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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Who's Winning the 2008 Election: Obama or McCain?

Update: Barack Obama is the next president of the United States.

Update for Election Day: Stay on this page and watch the map below. Results for the 2008 election should start streaming in about one hour. The first polls close at 6 p.m. ET. You can also check the results for the past two elections. In the meantime, get some free stuff for voting.

Back in January, when we analyzed Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's campaigns for the Democratic nomination, we predicted Obama's eventual victory based on leading Web 2.0 indicators. Despite the 13-point lead that Gallup assigned to Clinton, Obama's savvy approach to Web 2.0 indicators like traffic rank, social networking efficacy, and early adoption of search engine marketing led us to believe he was more effectively leveraging his supporters, giving him a decisive advantage over the more traditional campaign that Clinton was running.

Now that the Democratic presidential primary is over, the big question turns to whether Barack Obama or John McCain will be the next president of the United States. Gallup polls show a slight, but statistically insignificant lead, for Obama, hovering around a 46% voter share to McCain's 44%. But perhaps a better metric yet again for determining the winner of the 2008 election is to look at what people actually do versus what they say they will do. How well does conventional wisdom stack up against actual Web 2.0 usage results?

Gallup Poll: Obama and McCain

Website Trends

BarackObama.com Quantcast

1. How significant is Obama's lead? While traditional polls like Gallup suggest that Obama maintains a statistically insignificant 2% lead, website metrics invariably show that BarackObama.com is soundly beating JohnMcCain.com in attracting visitors (and voters). Internet rating sites Compete.com and Quantcast both show that BarackObama.com is getting over 1 million more visitors than JohnMcCain.com. Much of this is due to the sticky and addictive social networking and outreach features on BarackObama.com.

2. After defeating Clinton, can Obama appeal to women? Pollsters have suggested that Democratic candidate Barack Obama may have more difficulty attracting women voters than Hillary. However, the actual demographic data of BarackObama.com shows that visitors to Obama's website in fact skew towards a female audience.

JohnMcCain.com Quantcast

3. Is the election about young voters vs older voters? The media has suggested that McCain appeals to a older audience while Obama appeals largely to youth. Oddly enough, JohnMcCain.com performs well with both the very young and very old audiences, skewing towards both the 12-17 and 50+ years old demographics. Unfortunately, that won't help him too much since his young visitors need to be 18 years old to vote.

4. Is race an issue? Many have suggested that Barack Obama appeals to a broad audience, but does Barack appeal more to one group than another? Apparently so. BarackObama.com's audience skews heavily African-American. Not too surprisingly, the Republican candidate's website attracts a more male and Caucasian audience.

Compete Obama McCain

Obama More Easily Found Online

Using the newly released Google Trends for Websites, we can see that BarackObama.com typically attracts north of 200,000 daily unique visitors while JohnMcCain.com is lucky to reach 50,000 visitors. This could be the result of either poor search engine optimization or simply reflect the poor use of social media tools to attract visitors. Tellingly, Compete's Search Analytics show that BarackObama.com is ranking for 2,495 top keywords while JohnMcCain.com trails with 718 top keywords. There's clearly a "keyword gap" between Obama and McCain.

Google Trends Obama McCain

Markets Pick a Winner

Intrade Obama McCain

However, perhaps a better way of determining the winner comes from looking at prediction markets where traders can place real, monetary bets on the results of popular events. The Intrade Prediction Market shows that the Barack Obama contract is priced at 63.7, indicating a 63.7% chance that he will win the election (at least that's how traders are betting things will turn out). By contrast, the John McCain contract lags at 33.4 and has never broken above the 40% chance of winning threshold. It seems that the markets are not too confident of a McCain victory come this November despite the Gallup poll numbers of a virtual dead heat. There appears to be an "Obama premium" embedded in the prediction market contract. Like we recommended with Clinton contracts, it may be time to short McCain or go long on Obama.

Who's Winning

Based on multiple metrics, it's clear that, despite conventional polling showing an even race between Obama and McCain, there's evidence that the Democratic candidate is using new media to more effectively reach voters and engage them more fully in the presidential campaign. Moreover, by analyzing what people do (and put their money on), we can more accurately assess the outcome of the presidential race. We may yet again see the triumph of leading-edge Web 2.0 indicators over traditional polling methods.

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Reader Comments:


Seriously though, how many Barack supporters are actually going to show up at the polls?



I'll sure as HELL be there. I won't be voting for a sexiest wrinkle.



What's wrong with a sexiest?



Just like the Kentucky Derby, neck to neck the whole race...McCain takes the lead on home stretch and wins by three lenghts...



My forecast is Obama will be the next person in charge in our country (I will also vote for him) ...Well, election is almost near; I actually found a video, Presidential Candidates face-off in side-by-side on
http://www.clashorama.com/index.php?id=176 to address the
US housing market crisis...but check out what Obama actually says. How
about McCain? What do you think?



I assure you that the first day obama becomes president, i'm selling my company. his taxes are going to make my business go backwards for years. there is no incentive for me to work harder if i am going to make less



i agree there was something about companies being sold 30% of the price will go to the government as obama says. as opposed to the 10-15%. thats ridiculous



Barack Obama will lead us to victory by stoping the wars and stop the violence in our community but all McCain wants to do is to continue what George Bush started years ago.



We will also help us deal with more major problems then this like global warming or pollution so vote for him or you are a nobody that doesn't care for your country.



I will be the first one in line to vote in my state . (let me Know why you say)



good sell your company I will by it and make something out of it when OBAMA become the big man in the white house. So whats the problem sell now he is going to be next president.



does the vote count, who knows. i do know that if obama is elected the wars will go on and on, it will eventually end up here on our own soil among us are children will learn of it. dont forget the democrats are the ones to blame for all of our economic problems, they have drove this country into the ground since day one. heres a history question for you. why do black people want to be democrats? dont know, but i do know that it was the democrats the allowed slavery to go on for over two hundres years in this country until a republican finaly got the power to overturn the democratic policies, even then they still were against it. funny now we have a black democrat president nominee, sure we can trust him. do some home work people only if you enjoy freedom. this guy is not really american friendly and you will eventuall see.



Democratic and Republican mean different things than they did at the time of the civil war.

And so what if he's black?

The fact that it's even an issue in this day and age makes me sick.



