What did you come away with from Friday night's presidential debate?

Confirmed that I should vote for McCain 157 votes

47.87%

Confirmed that I should vote for Obama 81 votes

24.70%

Changed my vote to McCain 4 votes

1.22%

Changed my vote to Obama 14 votes

4.27%

Confirmed that neither candidate is worthy of the presidency 49 votes

14.94%

Still undecided 23 votes

7.01%

328 total votes

Comments

Jason Phillips 6 years ago

Grannyrett, maybe you mistook smugness for competence. Something our president has been lacking for 8 years now.

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grannyrett 6 years ago

Obama comes across as smug. I don't want him sitting down with foreign leaders with that smug look on his face. It's condesending. If I don't like it, would any one else like it.

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jjcarver 6 years ago

This is probably the hottest topic in politics today. Who will be the best for the United States? Of course I have my own opinion but I only have a couple of things to say. Make sure you know the issues of each candidates. Voting is a responsibility that we each have and if you don't go out and (express your opinion) vote you give up the right to express your views on how the elected official is doing his/her job. This goes for all aspects of Government from the Local, Middle (state) and Fed. levels. when choosing whom you feel to be the best candidate I don't really suggest you make up your mind on what the candidate says but by their actions supporting an issue or their actions for not supporting and issue. Find the candidate that best matched your belief and vote for them. I would suggest you do not vote for a party but for a individual. Please do not listen to the individual as almost anyone that is running for an elected office will change their minds on a subject depending on what group of people they are addressing. In the Presidential election you will find this to be the case more so than in the local individuals elections. The bigger the election the more often you will see the candidates saying something different with each public appearance. This blaming each other for what's wrong is something that should stop. If you look at the history of both political parties they both have histories that they are accusing each other for. So go out and vote but be an educated voter and vote carefully for whom you feel is the best individual for the job.

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jmemcse 6 years ago

I wanted Hillary. For some reason I just can't hop on the Obama bandwagon. I think he's just good at telling different groups of voters what that group wants to hear. Plus I like my guns, and worry he'd be really anti-gun. Could anyone clue me in on Obama's position on gun control?

McCain? I actually like him, but..... I'm afraid my finger just wouldn't be able to push a republican button once I get in the voting booth.

My vote will go to Cynthia McKinney. I'm a male, but admit that a female would make a better president.

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grannyrett 6 years ago

It would be nice if there was a major 3rd party. Someone right there in the middle. Someone that could give these guys a real run for their money. I consider myself a conservative, but I'm not as conservative as the republicans put themselves out to be, but I'm not a liberal either. I don't agree with a lot of the bs either party puts out. It has been a long time since I have voted for someone instead of against someone. This year will be no exception.

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bennika 6 years ago

I can't understand how a reasonably educated, self-thinking, competent person would vote for McCain. This man has been one of Bush's best lackey's for the past eight years. Do we want more unjustified war? Can we stomach a greater divide in the poverty gap, with the rich getting richer? It health care something that only the wealthy deserve? Perhaps we could start another war with Iran or North Korea? Do we want a leader that bows to the whims of his constituents?

Honestly, if you ignore partisan nomenclature, the only intelligent choice is Obama. McCain is undoubtedly going to support those that foot his bills: big business and the wealthy. If you consider yourself middle class, your taxes will increase. The likelihood of universal healthcare will vanish. The economy's current woes are a mere minute concern compared with the direction this man will take us... assuming he'll make it a full term. Remember, he would be the oldest person to take office--ever. And if the country was left in the hands of Sarah Palin, we are all screwed.

Please, people. Come to your senses. Vote for a Obama.

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rexford 6 years ago

I cannot trust Obama. Where did all the money come from for his education in law? His education was from the highest education cost law schools in America. What has he done to prove he is American. As far as i'm concerned he is not an American citizen, just a user for his own personnel gain and for which country I'm not sure he belongs to. Definite not the United States. He scares me.

