Thursday, September 04, 2008
iReporters go head-to-head on CNN.com Live

iReporters go head-to-head

After the success of our first-ever iReport debate last week, iReporters are at it again. Journalism students Jordan Sarver and Katy Brown went head-to-head over Sarah Palin's speech Wednesday at the Republican National Convention. The two debated Thursday afternoon by phone on CNN.com Live. Brown, a college freshman who plans to vote for Sen. John McCain, said Palin came across as harsh during her speech because she needed to stand up for herself and show that she could stand up for her country. Sarver, a Sen. Barack Obama supporter and journalism graduate student, didn't appreciate Palin's negative tone. He said the entire Republican convention was coming across as accusatory, while the atmosphere of the Democratic convention was "upbeat and hopeful." Brown and Sarver also weighed in on the mainstream media's coverage of the campaigns, and both seemed pleased. Sarver said what he had seen appeared to be fair, and Brown said "maybe we'll meet the real Sarah Palin" with the increased media coverage. You can watch their entire debate online at CNN.com/video . Will you be the next iReporter featured in a live debate? Keep sending videos of your thoughts on the presidential election, and you could be on CNN.com Live!

122 Comments
September 4, 2008
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Curious...the Republicans keep touting McCain's military credentialing but not ONE Current military soldier, leader or official has stood up to speak on his behalf and knowledge of CURRENT war conditions and experiences.  Obama had at least 5 that I can recall at the DNC.  You don't have to listen to the Dems or the general public, listen to the soldiers and CURRENT war vets. I don't see any military personnel engaged in the Iraq/Afgan war at the RNC, speaking for McCain.  THAT silence speaks VOLUMES.

September 4, 2008
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That is because they are still over there defending your freedom. The ones who did speak good on them they have earned thier right to say thier peace. I have been over thier and will most likely return, although on a Navy ship I will be proud to return so we can finish what we have started. I do not want us to leave and lose all that we paid so much for so far. John Mc Cain will not do that.

September 4, 2008
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I'm appalled that John and Cindy McCain and the McCain campaign would exploit people of color in the manner they did tonight. All people of color should be offended by the show tonight. Shame on the McCains!

September 4, 2008
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I have not decided who I will vote for.  I am surpised that the RNC has not had any substance to this convention.  They seem to talk about individuals and not plans of what needs to be done or how they will address the issues.  I was very disappointed in the arrogant attitude of Sarah Palin as well.  She had an opportunity to discuss issues and she just knocked the democrats.  I thought she was a person that would unite americans.  I must say I did however was very motivated by Barack Obama's speach at the DNC.  Im still learning a lot about all of them.  Just my thoughts.

September 4, 2008
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I forgot to add that my son is a United States Marine and has been for 10 years and I am a proud mother and proud to be an American.  I hang my United States flag every single day on my front porch.  God Bless America!  May we do her justice in the coming years.

September 4, 2008
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I am surprised at some of the comments that are posted. I think that RNC is for the party to unite it. The next part is the road and small town meetings to cover the issues people have.

September 4, 2008
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At the RNC that there is only one group of people that is represented Older, White males, which don't care one way or another if things change via they have already had their time. Also if all of the promises that Sen Mc Cain and Gob Palin can be accomplished, then why are not any of their plans in effect now b/c if I am not mistaking thier party is in office right now.

Confused

September 4, 2008
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The RNC must be an embarassment,it incapsulates all of the reasons why the United states has alienated themselves from the rest of the world.

The Republicans do not represent change in any way at all.

The RNC has not comprised of anything of any real subastance,or any sign of new direction for a country & world in desperate need...Unfortunately this presidency has a bearing on the rest of the world....

Instead we have been bored stiff with stories of Mccains military experiences and cheap shots at Obama and the democrats. It is obvious that this is because they have nothing of importance to say on real issues they  dont even have any new ideas.

It´s all repetative #$@#$%!!

Rudolf the red nose......what a clown! His speech was disgraceful.How can these people hold public positons?

I can´t belive ANYONE buys this nonsense!!!The whole thing is so fake & amateur... one would have to be mentally impared to be swayed by these ridiculous people......if God were to bless America then Obama will be the next president.

September 4, 2008
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Yes, the republicans is in the white house but, the democrats own the house and senate. I can see why you are confused... comedian

September 4, 2008
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Watching the Republican National Convention I realaized why I am so disgusted with the republican party. McCain has not said what he is planning on doing in office. He continues to go off on how he is going to change America. The question is, is HOW? As for Palin, she is nothing but a sacastic woman who has nothing better to do than talk down on the opposing party. Republicans may get off on that, but I for one would like to hear what they can offer us as Americans than how inexperience the opposing party is. McCain does not represent the majority of America. McCain is not CHANGE. He's just the SAME.

September 4, 2008
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WAR WAR WAR

Dam is WAR all the Republicans talk about, fearhas constantly been there motive to persuade american voters this whole campaign. His whole introduction was a like a HISTORY 301 college course. I almost felt like i was in a classroom as i watched this repeative scene once again. I bet 90percent of us already know what he is going to "READ" about.

September 4, 2008
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John McSame and Sarah Potter

September 4, 2008
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OMG they are trying so hard you can just feel the fakeness in the applauses, the REP know that this is very very old

September 4, 2008
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Well, Tx you are a true democrat. Please stick to your guns. Individuals like you make it easy to vote old and republican.

September 4, 2008
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I have watched John McCain almost break his arms again(just like when he was a POW) reaching around to pat his own self on the back....He needs to get off the cross, we can use the wood somewhere else. Being a POW does not make you a material for the U.S. Presidency. He offers nothing new and is a relic of history. His recent choice of his VP pic only shows that he is already experiencing

"senior moments" John McCain, your're 72 years old and have served your country proudly....it's time to retire. Let the younger people whose vision is better than yours lead us foward. You have served your time, but it is time for real change. It is a new milineum. You do not offer real hope for a better future. I wish him the best...I am a veteran as well, and John Mccain is not Americas Future.

September 4, 2008
Click to view TxTravler's profile

well maybe if we lived over seas where our ass got bombed everyday i could see, but 9/11 happen some time ago. and why is that REP feel that when other countries want to improve their military we want to get involved and stop them. How is that they want to be protected to. So that makes ur pro life argument a crop of shit.

September 4, 2008
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it sounds like REP are programmed to all say the same thing i mean you guys are very well versed and programmed. but who cares about mccain and his service 40 years ago, that would be like Obama talking about slavery let get well.

September 4, 2008
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John McCain's speech was great... Extremely motivational... interestingly a lot of similarities with motivational speeches by someone who was remembered during World War I and II. Check out one of his motivational speech lines.

 

"In starting and waging a war it is not right that matters, but victory."

Adolf Hitler

 

 

The focus should be on collaboration, making the world a peaceful place, helping the economy, reducing global warming, crime, guns, improving health care, fighting diseases like cancer, diabetes, etc.

September 4, 2008
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I am curious to know what Palin gives her baby while on stage. I mean seriously have you ever seen a baby that age sleep for that long, and I am talking about this baby doesn't move.....Is it real??? Through the speeches I could understand because I would sleep too but the  fireworks and the yelling, and just all of that noise. I have never seen a baby sleep like that. Please let me  know, maybe I can use it on my kids. This is scain and I approved this message.

September 4, 2008
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Bravo!! John McCain had all the right stuff to share and to help to motivate the listeners. For the people who share his values and dreams for a better America, it was direct and to the point.  He reaffirmed our choice. He established his credentials to be the candidate for President.  To those who may have been undecided, he gave good reason for them to consider him and to know he was for them and would work to earn their trust. He gave reasons for being involved and empowered others to be involved to help make the changes they desire.  That takes leadership and that is why he will win the election in November!

September 4, 2008
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u sound like all the others REP with that scripted shit u just typed. Get off the gas

September 5, 2008
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All I can say after watching his speech tonight at the RNC is that it swells my heart with pride to know that I live in a country with men of his caliber! Neither He or Sarah Palin need to talk about what their capable of once in the White House, their history speaks for them! I have a question for you. How many times have you heard Obama say GOD Bless America?

September 5, 2008
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All I can say after watching his speech tonight at the RNC is that it swells my heart with pride to know that I live in a country with men of his caliber! Neither He or Sarah Palin need to talk about what their capable of once in the White House, their history speaks for them! I have a question for you. How many times have you heard Obama say GOD Bless America?

September 5, 2008
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I think that Mccain and Palin are trying to brainwash  all of us. The Republicans kind of figured it out that they can't talk about any issues, and all in  RNC I heard them  mentioning about Mccain's military story, no disrespect but if he is trying to make us feel pity and persuade us to give him our votes, it is  just foolishness because his past is not our future. And let me make something clear about the statement  Barack Obama made "Above his Pay grade", this is about a  choice that a female has to make whether to have an abortion or to give a birth. If you think Palin thinks that she is a Pro life then let's see what's her response to this question, Assuming if she had to live on welfare, is pregnant and had to make a choice whether to give a birth to a child when she can't even afford to support it? HMMM, something to think abt.