I am a Democrat but I don't feel good about Obama. Not because he's black. I have no problem with that. But I do have a problem with him saying he's a Christian but he leans toward being a Muslim, plus he won't put his hand over his heart when saying the pledge of allegience, plus he used the Koran instead of a Bible to be sworn into office when he became senator, and FINALLY how he is becoming so deep in the pockets is being investigated and it looks like some major contributors might be our own enemies that we are fighting a war against. How can we elect someone that is that suspicious? Can he be trusted? Do you trust him explicitly?



look i am Muslim i want obama to become president not because he used to be or his hart is still muslim, but because he looks more promising to me. I was born in the states grew up here and i love my country...but I am sick of all the corruption, violence and greed that's going on it war or whatever. It seems everyone wants to be the stronger race/religion/...truth is to live at peace there has to be a balance. That means no favorites and being able to elect a president who will benefit society as a whole , even though it may not benefit you directly. McCain is promising more war...more deaths on both sides. Obama seems to have qualities McCain will never have. His Muslim past gives him a background to better understand certain situations and his Christian background will do the same. Sometimes a president is looked at to make the ultimate decision and knowing that Obama has his heart in both places the decision will benefit both and not favor one over the other.In 2001 we
suffered a blow to the face consequently followed by a stab in the back by the bush administration, in hopes of removing the stab and healing the wound we shot ourselves in the foot by electing bush yet again...now were standing on one foot do we really wanna shoot that one by voting McCain into office? Look around you i hear it ever day we are hurting, our spending power is diminishing, the dollar is depreciating. Its understandable things are not going to get better right away but with time and continued effort they will. why would we stand by and allow ourselves to hit rock bottom when we can at least attempt to pick ourselves back up. Its understandable that Obama might not be the best for the country right now...quite frankly i don't know of anyone who could be, but i do know one thing...if i had to choose between the two, it wouldn't be McCain. "Everyone can be biased, but those who choose not to be, have chosen to see"---Me



I doubt people would vote for obama if he was white. I think that it is very irritating how he used the quran instead of the bible. Also, I was born in the middle east and have lived there my whole life although i am a white american. The only people being opressed in the middle east are Indians. THe arabs treat them like garbage. Mccain will most likely be able to help better in the middle east. Personally I supported Giuliani, or Clinton. I am a democrat but i am not happy with the democratic party so i am going to vote Republican. And Altir you know nothing of the middle east and the way things work there. IT is still almost tribal. The police there do not do anything about anything. There is much more gang violence in the middle east than in America. In my opinion America is the greatest thing that ever happened. But most Americans are completely ignorant as to the way people in the middle east live and work. They have all the things that we do(except maybe virgin megastores) and to be honest i've met more arabic people who hate British people than us for some reason. Also, Mccain is his own person, just because he may want to continue the war in Iraq (which will continue even if Obama is in power) dosen't mean he is George W. Bush. Also Race does come into the election a lot. If Obama was white i'm sure he would not look as brave for saying things that people had already said anyway. A republican freed the slaves...his name was Abraham Lincoln- one of America's greatest presidents ever. So, it shows that republicans aren't evil. Now go vote for him because Obama isn't experienced enough.



i'm tired of seeing this country ran by white men only.all my life i've voted for white men. and now it;s time to give someone a chance who's not white.the world is a rainbow with many different colors. red yellow black brown white. you see them all around .the world is a rainbow with many different people. it takes all kinds of people to make our world go round. so you be you and i'll be me. that,s the way we were meant to be.the world is a mixing cup just look what happens when you stir it up.so let the black's brown,s yellow,s red,s be president.we all builded this country togeather.



im totally for obama (even though im only 12) there is a large chance he may be killed that would be horible but it is a likey possiblty



An American voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for colonel Sanders. If he wins I can't wait to watch his followers cry when they see how he taxes them dry and pretty much destroys the little morality America has left. Oh and I am not a 50 yo white man I am a 24 yo hispanic female



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i'm tired of seeing this country ran by white men only.all my life i've voted for white men. and now it;s time to give someone a chance who's not white.the world is a rainbow with many different colors. red yellow black brown white. you see them all around .the world is a rainbow with many different people. it takes all kinds of people to make our world go round. so you be you and i'll be me. that,s the way we were meant to be.the world is a mixing cup just look what happens when you stir it up.so let the black's brown,s yellow,s red,s be president.we all builded this country togeather.

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You're an absolute idiot. Go ahead and vote for hi because he is black. Screw Obama, he is a complete idiot. McCain is smart, knows about war, knows how to solve most problems we are dealing with. Obama has no freakin' clue about the damn war or the outcomes of what would be so he is just going to go with the majority of the people and take the soldiers out. Which would be the worst idea ever. Let's show terrorists we are backing down, they'll leave us alone then. I also find it funny that a black person running fr president as a DEMOCRAT... Don't just listen to the news people, go out and do some research on this stuff. Vote McCain and make the smartest choice, or vote Obama and make the dumbest choice.



HELLO EVERY ONE YOU NO I READ THESE COMMENTS ABOUT THE ELECTION AND WHO SHOULD WIN AND WHO SHOULD AND WHY I SEE A GUY TALK IN ABOUT HIS BUSSINESS AND HOW IT IS GOING TO GO BACKWARDS BECOUSE OF OBAMA WELL WHAT KIND OF BUSINESS OWNER ARE YOU SMART I HOPE THAT IS IF YOU HAVE A BUSSINESS I AM PREETY SURE YOU DONT IF YOU POSTING COMMENTS SHOULD BE THINKING ABOUT HOW TO MAKE YOUR BUSSINESS MORE SUCESSFUL GOOGLE THAT DICK AND SAW ANOTHER ONE ABOUT OBAMAS RELIGION CRISTIAN MUSLIM DOES IT REALLY MATTER HALF OF YOU PEOPLE DONT PROBLY GO TO CHURCH LET ALONE PRAY GOD TO YOU IS THE LAST THIMG YOU SAY WHEN YOUR ABOUT TO DIE I WHEN SOME SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU IS DIEING BE REAL PRAY OR DONT TALK AND ALSO THAT RACIST COMMENT ABOUT VOTING FOR OBAMA IS LIKE THE CHICKEN VOTIN FOR CORNAL SANDERS WOW DON T THINK I DONT NO WAT THAT MENT TOU RACIST M F LIKE YOU DONT LIKE CHICKEN AND LIKE BLACK PEOPLE ONLY EAT CHICKEN AND THEN GOT THIS LITTLE KID TALKING ABOUT OBAMA BEING SHOT AND THAT HE HOPES THAT HE DOES'NT OK I AM PRETTY SURE THERE ARE ALOT OF 12 YEAR OLDS IN AMERICA GOOGLEING THIS WEB SITE JUST TO BE SAYING SOMETHING LIKE THAT HEY IF YOU WANT TO WISH DEATH UPON SOMEONE AT LEAST ADMIT WHO YOU ARE AND YOU AGE GOD DO LIKE UGLY SO WHY DONT ALL YOU RELIGIS ONE COMMENTING PRAY FOR THAT GUY