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bigrred1576 6 years ago

I'm with you rexford. There is a whole lot about Obama's background that just doesnt add up. I think he has his own agenda, and it doesn't match what many of us envision for our future. Just in what he has said, we all know that our taxes will increase. I hate voting for the lessor of two evils, but until there is a serious 3rd party candidate, I am voting against Obama.

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bennika 6 years ago

You redneck, xenophobic morons are ruining our country. Your cache of fear-mongering is disruptive, abusive, racist and immoral. "As far as i'm concerned he is not an American citizen..." How ignorant can a person really be? "Where did all the money come from for his education in law?" Are you assuming that no black person can afford Harvard? What kind of ridiculous imbecile are you?

McCain is seriously out of touch with society; he does not know how many houses he owns!! Where did he get the money for more homes than he can count? That's a serious question you should ask yourselves. The man WILL raise taxes for the middle class. Obama will not. Under McCain's plan, the rich get richer while the poor continue their decent into poverty--his plan will continue Bush's policies that are effectively eliminating the middle class. And don't be naive. That means we are all heading to the bottom.

Obama's plan ONLY raises taxes on individuals earning over a quarter-million a year. Everyone else will receive some form of tax relief.

And if you really want some serious evidence that McCain is out of touch, look at Bush's agenda over the last eight years. He took our national debt from 5.7 trillion to 10 trillion (as of Sept 22, 2008). The three predominant items that increased this debt? War in Iraq, Tax breaks and loopholes for out of control Wall Street, and ridiculous tax cuts for the wealthy. MCCAIN SUPPORTED ALL THREE.

If this is an example of 'how american' McCain is, you are asking for a suicidal nation. If the leader of our great country is someone who will singlehandedly continue its economic, social and political demise, then vote for the old man. But if you want real change--change that is not influenced by big business--then get over your stereotypical, patheticly racist rhetoric. Think for yourself about the ISSUES that are facing the country and vote for real change.

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Craig_gal 6 years ago

"You redneck, xenophobic morons are ruining our country. Your cache of fear-mongering is disruptive, abusive, racist and immoral." bennika..., are you the pot or the kettle?

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Craig_gal 6 years ago

sorry POT- I forgot you also called the other commenters "ridiculous imbeciles" and than you went on to say yada yada yada then "vote for the old man!" is there some abusive fear-mongering speech pattern in that comment?

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jjcarver 6 years ago

From reading the comments posted for this question I see that in my first post I was right about this being the hottest debated topic around. It appears that everyone is either for candidate or the other. There is no in between. It sounds like you totaly dislike one and admire the other or visa-versa. All I can say is check out everything for both candidates and find out for yourself which one is doing what. Don't listen to the candidates or their chosen spokesman but check out their record, what did they do in the past or how did they vote on selected items that needed to voted on. Or check to see if they even took the time to cast their vote. Then on election day go vote, but be the informed voter, not the individual that gets in the voting booth and doesn't know the record of all the officials that are running from local to state.

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jmemcse 6 years ago

Did you ever notice that when someone calls someone else a racist they also call that individual a bunch of other names as well? I guess my mom was wrong, and 2 wrongs do make a right.

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Jason Phillips 6 years ago

Bennika might have gone a bit off the deep end, but she (or he) was right to call out Rex for his ignorant comment. You don't have to like Obama, but to say he is not an American clearly is rooted in some sort of prejudice.

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bennika 6 years ago

deep end? maybe... it just drives me bonkers knowing that some people out there will elect a candidate that will do more harm to them economically, socially, politically, etc just because of deep-rooted stereotypes.

so sad...

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grannyrett 6 years ago

bennika--Amazing that if a liberal disagrees with a conservative, the names start flying. LOL! That's okay, if it's the best you can come up with. Shows the small mind-set you have. Instead of trying to carry on a conversation, just start on the bs. That's just so funny!

