Presidency

United States
November 2, 2008 10:42am CST
Who do you guys think is a better presidential candidate? Obama or Mccain?
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@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
3 Nov 08
Let me respond based on who I want to win. McCain...and I'll give a couple of reasons why, but before I do, first, let's get right to the point and call a spade a spade. We can sit all day and debate on who would be the best for president, but the truth is both candidates are corrupt in their own ways, period. Anyone who says otherwise is either terribly naive or is denying the plain truth. Now, as for why I believe McCain would be better and why I want him to win, I have two reasons that rank at the very top of my list. Both reasons are based on my personal and religious beliefs. First, I believe, although he may at times be a little wishy-washy on the issue, that McCain would be more likely to fight to overturn Roe v. Wade. It's my belief that abortion is a sin and is murder. And it needs to be stopped. I saw Rick Warren's forum with the two candidates at his Saddleback Church two or three months ago. When he asked Obama at what point a baby has rights, basicly asking him when does life begin, Obama replied in his usual bumbling fashion, that making that determination, was "above his paygrade." When McCain was asked the same question, he immediately and concisely answered, almost before the question was finished, "at conception." Now, I don't know about anyone else, but aside from the fact that I don't agree with Obama on the issue of abortion, his response gave me the impression of someone who doesn't have the guts to give a straight answer regardless of who may get upset over it. Because of that, I can't help wondering how in the world he's gonna find the courage to stand up to the threats of someone like the president of Iran. Is he gonna react in the same bumbling, stumbling manner? My second issue is gay/lesbian rights. The Bible says that homosexuality is an abomination before God. That's one of the main reasons God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Now, I personally don't care if two women or two men want to be lovers. What they do behind closed doors, before God, is their choice and is of no consequence to me. But, when they try pushing the idea of gay marriage on the whole country, one state at a time, that is something that affects everyone, whether they are gay or not, and I'm outraged over it. I believe that McCain will be more likely to uphold and honor the sacred union of marriage as being between one man and one woman.
@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
3 Nov 08
Exactly! It is undeniably true that this country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. And that is what made this country great, along with hard work. That's why I also don't agree with Obama's plan to spread the wealth. I don't care what people may argue, but it's a simple fact that income redistribution(spreading the wealth) is a Marxist-Socialist tenet. It's also a fact that a socialist economy has never worked anywhere in history. This country wasn't built on Socialism, it was built on democracy and a free market system, and hard work, not handouts. If I've ruffled some feathers here, good! I want people to wake up and pay attention to what's going on rather than vote for someone just because they sound good, regardless of whether the candidate is Republican or Democrat. The truth is, neither candidate looks too promising. And the only way this country is gonna solve it's problems, is to restore it's moral foundation.
@Jezebella (1446)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I agree that we need to get back to moral compass aspect and the values that this country was based on. Everything that I have heard from Obama goes against all the Judeo-Christian values. I mean McCain may not be the best man for the job, but he is better than Obama. I know people keep bringing in race and that Obama is African American and he is making history, but really what does race have to do with running this country effectively? Or being a woman for that matter which everyone bringin the fact that Palin is a woman. I am definitely not comfortable with the socialist/marxist ideals that obama is pushing, and i have to wonder if the general population know that that is what he is pushing?
@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
3 Nov 08
No, they don't know. If they did know, if they knew what socialism really means, they wouldn't be so quick to vote for somebody that seems to be so much in favor of it. And for those who argue that we have no say in it anymore, well, it's that kind of attitude that's gotten us to this point. I guarantee you, that if people would wake up, start taking responsibility for their country, learn about what made this country great, and draw the line and tell the politicians that we're not putting up with the corruption, excessive greed, and blatant immorality, anymore, then things will start to change for the better. Then we will be able to bring this country and the government back to the point where the founding fathers intended it to be, "Of the people, by the people, and for the people. But, we, the people have to make it happen. Only when we refuse to vote because we think our vote doesn't matter, only then does our vote, not matter.
@Arkie69 (2156)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I honestly don't think it makes any difference what we thing. We the people have nothing to say about who is elected President. Bush proved in 2000 beyond any doubt the popular vote doesn't mean anything. It's those 540 people scattered all over this country that elects the President. What I want to know is why did Obama and McCain both spent millions to get as many of the votes of the people as they can? It doesn't make good sense to me.
@Jezebella (1446)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I honestly don't know who would be the best president. Many of the news shows don't give a full overview of the candidates. I think the commericials only give a small skewed vision of each candidate. IT has gotten to where we don't really know who to trust.
• Ghana
2 Nov 08
OBAMA! he is young and I think he has what it takes to be the next president of the United States of America! What do you think?