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who are you voting for?

67%
Barack Obama / Joe Biden
22
9%
John McCain / Sara Palin
3
3%
other (Bob Barr, Ralph Nader, etc)
1
9%
I'll decide later
3
12%
No one. Voting is for jerks
4

Total votes: 33

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» Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:52 pm
what do you think about the political news over the last few days?

Obama's Speech - too elitist?
Biden VP

or

Sara Palin VP
Palin basically asked disgruntled Clinton fans to vote for her. do you think they'll bite?
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» Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:07 pm
I think anybody with a brain would avoid voting for McCain to get her in as VP. Disgruntled Clinton voters? campaigns are jokes, because you shouldn't vote for somebody because of their gender or their race. It should be the best candidate. Whoever will make the best changes for the country, and to me it seems like Obama will deliver. When I think of McCain i think , "great, this guy will send us to war again just because he can actually tell the people he knows what its like to fight in a war". I'm tired of conflicts and I'm tired of the elite only thinking about how to get in good with foreign countries to make more money. We need to take care of domestic problems now.
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» Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:40 pm
go obama
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» Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:04 pm
Im Going to Vote Obama but Mccain is going to win the election
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» Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:22 pm
And why do you say that GD?
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» Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:50 pm
Beacuse basically are votes dont count.its Electoral College vote And they mostly vote republican
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» Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:10 pm
true, and i think that sucks ,but we'll see because Obama looks 10 times stronger than McCain, so it'll be interesting. I'll be disgusted if he does win.
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» Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:27 pm
Who voted for McCain?
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» Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:35 pm
the ghost of a banned member? JK i can't deal with another republican for another four years. It'll be really tough to stomach
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» Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:43 pm
I think the speech was really good... he was well spoken as always, but he gave specifics as well. not just "hope, change, change, hope".

I liked the line (I'm paraphrasing):
"I'm not questioning McCain love of this country, I just don't think he know how to lead"

he didn't worry about the haters, aka you didn't hear "John McCain says this and that about me and hes wrong because yada yada yada"

and in general he just sounded really confident. didn't seem to be on offense or defense, just was like "hear is what I believe. your welcome to try and take me down McCain. I ain't never scared" type of attitude.

oh and sara palin is a joke

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» Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:40 pm
Beacuse basically are votes dont count.its Electoral College vote And they mostly vote republican


Actually your votes DO count because the electoral college vote is decided based on the majority vote of the state. If the majority vote is for Obama in California, then he will win the electoral votes of Cal. and so on for every state each candidate wins.
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» Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:06 am
Palin and McCain have met ONE TIME previous to the VP selection. AND she has way less experience then Obama. AND McCain turned 72 today and is oldest presidential candidate (aka he may not make 4 more years).
and shes a crazy super conservative.


Is it just me, or is the Sara Palin VP move extremely stupid?
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» Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:39 am
go obama, the most extraordinary public figure of my adult life...as for sarah palin, does mccain REALLY think hillary supporters are that dumb? a pro-life, pro-gun, pro big-oil, creationist? a Pat Buchanan supporter? Thinks women who are raped should have to give birth tho the rapist's child? a 1 year governor of a state the size of oakland, whose previous gig was being mayor of the hometown of 8500 she grew up in? seriously? she is the clarence thomas of women, and i think once the surprise wears off she will prove a disastrous pick. how patronizing and trivializing....
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» Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:24 am
BDIDDY707 wrote:
Beacuse basically are votes dont count.its Electoral College vote And they mostly vote republican


Actually your votes DO count because the electoral college vote is decided based on the majority vote of the state. If the majority vote is for Obama in California, then he will win the electoral votes of Cal. and so on for every state each candidate wins.


California should be a Democratic state this election again as far as I know, so Obama should have us locked for one state.
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» Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:39 pm
From the outside, I'm not sold on Obama. I mean, talk is cheap. He's saying the right things, but that amounts to... well, nothing, actually.

With that said, I'm hoping he wins the election, considering the other option...

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