Curious about some things,,,,,

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Curious about some things,,,,,
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Tue, 10-19-2004 - 1:25am

If you had to reduce it down to ONE answer for each of the following


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Tue, 10-19-2004 - 7:54am

1.) the BEST thing you appreciate about the candidate you'll be voting for? that he does what he does b/c he honestly believes in it .. whatever it may be.


2.) The WORST thing about the candidate you won't be voting for?

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Tue, 10-19-2004 - 9:07am
1.) the BEST thing you appreciate about the candidate you'll be voting for?

>> That he acts with consistency and conviction, he is not afraid to take a stand.

2.) The WORST thing about the candidate you won't be voting for?

>> He changes his story depending on who is speaking to. He will never convince me that he would be able to act w/o conducting a popularity poll and then asking his buddies in the UN if it was okay.

3.) The BIGGEST issue you disagree with your candidate about (if applicable)?

>> I would like to see reforms wrt to prescription drugs and health care. I can't find anywhere that he made it illegal for Medicaid to buy in bulk like the VA does, but I don't understand why they aren't allowed to.

4.) the BIGGEST issue you agree with the other candidate about?

>> Abortion. He tries to appeal to Catholics by claiming to be a Catholic and saying that he believes life begins at conception. But then he wants NOW and the pro-abortion folks to vote for him, so he says let a woman decide if it's okay to kill what he believes is a child. That is spineless. If you believe life begins at conception, then you have a responsibility to protect the child that can't protect itself.

5.) If you had every person in America to choose from, who would you most like to see as President in this 2004 election?

>> George W. Bush

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Tue, 10-19-2004 - 9:44am
1.) the BEST thing you appreciate about the candidate you'll be voting for? >>>So many to choose from.... Improving access to health insurance and health care, especially for children ranks high on my list.

2.) The WORST thing about the candidate you won't be voting for? >>>Once again, so many to choose from.... The fact that he determined Iraq was the biggest imminent threat to invade when North Korea was basically jumping up and down, waving their arms, yelling 'yoo hoo! look over here!', and pretty much *showing off* the fact that they were dropping rods down into nuclear reactors to make them active was MUCH scarier to me than Iraq.....

3.) The BIGGEST issue you disagree with your candidate about (if applicable)? >>>Same sex marriage. If a couple that loves each other wants to get married, then what's the big whoop-de-do? I personally do not think this is something that is to be legislated. There are MANY more important issues in this world to worry about....

4.) the BIGGEST issue you agree with the other candidate about? >>>"Internets" - there should be more than one. ;) I really do not agree with the other candidate about anything. (Hence the reason I am not voting for him.)

5.) If you had every person in America to choose from, who would you most like to see as President in this 2004 election? >>>I think Candice needs to run for president!!!! Seriously!!! You are a very articulate and well thought out person. Even if I don't agree with everything you have to say, I really think that someone that can say what she means, clearly, thoughtfully, and intelligently - that is the kind of person we need in the White House.

Thanks for indulging me, >>>My pleasure. This was a good poll.

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Wed, 10-20-2004 - 9:13am







discussion title:

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." - Thomas Jeff

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Wed, 10-20-2004 - 4:27pm

If you had to reduce it down to ONE answer for each of the following 5 questions (feel free to extrapolate at will on the answer, though *LOL*:

1.) the BEST thing you appreciate about the candidate you'll be voting for? He know his stuff. He understands the complexities of politics and government policies. He clearly considers all the angles to an issue.

2.) The WORST thing about the candidate you won't be voting for?
I'll summerize by saying a totaly illogical approach to and gross mismanagement of foreign and domestic issues. Must have an extrapolation though to provide examples
Examples of an "illogical approach to" = cut taxes when we are growing the size of government leading to the biggest deficit in history; invade a country because they were defying the U.N. and in doing so, defy the U.N.
Examples of "Gross mismanagement of" = the huge deficit, the prison abuse scandel, and now the shortage of flu vaccine.

3.) The BIGGEST issue you disagree with your candidate about (if applicable)?
Insurance reform. I agree in concept, but I'm not sure if can be done within the budget.

4.) the BIGGEST issue you agree with the other candidate about?
That we need to be tough on terrorism and the states that harbor them.

5.) If you had every person in America to choose from, who would you most like to see as President in this 2004 election?
My mom. She rocks.

I'm just trying to find out if some of our opinions are closer together than we may think or farther apart than we imagined.

Thanks for indulging me,



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Wed, 10-20-2004 - 4:54pm
I believe what you stated in your last paragraph just shows the desperation that many people feel about the situation our current leader has placed us all in. Many of us have lost faith in the president because he made a mistake that he is afraid to own up to. The mistake made has put our country, our families, our children in grave danger. I am baffled by the support shown to Bush by people living in the same country I am living in. If you look around, we're in a helpless situation looking forward to just "more of the same". What could he possibly do differently that will put this war to an end, make Iraq whole again and take the "X" off every American's back that is now there???
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Wed, 10-20-2004 - 5:34pm

Do you realize that in 1996 when Clinton was elected again the unemployment rate was the