October 29, 2008

Give me one good reason to vote for McCain/Palin. Someone. Anyone. Just one.

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One week til the election. Let's talk politics. An acquaintance recently asked (in cyberspace - does anyone still call it cyberspace??) "why do so many smart people support Obama?" - Ummm... I think that question answers itself.
I want to know why people (smart or not) support McCain/Palin. If you are hell-bent on the abortion view and can't see past that one issue, okay, you get to vote along that line. If you are pulling in over $250k and don't want your taxes raised, okay, you've got a better reason to vote republican this year.
So aside from that, why do you support Palin/McCain? I'm curious. Please comment on this post. I want to hear other perspectives. Share.
The Obama/Biden ticket seems obvious to me. Obama's campaign stresses reasons they should get your vote. McCain's message weighs heavy on why you should not vote for Obama. Obama's 1st presidential decision was his running mate - he selected Biden to compliment his skills and experience which can be leveraged running our nation. McCain (after loading up his campaign leadership w/ former lobbyist) selected someone with charisma and a pretty face. Sure, Palin shook up the race, but was a short term pawn to help win the election, not run the USA. She has no useful experience to bring to the white house, she can't even get her hometown newspaper's endorsement for that reason.
"The election, after all is said and done, is not about Sarah Palin, and our sober view is that her running mate, Sen. John McCain, is the wrong choice for president at this critical time for our nation." [Anchorage Daily News, 10/25/2008]
Just look at Obama's endorsements compared to McCain's endorsements, the shear volume is astounding. I'm astounded that this race is even close. After 8 years of Bush-blunders, Colin Powell and I are ready for a change, a positive change, an intelligent change.
Rock on.


Unknown said...

What about the anti-gay population, racists, NRA supporters, and the First Dude’s drinking buddies. Not to mention “Pageantees for Pit’s in Lipstick” and “Alaskan’s Against Funding for Rape Kits”. She’s come a long way baby, from troopergate to running mate. Just wait ‘til 2012! Palin/Hana Montana? Who's McCain again?

Kim said...

Don't forget the "Intelligent Design"-ers and the abstinence-only crowd. I'm overwhelmed by the response you've had, Mark. Quite compelling!

RaleighRedSoxFan said...

Election day is finally here!

We didn't get any posts from them, but I spoke with several McCain/Palin supporters to obtain some insight into their reasoning. Common themes [right or wrong] include:
* "Redistribution of wealth" - Not my wealth!; McCain tax plans favor me
* Mistrust Obama [I don't get this one, you trust Palin??]
* No terrorist attacks since 2001 - keep republican plan in place
* Obama's a muslim! [my brother overheard this in an Atlanta Kroger this morning]

Regardless of who wins, let's hope the new administration in power plows more money into education.

Rock on!