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Old 10-28-2004, 11:01 AM   #1
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Who Should I Vote For?

I'm terribly confused at what's at stake during this Presidential election; I would like to hear your take on your candidate and why I should vote for him...

I'm not fielding any questions, I just want some advice, I'm very undecided at this point and its getting close...help me out.
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Old 10-28-2004, 11:09 AM   #2
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Easiest way to answer this is to ask yourself a few questions:

1. Do want your taxes to go up or down?
If down: Republican If Up: Democrat

2. Do think that the majority of people have the innate ability to care for their own needs?

If Yes: Republican If No: Democrat

3. Do you like the idea of having a strong and broad government presence with many faucets for the public.

If Yes: Democrat If No: Republican
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Old 10-28-2004, 11:21 AM   #3
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I like this ad on the web site-
'whatever it takes'
click the link and watch the vid.
http://www.georgewbush.com/

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Easiest way to answer this is to ask yourself a few questions:

1. Do want your taxes to go up or down?
If down: Republican If Up: Democrat


If you want my taxes to go up vote Kerry.

If you want less deficit spending and the vast majority of the American users of this forum to have less national debt obligation for themselves and their children vote Kerry.

If you want an Administration that will not admit any errors and modify mistaken policies vote Bush.

If you want to have to tell people you are Canadian while traveling abroad vote Bush.
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Another tidbit of info:

Don't let the media influence your vote. For instance, the media will try focus minor details of the election that really don't have anything to do with one's political stance. The flu-vaccine shortage is a prime example. Here, Kerry is attempting to play to ignorant voters. He's hoping the voters who want a flu vaccine will say ; " hey, I want a flu vaccine, I better vote Kerry because I'm not getting one under Bush." This is one issue that has nothing to do with political ideology. On the flip side, Bush is trying to get across the message that he will best choice to handle future terrorist attacks. That may true but it has nothing to do with political ideology. Your ideology should be the deciding factor. Big government or small government. It is really that simple. Also, the candidates and their parties always try to demonize the other. Both candidates are competant people and leaders. Don't make it personal. Don't vote based on a persona displayed in the media. Kerry handled himself very well in the debates. What does that prove? Nothing.

Kerry promises to raise the standard of living for middle class families. But how is that feasible? I'll tell you; he's going to tax everyone else into oblivion. If you agree with other people paying your way, then Kerry is the vote for you. But if you agree with idea that you need to work in order to be successful, if you agree that those who work hard should be paid, then BUSH is your man.
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Another tidbit of info:

Kerry is attempting to play to ignorant voters.
It really is unfair to reach out to a large part of W's constituency
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It really is unfair to reach out to a large part of W's constituency

lol, I get it. You know what I mean though? Both candidates do it. They try to make non-issues into major issues. This is in hopes of appealing to voters who are unsure/unaware of their political idealogy.
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[B]Another tidbit of info:

On the flip side, Bush is trying to get across the message that he will best choice to handle future terrorist attacks.

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What if the US captures Bin Laden in the next 96 hours....should that influence my vote...? is it possible we've already got this guy or is he yesterday's news waiting to re-surface...???
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Seriously,

On the tax issue.

What has the National Budget before Bush became president. The deficit? The The deficit spending? How much has the national debt changed? Up or down?
Which direction is it going? What effect will this have on the economy, long term?
How will this debt be paid? By who? When?

What is the best course of action regarding debt?
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Strange as it sounds, maybe an election year isn't the best time to decide who to vote for. I'm more interested in what they do when the camera is off than what they say the last weeks before the election.
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What if the US captures Bin Laden in the next 96 hours....should that influence my vote...? is it possible we've already got this guy or is he yesterday's news waiting to re-surface...???
Absolutely not! You shouldn't base your vote on something like this. Seriously, catching Binny Laden would be a matter of circumstance mostly. Same with having elections in Afgahnistan. That is nice and all. It points to progess, but it has nothing to do with the shape of the next government. Whoever is president is going to be able to catch this guy eventually. What is at stake is the big government vs. small government. Vote on that.
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I'm trying to be as fair and as non-biased as possible. I think that "deep" has picked up on the fact that I am hoping Bush wins.
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What if the US captures Bin Laden in the next 96 hours....should that influence my vote...? is it possible we've already got this guy or is he yesterday's news waiting to re-surface...???

It won't happen.

I keep saying BinLaden is the goose that lays the golden eggs.

If they got BinLaden at Tora Bora it would have been difficult to SELL the Iraq War to Americans.

Binladen is the "Joker" in Ws deck of cards.
And he can keep playing it over and over again.

Think about it-
they got Saddam and his two sons in a matter of a few weeks.

BinLaden is much more valuable on the loose. The run. They constantly play the 9/11 tape (verbaby) to maintain fear and uncertainty to their advantage.

Remember Bush 1 peaked too soon with desert storm 1. Ratings in the 90s only to lose to Clinton.

Why did they not get BinLaden is short fashion?

Like they got Saddam and Sons?
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I'm trying to be as fair and as non-biased as possible. I think that "deep" has picked up on the fact that I am hoping Bush wins.
We all have bias and believe OUR opinions are well-reasoned.

Mine have changed, in some regards, quite a bit over the years.
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