I'm not actually an Obama supporter, as I plan to vote for Ron Paul, but I do have something to say here. (I reserve my right to change my vote and I
just may change it to Obama because of what I'm learning from these discussions)
When comparing Obama and Clinton on a political level, there's not
really that much difference. They're both pretty liberal in their
politics. In health care, the Iraq war, gun control, etc, they ARE pretty much alike.
So what that leaves is "Which one do you like better"?
I say if you want to attack him personally, go ahead. That's all based on opinion of the man. Just like supporting him is based on opinion of the
man. You can NOT like him, but to try to convince someone who likes him that they shouldn't, you're going to have to come up with more than
personality issues, because those very personality issues are what many people LIKE about him. THAT'S
why we say go after the issues.
If you want to convince people NOT to vote for him, you're going to have to go for more than the personality, because that's what people DO like
about him! That's why people insist you (Obama attackers) come up with policy problems. Because if it's his personality you don't like, then we
just disagree. Nothing you can say about the man is going to make people turn against him unless it's something concrete, like a political position.
Originally posted by jamie83
the ONLY reason people support Obama is because he is black, because they don't like Clinton, and/or because of of Obama's inspiring
That may be true. What's the problem with that? Race has nothing to do with it for me (and probably a lot more people than you would like to admit),
but if I were going to pick one over the other it WOULD be Obama because I don't like Clinton
(probably just as you don't like Obama) and I
DO find Obama extremely inspiring. I think, for the most part, that he's honest and trustworthy. I think Clinton is NOT.
What's wrong with that being a reason I would choose one over another?
You say honesty is not allowed to be part of the discussion? Too bad. I think Clinton is a liar and I think Obama is about 98% honest. Whether or not
you like that is irrelevant. If I were choosing between the two, that would weigh heavy in my choice. Here's why. If I agree with Clinton's position
on the issues, she could be lying. I don't trust her not to take a bribe or change her position on something once she gets in office, OR to be saying
what she thinks the people want to hear. I don't trust a liar.
There are so many things I like about Obama, but I'm not going to convince you to like him. So don't. Don't vote for him.
I do wonder why there's such a push to get people to vote for Clinton over Obama, then I find out that these people are going to vote Republican
anyway... I suspect people who are voting for McCain think he can't beat Obama and that's why they don't want Obama to win the nomination. That
right there is enough to convince me to vote for Obama! LOL Because I don't want 4 more years and that's what McBush would be.