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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:10 AM
OK. We will see where this goes....
I asked in the GB why folks voted for Obama. I am simply interested. I have no reason to argue about it and dont intend to here; the deal is done.
I am not complaining/dont care to argue/dont care to make a point. If you want to post why you voted for the man, fine.

 
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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:18 AM
Economy status, Energy, and Foreign Policy aside....

Sarah Palin

Honestly, Ive supported Obama for a long time, but I read up about McCain and hes not that bad of a guy. His policies are ok, besides the whole "conservative, what god wants" crap. But when I saw, better yet, heard Sarah Palin speak, it made up my mind right then and there.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:19 AM
I made my decision in 2004 it took four years to get the chance to mark my ballot.....

He's simply the kind of man we need at this point in history....his calm....his way of speaking....his belief in a true "United States"......His intelligence his vision....

This is the first election that I have ever voted in where i actually voted for someone and where we actually had two candidates worth voting for......

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:23 AM
I did not vote for Obama, but am content with the election results.
I don't think he's a solicalist, a terrorist, a racist, or a Muslim, or that he will be able to stay too far left of center and be effective.

Sorry about responding though - I know this is a why did you vote for Obama thread.

 
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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:26 AM
Oh yea, forgot this:

McCain: I got shot down and tortured!

Obama: I went to Harvard.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:28 AM
His foreign policy plans. His economic plans. His demeanor. I think he will be well suited to handle whats coming.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:39 AM
Plain and simple. The thought of Sara Palin being anywhere near the White House scared the living hell out of me.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:42 AM
Hey RickT,

Welcome to the WP. Do feel free to read through the various threads and make comments if you so desire, as that's pretty much what this place is for. Btw, the WP can get a bit "lively" and "out of hand" from time to time as many people are very passionate about their beliefs, but then again I think you're the type of person that enjoys that type of interaction. One again, welcome, and I hope you become a regular vistor and contributor here.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:42 AM
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I made my decision in 2004 it took four years to get the chance to mark my ballot.....

He's simply the kind of man we need at this point in history....his calm....his way of speaking....his belief in a true "United States"......His intelligence his vision....

This is the first election that I have ever voted in where i actually voted for someone and where we actually had two candidates worth voting for......


There is nothing tangible in your reasoning. Nothing at all. You voted for BarryO purely on emotion.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:44 AM
After weighing each issue as addressed by both candidates and comparing both tickets, I felt that the Obama-Biden direction was the best way to go and cast my vote accordingly.

John McCain's prime-time was in 2000. Too bad things turned out the way they did.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:46 AM
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I made my decision in 2004 it took four years to get the chance to mark my ballot.....

He's simply the kind of man we need at this point in history....his calm....his way of speaking....his belief in a true "United States"......His intelligence his vision....

This is the first election that I have ever voted in where i actually voted for someone and where we actually had two candidates worth voting for......


There is nothing tangible in your reasoning. Nothing at all. You voted for BarryO purely on emotion.


Wow....So emotion was a part of it. Does the same theory apply to why W won in '00?...maybe because of his last name?

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:48 AM
Rick, there are many reasons, but I will give you just one. I am in organized labor, been a union man for 36 years. The policies of the current administration, with support from republicans including J Mc have done more in the last 8 years to erode workers rights than in the past 30 years under various administrations. The national Labor Relations Act (nlra) has become a joke and isnt worth the paper it is written on. The NLRB (board) is stacked with anti organized labor people who, it seems, relish eroding workers rights. The right to organize the right to collectively bargain, the right to fair redress of grievances have all been eroded. Couple that with the fact that McCain would have continued the same policies and continued appointing judges to the fedeal circuits who are anti labor, Bush has appointed in excess of 250 who share their views and philosophys regarding workers rights. Thats just the tip of the iceberg.......

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:49 AM
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I made my decision in 2004 it took four years to get the chance to mark my ballot.....

He's simply the kind of man we need at this point in history....his calm....his way of speaking....his belief in a true "United States"......His intelligence his vision....

This is the first election that I have ever voted in where i actually voted for someone and where we actually had two candidates worth voting for......


There is nothing tangible in your reasoning. Nothing at all. You voted for BarryO purely on emotion.


Wow....So emotion was a part of it. Does the same theory apply to why W won in '00?...maybe because of his last name?


No, emotion was ALL of it and that's not logical.

What has emotion to do with Bush's name?

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:56 AM
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I made my decision in 2004 it took four years to get the chance to mark my ballot.....

He's simply the kind of man we need at this point in history....his calm....his way of speaking....his belief in a true "United States"......His intelligence his vision....

This is the first election that I have ever voted in where i actually voted for someone and where we actually had two candidates worth voting for......


There is nothing tangible in your reasoning. Nothing at all. You voted for BarryO purely on emotion.


Wow....So emotion was a part of it. Does the same theory apply to why W won in '00?...maybe because of his last name?


No, emotion was ALL of it and that's not logical.

What has emotion to do with Bush's name?


Here let me explain, once. You lost and you are bitter. You don't understand how anyone could support Sen. Obama, but threw your weight behind a PTA Mom from Alaska and an Old man who was a P.O.W over 30 years ago .. You claim he won on "Emotion" intimating that the people who voted for him did so with a lack of substance or research. Well, to me.. that same amount of emotion and lack of voter preparedness was evident when the voters put little W in the White House because of his last name. BUSH... easily recognizable, no research necessary... just pull the lever, mark the box for the familiar name.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:56 AM
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Oh yea, forgot this:

McCain: I got shot down and tortured!