September 5, 2008
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I listen to John McCain speech on Thursday to see if he had anything to offer me. John McCain said

 

He "believe everyone has something to contribute and deserves the opportunity to reach their God-given potential, from the boy whose descendants arrived on the Mayflower to the Latina daughter of migrant workers. We're all God's children, and we're all Americans."

 

My problem with this is if  the republican party is the party of Abraham Lincoln that free the slaves and push the civil rights movement. How could he not mention the descendants of slaves. This man is out of touch with the American people and how can African Americans look to the republican party as a party of the people.

September 5, 2008
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AMERICA...WAKE UP BEFORE WE ARE FORCED INTO ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF BUSH! FRESH AIR CAN AND WILL COME NOVEMBER 9 WITH OBAMA! Johnny Mac was/is a war hero however he did get captured maybe due to not following command. Can we really take/trust all of his version as it pertains to his capture? Nevertheless, that happened so many "MOONS" ago! WE WANT FRESH AIR, CHANGE, NEW DIRECTION, A GOVERNMENT WE CAN BELIEVE IN, A PERSON WHO REALLY WANTS A "UNITED" STATES OF AMERICA! We ALL should be exhausted from politicians looking us in the eye with a straight face and fill us with "DECEPTION AND LIES!" SO I SAY "NO" TO BUSH JR (OOPS JOHNNY MAC IS MUCH OLDER) OK, GRANDPA JOHNNY!

September 5, 2008
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DID EVERYBODY NOTICE THAT THE RDC WAS FILLED WITH THE "GOLDEN GIRLS" AND THEIR DATES?

September 5, 2008
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Did any see that daily show clip tonight? they did a great segment called Sarah Palin Gender Card which showed the republicans real problem. You can see it at

www.comedycentral.com

September 5, 2008
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Just look around the room during the RNC conventions each night, and ask yourself, what did you see thst represented change, or diversity? And the few tokens sprinled aroud tonight don't count!!! I t seems that if Obama only talks about his personal victories,he must be sharing his speech writers with McCain,and Palin lately. ed5norton, I totally cosign, is it me or every time that Gov. Palin speaks I  hear Rose Nylon getting ready to tell a Saint Olaf story.

September 5, 2008
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Just look around the room during the RNC conventions each night, and ask yourself, what did you see thst represented change, or diversity? And the few tokens sprinled aroud tonight don't count!!! I t seems that if Obama only talks about his personal victories,he must be sharing his speech writers with McCain,and Palin lately. ed5norton, I totally cosign, is it me or every time that Gov. Palin speaks I  hear Rose Nylon getting ready to tell a Saint Olaf story.

September 5, 2008
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People need to realize republicans are in control of the WHITE HOUSE right now and if it was on their agenda to do anything for which Mccain speaks (sounds like Bush 8 yrs ago)they would have already started helping the Low-Income,Under-Educated,un-insured middle-class and lower-class americans. What happened to when you get to the top....you throw a rope down to help the next american up....I made the mistake before I wont do it again!!!!

September 5, 2008
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USA Election2008... i feel like i am watching election in Philippines... Obama should have pick Arnorld Schwazeneger for VP

September 5, 2008
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i remember the vietnam war and wearing a bracelet for the pow's captured there and i remember the day i took it off! i'm not saying that changed my life but it did change my views on a lot of things such as you have to discover how you personally see different issues and problems facing the american people step back and and look with your eyes and then decide as most of the young voters have not experienced a war other than the iraqui conflic going on now, i understand their concerns but please take time to look at the issues facing us and then cast your vote!don't take pomp and circumstance into account to  make your decision.

                                     thank-you

                                     diane

                                    illinois

September 5, 2008
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First of all, Sarah in the Bible had a son named Isaac or Ike. Any meaning? We shall see. Moving on, I, as an American who might be forced to have Palin as a heartbeat away from being my president, want the people involved in Troopergate to come on Good Morning America.  They have everyone else on that show. It appears that Palin is bringing more problems to a White House that has an abundance of them already.  She seems to be more trouble than she is worth.  We need more problems and troubles like we need a hole in the head.  She just is not vice-president material.  Just because she is the female version of a bully doesn't mean she would make a good vice-president.  While the Obama/Biden ticket is relatively pristine, the McCain/Palin ticket is polluted and fraught with controversy that is building by the hour. Her brother-in-law was on CNN today and looked like he was scared to death.  Has his life been threatened if he says the wrong things against Palin?  I smell much hot treachery in cold Alaska, and Palin has her hockey mom mits all over it!

September 5, 2008
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John McCain is doing the same thing Bush did.  They claim to be of one America, when in fact they care only about themselvesthe wealthy.  It is pretty straight forward when McCain continuiously claims that Barak Obam wants to raise your taxeswho is he speaking too--the top 5% wage earners. 

 

The republican have become very good at persuading people that if you don't vote Republican your against your country--not patriotic. 

 

Well, if one really cares about their country they will ensure that those who are disabled and can't work are insured,  they will ensure that those who do not have the skills to do well in the 21st century have the opportunity to learn new skills and grow professionally and financially.

 

It is the responsibily of every country on earth to care for its citizens.  The republicans wish to do away with labor unions and government programs for those in need.  They don't believe in a minimum wage and feel health insurance and Social Security should be privatized so they can profit on the needs of others.  They believe in less government when it suits their agenda; more government control when it don't. 

 

Instead of promoting an environment where companies must innovate and become more productive to compete in a global market--they prefer lower wages, which are most often found in foriegn countries.

 

The Democrats on the other hand wish to empower all Americans to grow and prosper; they believe in helping those in need.

 

When it gets down to it all the candidates are good and talented peopleit is their belief system that we need to look at.  Which party offers hope for the most people? Which part sees One America as all the peopleevery single one of them? 

 

The wealthiest people in this country could not have experienced the success they have without the working people, and it is time the working people are rewarded for their sacrifices; it is time for the wealthy to give back.

 

So don't feel like you are betrying your country if you don't vote republican.  The Clinton administration provided our country with the best eight years ever, and taxes where what they where, how can anyone say that high taxes are the problem?  Trickle down economics don't work!!!  If you love your country and all the people that make it up--vote democrat.

September 5, 2008
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THE FINAL DEATH THROES OF THE RNC

 

I'm thrilled with McCain's speech. He made sweeping broad general statements that a staffer wrote for him and ended his speech with FIGHT WITH ME! He voted with Bush 90% of the time, so that means he's  10% Maverick? His voting record tells me that he didn't seem to think that reform was needed until this election year. He acts as if he's an outsider in Washington who did not have Bushes ear for the past 8 years! It has solidified for me that the Republicans are out of touch with what is going on with the world and prefer war at all costs over diplomacy. It's a big world and we all have to share it. I am tired of the ethnocentric behavior of the Republican party. Sarah Palin's policies are not in line with progress for women and her beliefs are exactly the opposite of Hillary Clintons. I'm more determined than ever to bring change to Washington by voting for Obama. He may not have all the answers either, but it's time for a fresh perspective.

September 5, 2008
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To a large extent I agree with you.  The Bush administration sent the economy into a tail spin.  The McCain-Palin ticket is simply offensive -- McCain represents the status quo, among other things, and Palin, at best, was selected with the presumption that disaffected Hillary Clinton supporters would vote on gender lines, not on the issues.  She, at a minimum, and politely, is too conservative.  However, the Democrats have proven contradictory to their call for change by selecting Biden for Vice President -- an older White male who has been in Washington a very long time and is, quite frankly, part of the estabilisment, regardless of the party affiliation.  Just because he is a Democrat, which is preferable to conservatives to my mind, does not mean that it is a radical change.  It may be change, but it isn't all that big, really.  Biden represents something rather more centrist than Obama and Clinton.  So much for change.

September 5, 2008
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I agree that Biden may be part of the establishment. That's why his name is second on the ticket. He has the foreign policy experience and perspective the Obama could use. You have to have someone there to tell you what mistakes have been made in the past in order to not repeat them in the future. Sure he's been there a mighty long time, but I'm guessing not as long as McCain. I listened to Biden's message and looked at some of the things he's done (bills on domestic violence against women, and the Crime bill that put more cops on the street) He may not be a spring chicken, but I'm OK with that.

September 5, 2008
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On another note, Obama rolled out some ads this week that were pretty damning to McCain. Basically the facts on his voting record and him practically miming George Bush. I really can't wait until the debates to have Obama ask the 10% Maverick that if he believes Washingtion is so broken why did he vote with Bush 90% of the time right down his party lines.Last night he was a blue sheep in red wolfs clothing. McCains in some trouble if he's planning to roll out inexperience ads which he took off the table by choosing Palin. He may use the tack that the Veep doesn't need foreign policy experience.....but I ask you where is Cheney? Georgia......that's where!!!!

