The basics of each candidate:

if someone is interested but still undecided, I recommend that they bypass the news and the forums (sorry ladies ) and first go to the source to read about the candidates from their own websites...

http://barackobama.com
http://johnmccain.com

And if you're interested in taking a "who to vote for" quiz, including some 3rd-party candidates, here's a good one, but obviously I wouldn't rely on this alone. Definitely visit the candidates' websites at a minimum.

http://www.glassbooth.org
Obama spent over 6 million on those 30 min "infommercials"! We are all very concerned for our economy if he really wanted to get votes he could have spent that money on "helping" the economy, not trying to win over the american people. I don't trust him as far as I can throw him.
Originally Posted by southrncurls


As a black man, Obama is facing insurrmountable odds to become president. How exactly would he use money to help the economy if he can't get into office?!? If it takes more money than ever to get him into office, it will have been worth it.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves

Exactly. He is trying to win. Campaign money is for campaigning. People are just jealous he has all that money to work with.

Here is some info on a few of the issues -

http://teacher.scholastic.com/schola...and/issues.htm

Last edited by Josephine; 11-02-2008 at 08:36 PM.
Geesh! Everything online (and TV/papers,etc) is spun in one direction or the other it seems. I was just looking for some answers from real people I guess. I didn't think I would get my ass chewed out for trying to learn.
A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.

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Geesh! Everything online (and TV/papers,etc) is spun in one direction or the other it seems. I was just looking for some answers from real people I guess. I didn't think I would get my ass chewed out for trying to learn.
Originally Posted by shelli


We spin here too ya know.

So...who'd you vote for?
And it is not that I am un-interested. If I wasn't interested, I wouldn't have posted this thread. .
A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.

"...you could have a turd on your head and no one would notice."~Subbrock

"I had an imaginary puppy, but my grandpa ate him."~Bailey
If you were actually interested you'd have paid more attention and been able to do your own research.

Everything is spun. My opinion, RCW's opinions, AmandaCurls opinions, everyone. We all have our own unique opinions colored by our own life experiences. You need to do your research (y'know, in the future, cause this one is OVER) from all kinds of sources with the understanding that they're all spun, and decide for yourself what you believe. What I think of the basics of each of the former candidates and what another person thinks are going to be different. Guaranteed.
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
Stolen.
So how do you sift out the truth from all the crap? Obama's folks are gonna try to make him look great & so are McCain's. I mean hello- they were campaigning! Nevermind. It doesn't matter now anyway.
A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.

"...you could have a turd on your head and no one would notice."~Subbrock

"I had an imaginary puppy, but my grandpa ate him."~Bailey
as a journalist, i have to say this: read newspapers. read news stories, profiles, stories that analyze the issues. counter to what you think, newspapers are not invested in spin; they're invested in disseminating information.

the editorial pages, of course, are all about opinion. but that is separate from the news gathering operation of newspapers and news magazines. you can learn a lot this way. seriously.
3B corkscrews with scatterings of 3A & 3C.
You look at facts. You have to dig through some incredibly difficult to read websites and take the facts and draw your own conclusions. You have to look at their voting history and the bills that they've introduced themselves. You have to look at what they've written, and how you view the service they've given this country.

Mostly, it's a game of instincts.
"And politically correct is the worst term, not just because it’s dismissive, but because it narrows down the whole social justice spectrum to this idea that it’s about being polite instead of about dismantling the oppressive social structure of power.
Fun Fact: When you actively avoid being “PC,” you’re not being forward-thinking or unique. You’re buying into systems of oppression that have existed since before you were even born, and you’re keeping those systems in place."
Stolen.
Like I said, it is called critical thinking. A skill. Use your brain.

Funny how when *I* say it, I'm the big mean ol' b*tch.

But quite honestly, how old are you? If you are old enough to be of voting age, this is a skill that you should have already learned. Pity you haven't. Life is going to be tough for you.

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