Dont know... but the more and more I listen to him, the more and more i find that he would make a good leader. McCain is still my choice... but Obama does have some good ideas.
I just can't get over the fact that he wants to pull out of Iraq. I seen him talk about that, defending it and he did have some good points. Its all in if you believe that Iraqis can actually take control of the government themselves... and he seems to think that when push comes to shove they can, but i'm not so sure.
On the other hand, he does have some experience, more than I'd say.. McCain, with those types of nations, seeing as he had lived in Kenya, another developing nation as a child.
The other thing that i don't like about Obama is that he appears to be over-glorified by the media. I mean, on three different news media stations this weekend i heard nothing but how he was like Kennedy..
I mean, come on. He hasn't done anything yet to show he isn't just another shallow politician... so lets not give him to much credit just because he's the first black nominee.
If we have to make such outlandish comparisons to get people to like him, then maybe he's not such a solid contender over all. I don't want to accuse the media of biasness ... but when you compare Obama to Kennedy and then turn around and say that McCain is the old fasioned, established choice for the risk adverse... then i have to wonder.
my candidate got ignored and buried by the media so, he had no chance of winning... ron paul...
Obama had no chance of winning either, back in 2006. He had a message. Ron Paul didn't, he was a joke. A crazy, old, bad joke. Be honest.
everyone else has ideas they throw around to amuse the masses... we're gonna do this and we're gonna do that... who has ever lived up to their goals they sat when they were running?? paul told everyone straight up what he was gonna do and got laughed at... why do you think politicians never answer any questions with a straight answer? why must they dance around every single question like it was a hot potato? you never get a straight answer... never...
Its Politics Stupid. But, seriously. Even Ron Paul worked on his base. Attention whoring young adults who over-believe the mantra "its cool to be different".
to me, the party on the left is the party on the right... to me, i don't see much of a difference in obama or mccain... they may sound different but, they both have the same exact plan once they get in... extend the "war that will never end" and continue to sink our money into places it shouldn't be... we need to stop electing people like this... ron paul was a beeming light of hope... a man who ACTUALLY offered the change that obama claims he can offer... but no, people are interested in hearing the same person answer all the questions with another question... thus never answering the question in the first place.
That is a lot of words to say that both parties believe in the same thing, obama was the only hope, and that both parties would work to continue the war.
that said, Obama and Clinton both said they would set deadlines for withdraw, and had voted previously to set a deadline
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if we end up with a black man as president, then black people can no longer use the race card.
I'm not sure it will. Sure, he's black, but only his father was black and he never knew him growing up, while he lived with his white mother and grandparents. Someone would begin to argue that no one from a black community can be president.
They will probably just switch for other adjectives for the same thing. IE, Poor, ect.
the most powerful position in the free world
The free world consists of more than America...
Is America not currently the most powerful country in the free world?