THIS IS MY POINT I AM VOTING FOR A PREZ THAT I THINK IS GOING TO THAT THIS COUNTRY TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND SOMEONE THAT IS NOT TANETED BY MONEY AND NOT DRIVEN BY GREED A MAN THAT COULD ALSO FORGET ABOUT WANTING TO BE APART OF EVERONE ELSES COUNRY AND JUST WOORY ABOUT THIS COUNTRY AND IT S OWN PROBLES I AM HAPPY JUST NOWING AINT NONE OF YOU ARE RUNING

SO BE REAL FORGET ABOUT THE PAST DO WHAT YOU THINK IS RITE AND REALIZE THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON THAT CAN JUGE ME AND IT SURE AINT MACAIAN OR OBAMA
BUT ME OBAMA ALL THE WAY ALL THE RACISM SEGREGATION IN THIS COUNTRY IS A SMACK IN THE FACE TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SOPPORTED THAT FOR ALL THESE YEARS FINALLY WILL EAT THERE CROW
BE REAL
BECONFIDENT
STOP THE HATE



why would you want a president like obama who has the full support of the islamic community and wants to keep relations with known terrorists?



The word terrorist is thrown around so much theses days...especially when mentioning the words Muslim/Islam/Islamic and so on. Oh man Obama is talking with people who are Muslim...yup they must be terrorists. Individuals just amaze me sometimes. There's a saying that goes you keep your friends close and your enemies even closer, and who knows, issues might just get resolved diplomatically.(If the last sentence sounds a little contradicting, I'm just trying to prove a point. Being part of another religion doesn't make you someones enemy) Pointing the finger and calling someone a terrorist or stereotyping someone as a terrorist, to me, can only seem to make matters worse. Yeah we don't negotiate with people who want us dead for some reason or another, but at the same time, there's always another way. Idealists are idealists, i get that, but if there's a way to find the source of the hate and over come it by coming to an understanding that we are all different with different beliefs, then lets go for it. Its easier said than done, but it can be a start. Anyway just because Obama might be in touch with Islamic communities doesn't mean he's talking to 'known terrorists'...if you can just get your head out of your youknowwut maybe then you can smell the air a little better. With that said this country does need a fresh face, we can use a better leader. Go Obama



i can't undertand the stupid hispanic vote for obama we konw that they don't like hispanis people because they always blame that the hispanic people take the jobs aways from them is a LIE everybody know's that the blak people they a bunch a lazy people
that they always go after the food stamp's or go after the wine and when obama became president is gonna to help his people



OBAMA COULD PROBABLY BE THE WORST PERSON TO BE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!!

HE HAS A VERY VERY VERY RACIST "PASTOR" WHO HE'LL PROBABLY GO FOR FOR ALL OF HIS QUESTIONS, AND B/C HE'S RACIST AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO PUT WHITE, CHINESE, AND MEXICAN PPL DOWN AND HE WILL ALSO MAKE HIM STOP THE WAR AND JUST BRING THE WAR TO OUR SOIL!

iF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR FREEDOM AND KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE, AND KEEP YOUR BUSINESSES GOING THEN YOU WOULD VOTE FOR MCCAIN.



wtf?i cant believe mr potato head is a presidential candidate. Obama is a jackass, anti semite,unqualified, talks about raising taxes and raising them in a recession? is he on drugs? this guy i a bummed out looooooosssssssser. vote McCain.



vote mccain.



AYO ARE YOU TO LAST COMMENTERS SERIOUS WHAT IS UP WITH THIS RACE CARD AND RACISM TALKING ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE ARE LAZY ARE SERIOUS DO YOU REALLLY THINK THAT ALL BLACK PEOPLE ARE LAZY I DONT KNOW BUT I SEE A LT OF MIXED RACES HAT ARE LAZY AND OBIOUSLY YOU ARE A LAZY RACIST ASS THAT WOULD SIT HERE AND TALK THAT RACIST SHIT LAZY JUST FOR THIKING LIKE THAT AND YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE THIS OTHER DUDE TALKING ABOUT RAISING TAXES LIKE YOU GOT A JOB BITCH WHY DONT YOU A WANKY TONK MAN JOIN UP A FILE FOR A 1040 SELF EMPLOYMENT PAY OFF SOME OF UR FRIENDS TO USE THERE KIDS FOR THE CLAIM AND GO KISS MY ASS BITCHES STOP TALKIN ABOUT HIGH TAXES AND GET A JOB



my obama vote will cancel out your mean old white guy vote. suck it.



Mr Potato Head - Thanks for the good laugh.....Any other good ones about Mr Potato Head??



Some of you people really need to do your own reserch. Some of you make absolutly no sense at all. I am not racist but there is no way Obama is gettin my vote. I have no problem with black, just obama. Not only has he fip-floped on so many subjects but he himself has played the race card. Have any of you even looked into the books this guy has wrote. One quote says "If the poitical winds shift in an ugly direction that he would stand on the side of the muslims." There are several other quotes where he describes his hate for white people. Seriously, look at who, though-out his life was suppose to be the most infulencial people in Obama,s life. Every one of those people turned out to be racist pigs. As soon as that became public knowlege look what happened. He fip-floped yet agian saying that those people where expresing veiws in which he did not share. This guy is a real peace of work. I may not be the smartest person out there but even I can see that Obama is trying to win this country over by doing nothing more than becomeing the biggest celebrity there is. Look at how much press coverage this guy is getting. For a while, I was beginning to think that he was the only one runing for president. Now hes talking about giving a thosand dollars to everyone for an energy rebate. Even I could use the moeny just like allot of you could but what do you thinks going to happen. You think we just going to get that money free and clear, yeah right. If he takes the money from the oil companys then then they will just raise the gas prices to compensate. If he gets the money from some other place then we will just end up paying it back in the taxes that he has already promised to raise. Not sure what taxes I am talking about, well he has already said he is going to raise the taxes on electricity and now he is going to raise taxes on big buisness. If those Buisnesses have to pay more what do you think will happen then. Those buisnesses will in turn raise the prices of there products to compinsate. Who buys there products, you guessed it, we do! Anyone else see a problem with this guy? I am actually worried about him becoming president. Not only do I think he will end up runing this counrty into the ground but there is a bigger issue at hand. While I am not racist in any way there are allot of people out there who are. If one of those idiots actually ends up killing himthis country will go into a civil war (blacks agianst whites). Now that would be a hell of a problem. I am not saying McCain would be the perfect choice but he has got to be better than obama. McCain at least deserves everyones respect for what he has done and what he has put up with for this country. Well I am done. Hopefully this will at least get some of you to do a little reserch before you decide who to vote for.



