i truly feel sorry for anyone who votes for McCain/Palin. this country is in dire need of a new direction in leadership and McCain/Palin will not provide it. McCain is trying to say he is a candidate of change but he has voted in line with Bush over 90% of the time and he has admitted to it.
3 years ago, i was telling everyone i was hoping McCain would run. i was actually a fan of his and probably would've voted for him dependent on who the other candidate would be. but McCain has aligned himself with the religious right and his "straight talk" and truthfullness has taken a dive. 3 years ago, he stated the leaders of the relgious right should not have any influence in politics. why is he such a fan of theirs now? he'd rather lose his integrity than lose an election, i guess.
Obama is a racist or so at least somebody in this thread says. i highly doubt that. the man's mother is white! remember, whoever said he is a racist, racism goes both ways and you ARE guilty of it by making your comment.
Palin can see Russia from her window and that makes her an expert in foreign policy? and don't say Obama isn't, either. Obama has NEVER made claim to being an expert. don't say McCain is! he didn't even know Spain isn't in Latin AMerica the other day.
you know, it's quite humorous that all Wassila town council meeting minutes are now removed from the town's site. I was reading them 2 weeks ago. i wonder what national election campaign had them removed.
i also wonder why Palin doesn't want her husband or staff to be questioned regarding Troopergate. if they have nothing to hide, answer the question!
in case you're wondering, i am a registered democrat but i vote for the individual, not the party. if a republican or independent is the better person, i vote for him/her. i started voting in 1976, have never missed an election (local, state, or national), and have NEVER voted a straight ticket. if i thought Mc/Cain/Palin was better for the country, i'd vote for them. they aren't, tho. just because McCain was a POW doesn't mean he's a better candidate. i'm tired of that logic. years ago, i worked with a man who was a POW for for years in a German camp in WWII. he had physical disabilities the rest of his life due to the torture he received in that camp. Jack was the nicest man i've ever met and i miss him a great deal but i'd never consider voting for him for the office of President of The United States.
and when it comes to earmarks, when did obama ever say he hadn't asked for any? not once has he claimed to not asked for any. in my mind, it's every elected official's responsibility to get as much aid from the federal government to make things in their respective town, city, or state better. don't claim to have never asked for any or a disdain for the process when you've been a supporter of the process since the first day you were elected, though! "Thanks, but no thanks" my ass! the woman wanted the bridge built while she was running for governor. she can deny it all she wants but it's public record unless the McCain campaign has all the records removed and the videos removed from YouTube.
here's something that i find interesting:
Let's look at the educational background of your two options:
Occidental College - Two years.
Columbia University - B.A. political science with a specialization in international relations.
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
University of Delaware - B.A. in history and B.A. in political science.
Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)
United States Naval Academy - Class rank 894 of 899
Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester
North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study
University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester
University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in journalism