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U.S. Elections 2008

Who will be the next US president?

  • John McCain

    Votes: 8 7.8%
  • Barack Obama

    Votes: 80 77.7%
  • Other

    Votes: 15 14.6%

  • Total voters
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Brandon716

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Colin Powell is far and above the best Republican to have left the Bush administration.

But in regards to Obama giving him a job in the new administration, it shouldn't be a key role like Secretary of State or anything remotely like that. Powell hasn't earned enough respect for me to want him in a role like that.
 

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I prefer for Powell to remain in retirement from executive power, but my response was to speak to other concerns toward his rejection of Bush late in the game.
 

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Too bad he didn't leave sooner - like before he joined up with W.

+1

I wish he had run against W for the nomination. Then the US would have had a real president instead of 8 years of a guy playing executive. Only in the US, would voters pick a drug addict over a former CJCS.
 

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according to CNN, drive-thru voting.

welcome to mcmerica! can i take your vote? today's special is mcsame mccain, white meat aged to imperfection. this order comes with a complementary duche bag which has been blessed by a witch doctor.
 

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I am also somewhat sympathetic to Colin Powell, even though he was used like a tool when he made the case for war at the UN.

I completely agree. I feel sorry for the man because, given his history, he had to work so hard to make to the position he acheived - facing ever-constant adversity. He wasn't just used like a tool. More accurately, he was used like a Kleenex-brand tissue, in a porn shop, on the old Yonge Street.

I also have changed my opinions on who is the best option. For me it was Clinton and I had serious reservations when Obama was chosen, for he seemed to much as a doe-eyed idealist. But given the other option, McCain, who has gone from McSame with his associations with former Bush talking-heads to Mc(In)Sane with his choice of Palin, one wonders why the whole U.S. of A would not flock to Obama.

I mean, Palin is sexy :D and intriguing ;). But she says some god-awful nonesense.
 

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...to add,
it will be funny if, on November 5th, McCain comes out with a solid win.
it would speak volumes of State of America today.
 

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Actually, it would indicate that things have NOT changed much with polling accuracy. Reagan down 3 at election, wins by 12. Bill Clinton up by 24, wins by 9. Polling during US elections has had a habit of being inaccurate.
 

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Their choice for the past 8 years, speaks volumes about the american 'mindset'.

i don't think it might be an accurate representation. what percent of people voted and of those, how many voted for bush?
 

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Many of those who support McCain in the US cite his bipartisan record and discount the current electioneering. All the Obama rhetoric aside, most Democrats in the past (before the campaign) have acknowledged McCain to be moderate. I think that carries weight with many voters in the US who have followed McCain from before the campaign.

I just spoke to a US colleague today who says he is torn by who to vote for. He believes Obama is better for the economy and McCain is better for national security. Though he is traditionally Republican, the Palin pick is tilting his vote towards Obama. I think McCain lost the moderates and centrists with Palin. Had he picked someone else, it'd be over. His record would have carried the day over Obama's inexperience.
 

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Had he picked someone else, it'd be over. His record would have carried the day over Obama's inexperience.

They are all inexperienced... It's not like John McCain has done anything with his life other than sit in Senate calling himself a "maverick." I don't think any job on earth can really prepare you for being President of the US. Maybe CEO of some massive company, but even then I doubt it. That is why the US has, arguably, the most grueling presidential campaign process on earth. McCain, Obama, Clinton et al were/have been campaigning for over two years now. I don't understand how John McCain can have so much "experience" and be limping from one problem to another. The only reason he has even got so far is because of the "elite" media backing him up against Mitt Romney.

Say what you will about Obama, and he isn't my first choice, he has out campaigned and out managed everyone. The Democratic Primaries were supposed to be Hillary's coronation, but he out-financed, out-campaigned and out-did her nearly every step of the way. He clearly has the best set of policy advisers out of the lot, and he clearly listens to them. John McCain clearly doesn't listen to his advisers, hence Sarah Palin. She has seriously upset a good chunk of the Republican apparatus and traditional Republican supporters (Chris Buckley, Colin Powell, the entire National Post editorial board).
 

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^ I ain't defending McCain but I think people do need to understand why there are US voters who vote for him. Like it or not, decades in the Senate are perceived as experience in the US. I worry about a global letdown if the world wakes up on the 5th to find that its another old white guy taking the white house.
 

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