"I am a Democrat but I don't feel good about Obama. Not because he's black. I have no problem with that. But I do have a problem with him saying he's a Christian but he leans toward being a Muslim, plus he won't put his hand over his heart when saying the pledge of allegience, plus he used the Koran instead of a Bible to be sworn into office when he became senator, and FINALLY how he is becoming so deep in the pockets is being investigated and it looks like some major contributors might be our own enemies that we are fighting a war against. How can we elect someone that is that suspicious? Can he be trusted? Do you trust him explicitly?"

So what if he leans toward Muslim? Because of people like you, this country will end up in a War of Races. Putting your hand over your heart is just a gesture and isn't important. FYI your heart is in the middle of your chest anyway. Maybe he's smart enough to realize that! Obviously if he leans toward Muslim he's not going to swear over the bible. You really need to get educated.



I swear you people really need to look into what you are saying. While I do not support Obama, I will say that the idea of obama using the Koran while being swore into office is completely false. Why don't dont you people do some reserch before you speak that way you won't sound so stupid. it was a rumor that was e-mailed to snopes.com, they published it and it just blew up from there.

While it is not considered that bad in curent times to refuse to put your hand over your heart while the pledge of alegance is being recited, you would think that someone ruining for the president of this country would at least put forth an effort. Especialy as much of a show-boat this guy is.

One more thing. While he should not be condemned for leaning toward the muslin side, basically Obama is saying that if its between the muslims or America he chooses the muslims. So let me ask you how can we vote someone into the presidential office who would not put this country 1st. is'ent that the purpose of the president, to protect America at all costs.



Wow...I've been to a lot of stupid websites, but Jesus, you all are fucking idiots. Vote Green Party! McKinney 08 bitches! WE WILL HAVE WORLD PEACE. And we'll all sit and smoke joints and eat magic mushrooms. That's peace man...GREEN PARTY!!! WORLD PEACE! Oh look a squirel =). Peace my borthers. McKinney 08! WOOOAAHHH



Now that guy is just so smart, let me tell you. Hos soulution is just to set around and get high. What a laugh. You know wht will happen if they make pot leagel. They will just tax the hell out of it. Since we are a nation who thrives on convenance you think people will grow it themself when they can just go buy it. hell no, then those same people will have something else to complain about. Man i cant smoke cause it costs to much will be what you hear people complaining about. Grow up, use you head and think about stuff. If you really think that pot would make world peace then you really are stupid.



my votes for obama in this but neither of this men are right for the job right now. if Mccain was elected our economy will die! obama has the right ideas for the kind of change we all need but i hate to say this but he will not last in office. i have a weird feeling that he will be assassinated durnin his reign its off the wall i know and im not being racist or anything but it will be because he is a black man. there will be some cracker jack guy outraged and will do something about it and that will only make our country suffer more...and we all thought it was bad having bush....prepare for the worst



What is so great about Obama? What is he going to change? What are his plans for this country? I know he flip flops on everything!! McCain isn't any better!!



Obama just plains SUCKS!!!! This country was founded under GOD!! When you take God out of the picture, this country will go down the drain!!



I agree let's go green party. World Peace will come out of it cause if we all sit around gettin high and eating magic mushrooms and chasing squirels, then we won't have time to fight. It'll just be awesome! Go McKINNEY! 08 BITCHES!!! WHOOOO let's go stone up and eat cheetoes! mmmmm cheetoes, sounds really damn good right now. Obama is my homie, but I just wanna get high =). SO I have to vote fo my other nigga McKinney.



OBAMA CANT BE PRESIDENT A NIGGER IS TO STUPID TO RUN AMERICA AND IF HE BECOMES PRESIDENT THEN ALL THE NIGGERS WILL THINK THEY HAVE POWER YES THE WARS BAD BUT IF WE STOP IT THEN 9/11 WILL REPEAT ITSELF CUZ THE TERRORISTS WILL KNOW WERE SCARED AND WEAK N ATTACK US AGAIN.....FUCK NIGGERS VOTE MCCAIN



1 one thing there hasnt been a black president since george washington so y should we change that now 4 one black person running for office also i think obama is just saying what people want 2 hear once he wins he wont do half the shit he says also i think that mccain is saying the truth even though half the stuff he says isnt what we want 2 hear but ill pick an honest person over a lier like obama mccain all the way!!!!!!!!! FUCK THE NIGGER!!!!!



Obama is dumb. Vote Mccain. If Obama was president the war in Iraq will not end...There are still troops in Germany from ww2 and predictions tell that we may be in Iraq for 30 years...so maybe OBama would be a good president when he has more experience he was a good senator but i think mccain will get the job done also mccain and bush are on completely different pages if anything i think mccain hates bush since bush called mccains adopted sri lankan orphan his black love child :S so vote mccain. Hillary was a more charismatic Candidate anyway for the democrats...Obama compares himself to the likes of lincoln jfk and fdr...That is outrageous! He isnt even president! He also says he knows what it is like to be in Vietnam...this is untrue it was his uncle who was in Nam and he always always plays the race card...Now we know Obama is black...But he is also half white...So stop being so ignorant Saying things like "yeah black man for president" AS a black man myself i find that offensive it should be based on quality of service to your country not of the color someones skin. I am black and I shall vote for mccain because i don't think obama is up to the challenge quite yet

Vote mccain.



You people are always bringing race into it Did you know that the first slave was owned by a black man?! god dammit I guess you can't ask for reparations anymore boohoo why dont you work for your money oh and btw i am black.

vote mccain.