Obama: I went to Harvard.


many men got shot down and tortured......That does not make them who I should vote for as a president.....

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 11:58 AM
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I made my decision in 2004 it took four years to get the chance to mark my ballot.....

He's simply the kind of man we need at this point in history....his calm....his way of speaking....his belief in a true "United States"......His intelligence his vision....

This is the first election that I have ever voted in where i actually voted for someone and where we actually had two candidates worth voting for......


There is nothing tangible in your reasoning. Nothing at all. You voted for BarryO purely on emotion.


Wow....So emotion was a part of it. Does the same theory apply to why W won in '00?...maybe because of his last name?


No, emotion was ALL of it and that's not logical.

What has emotion to do with Bush's name?


Well RBK i guess Intelligence is not on your list of qualification....probably why you voted for Bush....Dumb as a brick but he got your vote and where is our country now......so someone with a calm demeanor intelligence and vision is who you don't vote for......I feel very sorry for you

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 12:01 PM
I agree with his positions on foreign policy, energy, education, health care and the economy. Add to that Obama put together a better staff and superior organization on the ground and ran the most competent campaign in our nations history. This all added up to me that he is far better suited to put together a cabinet and surround himself with the best advisors to put together action plans to start to dig us out of this hole the current administration has buried us in.

Further more I absolutely cringed at the thought that Palin would be one heart beat away from being President

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 12:05 PM
I voted for Obama because he was the better of the two candidates, in my opinion, in all areas of national interest. I liked his policies and I came to like and respect the man. Say what you want.....this country needs to feel hope again, hope that we're going to find a way to make it through some of the problems facing the country today, and Obama, for all reasons given, offers hope.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 12:12 PM

Because my Wife told me to!


 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 01:04 PM
I have never been a fan of conservative politics as practiced by the Republican party since Reagan.

I actually liked Obama's platform for the most part. His energy policy is long term and will help us wean ourselves for dependence on oil, while at the same time slowing emmissions of greenhouse gasses, while at the same time creating jobs. The McCain energy policy? Drill, baby, drill. Sound bite politics at its worst as well as being short sighted. Obama seems to be a practical, pragmatic man who will listen to all views and then take what he sees is the best course for all Americans. I liked how an unknown politician created an orginization that steamrolled two of the biggest political machines in American history, while simply talking policy and not resorting to negative campaigning. I liked the mans leadership qualities, something I have never said about any politician since I have been voting. I liked the fact that an Obama presidency would elevate the world's perception of America. I liked contemplating how the Obama campaign enfranchised thousands and thousands of Americans who never knew what that felt like. Those are a few of my reasons for voting for Obama.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 01:07 PM
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I made my decision in 2004 it took four years to get the chance to mark my ballot.....

He's simply the kind of man we need at this point in history....his calm....his way of speaking....his belief in a true "United States"......His intelligence his vision....

This is the first election that I have ever voted in where i actually voted for someone and where we actually had two candidates worth voting for......


There is nothing tangible in your reasoning. Nothing at all. You voted for BarryO purely on emotion.


Wow....So emotion was a part of it. Does the same theory apply to why W won in '00?...maybe because of his last name?


No, emotion was ALL of it and that's not logical.

What has emotion to do with Bush's name?


Well RBK i guess Intelligence is not on your list of qualification....probably why you voted for Bush....Dumb as a brick but he got your vote and where is our country now......so someone with a calm demeanor intelligence and vision is who you don't vote for......I feel very sorry for you


You can barely type an articulate sentence and I'm the one who's not intelligent? No comrade, I feel sorry for YOU.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 01:11 PM
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Because my Wife told me to!
Does she know my wife?

Mrs. Astro has several responses that she thinks will keep me in my place:

1. "Yes, dear."
2. "That's nice."
3. A gentle pat on the head.

They don't work too well; they just encourage me to new heights

Fortunately, God has blessed us with an amazing marriage, one that's stronger after 10 years than when we started -- and we were tight then.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 01:12 PM
Obama talked of "change", that is his platform. To the Union man, what about Obama saying he would like to bankrupt the coal industry? That is all union from the coal miners to the guys burning coal to make electricity and steel.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 01:14 PM
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Obama talked of "change", that is his platform. To the Union man, what about Obama saying he would like to bankrupt the coal industry? That is all union from the coal miners to the guys burning coal to make electricity and steel.


People will believe what they want to believe. What's plainly in sight is rarely an impediment to that.

 

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  posted on 11/5/2008 at 01:31 PM
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I made my decision in 2004 it took four years to get the chance to mark my ballot.....

He's simply the kind of man we need at this point in history....his calm....his way of speaking....his belief in a true "United States"......His intelligence his vision....

This is the first election that I have ever voted in where i actually voted for someone and where we actually had two candidates worth voting for......


There is nothing tangible in your reasoning. Nothing at all. You voted for BarryO purely on emotion.


Wow....So emotion was a part of it. Does the same theory apply to why W won in '00?...maybe because of his last name?


no his brother stole the election for him in florida

 

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