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Originally posted by bknapple32
Originally posted by sos37
No way in hell I would ever vote for Obama or his racist wife. The only reason why I would ever be caught dead voting for the man is if I were dead or unconcious and someone had dragged my body to the voting booth and was manipulating my hands on the buttons.
I disagree with him on basically ALL of the issues except the environment.
Lol, its amusing to see the desperation. It must feel horrible for such a bitter sentiment, to know that Obama will win.
Let me make it clear: I'm pretty conservative. I grew up in the suburbs. I voted for George H.W. Bush twice, and his son once. I was disappointed when Bill Clinton won, and disappointed he couldn't run again.
I encouraged my son to join the military. I was proud of him in Afghanistan, and happy when he came home, and angry when he was recalled because of the invasion of Iraq. I'm white, 55, I live in the South and I'm definitely going to get a bigger tax bill if Obama wins.
I am the dreaded swing voter.
So you can imagine my surprise when my wife suggested we spend a Saturday morning canvassing for Obama. I have never canvassed for any candidate. But I did, of course, what most middle-aged married men do: what I was told...
I learned in just those three hours that this election is not about what we think of as the "big things." It's not about taxes. I'm pretty sure mine are going to go up no matter who is elected. It's not about foreign policy. I think we'll figure out a way to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan no matter which party controls the White House, mostly because the people who live there don't want us there anymore.
I don't see either of the candidates as having all the answers.
I've learned that this election is about the heart of America. It's about the young people who are losing hope and the old people who have been forgotten. It's about those who have worked all their lives and never fully realized the promise of America, but see that promise for their grandchildren in Barack Obama. The poor see a chance, when they often have few. I saw hope in the eyes and faces in those doorways.
This is why Obama is winning, folks. The campaign is working like this. They aren’t putting out messages with scary music warning voters that McCain will sneak into their rooms at night and steal their Social Security or showing video of Iranian children hit by bombs. They’re on the ground talking to people, getting them involved, and really promoting the “yes we can” mantra, with emphasis on the “we”.
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