American Presidential Candidates 2008 (Poll #2)

Who?

  • Barack Obama

    Votes: 46 75.4%
  • John McCain

    Votes: 15 24.6%

  • Total voters
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Kovy

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This poll eliminates the Undecided and Other options from the old poll. Plus, it'd be nice to get a modern look at peoples' preferences, what with the debates, campaigns, etc. (I vote for Obama.) So... Obama or McCain for America?

The reason there are no third-party candidates in this poll is because they are in the old one, which is STILL ACTIVE. Just look around!
 
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darn but shh dont tell mah family they are all republican :O
id be killed for being democrat =P not really.... i just didnt tell em cause my dad is very opinionated and id never hear the end of how "wonderful" McCain is
 

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We really need a good president after the disaster that was Bush...
 

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Im sorry but must it be Obama or McCain? There are many other canidates running for President. Personally I would vote (if I were of legal age) for Ralph Nader who is apparently running for the Peace & Freedom party. My reasons are mainly being Obama and McCain say neerly the same thing and agree with each other so it can be hard to tell who is fighting for what. Second being ive seen some of nader's speeches and looked on his site about the issues, honestly it got me very motivated. (Nader has also ran witht the American Independent party,the Green party and the Reform party.)

(If i ONLY had the options of those two id choose McCail only because i somewhat trust in Palin.)
 

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Im sorry but must it be Obama or McCain? There are many other canidates running for President. Personally I would vote (if I were of legal age) for Ralph Nader who is apparently running for the Peace & Freedom party. My reasons are mainly being Obama and McCain say neerly the same thing and agree with each other so it can be hard to tell who is fighting for what. Second being ive seen some of nader's speeches and looked on his site about the issues, honestly it got me very motivated. (Nader has also ran witht the American Independent party,the Green party and the Reform party.)

(If i ONLY had the options of those two id choose McCail only because i somewhat trust in Palin.)

Well in his previous poll, he had other options...But yeah...Obama and McCain are the only ones that really matter that much...Everyone else that's running doesn't really have a chance to win
 

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I am with John Mccain but I would of rather had Mitt Romney who I voted for. Anyways I just hope which ever team gets elected doesn't %$&* us up more.
 

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Obama. Any chance of supporting McCain was whisked away when Palin was Nominated as Vp.
 

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people on both sides have connections with extremists.So we're f***ed either way.
 
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It's a shame that third parties aren't a viable option, I'm voting for Barr to send the message - that I'm fed up with both parties and their crappy leadership.
Washington was right when he said that political parties would be the end of democracy because they'd thinking winning was more important than leadership. Plus I believe in the libertarian ideals more than either parties platform (ok, so if I'm against guns, I'm for abortion? And because of the abortion thing I'm now for socialized health care?!? - this is just one example)

As an addendum if more people vote third party instead of not voting or just picking one of the candidates, because those were the only options, then the parties will be forced to listen to the people to maintain power instead of picking things to oppose each other on (You can't be against the death penalty, we already called it! You can have nuclear power instead).
 
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The problem with the third party candidates is that they go further right or left of the two main parties.
 
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I used to like McCain until about 18 months ago. Then he flip-flopped on all his core beliefs so that he could get the Southern Baptist vote. Now he is essentially a Bush clone with the added bonus of PTSD and bad health.
 

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As I said in another thread... I believe it comes down to this.

Barack Obama wins on issues like the economy and healthcare.

John McCain wins on issues like the war and foreign relations.

Right now Americans are more concerned with the state of our economy than they are with the war... so Obama has the upper hand. Six months ago people were more concerned with the war than they were with the economy... so McCain had the upper hand.

I used to like McCain until about 18 months ago. Then he flip-flopped on all his core beliefs so that he could get the Southern Baptist vote.
I'm glad someone besides me pointed this out. McCain originally had some good ideas... but he went ultra-conservative and brought on Palin just to get the bible-belt vote. Talk about compromising your character... I think he would get more votes if he had picked someone else as VP.
 

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Im sorry but must it be Obama or McCain? There are many other canidates running for President. Personally I would vote (if I were of legal age) for Ralph Nader who is apparently running for the Peace & Freedom party. My reasons are mainly being Obama and McCain say neerly the same thing and agree with each other so it can be hard to tell who is fighting for what. Second being ive seen some of nader's speeches and looked on his site about the issues, honestly it got me very motivated. (Nader has also ran witht the American Independent party,the Green party and the Reform party.)

(If i ONLY had the options of those two id choose McCail only because i somewhat trust in Palin.)
See American Presidential Candidates 2008, the original.
 

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He HAD to change his views since every republican I knew wasn't voting for him since he was pretty liberal. To me he is just a wolf in sheep's clothing either way in my view a liberal is winning this election either way.
 

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He HAD to change his views since every republican I knew wasn't voting for him since he was pretty liberal. To me he is just a wolf in sheep's clothing either way in my view a liberal is winning this election either way.
Maybe this country needs a liberal right now... just maybe.
 
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Maybe this country needs a liberal right now... just maybe.
Maybe it needs someone who knows how to balance a damn budget, and over see the economy. I honestly don't believe either one of these candidates knows how to do that, or is willing to do that. The both have huge budgets that are the basis of them getting elected.
Ron Paul is also looking like less of a lunatic every day that his predictions get proven more right.
 

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Obama

We really need a good president after the disaster that was Bush...
Well, you know how it goes, democrats build up a surplus, then republicans wage war and burn through it, rinse and repeat

Though if history runs true, McCain has a higher chance of winning(His last name is first alphabetically, just think about it-There are exceptions as with all things)
 

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Ron Paul is also looking like less of a lunatic every day that his predictions get proven more right.
I did like a lot of the things that Ron Paul had to say... I honestly believe I would have voted for him if given the opportunity.

Well, you know how it goes, democrats build up a surplus, then republicans wage war and burn through it, rinse and repeat
That does have a ring of truth to it.

And as far as balancing the budget goes... right now is not really the time to decrease spending. Our country's medical system, education system, corporate system, social security, and infrastructure (roads, power grid, petrolium pipelines, etc.) are all in need of major overhaul... I think anyone conservative or liberal will agree on that. We need to spend money, and lots of it... but it should be spent here at home first, where it can make the most difference for us and for future generations... not squandered trying to chase down a man who only has 5 years to live or sending in the army to grab for oil (which we haven't seen any of).

That $10 billion a month would build a lot of roads, schools, pipelines, and powerplants. It would help millions of minimum-wage workers get to see a doctor for the first time in their lives... it would help secure the futures of our parents and grandparents whose retirement savings have just vanished b/c of wallstreet idiocy.

As a nation we are way way up shyte creek here people... I think whomever is elected is going to have the hardest Presidency that anyone has had since Lincoln and FDR. Neither one of those great men shyed away from doing what was necessary to put this country back together... let us hope that the next man is up to the challenge.
 

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I was gonna vote, I had the registeration papers with me but I didn't mail it etc because my friend was saying I need to print two of those forms, one form to mail and the other to bring with you to the registeration place. ( I dont really believe what he said) Anyways, it was the last day to register and the printer didn't work so I missed the deadline for registration.

ron paul
 
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