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Aeroflot

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#81 11 years ago

I think that's stupid of the American public. You'd think they'd maybe, perhaps, instead of calling him a *shudder* ---flipflopper, that they might actually think he thought the bailout bill to be right after all?




Ryette

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#82 11 years ago
Aeroflot;4613760I think that's stupid of the American public. You'd think they'd maybe, perhaps, instead of calling him a *shudder* ---flipflopper, that they might actually think he thought the bailout bill to be right after all?

No, he said he wasn't really happy with the bill and called the earmarks "unfortunate." And you can't blame the American public for asking for some sort of consistency within a candidate; people like to at least have an idea of what they're getting when they cast their vote.

But how can you, one day, say that the bill is terrible and you won't vote for it, and then a few days later say the bill is a necessary evil?

Even throwing that aside, the fact that he'd support such a terrible bill in any scenario is damaging.




Mitch Connor

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#83 11 years ago
If you think it's so great, why don't you join the fucking army and be one of the many cannon fodder in Iraq. I'm sure Uncle Sam would like another dead body in the streets of Baghdad.

I was supporting you and still am, but that's offensive to all the men and women overseas trying to make a difference. I'm sure no one sees them as cannon fodder and no one should.

Back to the debate,

Palin did pick her game back up in the debate, true, but nothing can really fix the damage that was done in those interviews--at least not in my opinion.

True, but Katie Courik isn't a very good interviewer. I agree Palin did bad, but what the hell kind of question is "What kind of magazines do you read?". What does it matter in our media-biased world anyway, it's more or less saying "Which one-sided news do you support?". I just thought that question was irrelevant, I think the interview would have been better with someone else.




Ryette

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#84 11 years ago
Ronald_Jesch;4613770True, but Katie Courik isn't a very good interviewer. I agree Palin did bad, but what the hell kind of question is "What kind of magazines do you read?". What does it matter in our media-biased world anyway, it's more or less saying "Which one-sided news do you support?". I just thought that question was irrelevant, I think the interview would have been better with someone else.

Oh yes, the debate was pathetic and really an insult to women in politics. But that doesn't change the fact that she couldn't answer the important questions. No change in interviewers would change that. It was her own incompetence.




Mitch Connor

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#85 11 years ago

True, but I said the interview was pathetic, not the debate. The debate was actually pretty good, they answered some of the important questions to me, like Iran-Israel and economics. I think neither candidate will ruin America if elected, but I'm leaning more to Obama.




Ryette

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#86 11 years ago
Ronald_Jesch;4613777True, but I said the interview was pathetic, not the debate. The debate was actually pretty good, they answered some of the important questions to me, like Iran-Israel and economics. I think neither candidate will ruin America if elected, but I'm leaning more to Obama.

Oh, oops. I meant to say the interview; guess I just misspoke because the thread's about the debate, haha.

I didn't like the debate, but she did prove that she could hold her own. Still, as I said, it doesn't erase her previous failures. That's just too big to overlook.




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#87 11 years ago

I choose no winner, because the debate didn't prove anything to me, they just restated the Mccain and Obama policies.




GuineaPig

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#88 11 years ago
Razgriz1928;4613841I choose no winner, because the debate didn't prove anything to me, they just restated the Mccain and Obama policies.

True. You could definitely see that both candidates (Palin more so, I thought) had sort of been told to play it safe and not try to establish new ground.




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#89 11 years ago
Ronald_Jesch;4613770I was supporting you and still am, but that's offensive to all the men and women overseas trying to make a difference. I'm sure no one sees them as cannon fodder and no one should.

I don't think of them as cannon fodder, but I'm sure some of our leaders secretly do. Nothing more than pawns of a war game to them.




Mitch Connor

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#90 11 years ago
I don't think of them as cannon fodder, but I'm sure some of our leaders secretly do. Nothing more than pawns of a war game to them.

I think our leaders are more human than that. It's not like it was during the Civil War, where they'd send thousands of soldiers to certain doom and they acted as if it didn't matter. That's why all the Union Generals thought Grant was a coward, because he would withdraw so he wouldn't have to deal with the loss of his men.