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Originally posted by jam321
I was once for Obama when he talked about bringing our troops home.
I was for the war but the mismanagement got to me. If Iraqis didn't care Al-Q was destroying their own people why should we.
But slowly and truly he started to move away from his position to win more votes.
He showed me that there wasn't change just a play on words.
I believe people need to help themselves and not just depend on government to take care of them.
Obama seems to feel Government should take care of them by giving them healthcare instead of working with businesses to help provide healthcare.
Companies like Walmart will continue to pay cheap wages
(again, solving the homeless situation..)
Originally posted by jam321
342 economic development programs; ( is the economy developing I ask you???)
130 programs serving the disabled; (do the disabled still need help? Is there a point in spending this money?? Nothing has changed, they will need more help yet... this is not the way to solve the problem)
130 programs serving at-risk youth; (oh I guess this means there are no more youth at-risk?)
90 early childhood development programs; (yet again is this working yet?)
75 programs funding international education, cultural, and training exchange activities; (That sounds like a good way to get tax payers monies)
72 federal programs dedicated to assuring safe water; ( how long is it going to take to make the water safe.. they haven't figured out how to do this yet??)
50 homeless assistance programs; ( Yes and we know that there are no more homeless, soon as they put this in place)
45 federal agencies conducting federal criminal investigations; (oh and I see how well this works..)
40 separate employment and training programs; (have they run out of jobs in McDonalds??)
28 rural development programs;
all of sudden this turns you off and now your for McCain?
what was the Iraq war initially for Jam?
He never changed his policy on iraq buddy, either your not looking into them and making assumptions or your making excuses again.
Then what is change Jam?
double talk there.
So we should put trust in big business to look after us? Isnt this current mess a lesson to us Jam?
McCain voted 17 times against raising the minimum wage.
Originally posted by JaxonRoberts
Another thing I noticed goes to the character of the Candidates themselves. McCain kept belittling Obama with digs like constantly calling him niave and that 'he just doesn't get it', then the comment about 'on the job training'. Obama did not do this. I think this reflects well on his character. Just my .02 worth.
Originally posted by skyshow
Did anyone count how many times Senator McCain said the word "I"? He went on and on and on....
Several positive reviews for Obama. A CBS News instant poll finds:
40% of uncommitted voters who watched the debate tonight thought Barack Obama was the winner. 22% thought John McCain won. 38% saw it as a draw.
68% of these voters think Obama would make the right decision
about the economy. 41% think McCain would.
49% of these voters think Obama would make the right decisions about Iraq. 55% think McCain would.
Two focus groups, one by GOP pollster Frank Luntz and another by Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg, both declared Obama the winner.
Independents in the MediaCurves focus group "gave the debate to Obama 61-39. They also think he won every individual segment. Republicans gave the debate to McCain 90-10, Democrats to Obama 93-7."
CNN's poll has all Obama winning overall, on the economy and on Iraq:
Who Did the Best Job In the Debate?
Who Would Better Handle Economy?
Who Would Better Handle Iraq?
Originally posted by walkinghomer
Grading the first Presidential Debate