Obama vs McCain - the 2008 US presidential election campaign

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Who do you WANT to be the next US president

Poll closed Nov 3, 2008.
  1. John McCain (Republican, Arizona)

    15.3%
  2. Barack Obama (Democrat, Illinois)

    75.0%
  3. Third-party candidate

    1.4%
  4. I don't really care

    8.3%
  1. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Vile creature
     
  2. Sugarcoated

    Sugarcoated Banned

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    JMC FTW !!! :basil:
     
  3. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    How quaint, it thinks its political comments are what's annoying us, when it fact that pretty much every post is an utter waste of time to read.
     
  4. TheFondler

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    They're both tools.

    Obama, the bigger one because of how he's presented.

    McCain will get my vote.
     
  5. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Who's McCain a tool of?
     
  6. Sugarcoated

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    :hitler:
     
  7. Man in a Hamster Wheel

    Man in a Hamster Wheel Mr Blue

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    Why is Sugarcoat still able to post? :confused:

    Or did they do a Strebor and add "Banned" as a title themselves for 'comedy' purposes?
     
  8. TheFondler

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    His own party. For adopting some of their stricter views to cohere with the core party beliefs instead of sticking to his 'maverick' approach of moderate/conservative politics.

    For the record, RON PAUL
     
  9. Sugarcoated

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    awesome:basil: face it its over for :black: now.
     
  10. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock one of those "they/thems"

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    If only RUSTIE was running...

    I was tending to think that John McCain was quite inoffensive but I just found out that he recently voted against equal pay for women which is pretty wankerish. It will annoy me if after all the huge fuss over this election, the US end up with him.
     
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    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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  12. Loufoque

    Loufoque BATTLE FOR YOUR LIFE

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    How can you vote against equal pay for women in TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHT? HATING
     
  13. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    You do realise they don't have to do what they promise once they're in office.

    If McCain doesn't get the core out, he's completely screwed.
     
  14. Romney

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    John McCain has the right ideas for Iraq, the economy as well as better ethics.

    :black: is friends with America haters and terrorists.
     
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  15. Jake

    Jake On A Mission

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    :D

    ALL YOU HATERZZZ
     
  16. TheFondler

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    Well, yeah, but they still say it, because the voters tend to listen.
     
  17. Dark Carnival

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    HELLO, I'm an ARAB :)
     
  18. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock one of those "they/thems"

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    Somehow, in a few posts Barack Obama has turned into the Rustie smilie.

    Regarding your username and general cause... is there actually any chance of Romney being McCain's vice president?
     
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    Donna Summer smilie. :evil: I'm appalled that it's incorrectly labelled.
     
  20. Romney

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    I certainly HOPE SO. :usa:
     
  21. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    McCain 252
    Obama 273
    Ties 13

    It's still close...
     
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  22. Jake

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    Michelle Obama is a bit amazing

    :disco:
     
  23. jonhawk

    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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    What a FABULOUS speech AGAIN from Hillary Clinton at the DNC last night. Managed to tick all the boxes of hitting John McCain, reaching out to her supporters, calling for unity and wholeheartedly getting behind Obama. I particularly liked the bit where she challenged her supporters as to why they voted Hillary - for her or for those people struggling in America etc - and that change starts from the bottom up and that's the change Obama is for.

    The other great speech for me was Ted Kennedy. Michelle Obama did really well but she was kinda overshadowed.
     
  24. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    is it on youtube?
     
  25. jonhawk

    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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    From Obama's page, it's 22 minutes long:

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/268ncnoitEc&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/268ncnoitEc&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

    There's better quality ones on video on pretty much all the major US TV news network websites.
     
  26. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    she's so cool.
     
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  28. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    so rather than picking the best person for the job, he is attempting to take Hillary's votes from Obama

    nice to see the Republicans still putting the country ahead of the party
     
  29. jonhawk

    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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    She sounds SHIT.
     
  30. POP!

    POP! Not unhinged or unhappy

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    Let's face it, at his age a crap VP just won't do.
     
  31. funky

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    will the American public buy it though?

    I love Americans, but put them altogether in a group and it's quite scary what decisions they'll make :D

    Mind you, you could say that about the UK as well.
     
  32. jonhawk

    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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    This choice had no GRAVITAS whatsoever, she's relatively unknown and absolutely no match to Joe Biden! A woman for the sake of it won't get him anywhere. He'd have been onto an incredibly strong ticket if he had chosen Romney, who I thought was gonna get it!
     
  33. Christian

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    It's definitely an interesting move. Romney would just have been too uncontrollable I think... plus he's probably keen to keep his powder dry until McCain (possibly) loses this election.

    I don't really see it as any more cynical than Obama's choice of VP. Again, it's someone who balances out the candidate's weaknesses whilst keeping in line with his core values.

    This is really close to call at the moment. Look at how certain HC was of the nomination a year ago - Obama has never looked further from being a certainty.
     
  34. funky

    funky OH SHE’LL HAVE TO CALL YOU BACK

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    just watching OBama's speech now. Apparently he nailed it...
     
  35. POP!

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    Well, I wouldn't be surprised one bit if McCain won, as much as that would disappoint me. The right wing American public is still very much around and is ready and willing to continue the path George W has been taking us on, I PERSONALLY know quite a few people who viewed his administration a success...of course these are the same people who deny Global Warming and Evolution. I know it might come off as Obama is ready to win the election by a landslide (even my mother thinks so) the American media will make it seem like this as they have a very big voice and are extremely left wing for the most part.

    On a very different note, my biggest concern is health care...many of the Republicans are claiming how socialist it all is to give everyone health care (obviously it is as it's controlled by the government), many Americans are scared of anything deemed socialist period.
     
  36. jonhawk

    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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    It is SO close to call... you're right, I hope he gathers momentum after a great convention, Obama's speech aside Bill Clinton's was the one that stood out most for me. The Republicans next week will have to dig deep. I can't wait for the first of the debates in September, I hope Obama can debate him out of the room!

    Yes, no doubt about it Romney has enough resources to run again and that's probably a good plan from him, but he has vital executive and economic experience that would have balanced the ticket more in my opinion. Also he could have gone with Tom Ridge the former govenor or Pennsylvania, would have been a more interesting choice.
     
  37. jonhawk

    jonhawk Bluffin' with my muffin

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    McCain has a good shot because Obama is so liberal. That may rile Republicans.

    On healthcare... I can't believe this mentality still exists in the US. Healthcare is a big vote winner with middle and lower income America, they just have to stick at it.
     
  38. Christian

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    There's something a little bit SCARY about this pic from the Obama rally...

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    It's this kind of grandstanding that has already been used by the Republicans against him and I can't help but think that it somehow positions him as the DEAD CERT when he is anything but - a very dangerous position to take.
     
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    I LOVE CINDY MCCAIN!

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