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Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by Palin_Lover on 27 March 2008 1:45am
 
I'd never take the job. Lol. Waaay too much would be riding on my shoulders.

I must agree that I'm not ecstatic about any of the candidates either. But I am leaning towards McCain because I agree with his thinking, I am Republican. I also agree that candidates should go through something like an examination process. I think that would greatly benefit the system and the process.
 
Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by mrsthing on 27 March 2008 2:24am
 
I'd never take the job either, but I'll defend to the death my right to bitch about whoever does take it! LOL
 
Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by tucsonmike on 27 March 2008 2:23pm
 
MMM I will endeavor to keep an open mind about Mrs. Clinton. I just hope my issues are covered and I will not have to vote for the one I DISLIKE less.
November 4th still seems so far away.
 
Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by geordiegirl on 28 March 2008 5:22pm
 
To a UK outsider here it just depressingly seems to mirror the left-right political contests we have here - Conservatives use many of the Republican's techniques (dirty tricks/ You bet.

Yes, 4 Nov must seem a long time away. But I imagine it all hots up again in August come the Convention. (And McCain touring Europe to make himself seem like a statesman, i suppose, though he went down well in UK)
 
Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by tucsonmike on 30 March 2008 2:39am
 
A poll was just released. There is such anger with the bickering in the Democratic Party, that 18% of Democrats have said they will vote for McCain and 40% of Independents.

My buddy Anastase gave me a ride home and told me how much he dislikes the Clinton's, but he is from Rwanda and partly blames them for the genocide.
 
Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by mrsthing on 30 March 2008 10:43am
 
McCain's smart to keep a low profile and just let the Democrats dig their own grave. It's too bad--I was hoping for a break from white male presidents, but I'm pretty disgusted with the Clinton/Obama mess, too. And with this call for Hillary to quit, I have to wonder what the hell we have primaries for in the first place. The whole electoral process needs an overhaul!
 
Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by geordiegirl on 30 March 2008 1:47pm
 
I sympathise with any disillusion expressed & hope it's only temporary!
 
Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by Palin_Lover on 31 March 2008 2:44am
 
Yeah, I've heard that all this Democratic quibbling is giving an edge to McCain. Woohoo! Fine by me. ;)
 
Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by MMMmmm... on 31 March 2008 8:34pm
 
Thank you for endeavoring to keep an open mind Mike! I do like that! I really don't think Barack could win against McCain - people will be scared because of Reverend Wright, and other associations he's had in the past with some leftist extremists - even though he isn't one - Republican strategists will try to scare people about it and smear him.

I truly think Hillary at this point would do the best job at helping our country - and would have better chances than Barack because of what I said. She is such a hard worker - and she cares so much. And that's what it takes - that's what Bush is not. He cares more about his own legacy than all the trouble he's caused. And that's a nice way of putting it. No offense to any Republicans but from everything I've seen through the years - I honestly think Republicans are better at running against Democrats than they actually are at running the country. The rich always get richer and the poor get poorer, until we get into a recession.

McCain admitted he doesn't really know anything about the economy - it would virually be the same as Bush. And I am afraid he is going to get us in more 'cold wars' with Russia, China, and Iran. He's a wee bit of a hawk.

At least Republicans won't be able to deregulate factories and cause so much pollution anymore because of global warming.

We need regulation. Just like we need taxes. People want it both ways. They want good schools, roads, public services, etc. They want a healthy, prosperous, safe society. But they don't want to pay for any of it. They want it to just happen. Like it will grow on trees. It won't.

You can't have it both ways. Good public services and a prosperous healthy society don't happen without effort and resources.

In Denmark they pay you to go to college if you make good grades. But then again, half of your income goes to taxes. Still, they are apparently the most content people in the world, according to a recent life satisfaction and happiness study. They are very realistic in their expectations - so they don't get so disappointed.

I'm not saying our taxes should be that high - I'm just saying people should understand the real ways things work.

Sometimes it seems like our evolution is so slow - like if it wasn't proven there would still be a lot of people who insisted the world was flat, and/or believed that some women were truly witches like during the Salem witch trials.

Sometimes it seems like all people have to do is repeat something - and other people believe it.

And actually it's kind of fun because Bill Clinton is here in Portland today - he's just a few miles from my house as I write this. I can't go - but it's still a thrill having him near by. I saw and heard him speak hear a couple years ago - I was blown away by how intelligent he was. I think it's so cool to have an intelligent President. Hillary would be, and with more experience to prove what he's really all about to the American people - I think Barack could one day too.

*Much Love*
 
Re: President of the United States, Who Wants the Job? by MMMmmm... on 31 March 2008 8:58pm
 
I also heard that if it's too close between Barack and Hillary, we may get a Gore nomination with a Barack or Hillary VP. I wouldn't mind that either. Al Gore would make an excellent President. And he deserves to have his chance. He won it afterall... :)
 
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