September 5, 2008
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I said that wrong.....he's a red wolf in blue sheeps clothing. It's early....that's my excuse.

September 5, 2008
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Loved the speech by McCain & Palin! We need reform in the Whitehouse and many other areas!  They have the experience as I don't see Obama having anywhere near the experience to run this country!!!  I can get up there and tell you the same things as Obama but who knows HOW to put the change in motion: McCain & Palin!!! McCain has a record of doing for Americans not just his party!  They are experienced on economics to better ways produce cleaner energy and help with healthcare.  MOST OF ALL I CAN"T SLEEP AT NIGHT KNOWING OBAMA WOULD MAKE Anti-TERRORIST DECISIONS OR PROTECT OUR COUNTRY! WHEN DID HE SERVE OUR COUNTRY?

September 5, 2008
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Regardless of your political slant, I think it is tough to deny that John McCain was absolutely inspiring last night. Some have commented that there were not enough specifics on his plan - in my view this was not the forum - the former has been discussed all through the campaign. I appreciated getting more personal insights into this Presidential candidate.

September 5, 2008
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r29

One of the things that bother me about McCain and it was reinforced in his speach last night is his overpowering willingness and desire to "Fight".  Count how many times he uses the words "Fight" when he speacks.  The problem I have with that is his representation that he has the ability to reach across party lines and bring people together.  Well, in my ecperience, one cannot bring sides together by fighting with them.  Strong negotiating skills and a friendly approach always works better...You Know..."You can catch more flies with honey than with vinigar".

September 5, 2008
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I Served as an Infantry Sergeant during the Viet Nam Conflict and don't think much about anyone who surrenders without firing a shot. A grunt gets into real dog fights slugging it out, not many Infantry POW's, It is either fight it out to the death or be tortured, Empty your weapon on the enemy then consider the last bullet for yourself or be tortured. Flyboys are pancies, they get scared and surrender at first availibal opportunity. Sitting in the cockpit of a jet bomber they are disconnected from the realities of head to head combat.  Empty your weapon first, try to shoot your way out of it or die trying.

September 5, 2008
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I'm really offended by the way inwhich People are proclaiming John McCain, as a Hero for his time spent as a POW, John McCain was suppose to adhere to the same Military Code Of Conduct that every other Serviceman had swore to uphold, And as a Officer and indivual in a Leadership position, He was suppose to set the example, Not be an exception to the Rules, And I'am very interested in asking John McCain, about the Statement he wrote when he claim that he had broken in regards to his feeling so Dishonorable that he was a Black Criminal, This is from his own Biography, And should be explained by him, not his handler's or supporter's.

September 5, 2008
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I am not affiliated to any of the parties.  As most Americans I am waiting to see the debates and determine who will represent America the best (not a specific gender or race but Americans).  The only comment I do have from McCain’s speech last night is from the reaction and comment that he made about a person protesting.  He called a protestor noise and static in the background.  It might have not been the best forum to express the public’s frustration but no presidential candidate should dismiss a person representing the voice of the people that he will be working for in such a way.  These noises in the background represent the voters that are affected directly by the war, a bad economy and (as we saw this morning) high rates of unemployment.  We are in such predicaments because our current Government continues to ignore the noises in the background (and McCain agrees to these allegations).  My advice to both candidates is to start listening very closely to these noises in the background because they will get you elected as the next President of the United States.

September 5, 2008
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McCain’s speech was good; what I needed to hear was an outline of an economic proposal for a better economy.  I had hoped to hear an outline of a healthcare plan that would allow senior citizens to afford their medication.  I had hopes he would address the un-employment issue that is now projected to be 7% by next summer.  Does he really understand how hard it is to make it to work everyday with gas at $3.50 a gallon?  Do you really think any of the delegates at the RNC are worried about a gallon of Milk that costs $4.00?  Do you think they can identify with us struggling middle class that scrounges around for change so our children can have lunch money?  NOT ONE WORD DID THEY SAY ABOUT US!  I wonder if McCain checked the market to see what the DOW had closed at yesterday evening.   My friends, if you are familiar with economics, you’ll know that this percentage of unemployment represents a recession.  McCain focused on cutting government spending.  I didn’t hear anything about cutting OUR taxes so we can increase our spending in the economy.  The Republican government spends 10 billion dollars a month on the war in Iraq.  A war McCain supported with Busch, a war that we now know had no evidence of nuclear weapons.  A war that was not supposed to be a war against countries but a war against terrorism!

 

Obama promises to cut OUR taxes by 95%, put people back to work, save what’s left of our manufacturing jobs that are the backbone of this middle class society and stop incentives to business’s that ship our manufacturing jobs over seas.  He also promises that we can go to school and college.  I sure would like to have help going back to college.  I have to pay out of pocket to become a better, smarter citizen.  Has it been so long ago, we as American citizens have forgotten about 3 MILE ISLAND???  Nuclear Power- where and how are we going to dispose of Nuclear Waste?  Is that the solution for our energy crisis?  McCain wants off-shore drilling; “drill baby drill”, can we afford to prolong the inevitable of fossil fuel dependence?  These are all issues that Obama has accepted; these are issues that he has a plan to CHANGE.  I’m not ready to pay higher taxes because government spending is cut.  I’m not ready to see our children play in streams contaminated by leaking nuclear waste.  I’m tired of filling up my car for 65 to 70 dollars with fossil fuel that’s an ideology as old as the dinosaurs.  I want change, I want to progress into the future not relive the same last eight years.  I support diplomatic negations with countries rather than invasion of a country like Pakistan who do have nuclear missiles because they can!  Do you want the SAME or do really want the CHANGE.  I’m for change, I’m for Obama!   THE DIFFERENCE WE CAN COUNT ON!

September 5, 2008
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Obama has the intellect and the ability to assume the presidency, and he has a vice-president that is more than capable of filling in. Obama will fill his cabinet with non-crony, non-obligatory, non-selfserving intellectuals that are more than capable of advising him, without prejudice. Obama has promised change from day ONE, and has never accepted public funds from lobbyists, or the like. He owes NOBODY any favors.

McCain supports "Big Oil" with their big tax breaks while making BILLIONS, and while he is making MILLIONS.

What are YOU making. Are YOU middle-income according to McCain, or according to your monthly budget. Trust me, he won't be giving the real middle-incomers, like YOU any breaks-the breaks will go to to the 2 MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR+ a year,"middle-income" crowd. All he's going to give YOU is four more year's of the last eight years-the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. Don't be duped by the meaningless, fortune-supported rhetoric that we ALL heard eight and four years ago.

September 5, 2008
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aj1

this is a Pele to the American people place we can not go down the same path that bush has sent our great nation and that McCain Bell orally rushlimbaugh see for our future which is that the rich keep getting richer and the poor gets poorer lets not be distracted by pa lain look deep behind the speeches and look at what she stand for our great country need a president who have the temperament and understanding of the people in the lager world like Obama said you cant just fight terrorism in one country when they are in 80 country look at the logic of that .          AJ CHICAGO ILL

September 5, 2008
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Here's a clue for both sides how to save our economy! Why dont the politicians CUT Their pay for the first time in over 200 years Instead of GIVING themselves raises. Not asking a lot only 5% cut would do wonders alone!! By the way was ANY of my tax money used to pay for any of McCains homes?? Has anyone looked into that? Huh? Did Michelle wear a $$$ dress like McCain's "2nd" wife...NOT!! Dont forget wifey no# 1, bet she's not living in one of those 7/9 houses!!

September 5, 2008
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Think of the old tune called "VOLARE" and here is a verse about Obama:   Obama, oh oh

                     Obama, no no no no

He just doesn't get it!!! John McCain is the right person to be the next President of the United States. He has proven over & over that he puts his country first. His proven experience in foreign policy will help us abroad and to attack the issues on the home front as well. What we need are more "TIGER'S" which is the new

accronym that means:  TRUTH     INTEGRITY    GRIT

ENERGY     RESPECT    Qualities McCain/Palin have and so many more. Wake up America, vote McCain/Palin Nov 4

Together, we can show the entire world our can-do spirit.

By the way, I am responsible for this new accronym and I believe it very strongly.

September 5, 2008
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I watched both speeches of Palin and McCain and I find it

incredible that anyone could watch this repeat of HOW TO DUPE THE NATION AND WIN THE WHITE HOUSE BY CARL ROVE.

 

We have the NEW candidate Palin whom we dont know anything about other then the sketchy bio that McCain and

company has presented us with. No one has been allowed to

interview her. SHE IS A PIG IN A POKE OR SHOULD I SAY A PITBULL IN A POKE.

