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Old 10-19-2008, 04:19 PM
 
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I'm thrilled at all the new registrations, but all you young Obama supporters out there need to actually vote. Being registered is not enough. It's your future and a possible McCain/Palin future is very very scary to me(and I'm 58) You guys have a whole lifetime ahead of you! Get all your friends to the polls and help save this country. PLEASE don't fall back on the old "oh my vote doesn't matter" routine. It DOES matter, especially this time!
An Obama/Biden future is very very scary to me (and I'm 20), so please don't vote.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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An Obama/Biden future is very very scary to me (and I'm 20), so please don't vote.
What? Who are you to tell someone not to vote?
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:23 PM
 
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What? Who are you to tell someone not to vote?
I have just as much of a right as someone telling people to vote for a particular candidate...
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I"m sorry, I don't think anyone has the right to tell someone not to vote. You can try to change somene's mind, but don't tell them not to vote. You need to take a few government courses there at Temple.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:32 PM
 
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Young voters, solidly behind Obama, registering in droves

That's because we are smarter.And cooler .
I remember the good old days when I was young and thought that I was so smart. Now I realize that I wasn't nearly as smart as I thought.
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:12 PM
 
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I"m sorry, I don't think anyone has the right to tell someone not to vote. You can try to change somene's mind, but don't tell them not to vote. You need to take a few government courses there at Temple.
I dont need you to tell me what classes to take, thanks.
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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OK, I aplogize for saying you need to take a governmnet course, but you should definitely NOT tell people not to vote. That is something that is sacred to Americans. Even John McCain said people should not be afraid of Barack Obama (after he let his pit-bull whip everyone up into a frenzy about his 'palling' with a terrorist).
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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I"m sorry, I don't think anyone has the right to tell someone not to vote. You can try to change somene's mind, but don't tell them not to vote. You need to take a few government courses there at Temple.
Sure they do or is it the only person that has free speech rights are the ones that agree with you?
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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I remember the good old days when I was young and thought that I was so smart. Now I realize that I wasn't nearly as smart as I thought.
Or like the rest of us as young!
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Old 10-19-2008, 06:10 PM
 
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alright. I guess I've got to defend the youth now.

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.
Socialized health care is not my idea of a solution to the problem. It will increase the taxes on the working people. I suspect that you have not paid any taxes.

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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.
Defeat in Iraq IMO is not the appropriate action. Bringing our troops home with their heads held high and the situation in Iraq stabilized would be best for our country and Iraq.

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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.
obama has NO foriegn policy experience. Yes, he is preferred worldwide, especially by our enemies.

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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.
McCain also believes in developing all types of renewable sources of energy and also offshore drilling. Offshore drilling will help to reduce our dependance on foreign oil in the short term.

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These are the largest issues for me, and so that's why I've listed them here.
I'm 18. I live in Omaha, NE. Tell me I'm not bright. Say it again. I will take on a debate any day of the week!
Oh you are bright. Perhaps you can grow up to be like bho.
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