posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 06:49 PM
I'd rather have someone show up to their job and vote present on bills he doesnt agree with - that he thinks needs refining
I disagree, mainly because Obama himself has claimed that his 'present' votes were errors based on the way the State Senate does their voting. But,
if you want to dismiss the explaination that Obama gave, then once again, I would have to disagree with his 'present' vote being a preferable
alternative to a yea or nay vote. Obama had a problem with committing to issues because he knew he would be running for President and he didn't want
to have to justify votes on controversial issues that could come back to be bothersome down the road. Take your pick, either he's ignorant on the
way that one goes about voting in the Senate or he's remaining uncommitted so that it can't bite him in the behind ... either way, it's not
As for McCain, his voting record may appear confusing until one takes a look at the actual bill being voted on. Things that McCain supports he may
have voted against, not because he didn't believe and back the actual ISSUE, but because he paid attention to the last minute special interest
earmarks that were thrown in and the only way to stand against those was to vote against the bill as a whole. He made a lot of people VERY angry
because of that but THAT is the kind of change that we need in Washington and he WILL NOT tolerate earmarks and pork.
Obama hasn't been in office long but I'll be fair and give credit where credit is due. I believe he managed to get somewhere between 40 - 80
million dollars in earmarks through for his special interest groups. So let's all agree to put THAT on his list of accomplishments.