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Old 09-27-2008, 12:00 AM
 
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We learn that McBush will be as pathetic a president as GWBush if elected.
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Right now...

Economy > Foreign Policy

Oh yeah....independent here.
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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We learned that politics are politics and the same rhetoric is said every 4 years and everyone goes crazy about it all.
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:37 AM
 
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That McCain, for whatever reason, never looked at Obama.
That with McCain's age and years in government, that obviously he has more experience. It's whether or not that experience is a value.

I know that this is not a 100% foolproof analogy, but in business, we very often refrain from hiring managers with lots of experience. The thought is that they are too hard to "retrain" to our company's values and ways of doing things.

I'm a hiring manager with an opening in my office and after interviewing 3 very experienced candidates with industry experience, I sensed that they would be hard to manage. They have been in the industry for too long and are very set in their ways. This came across loud and clear during 2 interviews with each candidate. So now our Corporate Recruiter and I are going in a different direction and looking at candidates with some experience, but not within our specific industry and with much less experience. It has nothing to do with budgets or salaries.

Experience can be a good thing. But too much experience can also be a a deal breaker.

I think McCain is an good man. I think he's of very sound character and I would not panic or freak out if he won. However, his age and medical history concerns me. As much as I may be okay with him being the President, the idea of Palin being the President in unacceptable to me. Governors can make great Presidents. Reagan and Clinton came from that cloth. I just don't feel confident in her abilities and she's too hard lined for me on some issues.
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Old 09-27-2008, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Avondale, Chicago
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Palin is either too hardline on issues - that is, the ones she has even a fraction of a clue about.

Anyone who watched that interview with Katie Couric and still thinks she's fit to be president must've hit the mute button.
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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McCain is a hypocrite, Obama is too inexperienced. Also, Obama looked strung out, like he was on something McCain's tone is such that you kind of want to punch him.
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:44 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Cleanmaxx Brian View Post
If you watched this on CNN and watched the scoring at the bottom you learned a few things...
1, Republican supporters liked McCain
2, Democrat supporters liked Obama
3, INDEPENDENTS like Obama

Guess what? ...#3 is all that counts at this stage of the race!

i learned that the system is broken!
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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McCain didn’t wear a flag pin. Bad bad John.
But McCain earned his right not to wear a pin by being a POW.
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:07 AM
 
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But McCain earned his right not to wear a pin by being a POW.
no, what mccain earned by being a pow was the right for nobody to question his military experience!

i'm sorry but being a good foot soldier or pilot or sniper does not make you a good general!!!!
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: a warmer place
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I thought McCain was extremely condescending. His "Obama doesn't understand" was pretty offensive especially when the rebukes clearly showed he did understand. The fact that McCain has been around and kept recalling history is not going to appeal to a vast majority of voters who are younger and really don't care what during the the history phases he was referring to. And I am not saying those periods in American history don't matter they just won't strike a chord with many voters. To many voters... it just solidifies his senior citizen status. In my opinion of course.
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