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If you had a vote in tomorrow's election, who would you vote for and why?
I do hope that in the interest of the election being tomorrow, that this question will be allowed to stay on the site and not be modded.
Supplement from 11/03/2008 05:13pm:
I am sensing some sort of pattern here, but I just can't quite put my finger on it!

asked in Election, Polling, Opinion



CGA answers:

I would vote for the Irish guy (O'bama) ;-)

But that is because I am European & he is being identified as being too European in attitude.

Really, I do hope that the Americans think about what they want and get the result they are looking for.


Supplement from 11/03/2008 03:51pm:

I saw a really interesting review of the economic standpoints of the two parties (at least at the current time).

It seems that the Republicans are very worried about Obama's 'wealth redistribution' policies, (even though, by British standards, these are very limited). It seems that this is 'socialism', which is tantamount to communism, and a dirty word in the US.

This might lead you to think that the Republicans don't want to redistribute wealth - leaving the poor and destitute to suffer. But, no, they do want to hold 'fundraisers' for the poor - but they want this to be voluntary rather than by taxation.

The other thing that does seem to be an issue is what appears to be a genuine feeling that the rich have worked for their wealth and the poor are at fault because they did not work hard enough to achieve.

Of course, from my British perspective, I see that this may be true in some cases but in many more there are other factors (luck or lack of it, inheritance, Opportunity, Skills etc.)


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vultan answers:

Obama. I haven't studied the candidates' policies particularly closely, but I kind of swing to the left generally, and, well... *anyone* but Sarah Palin.... She genuinely disturbs me.

Plus, of course, the Republicans have had eight years, during which time they've invaded Iraq for no reason and wrecked the world's economy.

But mainly it's the Palin issue. She's like a really, really scary Dan Quayle.


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Family.Guy answers:

I would vote Obama, I think he would make an interesting Preident.


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xoloriib answers:

Definitely for Obama. I hope he actually makes some changes. I have heard the 'time for change' slogan more than once in an election and have seen much of the same all too often.


Supplement from 11/03/2008 05:17pm:

If a couple of comedians can do this who'd vote for such a liability?


Supplement from 11/03/2008 05:31pm:

An explanation of the prank call to Palin that covers most of the nuances
http://machinist.salon.com/blog/2008/11/03/montreal/


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reactivated answers:

Obama,
Mcain comes across as smarmy and dont know , something about him i just dopnt trust, call it a womans instinct. if anything he be the 1st yo press the N button.
Obama as his faults, but from what i can see, he really does care for his country and his people.
I got to agree with Vultan re Palin, that is 1 evil woman, and she dont like loosing and 1 way or another, she is going to fight back and it be dirty when Obama wins.


Supplement from 11/04/2008 02:30pm:

Maybe the pattern your finger cant put it on, is maybe we Brits, could have some sort of hope, with some-one like Obama in our Government.
Sadly as our Politicans stand, we have no-one. !!!


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OneFootInTheGame answers:

I do have a vote and it is already in (vote by mail, no lines for me). I voted for Obama for many reasons, but two were at the top. I still haven't forgotten the lies that got us into Iraq and I have doubts about McCain's judgment. He has jumped on that maverick horse of his and ridden off without a lot of forethought once too often for me. (Palin, 'the fundamentals of the economy are sound')


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wumpus answers:

Obama.

Bush has been a disaster for the entire world.
We really do not need another 4 years of the same.


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beeper_spryte answers:

obama.

mccain looks like he'd pop his clogs in six months flat, and i'd hate to end up with palin afterwards :S


Supplement from 11/03/2008 05:15pm:

is it the "we like obama" pattern or the "we hate palin" pattern?


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tecspec answers:

Definately Obama. He comes across well and it's time for the US to change.
McCain is just a smarmy old git and Palin... well anyone that couldn't see that it was a prank call, even after the fake Sarkosy mentioned how good his wife was in bed, deserves to stay on the side lines forever. She seriously worries me..


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tarapalmer1974 answers:

Obama sounds good......i'll be a sheep and follow the crowd and hope its not over a cliff lol


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moonzero2 answers:

I still have the problem that all the talk of change. still as far as I have heard; has not been filled out with specifics.

What change is he going to make, why, and how will this benefit the people?

Having been left acidly cynical by the UK politicos I have not seen any reason to trust either of them.


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