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Old 10-23-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Niles, Michigan
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With all the campaigning that has been going on for months starting with the primaries what has worked. Money has been spent to get each of their words accross. I see signs everywhere, mailings , TV spots, radio. THe debates, conventions and the web. What really works for people. I decided on Obama last winter while still living in Michigan. I now live in North Carolina. We don't get phone calls mabe because we both have cells. We get mailings from Obama but never McCain. For me mailings and radio don't impress me although I don't like the neg malings that are going out. I find watching the debates helped most although I really had already decided. I watched both the primaries and the last three. I went to Obama rally and have watched them but they do tend to be the same. I like interviews and watching them to see how they handle things going on now like the economy. I 'm interested to see what Obama will do with these 30 mins he has on Oct 29.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:40 AM
 
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While I admit, I decided quite some time ago that I couldn't vote for either McCain or Obama for a variety of reasons. What confirmed by sentiments was this video put out by of all people Ralph Nader, in which shows in their own words, how many times and on how many issues, McCain and Obama hold the same positions.


YouTube - Three Way Presidential Debate - Obama, McCain, and Nader

Sure they have different core political philosophies, but in our current political arrangement, both aim for the middle as best they can and end up just like each other.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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What helped me decide? In one letter - W
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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2 things
1) Obamas tax plan, which is very anti american
2) Obamas supporters, who seem to be on the fringe of society or have a "time to get even" mentality..
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:44 AM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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McCains lack of ability to make sound and consistent decisions that would be good for America.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:46 AM
 
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I decided over the last eight years as I was repeatedly shocked, disappointed and disgusted at the "New McCain" who took shape in order to get the nomination.

There was a very dark deal made in 2000. McCain signed away his principals. Very sad.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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McCains' cintinued support for Bush policies and his VP choice both lead me to believe he has very poor judgement.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Austin
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What first attracted me to Obama was his very public denouncement of the Iraq war (which I was against since the beginning) at a time when denouncing the war was a very risky and potentially dangerous thing to do. It showed a lot of courage, foresight and conviction.

Being able to observe Barack's calm, rational temperament and ability to bring people together to get things done--especially when compared to John McCain's petulant, erratic nature and divisive, win at all costs campaign--really sealed the deal for me.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:48 AM
 
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I used to like the Republican party but over the last 6 yrs, I have drifted away - thanks to WingNuts and W's actions. Palin converted my dislike to a very intense dislike of the ticket. Plus, McCain is really not at all the maverick he once was.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:49 AM
 
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2 things
1) Obamas tax plan, which os very anti american
2) Obamas supporters, who seem to be on the fringe of society or have a "time to get even" mentality..

Obama's tax plan, which is anti-American because it simply reverts to the tax code as it stood pre-2000 (in America)? The tax code in which the rich still pay less than they paid pre-Reagan? In which working class families are no longer saddled with a burden that effects putting bread on the table, while the wealthy pick up a burden that effects how many extra homes they can buy?

I didn't know becoming a nation of slums and mansions was American. Guess I missed that part when I studied history in school.
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