McCain for me.



Wow. I can't believe you guys would vote Obama. McCain is the smart choice to make. Obama is dumb. Vote Mccain. If Obama was president the war in Iraq will not end.
Predictions tell that we may be in Iraq for 30 years. I think McCain will get the job done also McCain and Bush are on completely different pages. So vote McCain.

He also says he knows what it is like to be in Vietnam...this is untrue it was his uncle who was in Nam and he always always plays the race card...Now we know Obama is black...But he is also half white...So stop being so ignorant Saying things like "Yeah, black man for president."
It should be based on quality of service to your country not of the color someones skin. I shall vote for McCain because i don't think Obama is up to the challenge quite yet.

Vote McCain.



What's so crazy to me is all of these racist comments (its actually pretty sad) I just feel for you just knowing how ignorant you are. Its not about race seriously its about who's going to help us and our families get out of this never ending hole that bush dug for us. Honestly who ever wins has a job cut out for them so goodluck to either parties really. I've read a lot of these comments on here and most of you are just immature kids . When I don't understand situations in life my mom always tells me keep living honey so basicly you live and you learn. Oh and ILL make sure to pray for all of you who have your issues against african americans because you have to answer to GOD one day so just remember that ...GoDBless All !

~Vote Obama~



"Obama just plains SUCKS!!!! This country was founded under GOD!! When you take God out of the picture, this country will go down the drain!!"

Oh gee really? Bush is a methodist and our Country is already in a shithole. Let me guess, methodists suck too? Shut up.
This country is also SUPPOSE to be separated from the chuch. Who cares if Obama is a muslim? Who gives a damn if he's black?

Unless ofcourse youre a stereotypical, brainwashed fly. Its really sad how ignorant our country is. REALLY sad.



ok
GO MCCAIN!!!!!!
he is wayy better than obama
what a faggot!!!
i hate him
all he does is sit there and drool!
he is stupid
i mean seriously
can you get any dumber?



well i reckon some of u's folks are mighty racist up in this intermacallit(does that bother you?)....the word "Nigger" is used so much. Its not nice, don't call People that. Obama is not a "Nigger", he seems pretty damn smart, he has a plan out of the mess were in and certain individuals just can't seem to grasp the situation...so they go on the web and cowardly spit out the big N. You know what i think kkk, hasbola, black panthers, alquida there all the same. Just think of how better off we would be if they didn't exist. So don't get mad and leave racist comments because McCain isn't going to become the next president, But be thankful that you might still have your home in the next 4 years, be thankful that your kids, your neighbors, your friend, your brothers and sisters, your parents are all going to have a better future in a better stable economy. Oh and don't give me that crap about civil war breaking out if obama gets shot, who's to say that someone won't go after McCain? I'd be more scared for McCain, if he keeps doing down the same path as Bush, i dont think its that hard to find someone who's very disatisfied with the leardership...if its not half it's more than half of America. It can happen either way, so on that note go president obama ,your the man!!



what does it matter whether or not obama's muslim or doen't salute the flag. i don't. i'm goingto vote for him because he has good policies and he see's the war overseas as a negative factor in not only their countries, but in ours as well. he wants to change the path our country is travelling on, which isn't a very good one.



GO MCCAIN!!!



California for MCCAIN!!



Vote Obama November 2008!

Reasons:

1. Mccain represents the same old failed Bush Administration.

2. The Bush Administration is spending $177 million per day, which comes to $7.4 million per hour or $122,820 per minute. Gas prices and mortgage forclosures are hitting close to home!

3. PEOPLE.....Do the math!



I hope obama does something with the lazy black people besides making a nicer jail facility. He needs to let more Mexicans cross they work for dirt cheap you know. My father has a great business because of that.



Americans are scared of change... and stuck in the past, we need to clean up this mess.

OBAMA!



maybe u so called americans can think y obama should not be president.... black is not the issue but becasue he wants to raise middle class taxes....i was born in america and i lived here all my life....obama is not a american and neither are some of u...this country was founded under god and it is sick on how u people want to change tht.....mccain i like..he is a true american and even when he was in other countries he still stuck to america...even though he wants to keep the soldiers in the war it will not happen...the president does not have ccontrol of the country..he has a say but tht is all...the senate and house of representitives have a say too and once mccain is in office the soldiers will have to be taken back...im am catholic something the most inportant leaders were.....geoge washington...tomas jefferson, andrew jackson ,benjamin franklin..this country was brought to life on god and freedom..now when i look at this country i am disgraced....we are not free there are soo many laws if u do anything the government dont like u are arrested.... the only thing we have is religon....also people only pray to god when they want something and otherwise the dont and i know is true....personally i dont like either candidates but if i had to pick one it would be mccain...obama is for abortion something tht is totally wrong...if a girl gotpregnant and didnt want the baby give it to a orrphanage the baby dont derserv to die it was the girls fault to have sex...now thing about all obama has done..first idc if he is black or purple....he is destroying wut america was founded on....not using the bible was un american like after we did it for 3 hundred yearrs....MCCAIN ALL THE WAY...and also many people think obama will get shot cuz of all the rasist people out there.....I LUV MY COUNTRY BUT I WILL NOT STAND AND WATCH IT FALL INTO THE HANDS OF A UN AMERICAN PERSON....and half of u are only voting for im cuZ hes black ... LETS GO MCCAIN
and if u got a problem with wut i said send me a email at mobbevi@aol.com



why is everybody making this an issue about race? let's look at what the candidates can offer america and what their credentials are, also i think we are due for a change. we can not afford 4 more years of the same poor decisions that have been made.



cant we all just get along?



did you know mccain said this country has no economic issues and that we are doing great and everything is just going so swell? well sure for someone who has millions of dollars in the bank and goes to lavish parties every night with the rich & powerful people of the world i bet everything is great. i bet for the homeless man on the street corner and the hard working family man who just lost his job and car he might tell a different story!!



why can't we be friends, why cant we be friends?????????????



Ehy cant we all get along its all about whos hairs better who richer
who poorest and whos ulglyest and other stuff.why cant we all just get along.and quite fitting.in the bible it says we all sholud make peace.so i wish we all could just be friends.



i am sure voting for obama to why wouldnt i wanna vote for the muslium fag who does even stand when we so anything patriotic like pleg to the flag of the united staes of america...