 

The American will be voting for a candidate with a scrubbed past like GW. An evangelical convert bent on bringing EVERYONE INTO THE FOLD WHETHER THEY WANT TO OR

NOT and whose very childrens birth records and her school

records are sealed documents. SOUND FAMILIAR.

 

We even find out that AMERICA FIRST statement is only for us. She sold the pipeland in Alaska to CANADA and the

oil goes to Japan. IT APPEARS THAT THE LOWER 48 ISNT PART OF HER AMERICA.

 

John McCain claims he's AMERICA FIRST but ALL HIS MANTRAS IS DRILL DRILL AND INTERNATIONAL INTEREST RECEIVE ALL THE BENEFITS OF AMERICAN RESOURCES AND TREASURY.

 

What we really have here is McCain is impending senility

THAT APPARENTLY CAUSES HIM TO NOT REMEMBER WHAT IS REALLY IS FOR FROM ONE SPEECH TO THE NEXT.

 

PALIN WILL REMEMBER THOUGH. SHE IS THE PERFECT REPUBLICAN

CANDIDATE. A "STEPFORD WIFE". You wind the key in her back and she GRABS HER GUN GOES OUT AND KILLS BREAKFAST,

SKINS AND COOKS IT, GETS THE KIDS TO SCHOOL, GOES TO TEXAS GOES IN LABOR, COMES BACK TO ALASKA HAS HER BABY.

RESTS FOR HALF AND HOUR, GOES TO WORK, FIRES THE DEPARTMENT HEAD, ARRANGES A HIT ON HER BROTHER IN LAW,

ACCEPTS HER NOMINATIO, LEARNS HER SPEECH, CONVINCES THE

PUBLIC SHE IS ABLE TO BE ALL THINGS TO EVERYBODY ALL WITH HER LIPSTICK STILL IN PLACE.

 

Whew!!! Now if she would just answer a few questions from the press and public.

September 5, 2008
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I just retired from the military (22 years)and did 2 tours in IRAQ the most recent ending in june of this year. They try to paint a pretty picture of this war but its far from it. The surge MCcain takes credit for is because to Iraqi militias and al-Sadr made deals to have his neighborhoods re-built with guess what american money. So the main part of the surge purpose is all hype. Take it from someone that was on the ground there. The locals have no interest in bombing americans now because they are being paid off and thing are being done for them. The Iraqis themself don't like foreign fighters anyway so they dealt with them. The surge is a smoke screen that was put into play when the republican got scared of losing the white house. bottom line the military over there is doing an outstanding job but are being pushed to the limits and many will tell you that. prime case suicides in the military are up drastically up from pre-Iraq invasion/occupation. Look it up

September 5, 2008
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MCCAIN’S AFFAIR WITH CINDY WHILE MARRIED TO CAROL SHEPP FRACTURED HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH

FORMER PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-divorce11-2008jul11,0,6546861.story

John McCain says Reagan was his hero. He also admits to having an affair that broke up his marriage to Carol Shepp his former wife.He wants the public to believe he will be honorable Like president Reagen but it is not in his character.

CHECK THIS WEBPAGE OUT

 

http://phoenix.about.com/od/politiciansfromarizona/a/johnmccain_2.htm

Remember last February, after the NY Times reported on rumors of an affair between John McCain and lobbyist, Vicki Iseman, how Cindy McCain ardently defended her husband?:

"More importantly, my children and I not only trust my husband, but know that he would never do anything to not only disappoint our family, but disappoint the people of America. He's a man of great character."

Give us a break Cindy...That quote just stuck in my head because it was so patently absurd. As the Los Angeles Times reported, Cindy McCain met and began dating John McCain when he was married. So, Cindy met John when he was cheating on his wife, but she knows he'd never cheat on his wife. Come On America Wake Up...The voters want the truth if you would cheat on your wife, you’ll cheat on “the people” plain and simple truth and fact. America is not blind to that fact and this not from The Obama Campaign, this is from one (1) concerned voter.I agree The McCain Campaign will give us more of the same. John Mccain will say anything to get in the White House.Lets take a look where the LAST EIGHT (8) years have brought us while Mr. McCain voted 95% of the time with President Bush.The only reason Mr. Mccain chose Sarah palin was to pickup the votes from Hillary Clinton Voters. What an insult that is the intelligence of the WOMEN Voters across the country.

September 5, 2008
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Leave it to the REPUBLICANS to cleanup the protesters from the streets of St.Paul so they dont have to deal with them. This proves they dont want to deal with what the people have to say, they want them arrested till their party is over. Mr. Mccain has (8) residences and a wife who is a multi-millionaire these are not ordinary people. The McCains residence in La Jolla California went into forclosure for default of property taxes a few years back and they have the money to pay these taxes.So what does that tell you about the McCains.They are FAR less affected by what the middle class income people have been going through. They actually have no clue.We need someone in the WHITE HOUSE that will work for the people not their own agenda.

Be Careful America...

Cindys speech did not come across as honest it seemed staged and phoney to say the least.This speech was  written for her as was Sarah Palin's was.A very staged attempt to win America over.Joe Lieberman must have been paid a great amount to end up at RNC. That speaks volumes about him.  Being a P.O.W does not give you the experience or ability to run the USA. That story has been so over-told to get the public to sympathize with 72 yr.old McCain.Service over Self is that what that was? America wants the facts not your Vietnam story. We want the truth Mr. McCain plain and simple something you just don't have the ability to give us.

September 5, 2008
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Hey Rick S,

 

I say the speach and McCain did not say anything about being fearful of anyone not a citizen. What he did say was whether you come abroad or from accros the border once you are here-we are all americans.

September 5, 2008
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IB4OBAMA    How many nuclear power plants do think are operating in the US now.

September 5, 2008
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I am of strong openion that most of the politicians basically do it for their own interest. We really need to understand "What has changed for a common man" ? Is it going to change anything for a common man ? The main issue is we select the President on their so called speeches but what actually happens once they are in the office. I know there are only few presidents who actually did something for the country and the people. Ronald Regan was one of them.

 

I don't know but yes McCain would definitely be a better choice as he actually fought for the country. He understands the pain of the war. Even if he is not willing to get the troops back at this time but once in office he would do complete analysis and will try his level best to get the troops back. When the war was started it was with the word VICTORY and will end with the word VICTORY.

 

In the speech he actually spoke about the common man. He spoke about the education. Yes here I would have expected much more from him. Rather than providing the training for the jobs which would not go away, I was expecting at least he would like to see what can be done to get the jobs back to US. I have not heard anything on this from any of the candidates.

 

One thing was very clear from his speech and that was his love for the country. God has sent him for the special reason and cause and this guy is going to deliver it. No matter what challanges he faces but he is going to do it.

 

Another interesting thing is he has selected a running mate as woman. We must appreciate as this lady is representing the every woman of this country. The time has come when each and every woman has to stand together and show what a woman can do. She is an ICON. At least John has shown the corage to get the running mate as woman instead of fighting with a womna for the post.

 

I sincerely feel that going into the personal life shows that people are scared and then dirty politics comes in to the picture. Instead of that lets do something constructive and respect each other. Undersatnd the plans and then react.

 

John was very specific and you can not expect a person to cover each and everything in one hour time.

 

People of America are very smart and they would observe both the candidates and their speeches and plans till last date.

 

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

September 5, 2008
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I tried to watch McCain's speech last night.  However, I wanted to stay awake, and didn't want any memories of McCain fogging my mind as I drifted off during his speech.  It is so very transparent that he has not gotten into detail about his plans for our nation, it is also so very transparent that he has stolen, at the very least, three ideas and word for word phrases from Obama.  He has now resorted to acting calm and collective, instead of his trigger happy comments about Bomb Bomb Iran.  He probably has already jeopardized our safety in that one comment.  The disgruntled Hilary voters ought to grow up.  I too wanted to have Hilary in the v.p. if not presidential seat but it was not to be.  Compare the fire, energy, and itelligence of the Democratic conventions to the Republicans' and what you have is fear fear fear from McCain's speech, and hope, freedom, and success from Obama's.

September 5, 2008
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THIS IS WHAT PALIN HAS DONE TO ALASKA!

SEE THE TRUTH! WATCH THIS -- IF YOU CAN!!!!!

 

http://actionfund.defenders.org/palinvideo

September 5, 2008
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Just by using decent phrases and energetic speaches I would like to see what Obama has done so far for this country. I would have loved Hillary being a nominee for the presidential post as she actually was in the white house for 8 years. She has hell lot of experience as comaired to a person who doesn;t understand the meaning of President.

 

So don't go by age and energetic speaches but go by experience and what that person has done for the country. His father and grand father have given thier entire life for serving the country. Now compare ....!!!

 

John is a true hero. Instead of looking that persons age I would suggest look what he has done for the country. What he is going to do for the country.

