OK..GOP candidates suck...so enlighten me...

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    You have all taken apart all candidates that are running for the GOP nomination. You have educated us as to why Cain is a poor choice...why Bachmann is a hypocrite.....Newt is not worthy....Rommey.....and I can go on and on.

    Fine...thank you.

    What you have done is reviewed their years in politics, or thier years in business, their years as a privatye citizen, the actions when they were younger, the actions of their spouses...etc..etc...etc...

    So now lets go back to 2008.....

    Obama had a mere 2 years as a state senator and less than 18 months as a US senator.

    He had a very spotty voting record in Illinois...voted present quite often and voted party lines pretty much the rest of the time...so it was difficxult to see what his thought process was
    As a US senator, he voted against the surge...something that was successful and he doubled down on when he was President....so that vote was the wrong vote at the time.
    The rest of his votes were either present or along party lines....so again, one can not evaluate his thought process.

    So what did we want to know about him......

    His acadedmic successes....but we were told no...none of our business.
    His writings with the law review...we were told none of our business
    His relationships with other people...we were told it is irrelevant and that we should not judge him by the actions of his mentors and supporters.....and we are racists if we try to
    We asked who his friends are...we were told none of our business (anyone know of ANY friends that he has?)


    SO I must ask all of you....you have dug deep to knock and find fault in the GOP runners...

    So what of Obama did you evaluate when you opted to vote for him?
     
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    I had hope he would be a change from the Bush methods of running things.
    I quickly found out I was wrong. The guy turned out to be a bush clone.
    It did not take me 7 years to admit my being wrong though. Just a matter of months.
    It was in my opinion the lesser of the evils at the voting booth.
    I honestly do not believe McCain/Palin would have done any better than Obama has though.
     
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    with phil Gram as their economic adviser of choice we would have been a third world country.
     
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    you did not answer the question...

    What about Obama did you use to evaluate him to determine that he was the lesser of the two evils?
     
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    you did not answer the question.

    What about Obama did you evaluate that allowed you to determine that he was your candidate of choice?
     
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    Brains and what he talked about
     
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    McCain would have carried on the Bush traditions for sure. Obama I thought not likely to since he was supposedly a democrat.
    Of course just my opinions based on my observations as is how we all vote.

    btw I think I did answer your question, but perhaps you did not like my answer since it gave you nothing to attack?
     
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    As far as the GOP candidates are concerned, only one who does not practice social reforms based on the fringe right wing voters will get my vote. I want fiscally conservative policies, not right wing social policies.

    Give me a candidate who follows those two simple points and you've got a vote.

    I want a centrist president. It's something we've lacked for a long time.
     
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    Well...ytoiu did not know if he did well in college...you assume he did.
    Afterall, Bush went to Yale but you do not see him as "smart"...

    So then it was just the words of his speech writers? The message of his campaign manager who was hired to help him "win" that won you over?

    OK. Thanks for your honesty.
     
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    When you use phrases like "candidates suck" you illustrate your ignorance and the end result of US education administered by union workers.
     

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