This country is going to shit anyway. We are already in a recession and honestly obama is the worst thing that can happen to this country. HE is friends with terrorists, he will raise taxes, and he has no idea about war or the outcomes of it. Obviousley i think McCain is a better choice for this counrty.

-VOTE MCCAIN-



VOTE FOR OBAMA!!!!!!!
Because mccain will do something bad in the future.



Obama Can Have My Vote!!!!!!
Obama will win!!!!



As a Canadian I would vote for Obama along with many people around the world feel the same way!Imagine, the world is hooked on this election and they are hooked on Obama.

He's smart and he's real!



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Obama!!!!...people were moved by his speech, people were touched, people cried.

McCain should donate his 7 HOMES!People are losing their shirts, your economy is doomed...

10 BILLION is spent every month for Iraq...do you know what 10 BILLION can do for your economy?????

McCain's pocket is not hurting...he's laughing at you

A man with SEVEN homes does not care about a man with no home.

Yes seven BIG ones!

Have you heard that saying "show me who your friend is and I'll tell you who you are"

McCain is buddies with Bush

McCain can't even talk..he sounds drunk...Bush needs to read from a paper.... as usual..clown can't even speak from his heart...oh Yeah he doesn't have one

On that note..

Compassion goes further for the people...rather than greed.

Vote OBAMA!



Matt do I hear racism in your voice?

White people love him (OBAMA) worldwide and big majority in USA
Matt the whole world loves him!
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Oh the other guy that said he will "sell his company" if Obama wins

the economy is already one foot in the grave and if McCain wins you won't even have a company, you will also be foreclosing your home.
Nice, the tables are turning for rich and poor...a poor man has a chance now.

Obama all the way



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Mccain for president! He is an ok candidate but people are foccusing on what happened to him in a war. not at the current issues at hand. Obama wants to tap into our oil reserves instead of getting it from the middle east. How long do u think that will last? Matt laws are laws you cant change that. They were put here for the good of the people without them you would probably be dead! I agree with your religion statement though in a way. The country wasnt founded for freedom of religion but we do have that. The government and tax paying voters are trying to take that away from us. And it isnt right. We need god in school. Walk into a highschool look at all the pregnant teens all the drug users and tell me they dont need god! Btw doesnt Obama resemble the devil? lol look at a picture he looks like the devil in a way!



The day Obama becomes president is the day I die, because past that point there will be nothing but confussion and troubles for a smalltown farmer like me



Well, get ready to die you stupid hick because Obama will be the next President of this country. Perhaps you can go out into one of your fields and dig your own hole to fall in. Good luck.



Palin is a right wing freak who has no concept of what this country stands for--the problem is that even though I disagree with her views, I would support her right to exercise her freedom and do what she feels right for her life, but Palin wants to tell everybody what to do (because she knows what God wants, just ask her preacher, God talks to him all the time!!!) This woman is an incompetent liar who fill ed her speech last night with lies and general partisan slogans to appease her audience of hicks, the rich, and rich hicks. Anyone who wants to continue on the course that Bush set America on should have their head examined. POWER to the Obama/Biden ticket, and power to the people. Let's start honoring our constitution again.



we don't need God in any of our public schools. Whose God, whose faith? When will you simple assholes just get it--fundamentalism is at odds with our country, and besides, if there was a God, he/she certainly wouldn't have created an imbecile like you. Why don't you join the farmer in the cornfield. Jesus, what an idiot!!!



Obama has a greater IQ than McCain, Palin, BUsh, Cheney, and Rudy G combined. These buffoons don't want to talk policy, because they know that if the American people hear real debate, they'll lose badly. GO OBAMA!!! GOODBYE GOP!!! SARAH PALIN???? Ha hahahahahahahahahahh heyeheheheheheheheehehahahahahahahahahahahahah . . . (sound of me catching my breath from laughing) hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah. She's the best qualified Republican to be Vice President?(and President when McCain keeels over) Come on, just how stupid is this party. Wake up America (even you idiots) and realize that this is adesperate ploy by an old desperate man. HAHA!



The reason why god never should have been taken out of schools! He made his name anonymous because hes a dumb fuck and i quote """we don't need God in any of our public schools. Whose God, whose faith? When will you simple assholes just get it--fundamentalism is at odds with our country, and besides, if there was a God, he/she certainly wouldn't have created an imbecile like you. Why don't you join the farmer in the cornfield. Jesus, what an idiot!!!""" End quote what a dumbass!



McCain is gonna die soon hes 56587657374892374589 years old and why would we want another ignorant president like bush again... really... Obama is the best person for this country and to help better the economy. OBAMA '08!!!!



obama all the way..mccain is gonna die beofre the election day anyway.. why vote for the same shitty ass white president thats just gonna mess up like every other red neck in this country..obama is a great african american and most importantly is part muslim and thats exactly wat this country needs...



People who are saying Mccain will die before the election is over! Well at least people aren't treating to kill him because he is a racist dumbass like obama! If you are voting for obama you are seriously an idiot who needs to get out of America! Obama doesn't support this country or the people who are fighting for it! He blew off troops because he couldn't take cameras in! that sayes right there he was only doing it for his own benefit. Not to mention he is friends with a known TERRORIST who stated that he wished he had killed more people on his attack in the U.S.!!!! WTF are you people thinkin! Obama doesn't care about anyone but himself and is going to destroy this country if he get elected!



LOOK PEOPLE! Maybe you all haven't noticed, but our country's standard of living, and our economy is hurting rite now. Also, every other country does not really like us too much. To most of the world rite now, Americans are ignorant war mongering red necks who stand around thumping bibles. Of course, it wasn't always like this. There was a time when America was loved and respected. This all started when a lil man named george dubya came around. SO: I dont really care about your business, your religion, your morals, your taxes or any of those things that EVERYONE HAS TO DEAL WITH. All I care about is electing someone who has a shot at rebuilding this nation to greatness once again. IF you think we can do that by electing someone who keeps the same so-called morals and policies of the idiot redneck who ruined us in the first place, then go ahead and fail to learn from history's mistakes. I - on the other hand - will vote for someone who has the balls to try something new, and the guy who actually speaks about his plans for success, rather than build his entire campaign by pointing out the weakness of his opponent and his opponent's followers. Make no mistake, this isnt about republican/ democrat, or white/black, or even christian/muslim. this is about changing with the times, because the times are changing... and doing the same thing over and expecting different results is the dictionary definition of INSANITY.
mccain is just another filthy rich politician. if obama doesnt have that experience, then GOOD. its time to try some new things. forget experience in the ways of war and corruption.