 

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

September 5, 2008
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I just found out that the jet Palin was talking about

did NOT sell on E-bay.Her first speech and already telling lies!! Kinda like the WMDs Bush was talking about....

Its time to harpoon the barracuda!!

September 5, 2008
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I have been watching Larry King find it amazing how Moore has an opinion about everything but, the race card. I find it hard to believe he did not know people will not vote for a black man. What do you think is he truthfull or afraid to say what he really feels because its about the democratic party?

September 5, 2008
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At first I felt sorry for Palin, and did feel she was kind of getting the raw end of the deal.  This has changed since over the past few days all she has done is attack Barrack Obama, but whenever a legitimate question is asked about her experience, she and McCain's staff go on the defensive about how the media is biased.  She can dish out punches but when it comes to taking them she is quick to pull the sexism card.  As a former hockey player myself, this is not very hockey mom-ish of her.

September 5, 2008
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One subject I would like to see addressed...Everybody is making a big deal about the Ebay comments and they should. I would like to have a different discussion started over why the EX-CEO of EBAY was allowed to speak. And then mysteriously BOTH candidates NAME DROP the business in a major political address to the nation that millions are watching. I think this is a MUCH bigger issue. Anyone who regularly sells on Ebay can relate to the fact that there ARE major issues with the rule changes regarding sellers on the site right now. Between the mass account suspensions, the massive random holds on PayPal funds, and now the inability for sellers to leave negative feedback for buyers (resulting in massive strong-arming by illicit buyers), Ebay's site is in BIG TROUBLE. Tons of Americans operating small businesses are being suspended (and not told why in many cases) and going bankrupt. Meanwhile Ebay is becoming a storefront for corporate wholesellers and the American consumer gets the shaft again. People are leaving left and right. And now magically they are represented with a speaker at the convention and promoted on consecutive nights by BOTH candidates. I feel this is a much, much bigger issue considering the pains McCain has gone to attempting to convince everybody he has provided reform to lobbying and campaign finance. Anyone who believes this, they've got a bridge and a jet to sell ya! I am quite shocked this has not become a huge talking point. Just my two-cents.

September 5, 2008
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This is my last comment on Palin. I'm over her. I guess these photos should be added to the Hot Vice President Pin that the Repubs were wearing during the convention. It's not smear people. It's sad. Do you want this woman discussing foreign policy with Putin? We'll be the laughing stock. It's not photoshopped if you're thinking that.

 

http://johnjayandrich.1047kissfm.com/cc-common/gallery/display.html?album_id=135936

September 6, 2008
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Guess the photo was a fake. Now I feel bad that I posted them. :o(

September 6, 2008
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I guess when you think about it....it is kind of her "character" pitbull, guns and lipstick. Still, it doesn't make my posting it right!

September 6, 2008
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There was a true story came out about Barack Obama's Half brother and they put a cap on it right away I wonder why? After all how many of us would let our half brother live in proverty while we live in riches. This says so much about Obama it is not funny I would never do that to one of my kin. You think he is going to help you when he won't help his brother you have another think comming. They jump on the 17 year old for makeing a mistake in getting PG and not married that is so strange its like no comparison Leave the girl alone what is she was you daughter would you want her treated that way I sure would not. But now I will yell out loud about Obama not helping his brother that is a shame and I would drop out of the race for the white house in shame . I am a Reg. Demo and I will not vote for him he is all for himself and not for any of us you can bet on that Come on DEMO lets pull out and vote for Mcclain and as for the lady he picked I think he did a great job the reason Demo's are jumping on her is because they have failed so bad. They lay everything at President Bush's feet when he was fighting the Demo congress all the way .The Demo congress is as much responable for the mess as Bush. I will not charge the mistakes of Bush on Mcclain He is not responable for what Bush has done . When what he has done is no where near what its blown up to be. And I cannot Se Bush letting one of his kin folks live in proverity like Obama this man does not even have a heart he is cold as can be and will be the same to people in trouble wait and see if he gets in God Forbid.

You want people to be kind to you then be kind to them.

September 6, 2008
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WOW! What a breath of fresh air, Sarah blows Obama away! I have NEVER been so excited about a Vice-Presidential candidate. She will be an excellent Vice-President and a GREAT President in 2016 when she is elected President. Nearly everyone I've talked to about Sarah has only positive things to say about her, and I live in a Democratic state. Even some Hilary supporters here are saying good things about Sarah Palin. I can't wait until November!

 

It seems as though every time the media attacks her, she only gains more sympathy and support. Thank you Liberal media, and please, please, keep up the Palin attacks. The latest polls show that Sarah is now more popular that Obama, Biden, and even her running mate John McCain. Thanks for all your help in making Sarah Palin the subject of every dinner table conversation in America.

September 6, 2008
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I would definitely emphasize on few important things. The citizen of this country needs to understand this. I would like to put few things straight.

 

1. Who is real citizen of this country. Person who definitely born in this country but his father is from different country. I am not questioning about his integrity but as an citizen what are his roots ? This is important.

 

2. Has he ever done any special thing in his carrier for his country apart from writing the books.

 

3. To get nominated for the post he played dirty politics with a woman.

 

None of the country in this world accepted a person who's roots doesnt belong to this nation.

 

John is a real citizen who at least did something for his country. His father and fore father belong to this country. They served for this country.

 

John has enough courage to nominate a lady as VP.

 

John has raised his concerns over and over again whenever he was not satisfied with the congress and governance.

 

I think woman of this country are very smart and they understand what woman can do. This time they are going to make history.

September 6, 2008
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So much to say. Disgusted at Palin's school-girl glee in viciously attacking a man she knows will not hit her back; not with integrity, not with professionalism, but with the dirtiest sarcasm and disdain she takes great joy in the applause she gets for trashing a man whose integrity won't allow him to stoop to her level. 

 

Disgusted at the mob that cheered her Jerry Springer routine. Republican tactic has always been to appeal to the lowest of our impulses; greed, and cruelty, xenophobia and hatred.

 

Disgusted that this "family" woman would drag her vulnerable 17 yr. old into the national spotlight. With more in-your-face proof that her positions and policies don't work, right in her own household, she still shows her lack of character by refusing to consider their fallibility.

 

Disgusted at how the GOP would eviscerate Chelsea Clinton for the same "sin" (as the bible thumpers would call it) yet are so weepy and loving when it comes to one of their own. Unwed mothers in the ghetto are viewed with disdain; so much so that the great white hope, and her ilk, would deprive them of essential rights relating to their lives. By law.

 

Disgusted at how the lowbrows always want someone they can relate to!! I WANT my president to be smarter than I am; better than I am. I don't have to relate to him or her, as long as he or she can relate to me!!!

 

Disgusted at the sudden and obviously calculated attempt to win votes by using this unqualified, undignified, and unprofessional person, as a gender-substitute for the real deal, Hillary Clinton. How more obvious could it be? And suddenly this woman is taken seriously?

 

McCain has become a sloganeer, slinging bumper-sticker politics ... two words or less can get you elected, I guess. Palin is a joke, and a tasteless joke at that, and yet the real movement for real change is being drowned out by the roar from the cheap seats.

 

Let's show the world how ignorant we really are as a nation; how we elect those who would whittle away at our rights in the name of Jesus, silence our scientists in the name of profit, and starve the rest of us into poverty, because to them losing their jobs just means living off their savings and annuities.

 

Vote McCain and Palin!! Let's Get What We Deserve!!!

September 6, 2008
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Why does sara palin keep repeating the same speech over and over again. Doesn't she have anything else to say? But I am not surprised because she a replubican and I find her speech scarcastic and bitchy.  Tell the american people what we want to hear in a uncut throat manner. As a woman it makes me not want to vote for her just becasue she see arrogant. And no she is not QUALIFIDIED. I am sick of hearing what she's accompolished!!!! Mr. OBAMA is far more qualified than Mccain and palin combined. Just becasue Mccain is a great militant doesn't qualify him to be president. I sure don't want to call Palin or Mccain 3 in the morning, I would probably do a better job myself. Mccain is the next GEORGE BUSH and Palin trying too hard be the next Hillary Clinton. Its not going to happen. People see right through Palin, I sure do!!!!

September 6, 2008
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How come now (as of this morning in colorado) McCain isn't wearing the American Flag on his Suit?  The conservatives made such a big deal about it with Obama and now McCain (age 72) lost it or forgot "America first".  Oh, thats right, its now "Change" he doesn't need to be Patriotic now, just idiotic.  Change and Bush just can't happen. Its a oximoron (Bush & Change).

September 6, 2008
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What changes Senator is McCann talking about? I heard Hi's campaign runs by Lobbies

Hi’s VP speech was written by President Bush speech writer.. do you think American are stupid …

Oh well they were last 2 election

September 6, 2008
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How come the very politicians who did not buy the pow Vietnam story of McCain 8 years ago when the chose George Bush now want to oversell that same story to the voters?

