posted on Aug, 22 2008 @ 03:41 PM
It's true that John McCain has been around a long time. But do we really know what he'd do as president? Do we really know who he is?
What concerns me is the pattern of inconsistency. One day he's appeasing, the next he's coarse. One day he makes a flat-out pledge not to raise
taxes, the next he says that everything is on the table as far as Social Security is concerned. One day the buck stops here, the next he's not
authorized to speak for, ahem, himself. It’s hard to make a clear decision on who we want to vote for.
We have to think about this here, we are not voting for someone to speak for us in student council. We are looking for someone that is going to make
sound decisions on anything from health insurance to pressing the red button when tough situations arise that could change the world in a matter of
Now for Barak Obama, he has flip-flopped on issues and to be honest, we can’t be sure on his history. One day he seems as a weak player, and other
days, he seems like he has been in it for a while. But, the fact states he has been in this since 1997, at least in major politics. The major flaw
with him is his history.
In the past, reporters used to follow US presidential candidates by car or bus, but today with candidates flying from city to city, coverage of the
presidential election becoming too expensive for newspapers, with fares up to $2,000 a trip or $30,000 per person a month. This year the only papers
that have full-time correspondents following the candidates are The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, and the
NY Times. Newsweek is the only publication with a full-time reporter on both McCain's and Obama's trails.
On one hand, US newspapers are diminishing election coverage. On the other, AP has recently hired 21 additional staff to bolster entertainment news.
They say that they will provide what sells and as of now, celebrities are what the people want. If you think about it, a lot of people just vote what
their mom or dad voted, and don’t make a real clear decision for themselves.
It also doesn’t help with media biased and other people enforcing their own opinion to sway opinion. That’s really what this race is all about,
trying to win votes by trying to please everyone. In theory, people would say this is correct, but, you can’t please one group and then try and
please another group a week later, you don’t look competent in the overall picture.
It makes you wonder, how do you make a decision with so much misinformation, non-coverage of the important issues, and only two candidates that are
[edit on 22-8-2008 by jhill76]