vote obama.



it's true. God has little place in politics these days. Religion is the fuel to people's fire, and it shouldnt be, for every religion in its pure state says the same thing: PEACE.

people who kill in the name of christ are every bit as murderous as those who would kill for Allah. fighting fire with fire just makes a whole lot of fire. maybe if we Americans just focused on strengthening ourselves and our economy right here in america, and not over seas in other people's countries, we wouldnt have so many enemies. If someone brought war to us, they wouldn't stand a chance as a defending war is more easily won then an invading war, especially when the "world's most powerful military" pulls all of it's resources to protect it's homeland.

this war is a sad display of greed, and is allowed by the ignorant minds of the masses who play into the fear mongering propaganda of the greedy.

miss me with your trivial issues. it's time to evolve past it and focus on making sure there's still a planet earth in a couple years... so these ass holes dont blow it up



hell yeah, i'm voting for obama not McCain, if McCain wins this country will be f***ed!!



go kyle your the man. I think a lot of people agree with you including myself. We need a fresh mind in policy making. Someone with enough confidence and with no strings attached to get the job done right. I sure as hell don't want my friend dying in a war that should have never been. If bush and McCain want oil they can dress up in their combat boots and go over there and take it themselves, if they're too much of a pussy to do that than bring my friends and family back home. They sure as hell don't need to be doing their dirty work.



DAM PPLZ DONT BE RAISI IT HURT WHAT YA HATERZ GOTTA SAY BOUT NIGGAS..SERIOUSE.
WELL I SAY AND I THINK THAT OBAMA WONT DO A GOOD JOB..LOOK 1ST POINT:IF HE WINS HES GONNA STOP WAR COME ON THE TERRORIST WILL COME AND KILL ALL OF US..
2ND:HE ASSEPTS ABORTION U THINK GOD WILL WANT THAT?
3RD:"GAYS AND LESBIANS" GOD LEFT ADAM AND EVA TOGHETHER NOT EVA AND EVA OR ADAM AND ADAM.
PPL THINK TWISE AND KNOW WHO HAS THE POINT..
ILL VOTE FOR
MC.CAIN



if obama win, the war will still go on. but if him retreat the soldier, we'll be wide open for another 9/11 attack.



I don't want to vote for either one, but i guess McCain will be the best choice for now.



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Anyone who uses the words "hot second" and "boo" in an interview running for President of the United States should be embarrassed. Oh wait, here's another judge of character, what kind of individual removes the US flag off their jet to replace it with a picture of himself. This is definitely the kind of president I want to run the country....NOT....Please folks vote MCCAIN.



I feel that the US is making this election out to be a white/black issue. When at hand, it should be about change. I am a full pledge Democratic and I will stand behind Obama 150%. Im not looking at the present facts. Future reference, I want what's best for my kids and future grandkids. McCain went with Bush 100% with this RIDICULOUS war and he continues to go along with it. And as far as Obama putting his hand over his heart during the "Pledge of Allegiance", that doesnt make him any less. I've seen Veterans not put their hand over their hearts. Does that make them less than a Veteran?? Think about the accusations you are claiming and stick to the facts. If you want to continue on backing up someone who considers middle-class to be people under 5million dollars and gas pricing to go up $13.23 then by all means, vote McCain. But if you're tired of the way you're living now and want better for your kids, please be smart, follow God's plan, and vote for Obama!!!!



I hope Obama wins so he can tax the hell out of all the wealthy complainers in this country, like that guy on the top moaning about selling his company because of a tax increase.



Obama is not stupid, he is going to stop the war which is exactly what needs to happen. Soldiers are losing their lives and limbs for what? So their spouses can leave and divorce them just like McCain did to his wife Carol because she didn't look the same after her accident!!!??? I believe Obama knows what is really going on in this country with the terrorist conspiracy and all the other lies we have been led to believe. I pray that with Obama as President he will stop all that is wrong and make it right. We deserve our rights as people, as individuals... I vote for the person who will keep the identification tag out of my arm!!!!!!



Obama is not black or white--he is a beautiful mixed race.
However this election should not be based about the color of pants mccain is wearing etc it should be about who has the good vision for America. I strongly belive Obama is the man. Mccain is not very intelligent and being a vet does not make him qualify to be president. if America is not careful this country will be in big problems if Mc is president--Prepare your children to go to war with every nation around you to kill the enemy!!!?. Peace!! and God bless man kind.



OBAMA all the way!! I think John McCain is an honorable man and I really like his story. However, he's a BUSH supporter and you see where he took this country. The sad thing is, while we all struggle and try to make ends meet, Bush will go to Texas after the white house and live "richly" ever after. McCain and his wife will do the same thing! VOTE OBAMA!!



this is retarted. Obama is going to win and thats it. he is smarter, cooler and better in every way then Mcain. Mecain is a stuped old fart who thinks he has a chance in this election after that dumb ass Bush.



this is retarted. Obama is going to win and thats it. he is smarter, cooler and better in every way then Mcain. Mecain is a stuped old fart who thinks he has a chance in this election after that dumb ass Bush.



also, Palin is pritty much the biggest looser i have ever seen.who would vote for a lady who has a pregnant 17 year old daghter. what kind of an exaomple is she setting at home? in my opinion, a vary bad example. so, what kind of a vice president would she be?



ya. i agree with the person who said that guy up their complaining about his company. he gan go suck IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOBODY CARES IF YOU SELL YOUR COMOANY.you can go and %@*% youself. we have beter things to worry about than your stuped company. GET A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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I laugh just by reading the posts on this wall.... Half of the people here are just plain uneducated fools.... How can you say to vote one way or another because if you don't you don't love your country?...JOHN STEVENS... Who would you rather vote for? A man that can't put his hand over his heart and can't wear a lapel on his collar or a man that was a POW for five years and because he was strung up for days on end by his hands he can barely lift them over his shoulders. Ya, I know who i'm voting for... I've been a Marine for many a year now and i'll tell you what... The day we pull out of Iraq is the day we loose our status as a world power... Mark these words...



Vote Obama! He's smarter and a new face and voice for our times!