September 6, 2008
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How come the very politicians who did not buy the pow Vietnam story of McCain 8 years ago when the chose George Bush, now want to oversell that same story to the voters so they can give us a 3.0 McBush. Please explain that to me.

September 6, 2008
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Because last time they had good two good candidates to choose from.  McCain is a leader but doesn't always have the same charisma as some others, so his record helps make up for that now.  And it should, it is worth it.

September 7, 2008
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Josepierrenj:Its Politics, the Political Games. The Republican Party wants to maintain control and or occupy  the White House no matter how bad there 2000 nominee Bush/Cheney and His Administration have done over the last 8 years. So now that Cheney didnt want to run for President because He is smart eneough to realize how bad the last 8 years have been and its partially His fault, so why even bother.So fast forward to 2008 and now the Republican Party Finanally Picked McCain to be there 2008 nominee.Instead of a Governor this time. He should of been selected back in 2000 but the republican party probably thought the Governor from Texas that had the Last name of Bush ,do to His Father being a one term Prior President had a better chance to win the election than  Senator McCain the War Hero.Palin does bring some Governing experience to McCains ticket. But if one really wants to know how to Govern there are plenty of books to read on the subject. In fact there is probably a How to Govern book for Dummies available at Barnes and Noble or one could take a quick How to Govern cram course on How to Govern ,that covers, all areas a town, city, state and a Country.Governing really isnt a hard, once learned its probably easy ,a nobrainer.If all you got to be is a Governor to give one the best chance to perhaps become the President, then I want to take the Governor course classes at my college. O h yeah one has to be elected into the Governors office to get the Job.Ok so one needs also to learn about Politics on How to get elected then one can become a Governor of a state and have a shot at becoming President.But then there is all the qualified Senators that would also make a good President.Perhapsa quick course on how to become a Senator? Oh yeah Politics. Is there college courses that teach Politics?For those who want to be a Politician?Some foodforthought.

September 7, 2008
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My concern is that at the beginning of this race for president that this would not be a cultural or sexist race but so far while viewing the repulicans convention all I could see was a only about 10 or less blacks in the crowd. Also, why should Palin be handled with kid gloves? When she's the attacker, she gets a applauded and a standing ovation when she is tongue slashing everything is ok but when the democrats strike back they are being accusued of playing the sexist card. This appears like double standards to me and anyone else who has the good sense to notice. Then again who is the they that claims she can't handle being a mother while governing her country, this only another sneak attack of the republicans to have all tounges wagging. This is their tactic to stir up contreversy. Palin's daughter is not the first and the last teenage mother to be, but the republicans keep going on and on about it and continues to use her and the young man as props. Was it really necesary for them to meet Mc Cain at the airport? Come on now, that was undoubtly  phony, phony, phony. Politics as usual, America needs change. There is more to this world than black and white and man and woman. This is the United States not the divided states.

September 7, 2008
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How come Palin has not done any interviews with the media??? Because Mccain knows she can only read speeches written for her and cannot answer any questions on foreign affairs and about countries like pakistan and iraq. Its becasue Palin doesn't know herself, she will choke!!!. If someone from the democrats had done that FOX news with be all over it but since they support Palin they are defending her. FOX news is so RACIST. They don't like Democrats, or black people; heck they don't like anyone who will try to make this country a better place. They are hoping Mccain will win so he can destroy this country more so they will have more to REPORT!!!!! Thats why I watch CNN.

September 7, 2008
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ThomasBaird, I honestly stopped reading your opinion about halfway through because you do not know how to spell. Not trying to be rude, just being honest.

September 7, 2008
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The Republicans only plan is a deficit, and trailer trash...hince Sarah Palin and George Bush

September 7, 2008
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Attention all women voters! Mccain is trying to fool the women of America. He thinks we will vote based on gender rather than the issues. Mccain's friends and foes both agree that Mccain is hard to work with, they say he has a temper and refers to him as a lady's man (the Mccain clan refers to this as bein a Maverick). Did you know Mccain cheated on his first wife after she had a debilitating accident which required more than 20 surgeries.  After her accident she wasn't pretty enough so he cheated on her with Cindy Mccain. So much for character! Why would any woman vote for such a pig?

Why would anyone consider re-electing a republican in these times. They've been in control for the past 8 years and look at what's happened. Our ecomomy is a mess, jobs are disappearing, we are in a senseless war but the republicans say George Bush inherited this. Are you kidding me!! America, please wake up!

September 7, 2008
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Sarah Palin is not what I would call a good mother. But you can't say that on tv ... hell no ... if you do, you're a sexist. Two things, though, in fairness, 'cause I'm a democrat, and that's how we roll; with fairness.

 

1. If Trig were actually Bristol's son, not hers, I would like Sarah a lot more for looking out for her daughter and for taking on the challenge of raising that little boy. I would love her for it. As it stands, though, she parades that vulnerable, bewildered looking infant on a stage full of flashing lights and deafening noise. Who does that to a baby??? Sarah Palin, with McCain's blessing. Come on, people. Can anyone really like this attention-hungry power-addict? Really?

 

2. I don't blame her for trying to fire her ex-brother in-law. He's a prick.

 

Still waiting for Hillary the Real Deal to weigh in about this cardboard cut-out of a person. She should drop out and go home to where people like her (go figure) before she reveals on national TV that her experience, for what it's worth, and her gender, can't make up for her character deficits as a mother and a person.

 

By the way, it's got to be said that her speech was not great at all. Everyone, even democrats, are applauding her for doing what every school-kid can do .... READ. The speech was (I'll say it again) sarcastic, cowardly, pandering to the lowest hatreds and phobias of that perpetually afraid political breed, the Republicans, and it should be said that applause does not a great speech make. Hitler used to make his mob scream with his hateful tirades; Saddam Hussein too, and every other demagogue in history. It's easy to get applause from haters if you cater to their fears, and give their hate a clear target ... and Obama makes such an easy mark. He's black!!! Oh my God!!!

He's smarter than them!!! How dare he!!!

He cares about the little guy!!! Jesus protect my wallet!!!!

And he refuses to sink to their level!!!

 

It's just so easy, how could they resist??

 

I have to say to all you young guns out there; we have to mobilize and be as energetic as the haters are. We can't trust that things will work out for the best ... otherwise we'd be wishing a fond farewell to President Gore and driving green cars. The ignorant always shout louder than the thoughtful; they're driven and led by their ill-considered convictions and half-baked emotions. It's hard to match that intensity when you tend to think things through and find an interest in truth. But we have to, or our greatest opportunity to bring our country onto a track it has never before been on will slip away under a tide of smugness, greed, intolerance, narrow-mindedness and hatred.

 

First Obama will lose, then women will lose, then they'll bury Chuck Darwin and Huckleberry Finn, Johnathan Mills and Nietszche. Can't you hear the penny-loafers and bibles thumping your way?

September 7, 2008
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I know this has nothing to do with what you guys are talking about, but I HAVE GOT to tell you about the HORRIFIC VMA's with the host Russel Brand who UNBELIEVABLY insulted all Republicans, ordered everyone to vote for obama, made VERY EXPLICIT sexual remarks about Palin, her daughter and son-in-law. This Russel guy was hired by MTV and Viacom to host the VMA's and opened the show with hurtfull and offensive "jokes". MTV endorsed this and there are a LOT of people on the comments or "feedback" page of MTV who are terribly outraged about this event. I just wanted you guys to know, in whichever direction you decide to take this story, MTV should be ashamed and be apologizing to all it's viewers. NOT all the viewer's feel the same that this Brand guy feels. And MTV SHOULD NEVER condone this behavior toward our president and OUR country. He's not even a citizen. I just wanted to post this comment. Thank you if you decide to read this.

September 7, 2008
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ENTREPREN... I can spell whatever word I want which ever way I want. Smart people don't have a problem. They know what I mean. Its a BLOG not a paper that i'm going to be graded on so stop critizing and stick to politics. Thats whats wrong with you republicans, you too busy focusing on the irrelevant issues and don't focus on the big ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You ignored everything I said in my previous blog because it was the truth and started pointing on my spelling.

Typical replubican!!!!!!!

