U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-05-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
9,506 posts, read 17,794,531 times
Reputation: 9345

Advertisements

We all say the allegations of our candidate are false so whether it's revelations about McCain or Obama, what, specifically, makes you so sure the they're all false? I'd really like an intelligent answer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-05-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
62 posts, read 240,611 times
Reputation: 40
Very little critical thinking.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: San Diego
2,311 posts, read 2,517,850 times
Reputation: 882
Quote:
Originally Posted by Public_Newsense View Post
We all say the allegations of our candidate are false so whether it's revelations about McCain or Obama, what, specifically, makes you so sure the they're all false? I'd really like an intelligent answer.
Because if Sen Obama really had ties to, or was, a terrorist as some people think the republican heads of the CIA, FBI and DHS would have indicted him long before he ever made it to the senate floor. Somehow the investagatory reporting of Sean Hannity though in all his brilliance has figured out these things.

Sen McCain on the other hand was caught in direct scandals with Charles Keating.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
7,730 posts, read 12,714,936 times
Reputation: 1505
Great topic. I think it has a lot to do with faith. People put their faith in a candidate or party and refuse to think about what they hear and see. They simply listen to their "trusted" mouthpiece. I also agree about the lack of critical thinking.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
9,506 posts, read 17,794,531 times
Reputation: 9345
Quote:
Originally Posted by bizman56 View Post
Very little critical thinking.
This is what I was afraid of.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 08:36 PM
 
21,812 posts, read 27,859,972 times
Reputation: 16552
Personally, I'm not sure. I was never much of an Obama supporter until August 30th.

I am a legal resident of the state of Alaska. Like all other voters, I have to take into consideration the respective VP picks of both of the nominees.

Palin has lied to her own state, her extremist stances are disconcerting at best, and her folksy put on is an insult.

I can honestly say that Governor Palin has been the major variable in my decision to vote for Obama.

Last edited by Metlakatla; 10-05-2008 at 09:21 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
9,506 posts, read 17,794,531 times
Reputation: 9345
Quote:
Originally Posted by paperhouse View Post
Great topic. I think it has a lot to do with faith. People put their faith in a candidate or party and refuse to think about what they hear and see. They simply listen to their "trusted" mouthpiece. I also agree about the lack of critical thinking.
I can see that. But if I see someone I back saying or doing something wrong, I sure as he!! don't want to defend them. I can't understand the mentality of it. It boggles my mind. You need to know the candidate whom you bestow your trust upon is worthy. What good does it do to be in denial? What could you possibly gain from that? You don't. You lose in the end.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
9,506 posts, read 17,794,531 times
Reputation: 9345
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metlakatla View Post
Personally, I'm not sure. I was never much of an Obama supporter until Sept. 30th.

I am a legal resident of the state of Alaska. Like all other voters, I have to take into consideration the respective VP picks of both of the nominees.

Palin has lied to her own state, her extremist stances are disconcerting at best, and her folksy put on is an insult.

I can honestly say that Governor Palin has been the major variable in my decision to vote for Obama.
Metlakatla, hi, my mom is from Met, as is my grandma and grandpa and many extended family members. Although, I grew up in Anchorage. Just saying hello.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
7,730 posts, read 12,714,936 times
Reputation: 1505
Quote:
Originally Posted by Public_Newsense View Post
I can see that. But if I see someone I back saying or doing something wrong, I sure as he!! don't want to defend them. I can't understand the mentality of it. It boggles my mind. You need to know the candidate whom you bestow your trust upon is worthy. What good does it do to be in denial? What could you possibly gain from that? You don't. You lose in the end.
American believe there are two choices. Bad or worse. There is nothing in between and no other options. Every election they whine about the lack of choices. We had 22? candidates from the two party system. We have at least another 4 countrywide candidates. This is what we got. We've already lost no matter which one of the two wins.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-05-2008, 08:48 PM
 
2,305 posts, read 2,722,773 times
Reputation: 330
Quote:
Originally Posted by Public_Newsense View Post
We all say the allegations of our candidate are false so whether it's revelations about McCain or Obama, what, specifically, makes you so sure the they're all false? I'd really like an intelligent answer.
This can be turned around - in the absence of any hard facts, what makes you so sure they are true?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies > Elections
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top