reply to post by jhill76
And you know what people are starring this (your post) and not understanding the point of this thread.
I am willing to bet most of us in here were bright kids, many of us Dorks...
and what were we taught our whole lives? Brains and looks can't go together.
It took me to my late teens to break that mold, it was hard to be popular and be smart too.
Lets face it, Obama is liked because he reminds people of kennedy he throws a great speech, he's young optimistic and he's pasionate and Good
The president is a figure head, a leader, this isn't Russia, the president is a role model, the president is a person who needs to inspire Americans
Kennedy was very bright but it wasn't the reason he was loved, he was loved for inspiration and charisma and speech above all else and we are dying
for another Kennedy ( particularly after this pair)
A woman an attractive woman can play that role too!
If you don't like the politics, then fine, but she is very smart, very articulate very bright and an extremely tough lady and Girls need some real
inspiration in this country to be more than meat
If you want a genius, or business genius for the economy, convince Bill Gates and Warren Buffet to run...
But they don't, you know why?
Because they know in America the presidency is a figure head position and that the quality of the congress and the senate and the supreme court
determine the law and that thousand sof litigators and the media and public opinion determine a whole lot too.
The president, provides Direction and leadership, signs and opposes bills...
The situation we got into with Bush won't be repeated, he went in siezeing power after agendas and didn't guide, but rather took control of the
It's not a factor with either set, my concern was there with Mccain but not with this woman on board and, Obama has a social agenda and that can be ,
maybe not a good thing
But Looks matter, Young girls will look at Palin and say hey, i can be president, you want that person to be an example have morale fiber, they all
have those qualities... the basic opinions and big issues are not that dramatic, all 4 of them are real...
My Opinion... and only my opinion, Women need more of a role model right now than anyone else and this woman is a great example, she will be advised
by generals and by staff and the pentagon and...
Unlike Bush who fought a war with cheeny like a game of battle ship, these 4 all will go back to listening to thier advisors who know what they are
We can't base anything on this last administration and pretend like the president needs 80 years experience, or has to know military history...
UNLIKE this last adminsitration the president is supposed to have advisors they pick to help them make decisions then make a judgement call... any
normal president in America works this way
we shouldn't judge these candidates by... grades in school, or years in office, they are leaders. Are they strong or weak, peaceful or aggressive,
for the poor or the rich, is environment or business more imprtant, do they have families how do they runtheir family
Palin vs Obama... it's not superficial to say, is a more compassionate person, runs a better family
It's not superficial to look at them and ask what portion of America will they inspire or make a major basis on charisma... a huge part of the job is
making friends with other leaders, Looks and Charisma matter, they matter a whole dang lot
A president shouldn't be, controling the economy a presidents staff should be doing most of the leg work and a leader Picks experts and has a knack
for that, all 4 are good in that arena
Look, just... a president is a leader not an expert okay? We should vote from the heart, not because a person went to yale business school...
that person will be a know it all dictator and rather than team working on the economy or a war, you get a self proclaimed expert...
That's not the presidents job
We are all scared because of Bush, because we had 2 huge Ego's in office that made every decision by themselves like two couch generals commando over
the whole USA
That's why it was all a botch job... frankly I think Obama, is letting it go to his head a bit, I think McCain and Palin are more toned down...
Change, Change, Change He wants to run $hi7, like Bush, in a differnt way, maybe not in a way that wreck the global scene but maybe not good for my
life either, but he is a bit radical
No one will ever come close to those 2 prior regardless, but we can't be scared and rip the president like they should be experts in everything
because... what we have been living with was Putin in a way, a dictator a Guy running a country
Our system isn't suppossed to be like that, we are all judgeing these candidates expecting them to lord the nation "McCain will be like Bush because
he's a Republican, Obama will change everything for the worse..."
I doubt it, this last 16 years, Clinton too was... kind of a freak but they listened more to their advisors, but these two were... Crazy! Ego Maniacs,
Cheenys fighting the war from his laptop in Mt Weather
It's been nuts
But these 4 are humans... at least compared to what came before...all of them, we can go on personality and intent and charisma and general
that's all a president should be... we aren't electing another dictator
It's none of our faults, what happened, it isn't, people come along and lie and sieze power for themselves, there is no sure way to know when they
are campaigning, we can't give every potential leader a colon exame because... one serious nuts took over, nor fear it happening again and blame the
party or anything like that
Cross your fingers, pray, that in the next 4 months... he doesn't get us all killed
and, after that, it will all be okay unless the stirrred up hornets nest comes after us, hopefully it wont and if it does, no matter who gets in, they
will be taking advice from the pros not fighting ww3 on a wii from in a bunker and laughinng about it
In the end I have great feeling about this woman alot of people have a great feeling about Obama
If you feel that way about anyone from either side, there is a seriously good chance this insanity can come to an end...
No one felt this way about Bush Kerry or Gore...
The Rebublicans have a real ticket and someones is on it that... is a real person, Amen
[edit on 30-8-2008 by mopusvindictus]