president, I'm not saying this because I myself am a racist, but because a lot of people in this country are racist and I do not think this country is going to handle a african-american president.
@EvrWonder (3579)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
Hm. Racism must be made to cease. Perhaps having Obama elected as president may be a new beginning to a better way of thinking as far as racism goes, perhaps not. Interesting opinion. Thank you for your input.
@momiecat (997)
• United States
24 Oct 08
It is so funny how people think of Obama as a black man. He is from both black and white ancestry. One does not cancel the other out. However, if he does become President I will not be happy, not because of his skin color but because of his political stances on several issues. But... watch for him to appoint his African Amerian colleages into positions in his cabinet where he can, starting with Colin Powell, whom I used to like until he sold his soul to Obama.
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@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
25 Oct 08
You make a great point momiecat. This is one thing that I have noticed from the beginning. I want to know why a person who is half black/half white is consistently referred to as "black". It totally doesn't make sense. People act like that half black part is the only way to define a person. By that logic, why can't he just as easily be referred to as "white"? That half is still there. It goes to show that we have come a long way as far as racism in this country, but we still have farther to go. I myself wonder what will happen if Obama wins. I would like to think that we could go on as if it were any other president, but then I remember that sometimes you can't expect that from people.
• United States
24 Oct 08
I've been trying to keep up with things but there seems to be so much mud slinging that it has become increasingly difficult to tell fact from fiction. I never was a McCain supporter to start with. I will admit that when Palin came on board with her initial speech at the NRC I was briefly impressed. I think alot of people had a WOW response to her when she first came on the scene. Since then however, she has proven to be someone completely uncapable of the posistion she is hoping to be elected into. At the same time, I do not completely agree with Obama's posistion on some of the issues but he seems to have a firm grasp on changes that need to be made in reguards to the economy, domestic and foreign policy. I do not think for a second that he has any intentions on making the US a socialist nation. Just another statement that was blown out of proportion in my opinion. As for Biden, he is a well spoken man with years of experience in his pocket. Comparing him to Palin, he is much more capable and knowledgable and would serve us better as president if that would ever be the case. Obama/Biden get my vote come Nov. 4th primarily because the "fundamentals of our economy" are anything but strong with the unemployment rates increasing every day and Wall Street with it's rollercoaster stats. "Joe the Plumber" needs job security and a thriving economy. It's just not something I see happening if McCain/Palin win.
@EvrWonder (3579)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
Hats off to Joe the Plumber. I truly appreciate your comment. I understand your reluctance to Palin. The mud slinging does muddy the waters, sometimes way too much, resulting in nothing but a whole lot of confusion. We will all have to wait and see. Perhaps Biden has a better chance than Obama since the judge has ruled Obama step down.. http://docs.justia.com/ca...
@Makro74 (591)
25 Oct 08
One thing that impresses me about Obama is that, whilst mudslinging is going on and take the various cockups of Sarah Palin, Barack has largely remained focussed on his campaign and not really talked negatively about John McCain or Palin as the media have. Even though there is accusation and dirt slinging from the Barack camp from time to time, it has nowhere been on the scale of what the Mcain camp has done. For example, Palin accusing Barack as having associates with 'terrorists'.. Comeon, that's a bit desperate, don't you think?
@EvrWonder (3579)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
Perhaps. I find that the mudslinging is so unfortunate and comes across as so immature.
• United States
24 Oct 08
Heh. "Half of Americans have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half." I myself am not very educated with the situation. I did watch the 3rd Presidential debate however. McCain gives me a bad vibe so far and Palin hasn't exactly proven herself to me either. They have spent so much time putting each other down instead of emphasizing their qualifications that I see a huge amount of cons for both parties, its so discouraging. If I were to vote, I would choose Obaama until swayed otherwise.
@EvrWonder (3579)
• Canada
24 Oct 08
Very interesting. I have just read some online court documents where the judge is asking Obama to step down as he is not a native of the U.S. I see Obama getting slammed a lot as of late. Palin is not even considered an option. I understanad exactly what you mean about spending so much time putting each other down. Here in Canada, when there is a sitting in the house of parliament it is like watching a bunch of kindergarten kids. Sickening really. Thank you for your comment.
@Makro74 (591)
25 Oct 08
Evrwonder You sound a bit anti Obama, even though your a facilitator for this discussion
• United States
25 Oct 08
I voted for Obama because I think he is the better choice. McCain is past age and Pailin is really half republican/half democratic. The country has already suffered enough.
@EvrWonder (3579)
• Canada
25 Oct 08
Indeed. Thank you for your input.
@Hatley (130303)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Oct 08
evrwonder hi I am running great risk answering this as I voted for obama and mylotters seem to think it fun to insult us, and I say dont do this, as it is against mylot rules, no flaming no insulting, if you do not like my opinion pass by this.
@EvrWonder (3579)
• Canada
25 Oct 08
Hi Haley, thank you for your input and we are truly all entitled to our own opinion. Thanks again.
• United States
25 Oct 08
this election is like the devil and the deep blue sea. its pretty much a choice of how you want to die. either way, its going to be lousy and miserable.
@srpkinja (375)
• Canada
25 Oct 08
Obama for sure! There is just something about McCain that I dont like. Although, I think Palin is really cute and might not make the best vice-president, I love her. I cant vote in America either, since I am Canadian, but I think this whole election thing is so exciting. I cant wait to see who wins. But with McCain.. there is just too many things I dont like. For example, He is too old, Palin has too much drama in her family... with her autistic son to her pregnant teenage daughter. Obama seems like an all around good, put together guy who can run that countrey properly. Race aside.
• United States
25 Oct 08
There is one point that I was going for Obama, I was basically bouncing around and trying to decide who I wanted to be president. There are some things that I liked that Obama wants to do, but then I hear that he wants to enforce the draft and then possibly taking troops and putting them into Pakistan and my brother is in Iraq. Also this whole thing with him not showing proof of being a US citizen. Here's my thing, if you are not lying then just bring out the proof. So I'm wondering what does he have to hide. So anyways with all this stuff popping up I am getting bad vibes about Obama, so at this point I think that McCain might be the best choice for America right now.
@lorry86 (77)
• China
25 Oct 08
Well,as an ordinary chinese citizen ,I support and wish Obama could win the election finally as his family has some relation to china.on the other hand ,I'm not very sure that The White people who support him now will truely vote for him on 11.4 finally.
@macoolit (104)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
mccaine for me because if obama wins, we will loose our jobs
• India
25 Oct 08
According to me MCgain will be the choice, Obama also has a bright choice, but i think he can not retain the position as such.