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View Poll Results: I am voting for/would vote for
Obama / Biden 72 48.98%
McCain / Palin 69 46.94%
Other (explain) 6 4.08%
Voters: 147. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-06-2008   #11
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Why, how typical- using the name Oslama. How typical.

I tell you what- just keep posting. Your own words speak volumes about your moral character, old timer.

Oh, and by the way, make sure you stay busy today sending out those hate-filled, Swift Boat tactic style emails to all your buddies and fellow zombies. Make sure you include the cute jokes about Obama's name, about him being a Muslim, and make sure you distort the truth- aw screw it, just go ahead and lie about everything- that is much easier. Hurry now, I know you have a lot of emails to send. Make your font size a bit bigger than normal for all those old timers and make sure you fill the emails with plenty of hate and fear. You should be pretty good at this by now, you guys have had a lot of practice tha past few years.....
Gee, the only hate I sense from any posts is coming from you, Rick.

And if what you post speaks for your character, I kinda feel sorry for you.
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Gee, the only hate I sense from any posts is coming from you, Rick.

And is what you post speaks for your character, I kinda feel sorry for you.
Now, Sis, like I stated on another thread, the only reason why my posts are so angry and hateful, is because I am convinced, that is the only language the zombies understand. Hate- they understand that. Fear- they live their lives in fear of everything and everyone.

I certainly do not need your sympathy. Instead, whey don't you direct that misguided sympathy towards the families of our brave, fallen soldiers. Why not give a little sympathy to the thousands of dead, innocent Iraqi civilians- including thousands of women and children. That is where your sympathy should go. Don't waste it on an old, left-leaning jerk like myself.
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Being a Brit, I'm not eligible to vote, despite the UK acting almost like a US annex over the years. What is noticeable is the huge majority of Europeans who see Obama as much more preferable to McCain (something like 80% from recent polls). Having Palin in the White House would provide some very interesting sound bites though - even surpassing Bush's talent for gobbledygook. Hmm, tough decision....
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Being a Brit, I'm not eligible to vote, despite the UK acting almost like a US annex over the years. What is noticeable is the huge majority of Europeans who see Obama as much more preferable to McCain (something like 80% from recent polls). Having Palin in the White House would provide some very interesting sound bites though - even surpassing Bush's talent for gobbledygook. Hmm, tough decision....
Paul, now I am all for watching Tina Fey impersonate Palin, anytime, anywhere, but not at the expense of our country.

Still, it is tempting, isn't it, to vote in McCain/Palin? You know, just for chuckles and all......

Hey Paul, let me ask you, why do you think Europeans view Obama so favorably, when here at home, it is really a longshot if this guy gets elected?

I think here in the States, that race has a huge impact on the way people will vote. There is no doubt in my mind that if Obama were a white man, he would win by a landslide. That is why, if Obama pulls this off, I think most people do not realize just what a monumental event this will be.
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I see that the vote is 12 to 10 in favor of McCain.

I tell you, I am a little surprised that Obama is doing that well. From what I can tell, this is a pretty conservative forum, so I thought McCain's lead would be much bigger.

Do I detect some closet liberals here? Or, are a lot of folks just fed up with all the Republican nonsense? It is hard to tell......
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I would predict that most Americans appear conservative to a non-US reader, though I don't see this forum as any more or less than any other.

Funny moment just now - I was reading a newspaper article on Obama when a colleague walked past and commented "He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy" (to be read in best Monty Python accent) .

I think there's a grain of truth in that comment though. Obama's really quite an unknown at the top level of politics. I guess if he gets the top job it'll be as much because of a reaction against the Bush years as belief that he can do better? A bit like how Blair got in in the UK - 18 years of Convervatism was enough for everyone.
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My wife and I laughed ourselves silly....it was dead-on. Sedakis, Faye and Latifah were hilarious.
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For those of you who voted for The Pet Monkey and his cronies-
For a photographer, I'm suprised you're missing the similarities between Obama and the monkey thing. Of course, now that I mentioned it, I'll be labeled as a racist monkey hater.
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Hey Paul, let me ask you, why do you think Europeans view Obama so favorably, when here at home, it is really a longshot if this guy gets elected?

Not such a longshot....Obama is leading in many states. Now, Ron Paul, he's a longshot.

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Hey Paul, let me ask you, why do you think Europeans view Obama so favorably, when here at home, it is really a longshot if this guy gets elected?

I think here in the States, that race has a huge impact on the way people will vote. There is no doubt in my mind that if Obama were a white man, he would win by a landslide. That is why, if Obama pulls this off, I think most people do not realize just what a monumental event this will be.
Actually, those of us watching already know it's a monumental event, regardless of how it turns out. On the one hand, we might see our first black President. On the other, we might see our first woman VP. Either way, it's historic.

Ironically, neither of them have the experience for the office. And given McCain's health, there is a very strong possibility we'll end up seeing Palin as a President if he's in office.

With your statement above, you imply that Europeans have more tolerance for black leadership than the US. I'm wracking my brain trying to think of ONE black President/Prime Minister out of the European Union. Anyone? In fact, I'd be curious what the actual per capita percentage of black representation in the EU governments is compared to the US.

The Europeans have always loved the Democrats. Most European countries have strong socialist economies with high taxes and government provided healthcare. That has been a foundation of the Democratic policies for the last 40 years, since Johnson's administration and the birth of welfare as we know it today.

Obama is also less likely to react with military strength than McCain. In their view (and many here), that's a good thing. Talk about it. Try to negotiate over it. Let them do bad things for a few times to see if they're really "serious" about it.

I guess I'd prefer the guy that the terrorists DON'T want in office. That mean one with anger issues who is more likely to fight fire with fire.

I'll probably be voting for McCain with my nose plugged. Obama wants my guns, regardless of what he's saying now. His record clearly shows that in a variety of votes and sponsored legislation at the state level (since he really hasn't done much at the national level besides run for office on our dime). While McCain's stance on a lot of things bothers me and he never got my vote for his current Senate seat, he's the best of the worst, imo.

And that's what is really sad here. Once again, regardless of which side of the line you're on, we're forced to choose for "who sucks the least" compared to who we really would like to see lead the US for the next four years.


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