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Old 09-08-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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Hi Kat! I'm glad you started this thread, too! OF COURSE, we military folks (and family members) are SO worldly and learned that we can discuss issues of great importance with civility and respect! I really do wish I had the magic answer, though. As I listen to and read all the different media outlets every day, I find myself going back & forth. I'm currently registered "Democrat" and was of that persuasion most of my earlier life. But I have leaned a lot more towards the "R"s as I've gotten older. I see that hard work really does get you rewards and I really don't want the government to tell me how to run my life or pay for programs that are unecessary or wasteful. But I am both mortified and hopeful about all four candidates (and all for different reasons) I like some of what Ralph Nader has to say. But I truly believe that I'd be throwing away my vote if I cast it for him... What's an old retired G.I. to do?
What to do is vote for the ones least likely to have you grandchildren lining in utter poverty because of the MASSIVE dents incured.
70 % od these trillions upon trillions have been run up by the last 3 Republic presidents.Draw your own conclusions.

 
Old 09-08-2008, 01:58 PM
 
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Default Thoughtful of all things

MCCAIN YES PALIN NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
Old 09-08-2008, 02:03 PM
 
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What's an old retired G.I. to do?
Just make sure to vote.

And, seriously think, who would you rather have running the country: Palin or Biden?
 
Old 09-08-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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Just make sure to vote.

And, seriously think, who would you rather have running the country: Palin or Biden?
I am so glad I am not the only one looking at the Presidential candidates. In reality and God forbid, there is a chance that something could happen to McCain or Obama while one of them is in office.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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I am so glad I am not the only one looking at the Presidential candidates. In reality and God forbid, there is a chance that something could happen to McCain or Obama while one of them is in office.
More a probality than a chance with his age and numerous health events.
 
Old 09-08-2008, 07:45 PM
 
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AMEN! Personally, I don't know why the USAF couldn't just buy the USN/USMC F/A-18 and save the taxpayers some SERIOUS money over the F-22 Raptor...
Yeap but those Raptors are nice .
 
Old 09-08-2008, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley,az summer/east valley Az winter
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met McCain as an enlisted and he an officer~ he didn't care about regs or enlisted! Was gonna ream a guy cause mac couldn't figure out how ta get his IFF ta work in the OFF position. He is also the guy that voted against GI bill and care for wounded enlisteds! Met the guy as officer~senator several times! would go across street ta keep away from the idiot! I'm sure he has no love of the average GI! Obama on the other hand would not start a war unless he was forced! Mark this 20 year vet as a vote for Obama!
 
Old 09-08-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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I'm enlisted and definitely voting for Obama. I want to see a 180 degree turn from the policies, incompetence and gross negligence of the past eight years. I respect McCain and appreciate his attempts at being a statesman, but his choice of Palin was not "maverik-ish" (to coin a phrase) -- it was ridiculously reckless. If that's the first decision he has made as a would-be president, I don't need to see anymore. I already know what it's like to be lead by someone listening to "his gut". No thanks. I'll take careful thought and judgement this time around.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 02:35 AM
 
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Active duty and will vote for McCain/Palin.

Members of the military need to worry about who getting voted into the Senate and Congress just as much as the President. They are all powerful when it comes to military programs and benefits.
 
Old 09-09-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Location: hinesburg, vt
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The vast majority of the folks I serve with now in the reserve component support a MCain-Palin administration, even the younger first termers. This has pretty much been the way ever since I came in in '79, both during active duty and reserve status. I might also add that this current favor toward the GOP amongst my colleagues is happening in a very "blue" state as well. Not trying to start any debate on which party best serves the interests of troops, just citing an observation since the question came up.
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