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I challenge all of you... 
24th-Oct-2008 01:42 pm
This is my Writer's Block for all of you to ponder and respond to.

I've come to the conclusion that, while I've figured out the state and local races, I'm pretty balanced in my dislike of the contenders in the BIG NATIONAL RACE. You all know which one I'm talking about.

I'm not sure why, but the biggest 4 of them set my teeth on edge.

So, here's my challenge.

I want all of you who feel up to it to tell me why you're supporting who you're supporting WITHOUT mentioning any other opponent's views. AKA, what has your guy said and promised that YOU agree with and have decided to use your voice for him/her with?

Seriously. I want to hear positives, not the mud that's been pouring out onto the airwaves and the internet.
24th-Oct-2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Tax cuts for the working class.

Improved global image via somebody who is highly intelligent and eloquent.

I support the person who is against the Iraq War, as I am.

I think we need somebody who has not been rolling around Washington for decades. New blood, new perspective. 'Experience' isn't always the best thing to have when things need to change, and there is no doubt on both side that it's time for something different. I think the canidate that I will be voting for is better able to do that.

Those are the big sticking points for me.
24th-Oct-2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
I like that Obama actually has plans about health care. Also, democrats are good for the economy.
24th-Oct-2008 11:39 pm (UTC) - Bob Barr, baby!
Because like you, he's disgruntled with the R&D control of our political system.

What I agree with him on is lower taxes, less regulation, libertarian ideals all around!

But the guy is NOT getting a fair shake. I got a very disturbing press release today:

Democracy Subverted for the Benefit of Technology

Bob Barr loses ballot status in Connecticut due to bureaucratic failures

Atlanta, GA – A U.S. Federal District Judge yesterday allowed the state of Connecticut to keep Libertarian Presidential Nominee Bob Barr off the November ballot despite Barr meeting the legislative requirements for ballot access.

The Libertarian Party of Connecticut properly submitted over 12,000 signatures to meet the 7,500-signature requirement of the state.

The state miscounted the number of petitions submitted by the Libertarian Party of Connecticut and improperly struck hundreds, if not thousands of voter signatures denying Bob Barr access to the ballot. The administrative mistakes of the state bureaucracy were quickly uncovered.

Judge Janet Hall, based her decision on the inability of the state to quickly reprogram electronic voting machines and reprint machine-readable ballots before the election.

"We are outraged by the decision of Judge Hall. To allow a candidate for the highest national office to be unlawfully excluded from an election because it would inconvenience state workers or interfere with bureaucratic procedures goes beyond the pale," stated Russ Verney, campaign manager for Bob Barr.

Verney continued, "It takes a few days to print good, old paper ballots which served us well for over 100 years. Throw the machines in the river and allow democracy and justice to take precedent over technology. If the state of Connecticut maintains a level of incompetence so great that they cannot print ballots before the election, I encourage them to look to private industry and call Kinkos."

Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee Bob Barr's name will appear before 95% of Americans when the vote on Election Day – more than any other third-party or independent candidate.
25th-Oct-2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
I'm going to avoid as best I can, but the bottom line is I can't give a positive reason to vote for any of them. I don't trust a single one of them. Honestly it came down to 2 things beyond fear of the other major candidate, first is the war. Second is that McCain is old...really old, between assassination, accident, or natural causes, there is a good chance that Palin could become president. Why I like her:

She has a history of doing what is legal over what she believes.

She is truly fiscally conservative

She has the balls that Bush never did

In short though it does come down mostly to hatred of the other parties. I hate Obama, McKinney, and Nader.

I don't trust Barr

I am closest to Baldwin or Paul, but their foreign relations are nutty, I hate isolationists. This is where Baldwin really scares me (from his website)

No foreign government or world government body or entity, not even an ally or neighbor of the US is allowed to own any portion of US roads, airports, homes, buildings, lands, waters, resources (oil, gas, precious metals, minerals, etc,), religious facilities (no matter what faith), stocks, bonds, US treasury notes, businesses, banks, military bases or military assets or manufacturing facilities in the US regardless of how much the foreign governments donate to the political campaigns or private fortunes of US officials, elected or bureaucratic, or even to the US treasury.

Sorry, I didn't mudsling at least...very pointed on facts and my opinions without getting dirty with it
26th-Oct-2008 01:01 am (UTC)
Support of Civil Unions
Tax breaks for companies that stay in America
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