Well, by the looks of this board, and the number of bumper stickers I see, it looks like the Obama supporters will be happy come November.
But there is one thing you have to keep into account.
There are sharks in the water. Hillary Clinton is still out there, and she just may torpedo Obama's campaign just like she torpedoed John Kerry.
But you live in a blue state. I was in Texas and Arizona recently and I've never seen so many Nobama/pro-McCain bumper stickers in my life. I went to this little pro shop while I was in Texas to pick up some strings and stuff, I had on an Obama t-shirt and the stringer says "He's a Muslim, why would you vote for a Muslim for president in our country?" Some people are hopeless.
Anyhow the democrats have out registered republicans the past few years and Obama's ground game is pretty massive, but given this country's recent voting record, it would not surprise me if he doesn't win. A lot of people just aren't "comfortable" with Obama.
I'm not really comfortable with Obama either, but it has nothing to do with the Muslim rumors.
I can understand the Muslim statement, a lot of people vote because of race, religion or some other factor they think is important. I think many blacks will vote for Obama because of race, not a good reason in itself but will make up reasons to justify the decision.
Normal behavior for humans is to gravitate toward what is familiar.
So that's it? Just give in to your urges and go with what is familiar? What makes us any different than dogs? Human beings have the unique ability to reason, to rationalize to seek answers,to reflect. We have a level of self-awareness unlike any other species. That self-awareness allows us to question our motives, our intentions, our beliefs, our surroundings. We have the ability to enlighten ourselves, to look deeper into ourselves and others. To prejudge is a natural human condition, yes, it's our survival instinct. We tend to group things(and of course people) together and assign either positive or negative qualities to them. But again we have the ability to look deeper if we choose to do so.
Place an apple on the table and we can choose to see it as just another apple or we can attempt to discern what kind of apple it is. A red delicious, granny smith, big, small, sweet, tart, bland. We can reflect on what makes that particular apple different from other apples simply by choosing to look deeper. It's all about choices. So I'm not going to buy the "it's natural to be a bigot" argument for not voting for a particular candidate. That's a choice, you choose to be a bigot. You choose not to enlighten yourself, you choose to give into your baser impulses. Don't blame it on your species.
^^^ Oh and I'm not targetting you Swish, I was just making a point.
I never thought you were, but thanks.
I really don't dislike Obama, but he is a major league clown.
If he does make it he'll have plenty of advisors and PR people to help him, not much different from what we're used to. Just my opinion here and I'm sure someone might think differently.
That's right it's your opinion. I've seen nothing in Obama that even resembles "a major league clown." Not in the least. If anyone has shown themselves to be a clown it would be McCain. You started this whole thread based on a false premise. Maybe if you actually studied the issues on your own and instead of regurgitating O'reillyism's , you might have a basis for calling someone a clown.
The only clowns I know are those working class folks who continue to vote Republican in every election cycle as more jobs are sent overseas, more tax cuts to the wealthy, and everything around them turns to s**t. Those are the clowns who let silly wedge issues drive them to the polls. "I can barely rub two nickles together but I'll be damned if I'll let those gays get married." Or the classic "I'm just not comfortable voting for a black man." Well I guess they're comfortable not having a job or food on their tables. I hope they can take comfort in that. Those are the clowns. Just keep cutting off your nose to spite your face.
I'll be fine financially whether or Obama wins or loses, but it's the people who need him to win the most who sit around and call him a clown. The whole world wants Obama in the White house, because believe it or not, who we put in the White house has a major impact throughout the world. But we have people here who get all their political info from Sean Hannity and ABC news calling the one the world wants and needs a clown. Just my opinion.
I've wrote the guy about the problems that the FDA is having, being in bed with the pharmaceutical companies. I get a generic response, he's on the fence about it and tries to sugar coat it, that's a clown to me. This delays life saving natural and any other kind of therapy that threatens the drug companies profits. Denying people that are terminally ill the chance to use a unproven but promising drug. Millions of people are dying right now because of this problem and he won't make a stand.
