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Starting a Obama vs. McCain thread.

Let's try to be objective and not be too mean to either candidate...



I understand that Obama may get Jim Webb, Senator of Virginia, as his running mate.

I think he would be a good choice.

Here's a little about him:


In his first term in office, Senator Jim Webb's legislative priorities have been guided by three themes: reorienting America's national security posture, promoting economic fairness, and increasing government accountability. Webb has successfully supported legislation that reflect these themes. He has introduced or cosponsored measures focused on: developing robust practices of international diplomacy, supporting our troops through responsible deployment cycles, providing comprehensive educational benefits for our post-9/11 veterans, developing stronger ethics laws and making government more transparent and accountable to the American taxpayer through greater oversight over wartime contracts.

Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, Webb is a descendent of the Scots-Irish settlers who came to this country in the 18th century and became pioneers in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Both sides of Webb's family have a strong citizen-soldier military tradition; a sense of duty and service to one's country has been passed down through the generations.

Webb graduated from the Naval Academy in l968, receiving the Superintendent's Commendation for outstanding leadership contributions while a midshipman, and subsequently chose a commission in the Marine Corps.

First in his class of 243 at the Marine Corps Officers' Basic School in Quantico, Virginia, Webb served with the Fifth Marine Regiment in Vietnam, where as a rifle platoon and company commander in the infamous An Hoa Basin west of Danang he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts. He later served as a platoon commander and as an instructor in tactics and weapons at Marine Corps Officer Candidates School, and then as a member of the Secretary of the Navy's immediate staff, before leaving the Marine Corps in 1972.

Webb received his J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center in 1975. He served in the U.S. Congress as counsel to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs from 1977 to 1981. In 1982, he first proposed, then led the fight for, including an African American soldier in the memorial statue that now graces the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall. In 1984, he was appointed the inaugural Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. In 1987, he became the first Naval Academy graduate in history to serve in the military and then become Secretary of the Navy.

In addition to Webb's public service, he enjoyed a long career as a writer. He has authored eight books, including six best-selling novels, and has worked extensively as a screenwriter and producer in Hollywood. He taught literature at the Naval Academy as their first visiting writer, has traveled worldwide as a journalist, and earned an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his PBS coverage of the U.S. Marines in Beirut. In 2004, Webb went into Afghanistan as a journalist, embedded with the U.S. military.

He speaks Vietnamese and has done extensive pro bono work with the Vietnamese community dating from the late l970's.

Jim Webb now serves as the junior Senator from Virginia. He sits on the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, Armed Services, Veterans' Affairs, and the Joint Economic Committee.
 

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I will vote for Obama although I'm a little concerned about his lack of experience. I'm not gung-ho over any of the candidates this year. But I feel McCain would be basically 4 more years of George W. Bush...also, McCain is a war monger-forever trying to get revenge for the atrocoties that were done to him in Vietnam. He is a smart man( all the candidates this year were smart-but look who we have to compare them to-GWB!) I feel he possibly suffers from post traumatic post syndrome and is not wrapped too tightly at times. I know that sounds mean and I don't mean to attack him. I believe his intentions are good and I do respect him for standing up to some of the people he has stood up to. Still- the Dems get my vote!!!
 

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Starting a Obama vs. McCain thread.

Let's try to be objective and not be mean to either candidate...

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ok lets....

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McCain is where my vote will go. I prefer to keep my money in my pocket rather than social programs like "Laptops for Crack babies".
 

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Thanks, ivan1.

You're a very smart man.

We look forward to hearing your opinions...
 

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McCain is where my vote will go. I prefer to keep my money in my pocket rather than social programs like "Laptops for Crack babies".

Right, cause McCain's programs which equate to "Laptops for Iraqis" is so much better! :rolleyes: What money is it you are keeping, no matter the party, your taxes don't seem to go down, the difference is where they focus the spending. I think I would rather have the money spent on the United States Interior rather then continuing to bleed it out to an un-thankful world.
 

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Look forward to your thoughts too, apk919...you're very good on political threads.
 

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Im voting for McCain so that the US can have the hottest First Lady in history!!

It would have been fun have a Mr. First Lady...but it doesnt look like Mrs. Clinton will make it.
 

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McCain is a bigger liberal than Obama. On principal alone, as a life-long Republican I would never, not for a second, ever consider voting John 'turncoat' McCain. Ever. 'Maverick' my ass. The only reason he's a candidate is because of his George Soros sponsored 'campaign finance reform' - which was actually the end of the first amendment before elections. A democrat picked and paid for McCain, the media backs him up and we're left with a socialist douche who loves abortion, hates guns, can't wait to raise taxes. I know he SAYS he doesn't, but wait 'til he gets elected and turns into Schwartzenegger.

I'm writing in Ron Paul's name. And I know you'll say that's throwing away a vote, sure it is - but I blame the Republicans for running the least Republican human being on the planet.
 

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As a rule, I vote for the candidate from the party that does not control the legislature.

One party, either party, controlling the executive and legislative branches rarely yields anything good for the people.

This tends to hold down extremism on everything from social programs to taxes to the environment to supreme court confirmations.

Unfortunately, Bush has gummed things up more than the usual President.

But I do believe the rule will hold more true now than ever.

Divided government is good government.
 

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McCain is a bigger liberal than Obama. On principal alone, as a life-long Republican I would never, not for a second, ever consider voting John 'turncoat' McCain. Ever. 'Maverick' my ass. The only reason he's a candidate is because of his George Soros sponsored 'campaign finance reform' - which was actually the end of the first amendment before elections. A democrat picked and paid for McCain, the media backs him up and we're left with a socialist douche who loves abortion, hates guns, can't wait to raise taxes. I know he SAYS he doesn't, but wait 'til he gets elected and turns into Schwartzenegger.

I'm writing in Ron Paul's name. And I know you'll say that's throwing away a vote, sure it is - but I blame the Republicans for running the least Republican human being on the planet.
There's a difference between being a republican and being a conservative. McCain is neither, he's a RHINO and certainly no conservative. Reaching across the isle to him is to become a democrat. The idea that we should all 'just get along' meaning that we give up our core values is absurd. There are two major political parties because there are more than one set of beliefs.
Liberals idea of getting along is to accept their ideology.
 

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If I really had my druthers(I don't think I've ever used that phrase before!!!) I would have liked for John Edwards to win the primary. I think he would have made a great President! I might even write him in!!!
 

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ezmoney. Politically very astute.

Voting for who?
Larry

I'm a conservative and would have difficulty voting for either candidate. Voting for a third party candidate is useless. A third party will never (in my lifetime) win.
 

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Larry,

You're too politically correct! That's why I'm voting for YOU! :D

Larry for President!

Can you get me a new Club racer....free?

--Hal
 

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If I really had my druthers(I don't think I'eve ever used that phrase before!!!) I would have liked for John Edwards to win the primary. I think he would have made a great President! I might even write him in!!!
Katherine
What is it that you like about him? His haircut? Remember he did not run for reelection in his own state (for the senate) because he knew he wouldn't be reelected.
 

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Larry,

You're too politically correct! That's why I'm voting for YOU! :D

Larry for President!

Can you get me a new Club racer....free?

--Hal
+1 I like the Club racer entitlement!
 
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