September 8, 2008
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I will be a first time voter this November. I do not consider myself only liberal or conservative but rather a little of both. I think it was an unfortunate choice that Mcain chose Sarah Palin as his vp running mate. I was not sure who I was going to vote for before, but was leaning to Mccain. Now that he has chosen Sarah, I feel nothing more than disgusted. I will be voting for Barack Obama. I never thought someone running for office could embody everything that I hate, but Sarah Palin proved to me otherwise. I know we need to bridge at least a ten year gap until we can get alternate sources of energy to the masses but I DO NOT believe that opening up drilling in Alaska and other places is the answer. Call me a tree hugging hippie if you want but of course it is her answer to drill because her family is so involved with big oil! She does not believe global warming is man made. She is right about that but is missing a crucial point. There were ice ages and so on before humans could produce pollution. But the fact is that we are doing nothing now short of speeding up our on death sentence! Yes, another ice age will likely happen, it is the Earths way of healing itself, but there is no need in us bringing it faster and that is just what we are doing. She has NO foreign policy experience. So what she likes to hunt moose….how is her telling the US citizens that going to help this country?! Palin is a young, arguably gorgeous female which obviously implies Mccain is after Hillary's voters. Now whether or not that's true, I can't help but wonder if he thinks women are so easy to manipulate. What happened to his integrity? And who wastes valuable time bashing organizations trying to preserve our planet's species, whether or not they're endangered? I would rather a “pit-bull” be vp than Sarah Palin. She is Bush in drag.

September 8, 2008
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The planet goes through heating and cooling periods, so I have read, but I wouldn't trust the results of any think-tank that's commissioned by the government. In other words, always be suspicious of anyone who says that pumping billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the air doesn't affect our environment. You might look into "The Time Before History" by Colin Tudge ... it explains the relationship between greenhouse gases and global warming; also Carl Sagan wrote about this a number of times. You can find reference to it in "Cosmos", "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors", and "Billions and Billions".

 

When the smartest people in the world ... most of whom are democrats, by the way, all say the same thing, don't trust politicians who claim otherwise. Pollution is pushing the climate off-balance. We can't wait for EVERYONE to believe it before acting. Thank God for Al Gore.

September 8, 2008
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I want to know why not one CNN reporter has stood up and said that Palin lied about selling the plane on e-bay. It was reported by their own IReport and yet no one seems to think it important even if it goes to her credability.  Even today, she is touting it and also about the bridge which he did support and only gave up on it after it was decided not to build there and she took the credit for cancelling it.  Who are they afraid of?  Why not take her on about some other things they have put on Ireport? I am losing my respect for all of them.  If Jack Mc Cafferty was around...he would not be afraid.

September 8, 2008
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Sometimes you just can't understand why people do what they do...IE; Why did David Axelrod betray Hillary Clinton. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW YOU NEED TO READ WHAT Axelrod's Own Wife in the column below stated and I quote, “Hilary Clinton has done more for their special needs children than any other Democrat”. More then Barack and Tim Russert did that's for sure.  But I guess like everything else Hilary has done, (despite the ruthlessness of the OBAMA team, DNC and  MSNBC) it's never enough.  No Barack, David Axelrod the DNC and most of the media are so small minded and so unable to compromise for the benefit of the Democratic Party that many of us will be leaving them.  NO NO NO you can't expect your chickens not to come home to roost!! If you read the link to this article you will find it hard to believe that the OBAMA team continues to say that McCain's picking Palen somehow shows a lack of judgment. The truth is the OBAMMA campaign and their wing of the democratic party and the media have cost us another failed opportunity!!! At least now if he loses and I believe he will it can't be blamed on Hilary. Read the links below...find out why many of us are appalled and have had such a hard time with the OBAMA team. They are no friends of mine, I believe in loyalty in my party, in my friends and in the media I watch.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/01/mag

September 8, 2008
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@Tadpole

I am an African and know very well what it means to have your extended family in your life. So donot for a second think that whatever is going on between Obama and his half brother is his fault. You have no idea who we are. We live a totally different life from what you know and can never understand the depths of it.

September 8, 2008
September 9, 2008
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Looks like people are really upset about how it is now. A place is run by how the one at the top behaves. Try a place to eat. Is it the food? Why? Who bought it? Who directed on how it gets out the kitchen? Who's foolish enough to continue to eat it?

September 9, 2008
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I feel sorry for Katy Brown obviously is for McCain because Palin is on the ticket now.  Palin is not for womens rights.  McCain wants to cut funding for Plan Parenthood. They dont want to help working families.  They pretty much want to destroy them even more just like the Bush Administration did over the last 8 years.  When are the people of this country going to wake up and smell the roses?  Do they not want a president working for them?  Demanding more fuel efficient vehicles that also should be gasoline free?  Do they not want a different tax code that will work for working america?  These are just a sliver of issues that the american people need to think about.  I am voting Democrat because I want a better life for all americans as well as myself.  Palin is no Hillary, so pull your heads out of the ground and vote Democrat.

September 9, 2008
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It would be a better speech if the Bush team did not write it for her; and it wasn't the only speech she uses repeatedly.  Palin is a puppet, they brought her on for one reason and when they are through with her, we will not hear from her again unless they need entertainment.  Don't get me wrong, I'm describing what the Republican users have done with Palin.  I'm sure she a good, fun, smart and nice woman however; I think she's wrong for allowing the Republican group to use her for star power.

September 9, 2008
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PLEASE SOMEONE CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG????.....Is the GOP AND McPAIN PIMPIN' PALIN....and I quote " I can't wait to introduce her to the White House".....They are using her like a puppet, watch McCain hand up Sarah's back whenever she on stage with him!!!

September 9, 2008
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She's a means to an end, these republicans are being very smart but it might backfire once the dust settles,

then she will be on her merry way to the bridge to no where.

September 9, 2008
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notice when palin steps up to the podium mccain stares at her ass.  i say they should do it allready and get it over with!

September 9, 2008
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Well he left his first wife for someone younger before, you never know..... Karma.... Cindy was with him while he still living with his first wife. He denies it ofcourse.

September 10, 2008
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I live in Lancaster Pa, where John McCain and Palin stood in front of primarily Republican crowd, cannot get too much more Republican than Franklin and Marshall. Sarah Palin still wouldn't answer questions. Suprized me actually. Crowd was handpicked.

September 10, 2008
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Sarah Palin reads and delivers her speechs great. Need to hear some real interviews and see if she responds and delivers as well. Would like to have her current medical information and background as well, and find out what her consumption of pharmacutials is. She appears to be pretty well medicated to me. I am sure that I am not the only one that believes that. If she is to be a public servant, we all need to know the facts of her medical as well as psychological history. She appears to be on a heavy dosage of one of the family of Prozac medications. Please inquire and report, as we all deserve to know.   Grateful voter.

September 10, 2008
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I just don't get why republicans see Sarah Palin as a pig, is that how they see all women? Or maybe I've misread the latest outrage by the McCain machine over a simple statement by their opponents.  I was under the impression that Mrs. Palin was supposed to be the savior of John McCain's lackluster campaign.  I personally think that Mrs. Palin would be good choice to run our country if she hadn't used her position in government to forward her own personal agenda so much in her home state. I think that label of "maverick" is politically (what might be good right now).

September 10, 2008
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Sarah Palin is like a new pair of shoes.  When you first get them, you give them a lot of attention.  Once they get old, they become another pair in your closet.  McCain made the same comment about a pig, so why wasn't that associated with Hillary when she was running as a women?  Republicans focus on minor issues to overt the major issues of this country.  My only concern is that I wish Obama wouldn't fall victim to the same stupidity that McCain and Palin posed when they were dinging him the day she gave her first speech.  McCain and Palin sound like children when they tattle tale on every one.  I say, grow up McCain and Palin they are both well over the age of being tattle tales.  Since Palin described herself as a pitbull, gun toting Annie Oakly - supposedly tough, the whining needs to stop and focus on the issues.

 

Just my unsolicited two cents.

September 11, 2008
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i just want to say one thing...i think if the John Mccain wins this election ...the USA..is definately going to be a third world country, we would never progress.

when i sit and listen to McCain and Palin..do they really think that more than half of the US is stupid.

Well if the republican party wins this election....WE AS AMERICANS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF OURSELVES...

September 11, 2008
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This is my first time bloging I tended not to get into these things if I am passionite about the subject I am Black I am in college I have a little girl all I went is someone that is going to talk to me stright and I am looking to vote for obama for that reason alone I hear more talk about issues from him then mccain they seem to went to talk about animals and lipstick comments then talk about the staff that is going to make this a better country for me and my family my wife is in the army and when the reps talk about winning i think to myslf when what? there is know winner in warfare any educated human being knows that I know soldier that went to finish what they started but I have not heard to many of them say the word win after seeing friends die I guess winning is not all that matters to them. I think how ever wins will do better than bush, but I watched both conventions and I did not see very many colors in the RNC just alot of rich white people I don't think our vote matters to them, if it did then why not try and get it obama has my vote right now but it is not because he is black.

September 12, 2008
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I have compared life styles and true confessions Of McCain and Palin!

 

I voted for Hillary in the primary. My decision changed when Obama was making his speech overseas.

Then when Palin joined the team, it was even a better pkg.

 

MY HONEST THOUGHTS ABOUT OBAMA!

 

I cannot forget what he said! I have prayed about this as I try to believe everyone and what they say.

