• The following was Posted by BIGJ
    I guess you forgot about two or three things.
    1) Iraq War
    2) Sarah Palin becoming president
    3) Economics

    Obama '08

    1) Iraq War - uhhh...  yea?    Palin has been to Iraq, and talked with the Troops.    Obama? 

    2) Sarah Palin is running for Vice President. But I understand you may mean if something were to happen to John McCain.
    John McCain is in pretty good health. And that is a Buffer to your concern.
    Well I would submit to you, there is no Buffer for Obama becoming President.
    3) Economics.......  Please tell me what president (Post 1984) has ever made the Government Smaller?
    Fixed the Deficit?  Fixed the Healthcare issues? Fixed the Social Security issues?  Come on...... Any party will do?
    They all run on the Same issues every election season.  Seems like we as a people would figure this out after almost a lifetime.
    Which can only mean, NONE of them really intend on fixing anything.

    You just need to vote for the ones that most align with your morals.  ie; in my case, I am a Christian, So I cannot vote for the Democratic Party because of their Platform Stances(As a Party) on Abortion, Gay Marriage etc...
    Once you figure out how very similar the Parties are today,(As far as what they actually get done for the country based on what they ran on during their election campaign ) We as a people might see this truth, and realize that this 2-party system is Broken.
    Until then, We must individually vote our conscience.

    Ron Paul 08!    Ya I know it is just a dream.........

    October 13, 2008 at 6:52 p.m.

  • Sugar, I too am sick of this election year. It is always the same nasty politics in the last few weeks. Both sides are in constant attack mode on character, and it isn't going to make one bit of difference. Most people already know which candidate will receive their vote. The only thing that really made me angry was the ad by the stars who told people not to vote. Just made me sick. A democratic society depends on the vote. Whatever party is elected will either be reelected in 4 years or defeated. Either party will probably test America's patience in one way or another. 

    October 13, 2008 at 7:10 a.m.

  • Alton, when I saw your headline, I didn't think of winning in the terms you did. I think that already, both parties are winners for choosing historical candidates. I am so sick of this election year, I cannot even put it into words. I think that a lot of people probably feel the same way, and just want it to be over already. But we must not let campaign fatigue take away the sheer impact of this nation's choices this election year. The democrats have won in the respect that (like him or not, it doesn't matter in this context) they have put forth the first African-American candidate for president in this nation's history. Although Geraldine Ferraro was the first female candidate for Vice-President so many years ago, this is the first time the Republicans have had a female (again, like her or not, doesn't matter in this context) on their ticket. Thus, the Republicans, and the American people, have "won". I just hope this nation doesn't lose sight of this amid all the nastiness this year. It has taken America a long time to come this far (too long, really), and I can't help but be proud. My deceased relatives would be astounded and proud, I am sure of it. They would simply be amazed. This is PROGRESS.

    October 12, 2008 at 8:56 p.m.