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bennika 6 years ago

well grannyrett, if you want to put yourself in a category of people that seem to think obama is not a u.s. citizen and is suspicious of where he received the money to fund his education, i am sorry. if you believe that mode of thinking is not a form of ignorance or racism (at the very least subtle racism), then you are wrong.

as far as engaging in a conversation, please read past the first sentence.

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grannyrett 6 years ago

bennika--I have read your post several times. The problem is, that when you start off on a rant, it's hard to get to the rest of it. People feel the way they do. Sometimes, you can do nothing to change that. The point I'm trying to make is that when you start out with the fur flying, the cat fight is bound to follow. First impressions are the most lasting. You are entitled to your opinion, same as I am. If you want to support Obama, that is your right. If I don't, that is my right. All either of us can do is inform ourselves so that when we do vote, we know what we are doing. Voting on emotion alone is wrong. Just be an informed voter. That's all I am saying.

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cantstandtexans 6 years ago

Christ Almighty! I'll state my observations very plainly. I remember very clearly...when "Mr. Idiot Bush" came on the political scene. Right wingers were screaming that Dufus Bush was the answer for the eight years of Clinton. It wasn't that things were so terribly bad under Clinton....in fact...things were far better than the Reagan and Bush Sr. years. But....Righties wanted Bush, and thanks to a bloodless coup...A.K.A.....FLORIDA (Yes...there' far too much evidence to confirm that there was a political coup in that election year!)...anyways....fast forward almost eight years. Now...the same people are screaming the same story. McBush is the answer to this countries woes!!

Wait just a minute here!!! let me say that again! THE SAME PEOPLE THAT SCREAMED FOR CHANGE TO A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT NOW SAY THE ANSWER TO THIS COUNTRIES WOES...IS A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT!!..................?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dufus Bush has been and is the most corrupt....and the most stupid president in America's existence! PERIOD! Need I elaborate? Oh...I can give you mountains of blunders and criminal actions from this current administration. You know already that McBush agrees with Dufus on over 90% of the time...direct from McBush's own words. McBush is out of touch and frankly...the hypocrites of hypocrites!

Let's talk about Palin. A snotty bitch with no substance and a rude attitude....she belongs to a religious cult that totally believes that unless you believe as her religion believes...you're gonna fry in hell forever! So..if you belong to any other religious affiliation outside of her misguided beliefs....according to her...you're toast!! Besides that, she's nothing more than a talking bobble head. You know...those trophy looking bobble heads that you can get from burger houses and at Disneyland?

This country is headed towards dissolving into different countries...which is fine with me. But looking ahead....McBush is nothing more than a grumpy old man while Palin offers comments that resemble a high school-er trying to B.S. her way through a book report! Alaska supplies 20% of America's oil supply...she claims!! No more than 5% lady! And some of you buy into that misinformed logic????!!!!! Simply unbelievable!!

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Craig_gal 6 years ago

rexford, read again. As far as my age, pfft you make me blush. as far as whom I will vote for.... I am still deciding. keep making informed, educational post everyone they are helpful, I can do without the rants and rampages, although the reverse discrimination and some of the comments against McCain has really helped me look deeply into the republican ticket and I must say, that is looking good.

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rexford 6 years ago

bennika and craig gal. I wonder where you were back in the 50',60's and 70's when a lot of us were overseas and when McCain was a POW. Sitting on mommys lap or in Canada???? Seems like you are unaware of what has been going on. And you Buff_bronc_fan, watching the games and drinking a beer?

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taxslave 6 years ago

There are third party candidates and there are more third party votes than rep. & dems. combined. If you vote for one of these wings of the same bird you get what you deserve.

Chuck Baldwin Bob Barr Ralph Nadar

These men are on the ballots.

There is no mention of third party candidates because the "Borg" owns the airwaves, get it? The Borg won't even let them debate.

The rules to be president require two things.....American born and of 35 years of age...that's it. Anyone could do it if we followed the Constitution.

The bailout was a Coup.

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