 

I know Obama sympathized with the Muslim Islams and in his overseas trip, I believe it was the Berlin speech, I understood Obama to say:

1. If he were elected, He would bring out the stories of the Muslims and show America the stories about them were not true. I heard him on the news. Why doesn't the News Media ask him about this? You never hear about this!

 

That is why I cannot believe OBAMA  will put christian's God (Jesus) before other MUSLIM ISLAM God's. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME!

IF I AM WRONG, PLEASE PROVE IT! I WANT TO KNOW!

 

2. Reading the Thesis of Michelle's and hearing her little speech:

Shows me she has a hatred for whites and was not proud of America until she thought she had one foot in the Whitehouse.

 

3. After all this, I cannot believe anything they say.

 

4. He also said everyone must have respect for one another, but

Christians, does this mean you cannot preach the word of God on Adultry, Lovers of thyself, Abomination to the lord if lovers of the same sex. Is this his disrespect to the lifestyle?

 

Wake up Christians! What next? Taking away the Bible or rewriting it?

 

I was sent an email from a christian attorney. This stated the United Nations  certain Islam group wanted to pass a national law and was drasticly pushing it. This outlaws any religion on the airways from preaching the word. God help our country!

Wake up christians!!!!!

At the least McCain has apologized for his behavior and they seem to be on the right track!

 

Believe me, I know McCain did not go along with everything our representatives voted for, and sometimes that is good.

I BELIEVE IT WILL NOT BE THE SAME WHEN McCAIN  IS VOTED IN.  IT WILL BE FOR THE BETTER.

 

At least I believe win or loose he is telling the truth!

September 14, 2008
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September 16, 2008
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It's bad enough that Obama has to overcome the "race" card but he should not have to overcome the "lies" card. Mc Cain has portrayed Palin as a "maverick" when most of his claims are lies.....she did NOT say "Thanks but no thanks for the bridge"  It's a proven fact that the bridge was already cancelled.  She did not sell the plane on e-bay but privately...also verifiable and admitted by her assistant in Alaska.  She has asked for earmarks this year. She did ask her librarian "how would one remove books from the library? The librarian refused but she DID ASK. This is not a matter of Obama ana Mc Cain.  People like her because they believe she did all these things.  She is a fraud.  Do we want someone like that in he White House?  Think about it...if she is lying

now what will she lie about after she is in.  I believe if people knew the real S. Palin she would not be in the position she is in  now.  This is too serious for reporters to ignore.  When Woodward found things out about Nixon...he did not help to cover up but expose him.What is wrong with our reporters...don't want to upset a female....give me a break.

September 17, 2008
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September 19, 2008
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Some people seem to be missing some very important information. Please here me out. I have no political affiliation. I’m a concerned citizen. I’m also a disabled Vietnam combat veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.). I was volunteer Army. I served two (2) tours in Vietnam, after serving one tour in the area of the demilitarized zone in South Korea.

 

I was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.S.T.D). in 1997. Prior to that I’d always managed to avoid being diagnosed.  I knew I had a problem but I also thought of the stigma attached to the problem. I didn’t discuss that I had been in Vietnam with people but sometimes people found out. I wasn’t ashamed of having served my country. I was proud. I was always told how great it was that I appeared not to be affected by my service in Vietnam. This was probably because I did a lot of blocking (hiding my true feelings and managing my behavior) when socializing or during the business day. I was in what is frequently referred to nowadays as denial. This isn’t about me. I only refer to myself as a means of presenting an example. Just give me a moment and I’ll explain where I’m going with this.

 

Russia is rearing its head as the old Soviet Union with its nuclear arsenal. Iran is a state on the doorstep of having nuclear weapons. We don’t really know what’s happening with North Korea.  There’s an unstable Pakistan with nuclear weapons. And we may elect a president with (a probability of) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

 

And while we’re talking about “lipstick on a pig” no one seems to want to deal with the “elephant in the room,” P.T.S.D.

 

In all honesty, I would have to ask, what person could possibly go through being captured by the enemy, a P.O.W. for 5 ½ years and admittedly tortured, and still DO NOT suffer from P.T.S.D.? I know that man is NOT the Honorable Senator John McCain. I avoid politics but I had to say that. Having this disorder myself, I can sometimes see it in his face, his eyes and the way he talks. I don’t know if he’s diagnosed or not, but as I mentioned earlier, look at the facts. I avoided being diagnosed for close to three (3) decades.

 

We’re running the risk of electing a person to the highest office in the land, who’ll also affect the well being or situation of just about everyone on the planet, in one way or another. Senator John McCain has to suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.). Who’ll take the responsibility for him being elected? I’d hate to be the one responsible. That’s why I’m speaking up.

 

First, I think its great that he’s had such an illustrious career in government. So what I’m saying doesn’t in any way detract from that. Though I personally feel he could have done a lot more for veterans, particularly the disabled. Which we are part of. It’s like he’s a member of a family but he disowns the family.

 

I’ve heard he has had bouts of anger. I see him cloaking himself in patriotism and honor anytime just about anything he does is questioned. His staff is very good at that too, even when it’s not a question of his patriotism, which they seem to define as meaning the same exact thing as honor. Some things he does are questionable and need to be pursued without letting him cloak himself in our flag.

 

Please don’t get me wrong. There are people with P.T.S.D. that haven’t been diagnosed but they aren’t running for the presidency. If a person wants to hold an elected office in local & state government and they are otherwise qualified, even a position in the federal legislative branch, I have no problem with such. But NOT the presidency! That’s way to critical to allow someone with P.T.S.D. to occupy.

 

Yes. P.T.S.D. can be managed. It doesn’t mean it disappears or goes away. According to specialist there is no cure for P.T.S.D. Once you have P.T.S.D. you’ll always have P.T.S.D. One has it for life.

 

Some places in our country would refuse to sell people diagnosed with P.T.S.D. a gun. As incorrect  as such a policy may be. What am I to say? Are we seriously considering electing a president that has to be suffering from P.T.S.D. and would be capable of in essence putting his finger on a nuclear launch button? A person whom also seems to honestly  believe he’s a maverick and a rebel? His words! I don’t know how we’ve come to this. I’m very worried for all of us.

September 19, 2008

The media--CNN amdnd Fox are doing a disservice to us by being biased. Even the commercials have subliminal messages pertaining to McCain! Clearly, the republicans got the USA into a mess and want to continue playing rambo on taxpayers money. Im a generous taxxpayer and do not want someone like McCain and  defintely not Palin in power.  Im also a woman who worked in close promximity to Alaska in my early career. Anyone can become someone up there and everyone is a hockey parent.

 

Im very aware of the Canadian and US healthcare system, and for better healthcare, I urge you to vote Obama.

September 19, 2008

Oh, my afforementioned message wasnt a paid comment...lol

September 27, 2008
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What a mess! Both party's are so out of step with the American people, I fear for us all. But as for me, because of the debate last night I came to make up my mind on who I'll be voting for president. McCain did very will list night. But, this morning you wouldn't be able to tell form the spin you get form CNN. I was going to volt against Obama, but now I can vote for McCain. It's been a long time since I voted for any one.

October 2, 2008
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Anyone heard about rumor debate questions have been leaked from Ifill staff to Obama Camp so Biden can prepare without being offensive to Palin?

December 29, 2008
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On 12/14/2008, in the Chicago Tribune, the SAFE Foundation (www.safefoundationusa.org), respectfully requested President Elect Obama's endorsement for their new program. SAFE did not ask for money, only President Elect Obama's endorsement. The SAFE Foundation recently started a new program capable of helping millions of disaster stricken American citizens and simultaneously helping our countries economy recover. SAFEs program is very effective and based around common sense thinking. Without a doubt, SAFEs new program will produce many positive results. Results that will benefit the “American Citizens” across our Country.

   I am personally very curious as to why President Elect Obama has not yet responded to the SAFE Foundations request for his endorsement of their program. This is an excellent example of the type of "CHANGE" the American people need. With just a few spoken words to the News Media, President Elect Obama would enable the SAFE Foundation to help millions of devastated American citizens. I am hoping President Elect Obama will soon grant the request of the SAFE Foundation, as many Americans desperately need help NOW!

    I also hope that the news media is truly concerned with the well being of our devastated American people. Concerned enough to give the SAFE Foundation nationwide media exposure. The exposure that would help the SAFE Foundation quickly achieve their goal of helping millions of disaster stricken Americans across our country.

 

   My personal opinion: If the News Media has the air time and resources to repeatedly give media coverage concerning President Bush’s dog leaving the White House and predicting what breed of dog the Obama’s will purchase to move into the White House, they have plenty of air time to help the SAFE Foundation save our devastated American citizens.

   Soon we will all see who is truly concerned with the well being of our fellow Americans in distress and who merely claims to be concerned.

December 21, 2009
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