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John Nelson
Reply February 25, 2008

I certainly don't claim to be fully understanding of any candidate's platforms, but that just puts me in the majority of the voting public (scary, huh?).

Hilary scares me, though I like the idea of her becoming the first female president. Obama just freaks me out overall. I like his stance on many things, but I have no idea who HE is. Christian, Muslim, Terrorist, Patriot?

McCain is old, but I love his experience. Huck is my preference, though. More due to the semi-conservative stance he holds. I think a good ticket would be McCain/Huckabee or McCain / Bill Richardson (Gov NM).

The Clarks
Reply February 25, 2008

Huck of course b/c of the commercials with Walker TX Ranger. Seriously?? Don't know. I won't take up 5 pages on your blog with my rantings.

throatbeard
Reply February 25, 2008

i have no interest in answering your question, instead i am looking for some head in the clouds-perfume of love- galaxy deep kind of poetry on this thing or stories or what have you.
what have you?
this is the real question.

Anonymous
Reply February 26, 2008

I have a burning question. I need you to answer the question, throatbeard. Let's not play games. This, my friends, is more important that the most recent episod of "Lost."

Which raises another good question. Is there one lost character that would make a better president than the 4 afore-mentioned "real" candidates? Discuss.

Seth.

Amber
Reply February 26, 2008

Answser the question throatbeard. This is certainly more important that the most recent episode of "Lost" and requires your utmost attention. Speaking of which, do you think there is a Lost character who would make a better president than the 4 afore-mentioned "real" candidates? Discuss.

Seth

John Nelson
Reply February 26, 2008

I would love to see Sawyer as our President. Think of all the fun nicknames he would have for important people across the world! Probably would've referred to Gorbachev as "freckle".

Amber
Reply February 26, 2008

Jacob for President! Mwahahahaha!

(Where's the freakin' cabin? )

No, really, Walker Texas Ranger says it, and I do it.

~Amber

Amber
Reply February 26, 2008

I mean if he told me to jump off a bridge, there I would go.

Sarah
Reply February 26, 2008

Hmm, so does this mean you think Clinton and Huck still have a chance?

Amber
Reply February 26, 2008

Of course, Hilary has a chance. Isn't she in cahoots with Walmart as the anti-Christ?

I am not well enough qualified to answer such questions. I smoked pot all through my government classes in high school. That, I fear, is the actual state of the union.

throatbeard
Reply February 26, 2008

Desmond because of his ability to see disaster before it happens.

Joy Hui Lin
Reply February 27, 2008

To me, Obama fulfills the ideals of a leader who has moral integrity. Which I think was highlighted in 2002 with his speech against going to war in Iraq http://www.barackobama.com/2002/10/02/remarks_of_illinois_state_sen.php

I'm right with him on all issues like nationwide health care, the environment, and a more diplomatic approach to foreign relations etc. as a current ex-pat, I probably care more than most about America's image abroad, but I can tell you I am tired of trying to explain actions our government has taken when all I want is peace.

I think Obama has the capability to turn the nation off the path it has been on in the last eight years with his ability to listen and to unite.

I think that our portrayal in the international world's view is one of a powerful bully, and with each member more and more convinced that Americans hate Muslims, seeds of hate grow.

Which is why it would be so amazing and beautiful to elect a President whose mere face speaks volumes. That we are not We versus Them, and the man we choose to elect does not go to war heedless or without weighing costs.

To me it is the worst affront ever that Americans went to war over WMD which never existed. Our reputation is in shambles. My daily encounters abroad prove that it is the hostility towards American policy that endangers us the most.

Joy Hui Lin
Reply February 27, 2008

Also, I have deep respect for Obama upon leaving Harvard law for working with the community and working on issues like poverty.

Amber
Reply February 27, 2008

Now we are talking. Good comment, Joy. Keep it rolling cats. I really want to hear from Nicole on this one.

Seth

Sarah
Reply February 27, 2008

Here are my two cents:

Huck: When he lost weight, we lost our memories. 4 or 6 years ago (?) we were all so tired of him here that over 40% of our state voted for a no-name named Jimmie Lou who barely campaigned. He angered just about every teacher in the state. In recent history, those who have been super-outspoken about their faith have had what many might call disastrous presidencies: GW Bush, Jimmy Carter (JC, if you read this, I'm sorry, I love you, and want to go to your Sunday School class). He doesn't have the market cornered on faith b/c he's a preacher; they all are Christians. But, ironically, I am glad he's done so well. Just wouldn't vote for him.

Clinton: Has a "dislike" vibe and bad timing. She and Bill were riding high; Bill and GHW Bush were working together to do great things, and now look. They should have gotten off this train earlier.

McCain: Originally he freaked me out in 2000. Grew to like him b/c he could be rather bi-partisan, and I'm drawn to consensus builders rather than polarizers. Not as big of a fan anymore, but wouldn't freak out if he were elected.

Obama: He has a "like" vibe to counter Hillary's "dislike" vibe. He's a unifier, brilliant (listen to him speak before you make up your mind about him), and I like what it can represent if he's elected. I like underdogs too and began pulling for him the first time I heard a redneck say "I hear that Obama guy's a muslim."

I don't agree with any of them 100%, but does anyone? I'm pulling for brilliance, optimism, the end of screwed up political dynasties and voting for Obama.

The Clarks
Reply February 27, 2008

OK OK, now I can sound off b/c others have first! I'm such the cowardly lion to a point. First of all, I don't really like any of them so I'm kind of jaded here on politics. I don't like McCain, but think he'd probably be the best choice b/c he's so moderate. I hate Hillary just b/c of who she is and less her policies... But I think I'd rather see her as president (can't believe I'm actually tying that!) rather that Obama. I'm a moderate, and I think he's a great speaker and actually I was FOR him for awhile, but I think not now. For the Senate to vote him "most liberal" among other things scares the crap out of me. I don't like extremes- either liberal or conservative and think the President should be a moderate to help work with both parties and not have so much of an agenda. He is by far the most likeable though, I'll give you that!

AngryColin
Reply February 28, 2008

Vote for Colin Massey or suffer the consequences.

Amber
Reply February 28, 2008

I vote Colin if he would make the world a big batch of meatballs.

I'd like to give the world a Massey Meatball...

Amber

Sarah
Reply February 28, 2008

Or those yummy floating cloud things...But I'd vote for him anyway.

AngryColin
Reply February 29, 2008

Under my regime, my minions will be evaluating the people's loyalty, and meatball and cloud rations will be given accordingly. Oh yes, my diabolical plan to take over is vile indeed. Just wait until I break out mom's lasagna and the masterful pineapple upside down cake, or as I like to call them, "Fat Man" and "Little Boy".

Amber
Reply February 29, 2008

All loyal subjects would be gigantic. Um, Huck wouldn't like that very much.

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