He just wants to get elected. Using the word clown is being very nice. You could be next or someone you love.
It's a serious problem, I don't blame you if you didn't know about it, not enough people do.
Maybe puppet would be be the proper word.
In the not too distant past, I was what youd call terminally ill. Though Im far from a single issue voter, one of the primary reasons I support Senator Obama IS because of his stance on healthcare.
Senator Obama supports genomic research. Which is the study of how a person's genetic makeup affects propensity for disease and response to treatment. In 2006 he introduced Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act, which would increase funding for research on genomics, expand the genomics workforce, provide a tax credit for the development of diagnostic tests that can improve the safety or effectiveness of drugs, and reaffirm the need to protect genetic privacy.
Obama supports the importation of drugs and believes that pharmaceutical companies should only profit when their work producing groundbreaking new drugs. He is well aware that Americans are being exploited by pharmaceutical companies who charge Americans high premiums while selling the drugs for much cheaper overseas. Obama will allow Americans to buy their medicines from other developed countries if the drugs are safe and prices are lower outside the U.S.
Obama favors reforming Medicare Part D to allow the government to negotiate prices with the pharmaceutical industry The Senator plans to repeal the ban on direct negotiation with drug companies and use the resulting savings, which could be to further invest in improving health care coverage and quality.
Obama is well aware that many drug manufacturers are paying generic drug makers not to enter the market so they can keep their monopolies and keep charging Americans incredibly high prices for brand name products. Obama will increase the use of generic medications in the new public plan. He will do this by preventing large drug companies from keeping generics out of market.
Obama also plans to advance the biomedical research field. This is just huge for me.
Obama has also supported various FDA reform bills as a Senator. One in particular was a move toward ending the practice of letting scientists with financial conflicts of interest serve on FDA advisory panels.
I think your continued insistence the Obama is a clown or a puppet has no merit, just as your very first post in this thread didn't. It speaks to the anti-intellectual nature of our society imo. You dont seem to hold Senator McCain to the same standard which leads me to believe that you must be a biter ex Hillary supporter? A puma member?
And Swish dont take anything I say to you as an attack. It may seem that way but its not an attack. Im addressing your beliefs(and you do have a right to them) and those who share similar beliefs but arent willing to share them. So I was really addressing the readers out there in cyber land, when I made some of those more extreme comments in my other posts. I mean you live in a blue state anyway. You can vote for Mickey Mouse for all I care.
I don't consider any statements you make as an attack, it's just debate.
I'm not saying everything Obama stands for is bad, he has some very valid stances.
My problem with Obama is that he was pushed into this election because of his nice and charming personality, I do like him but not for the job.
His resume is very poor where McCain I know can handle any issues and has plenty of clout to get things done behind closed doors.
The question I have with McCain is what will he do? I don't trust him either, he's slick and can play the people to the max.
But who to vote for, there's only 2 choices.
Between them Obama is completely ridiculous and the McCain guy has all the skills he needs for the job but I'm afraid if he wins he'll throw his platform out the window and do what he wants.
Obama is a eloquent speaker but when I look at him he's like a school boy among men. Just my impression here.
I do like Obama's stance on getting the price of drugs down, this is a platform anyone can jump on to get some votes and look like they are concerned, which he may be. and I definitely like reforming the FDA, where their practices are costing millions of lives, more than the war in Iraq but no one seems to notice.
But he won't beable to get these things done, not alone, and that's his problem, he has to deal with hardened politicians not the "easy to convince" public.
Though he has good stances on some issues I don't think he can get things done, that's my impression.
To see this guy Obama having a chance to be president really makes me ask why some people can't see through this facade.
That's my problem with Obama, he can make some promises and move the public to vote for him but it doesn't mean anything unless he can convince other politicians and make deals with them to get things done. I just don't think he can, at least where it will make a difference.