Friday, July 18, 2008

Obama or McCain?

When heading to the polls this fall, what is your biggest concern and who do you think has the best plan to address your worries?

Are you, in the face of this economic crisis, considering crossing Party lines?

Feel free to post "Anonymous".

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

McCain.

I can't afford new taxes.

Amy Y said...

My biggest concerns are the economy, the war and the environment.

I'm voting for Obama because I believe he will do his very best to get us out of the crises we face. I don't think we can keep going the direction we've been going and I don't see McCain saying he's going to fix anything.

I'm so pumped up for Obama and I think he's got a very good chance of winning... Very exciting!! :)

Anonymous said...

McCain

Taxes and the economy are my driving forces right now.

furiousBall said...

i'm voting for obama, despite my own concerns that my taxes will increase. our foreign policy is not going to improve under a republican and that HAS to change.

jenontheedge said...

I'm voting for Obama because, after 8 years of Republican mis-rule, we need some serious change.

Marisa said...

Until recently Obama had my vote, but now I am not so sure his financial reform is what we need, especially his plan to add more taxes. I guess I am "on the fence".

Anonymous said...

Obama.

It's backwards to say you want to vote McCain because you can't afford new taxes. True, taxes are more likely to increase with a Democrat. But with McCain's Bush-like affirmations about foreign policy and war our country will get further and further in debt. Taxes are one small part of a country's economy. With out better controlled spending and more even distribution of taxation, our poor economy will only continue.

I didn't love Clinton, but new home purchase was at an all time high when he was in office. Our country had a surplus of funds. Since Bush has been in office things have downspiraled. Obviously, with 9/11 things changed drastically and they would have done so whether there was a Republican or a Democrat in office. But with McCain, we will only have more of the same war-mongering, spendthrift, ways. Jobs will continue to decrease and money will get even tighter.

Kristin said...

For those of you most concerned with the economy, here is a direct link to the candidates plans -

http://www.barackobama.com/issues/economy/#jumpstart

http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/4dbd2cc7-890e-47f1-882f-b8fc4cfecc78.htm

Anonymous said...

Obama!

(And I know you, you are Obama all the way.)

Jenny said...

Obama...reasons: judges, economy, our reputation around the world, is he perfect, nope, but at least he is a fresh new direction and maybe we can get the f-ck out of Iraq.

-Jenny

Anonymous said...

With McCain having voted against paid maternity leave, equal pay and being anti-choice, I don't understand how any woman could vote for him

Grandma J said...

McCain.

Kristin said...

Anonymous at 10:43, let's keep this friendly.

Tori said...

Obama all the way....
And I agree with Anonymous at 10.43...
It's more about the war and the billions we have spent there unnecessarily than the price of gas for little old me I'm afraid. Remember I was born in the UK where gas is hugely expensive - to the tune of $11 a gallon.
Though these are tough times, let's still try and focus on the bigger picture - foreign police and our dependency on foreign oil!!

dgm said...

My biggest concern about the upcoming election is that one of those two guys is going to win.

Gracencameronsmomy said...

Obama, for all the reasons mentioned. Even though we will be hit hard by the new taxes, it's time for a change...

Issas Crazy World said...

Obama without a doubt. We need a major shift in our Government, major.

And um...hi! I started blogging again yesterday, so I thought I'd come by and see how you're doing.

Site name changed a tiny bit. Hope all is well with you.

Issa

Joannah said...

I will hold my nose and vote for McCain...

Manager Mom said...

Oh.. this is a toughie for me.

I am a fiscal conservative but a social liberal. Quite honestly, I am worried about the balance of the Supreme court being too conservative and that could very well drive my vote.

Anonymous said...

Obama - this is about the future as much as it is about right now....

Anonymous said...

I am very scared of the unleashing of the true Obama. He is a wolf in sheeps clothing. Experience, if not 100% agreed with, is everything. And you can't have discussions with the bad guy...it's like trying to negotiate with a 4 year old. McCain, Baby.

Shelley said...

I'm with dgm. Not wild about either choice.

Los said...

I have no idea, to be honest. I like some things and dislike some things about both of these guys. Heck, either of them will be better than the monkey we currently have as prez.

Rach said...

I'm thinkin' Obama...yes, comments above regarding new taxes is a drawback, but right now, we are creating a deficit for the war and trying to keep up with our society's needs...something has to crack sooner or later. We can have the best of both worlds, low taxes, support a war, etc. We definitely need a change.

Sarah O. said...

Interesting question! I think the economy will right itself no matter who's President. Recessions happen, then recoveries happen when the private sector rights itself.

I remain an Obama Girl.

Recovering Wino said...

I just stick my fingers in my ears and scream, "la, la, la la" at the top of my lungs.

I hate politics.

rubyiscoming said...

OBAMA!!!!!!!

heartshapedhedges said...

If the question was, "who would you rather have come to your backyard BBQ?" Id vote Obama..while McCain might have some good stories to tell, Obama seems more fun.

When it comes to running the country, Im annoyed that we dont have a better option! Of all the bright people, these are our choices??

Im still on the fence, between McCain and Bob Barr.

Lisa said...

Am leaning more toward Obama.

carrie said...

Obama, Bama, BoBama, Me, Mi MoMama, OBAMA!

I've been on vacation. Forgive me.

Jason said...

Obama!!! It's time to get the good ole' boys out of control.

SabineM said...

OBAMA hands down. Republican house hold has crossed major party lines...
LEt's look at the BIG picture...not just the tax issue.....
WE need new blood, fresh young blood....
I saw and heard Obama Speak last October, I was a fan before, but hearing him and seeing him live made me believe in him..... I AM SOO PUMPED! I have never ever been this politically involved...nor have I EVER DONATED BEFORE> I donated in the pre election and have again...HE IS TAKING no government money, no lobby money...just money from ppl who believe in him....
oh I COULD JUST WRITE forever about this topic....

(PS I got your comment about HOlt). I would love to "chat" offline...my email is msabine (at) mac.com)

Gen said...

uggh -

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whichever one that can come up with an effective plan to clean up the mess that we are in now.

At this moment I'll take the side with lowest cost on prescription drugs for the migraine meds that I am going to need.

uggh -

Tuesday Girl said...

Obama for a myriad of reasons.

Grim Reality Girl said...

Obama. I was a big supporter at the start of 2008, now I'm fearful but hoping he is who I believe him to be.

Trixie said...

I'm 100% NObama. I don't buy into all this Hope...New Blood...crapola. I'm a diehard Republican. I just wish we had someone else to vote for. I can't find a lot wrong with McCain (please - no one send me a list) it's just that part of me wishes we had someone else.

Shawn said...

MCCAIN ALL THE WAY!!

Why? Because I like to see things blow up on TV. If he is elected, I will get to see Iran, Russia, and pobably good amounts of the USA blown up! Now THAT is entertainment!

Oh, and as far as taxes go. I think John McCain's ideas of keeping the Bush tax cuts permanent, going even further towards making sure NO corporation EVER has to pay taxes again (you know, because the mere two thirds that already don't pay taxes is not enough!), and giving us hard workin folk in the middle a little pittance of a break is a wonderful idea!

Combine his brilliant plan of attacking the world with his ingenious plan of no tax revenue, and you have a terrific deficit that America will NEVER recover from! HUZZAH!

MCCAIN 08!
(You know, for the apocalypse)