Heaven's gonna burn your eyes
16th April 2005
The Democrats have 8 candidates currently running, but have presented a much more homogeneous, less diverse front than the Republicans. However, they have the advantage of attacking (offence is the best defence in politics). There is also the possibility of a Democratic "dream team", a Clinton/Obama presidential ticket. And now in July, for the first time, the polls say all Democratic leading candidates would win against Republican leading candidates on averages.
And here they are (all info wikipedia):
Well, I'm not so familiar with those candidates. I only heard a lot of negative things about Clinton. I wonder if the allegiations from the movie "Sicko" are true? She also seems to be the kind of person who blames everything on videogames, which isn't exactly the way to my heart.
Obama seems alright, but I don't really know much about any of the other candidates.
Barack Obama is my choice, there's no question about that.
Obama is sole truly fresh face & wind of change from all presidential candidates from both parties. He's able & inspiring speaker, getting people not just interested but also excited about issues & politics in the USA. He's charismatic & sincere person who creates aura of confidence & trustworthiness around him instead of doubt & indifference like so many other American politicians. His young age also gives points for him in the US politics largely made up from old career politicians.
Obama has first-hand experience about fighting against poverty as he worked as community organizer in Chicago and state legislator in the Illinois State Senate where he supported various anti-poverty measures such as expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit. Obama has extensive plan for better health care and views about energy independence, fuel-efficiency & motivating enterprises to find solutions for renewable fuel are healthy in addition to fact that he acknowledges the danger of global warming. In immigration policies he's supporting bi-partisan solution: securing the borders AND giving illegals possibility to become citizens. Partisan measures haven't & aren't going to work in solving the immigration issue.
In matters of homeland security Obama seems to have concrete and practical ideas such as protecting chemical plants from terrorists & tracking spent nuclear fuel. In the field of foreign policy Obama promotes cooperation with the world community and America must lead by deed and example while taking active role in stopping conflicts in Darfur & Congo, that is intervention based on humanitarian reasons. What is important thing to note is that Obama has opposed the war in Iraq from the start and has actual plan to end it, the plan largely supported by bi-partisan Iraq Study Group.
However most importantly Obama is determined in fighting against corruption, pet projects & earmarks in Congress while promoting ethics & lobbyist reform, transparency of politics and voting rights. All this can be seen from Obama's voting records & legislation proposals such as "Transparency and Integrity in Earmarks Act", "CLEAN UP Act" and creating an independent ethics commission. Obama doesn't just talk here, he also acts. Hillary and others may talk nicely about fighting against corruption and increasing transparency but Obama is the only one who's actually going to do something about the issues.
I hope I can register to vote sometime soon, don't know exactly how that works for a citizen living abroad. Obama would get my vote pretty much for the reasons that Relander mentioned. He's just a fresh, young face in American politics, but by no means inexperienced. I think he could do a good job. I really hope Clinton doesn't win, I really have a problem with her, not so much her standing on the issues but her attitude.
Nothing is real, Everything is
20th July 2006
I like Obama, frankly I think Clinton is the only one in the party who can challange him. Clinton does have some unsavory things to her, but not enough that would really make her a bad president [and you know alot of it is political spin or exageratted]. She'll probably end up as his vice president. I hope for Obama because the Democrats should win this election.
Richardson is the only one I trust, even if I don't agree with dems.
Forget the Democrats. They all are peddling the same crap, Hussein Obama included. Obama wants to reinstate an Assault Weapons Ban in Chicago and probably to follow in its footsteps a national one. Just more political feel-good bullshit: assault rifles are not killing the people and nationally rifles are used as low as 3% in gun crime: it's little hoodlums running around with stolen and illegally purchased handguns doing it. He also wants some form of amnesty for illegals: that's a big no-no in my book. They are a huge drain on the economy in this country and that combined with the nanny universal healthcare both he and Clinton want will make taxes go through the roof. Obama is the same stuff with a fresh face and nothing more.
I would choose Obama as my candidate, but I am more conservative so.....
WickedVestige;3803394huh? I would choose Obama as my candidate, but I am more conservative so.....
Hussein is his middle name. If you are more conservative than look at Bill Richardson for the democrats...but either way Ron Paul is the best canidate for this election.
WiseBobo;3803447Hussein is his middle name.
Please don't tell me you consider his middle name a fair argument to make against him? There's no reason to call him "Hussein Obama," just as you wouldn't call Hillary, "Rodham Clinton." (Despite that it's not her real middle name, she used it as such pre-campaign.)