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Old 09-23-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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While I realize that pointing out the faults of others is as easy as breathing to the plethora of partisans who inhabit this and similar forums, lets try something one step further.

Give the one example of which issue or event caused the greatest damage to each candidate. Feel free to do the same for Palin and Biden, but remember just give one example before folks attempt to turn this into another neener neener partisan thread.


Obama, I think his association with his pastor will be seen as his biggest stumble.

McCain, His latest comments that the economy is "fundamentally sound" while it comes crashing down around him.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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Default I actually voted for experience before I voted for change

McCain’s choice of the Alaskan Governor as his running mate is the single event that has undermined his Presidential ambitions the most. It has shown him to be a reckless partisan that could easily betray the public trust for the sake of expediency. For any thoughtful moderate or conservative the VP pick shows hypocrisy, gross disrespect for responsible decision making and inconsistency of thought. If he should lose the election I would point to that one decision as most likely being the cause.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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McCain’s choice of the Alaskan Governor as his running mate is the single event that has undermined his Presidential ambitions the most. It has shown him to be a reckless partisan that could easily betray the public trust for the sake of expediency. For any thoughtful moderate or conservative the VP pick shows hypocrisy, gross disrespect for responsible decision making and inconsistency of thought. If he should lose the election I would point to that one decision as most likely being the cause.
I agree. People rave about the bump he got in the polls with Palin, and waking up the base . . . yadda, yadda, yadda. I think a well respected Republican somewhat to the right of McCain would have had the same initial impact, but with staying power.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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Well I was hoping folks would give one example for each candidate, the one they support as well as oppose.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:49 AM
 
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1) With McCain...with out a doubt the selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate.

2) For Obama, I think the fact that he is an African-American hurts him the most. While Obama wouldnt be where he is with out mass white support, there is a segment of people that wont vote for him because he is black and in a close race, that can mean all the difference in the world.

3) With Sarah Palin, I think the Troopergate issue and her lack of any kind of government experience (has difficulty answering questions from reporters)

4) For Biden, He has a big mouth and says the wrong thing some times. (like Hillary would have made a better VP) or (he disagrees with things being said in Obama's ads)
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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McCain - Palin pick is an unqualified "heck with you" statement to the country.

Obama - I think he (like Democrats) is against (even partial) privatization of SS - I am for allowing this.
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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McCain - Age, speaking voice, lack of charisma, not conservative enough.

Obama - Far left agenda, lack of experience, Associations with Wright, Ayers, etc, Joe Biden

You can argue that being Black has hurt Obama, but I also think its one of the only reason he's in the race.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:11 AM
 
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Obama - Reverend Wright
McCain - fundamentally sound economy or Palin (I think she's has the potential to become more of a liability for him every day, so I'm keeping Palin in my pocket as runner up)
Biden - nothing substantial at this point
Palin - diificulty speaking/thinking on her feet, either to reporters or general public during town halls
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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Give the one example of which issue or event caused the greatest damage to each candidate. Feel free to do the same for Palin and Biden,
1. Obama, lack of credibility due to lack of full support of party, his agenda might not be the party's agenda and he won't have a big enough mandate to curb the democrats' appetite to raid the other half of the treasury that the republicans have not already raided.

2. Biden, a decent family man, but he negates the change rhetoric and his policy stances don't help, ineffectual committee chairman over the years.

3. McCain, stands for nothing in particular, best asset is that he would provide balance to a democrat-majority Congress, even less gracious than Pres. Bush when it comes to expressing foreign policy.

4. Palin, has some charisma but inexperienced (though not less inexperienced than Obama), energy policy credentials, if any, not enough; Romney would have been better for sorely needed business economic credentials.

One man's view.

Good luck!
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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Mccain - Talking

Obama - Talking

Paliln - Talking

Biden - Talking
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