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Old 08-29-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Mcdonough, GA
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I am not legible to vote being a Brit and all but that speech made me want to get up and cheer. It was very inspiring and inclusive and went across many boundaries I thought, I am glad to be here at this exciting time for America. Coming from Europe, I think America has a some work to do on the international relations front and I really liked what Obama had to say.
Can't wait to hear McCain, I just don't think he is as great a speaker but I want to hear what he has to say.

Do you think Georgia will be a Democratic state?

 
Old 08-29-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: East Cobb
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mxd.Brit, the mods will shut this thread down or move it over to the Politics section (where I daresay there's already a thread like this anyway).

Meanwhile, I'm with you. Being a Canuck and all I can't vote either, but I've been sending Obama my money. That's legal!

I fear there's not much hope of Georgia being a Democratic state, though.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Yeah...let's take this to the politics forum...don't want to abuse the Atlanta forum going off topic...This election will be a very interesting one indeed, but no, GA will not be in the Democrat column. I think the facts of who represents GA makes that clear...Gov. and other Constitutional officers, both US Senators, majority of Reps, state legislature.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Mcdonough, GA
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I just want to hear what people where I live had to say a bit more. On the political forum you get lost with opinions from everywhere, America being so big and all - oh well.

THey should divide the politics forum by state
 
Old 08-29-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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His speeches are much for impressionable than Bushes, but he has no experience or action to account for. McCain's strategy appears to be 'First XYZ' as well with his pick today. I'd honestly prefer Powell to be the 'First' than Obama - more american experience in his upbringing and service to the country.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Mcdonough, GA
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His speeches are much for impressionable than Bushes, but he has no experience or action to account for. McCain's strategy appears to be 'First XYZ' as well with his pick today. I'd honestly prefer Powell to be the 'First' than Obama - more american experience in his upbringing and service to the country.
Interesting.......... I have noticed that Obama mentions his experience with the closing of steel plant in south Chicago a whole lot.
I do however, think he tried to give us a picture of how he would implement all his plans a little bit more in his speech - there is a lot of work to be done, I want to know how they will do everything - both sides.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: middle of everywhere
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I really liked the speech. Did Bush Jr have that much more experience? Oh wait- he was just a figurehead anyway.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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Interesting.......... I have noticed that Obama mentions his experience with the closing of steel plant in south Chicago a whole lot.
I do however, think he tried to give us a picture of how he would implement all his plans a little bit more in his speech - there is a lot of work to be done, I want to know how they will do everything - both sides.

For decades citizens have wanted this FYI.

Neither party can 'Keep All the Promises'. When listening to speeches I take that into consideration.

There was once a more conservative branch of the Democratic Party and Georgia consistently voted Democrat in national elections. You may have missed Zell Miller/former GA governor and Senator's thoughts/speeches on the change within the Democratic Party.

Zell Miller's Speech>>>
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/...in640299.shtml

The US is not yet ready, it seems, for a third party but there are many who believe that we need 'Change' from the 2 party system.

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Old 08-29-2008, 11:05 AM
 
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The US is not yet ready, it seems, for a third party but there are many who believe that we need 'Change' from the 2 party system.
I would prefer a multi-party system. Do you know the constitution is basically set up that it's impossible to have a multiparty system. The basis of our governmental structure makes multiparty systems improbable without a change in our constitution.

Parlimentary systems allow multiparty systems, thats why their is always more wholesale changes in countries with these types of goverment. It doesnt come without flaws however and two party system allows more minority rights.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Default I will leave it here

Actually, it may be good to see where GEORGIA stands in this upcoming election. The main focus on top of Presidential candidates and the whole agenda, I would like to hear how each candidate will help or hinder Georgia through their policies. This way, I will not be forced to move it to politics.

My opinion is simple. Obama is a great speaker unfortunately his Utopian plan of collectivist socialist policy will not work here nor has it ever worked anywhere in the world.

In regard to how Obama would effect Georgia? Well if he gets a Democrat controlled Congress and Senate, all Georgia will need to do is rewind to 1980 to see what Georgia's own son Jimmy did to America. Basically, Jimmy Carter Part Deux. Ignore the pomp of the speech and look at the economics underneath. As far as Georgia becoming blue? Well, we are working on it. For now there are 4 solid blue counties, Chatham, DeKalb, Fulton, and Clayton. Each offering the highest taxes, highest unemployment rates, deficit ridden budgets, and let's not even compare the government education system in each. Nuff said there

So in short, GEORGIA. What do you think the effect of this election will have on our state?????

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