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Old 09-26-2008, 07:33 AM
 
Location: UK
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:36 AM
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Location: Port Orange, Florida
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Italy
Italy? Hmm, McCain didn't say anything about Italy.
I feel lost without his leadership in this matter. I wish he could multitask.
Guess we will have to wait till after he saves the country to find out his opinion on Italy.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:38 AM
 
Location: UK
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Lol.

Then you can talk to me?
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:46 AM
 
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to hear from all of those who have changed their mind about who to vote.
.. no .. I was for OBAMA and I`m fore OBAMA ..
OBAMA is the only right President for the US ..

8 years are enough .. that`s all ..
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:47 AM
 
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No, I haven't changed my mind. I have been for McCain all along. I would have rather had another Republican nominee, don't agree with McCain on everything. But I don't agree with Obama on anything, so McCain it is.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:48 AM
 
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I am following this election with great interest because I believe that its result will inevitably affect the rest of the world.
More and more I am realizing that it is really difficult for somebody outside the US to understand how people there make their choices simply because our cultures and history are quite different.

Therefore I am asking those who live in the US to help me undestand a bit better.

I am sure that whoever decided to change the candidate he/she will vote for must have done it after serious consideration and not lightly therefore their reasoning will be very interesting and illuminating.
Yes, people from all over the world are watching this. I work with people from China, Japan, Nigeria, France, UK, etc. and they say any presidential election in the U.S. is very important for the whole world.

I have always been for Obama, and even moreso now.
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:49 AM
 
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I find it interesting that people from around the world are interested in our election. They understand how important the US is in the world economy.
.. yes of course .. the world is small ..
but only the american government are stupid and don`t knbow anything about economy ... > Lehmann Brothers aso ..
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Old 09-26-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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I am voting for Obama for the following reasons. I'll keep McCain out of it if you wish.

Healthcare: Obama has a plan to fix the broken healthcare system here in America. Currently I believe it is over 40 million people who do no have health care coverage. Under an Obama administartion, he would make healthcare more affordable, but not free, and mandate coverage for minors. as a result, people do have to work to afford coverage, so it's not a handout, but does help make it easier to reach.

War in Iraq: Obama has said from day one that the war was a mistake, and he was right. Once the war was underway, he said we should pull out and redeploy into Afghanistan and Pakistan to fight Al Quidea rather than "stabalize" a country that can afford to stabalize itself. Both Bush and leaders in Iraq have agreed with this plan.

Foreign Policy: Obama beleives in words first, and war if nessessary. As a result he's less of the cowboy that we have now, and this is likely the reason he is so preferred world-wide. Obama will speak not only to our allies but our enemies as well. Talking has never hurt. Appeasing has. I have confidense that America will never work to appease our enemies, but trying to come to a ground of understading is not to be avoided.

Energy policy: Obama beleives in a policy of developing renewable sources of energy that will actually eliminate our dependancy on foreign oil. Drilling off our shores is not renewable, and can only sustain us for so long. As a result, I feel that Obama's plan is more of the right direction.

These are the largest issues for me, and so that's why I've listed them here. If you want the opposing candidate in my arguements, I can plug him in as well, but I assume you'd like to keep this thread negativity-free. right?
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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War in Iraq: Obama has said from day one that the war was a mistake, and he was right.
.. that`s not a War ..
it`s occuptaion ...
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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I was thinking of voting the lesser of the two evils and in such a way as to achieve a balance between the executive and legislative branches.

In view of the latest events, I am convinced that both parties are almost immeasurably corrupt and I may vote third-party or write-in just for the sake of a clear conscience.
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