Originally posted by TheOracle
And McCain well, for more years of the same thing Bush started. But for many policies dont really matter, they are mostly those who vote out of fear
According to you then, anyone who would vote for McCain is doing so under the guise of fear? Or lack of understanding?
Fear of what? Having a black president? The only fear is imagining how Obama's stand on the issues will further wreck our country and it's economy.
There is no 'misunderstanding' as you put it. I think conservative voters voting for McCain understand the issues quite well and are voting on those
I'll take one issue that Obama stands for - energy. Obama is against building nuclear plants, against clean coal plants, against drilling for our own
oil. He wants wind and solar and research into more renewable energy.
Fine and dandy, but let me explain this to you which you probably haven't thought about.
* Do you know how much it would cost to build enough wind farms and outfit enough solar panels to make a difference in generating enough electricity
to meet the nation's electricity needs? This would be an ongoing project that would take decades, and who do you think would subsidize most of this?
Taxpayers! Are you prepared to help make the switch by paying triple what your current electric bill is right now and continue to do so for decades?
Wind and solar are also not going to power our cars - not yet anyway. As of right now, when all Americans are feeling the pinch at the pump, this
energy stance does nothing to alleviate the pain.
* No nuclear plants? First of all, forget about a nuclear power plant causing an atomic explosion. That can't happen with all of the safeguards out
there. Also forget about 3 Mile Island and Chernobyl - those were faulty reactor designs combined with inexperienced crew and extremely unusual
conditions. Today's designs are safe. France for example, is so far ahead of us in generating nuclear power that it's not even funny. Do you know
how many jobs these new facilities would created, not to mention how much strain they would relieve from an already over-taxed energy grid?
* Oil. The big evil, oil that Obama wants to get away from. Also fine and dandy, but let me remind you that everything we have right now, today is
formatted to use gasoline, which is refined from oil. We can't change a billion car engines overnight to use something else. That's just cars. What
about heating? Right now the goal MUST BE to get off our dependence on foreign oil. It's unrealistic to want to switch to renewable energy within the
next few years because the technology, the format and the money to make it all happen just doesn't exist yet. This is going to be a LONG process and
it takes baby steps. The first step is to quit getting screwed over by nations that want to kill us and quit buying oil from them! We MUST drill for
our own oil and secure our economy. Once we do that, then we have to move forward because we know it's a finite resource.
So there's a summarized reason of JUST ONE of the issues and why I support McCain over Obama. How you can say it's based on fear or misunderstanding
is beyond me. I think maybe you have been biased by the Obama campaign into thinking one way and only one way.