To people who used the "N-word" as a derogatory reference to Obama's race: that language is rude and offensive! If McCain wins, it may be because of voters who still judge others based on the color of their skin. How ridiculous and backwards! This is the year 2008. Look around you and realize that a lot of the social problems and violence in the world (and economic problems too)are caused by people who judge, put down, and take steps to "knock down" others because they are a different race, gender, and/or religion. They invent problems for the world! Imagine if we were all "BLIND" (physically unable to see things with our eyes). What senses would you use to judge and choose the next president of the United States? Would you start to listen more and think with your brain and see with your heart? Maybe presidential candidates should run in costumes and use technology to disguise their voices. Then we would never know if they were male, female, white, black, or whatever! We'd need to listen to their responses and pick the right person for the job based on their qualifications, campaign speeches, ideals, promises, etc.

VOTE OBAMA. We need some kind of change...and McCain would be more of the same!



well forget everyone else because im voting for obama and mc cain is old and rusty and he look like he'll die anyday now look how old he is i dont have nothin against mc cain but im not voting for him.



McCain is just like Bush...world war III here we come..i think all the Republicans kids should go die first it's only right..i can't wait for your little Johnny to be drafted and killed..while McCain and his 2nd wife are sitting on millions...and Palin can run the white house if he becomes incapacitated while breast feeding,and becoming a grandma...she can see Russia from her house that should be enough foreign policy to get respect from other countries...hope McCain doesn't get Parkinson's and pushes the button..cause he's all ready senile,and has no clue on whats really going on in a average persons life..how many more lives have to be lost,how many more homes have to go in to foreclosure,how many more businesses have to close down,how many more meals have to be skipped before you people wake up..you can't keep doing the same thing and expect different results..John McCain 100% recycled Bush.



It is NOT time for a change...
leaving it at that--GO MCCAIN =)



Everyone is going to get sick of Obama and end up voting for McCain. Did you say that Obama will lead us to victory? Well last time I checked pulling troops out of a war was losing. Nice try.
And if Obama does win and pulls those boys out, it will make America look like quitters because we're to afraid to defend others.

McCain for President!



George W. Bush has gotten so much crap from everyone. You guys thrive on the media and you forgot to realize that all the media are Democrats and they all believe that criticizing and making people look like screw ups is what they do. Someone do something different. Everyones going with the flow! Bush could be the best thing thats ever happened to this country. If you get shoved at school and no one helps you what do you do? Go for help. Afghanistan is a good example. We're jsut being good people. If you let those innocent people die over there then we're almost the ones murdering them. Don't sit there and say "Well I think Bush stinks because everyone else does." Because you all know in reality that Bush saved many people.



I read all comments and i do not think obama should be president at first i was gona vote for him. Good thing i done research on him i vote mc cain all the way baby. America is a white communtie not black I mean i'm not rasist i'm just saing. Next u will see mexican for president lololol. For real theres 54% white people 8% black people in united states I WOULD PERFER ONLY BLACK AND WHITE PEOPLE. Again i'm not rasist but black people been here for a very long time. theres 48% hispanic and chinese fuckers over here were getting wiped out. All the white people start making babies and black. Save are land!!!!

VOTE MC CAIN HE WILL NOT RUN AMERICA INTO THE GROUND OBAMA WANT'S MONEY MONEY MONEY FOR TAXES!!!!!!! HES A IDIOT VOTE MC CAIN!!!!!



EVERYONE CALLING OBAMA THE N WORD--GUESS WHAT HE IS MIXED SO THAT MAKES HIM A WHITE NIGGER?. HIS DAD WAS A UNIVERSITY GRAD AND HIS MOTHER A WHITE LADY. NON OF THEM WAS FORMER SLAVE. EVEN THOUGH ONE OF THEM WAS WHO CARES!!THE FACT IS THAT THE SMELL OF SHIT EVERY MAN PRODUCES IS THE SAME REGARDLESS OF COLOR I WORK IN THE HOSP AND HAVE SMELLED EVERY KIND FECES YOU CAN IMAGIN NO DIFFERENCE!!!
IT'S TIME FOR CHANGE!!RACISTS GO HANG YOURSELVES BECAUSE OBAMA IS GOING TO BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT!!

VOTE OBAMA ALL THE WAY!!!
GO OBAMA!!!
GOD BLESS MAN KIND



I don't care what book he reads, what God he prays to, or what color his skin is, he is an American. He has the best plan to turn our country around from the ruins the Bush administration have left it in.

Someone brought up that Democrats are what destroyed our economy because they wouldn't end slavery hundreds of years ago. You sir, are an idiot.

It was not the Democrats or the Republicans that destroyed our economy, it was the CURRENT administration that sat on there hands while the housing market slumped and oil companies took advantage of an oil dependent country.

Personally, if you want to vote for someone who will keep us in Iraq, spending billions every month to rebuild there country when they are making record surpluses, but still handing us the bill, then vote for Mccain.

Obama is change, Mccain is more of the same. That is the bottom line.
Of course there are going to be sacrifices to turn everything around, its the only way to make it work.

No more oil dependency from other countries in 10 years.

Energy "Made in America" that will put millions of Americans to work.

A responsible end to the war.
Vote for Obama
Vote for CHANGE



McCain is definitely the choice of many Americans.

He's not another Bush. He's clearly literate and people saying he's more of the same is stereotypical.

It's like saying that two people who like the same clothes are exactly the same.

It's idiotic.

Anywho. MCCAIN 110%
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Im voting Mccain....Dont really care what you say. Things did get messed up abit by george bush but you cant believe everything that the media says. look at the facts, and the facts are that John Mccain Is American, is not racist, and has ample experience as a senator to run things. Also if we just "Pull Out" from Iraq, all the lives of of The soldiers who died over there giving freedom to the iraqi people will be wasted. If you say that they dont deserve freedom who are you to decide? i mean seriously. If we left now more soldiers would die and more innocent people would die. plus theres an even bigger chance of 9/11 happening again and i know that no one wants that. So Vote for who you think is best for the country, but remember that either one will have equal consequences.



Did you know that obama wants to change a line in the star bangled banner.The line "And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,".He says its violent and our country needs to learn to stop being violent. So we can't have any american songs with lyrics relating to violence. Are you kidding me Obama. Also obama is not a true american. He's basically doing what MTV says. He wants to make spanish the first language because he feels that spanish should feel more acceptable and comfortable in the states. And for gods sake,he wont even put his hand on heart when singin the pledge.Oh yeah hes a real american leaders guys. Also the war, im enlisting in three months because im turning 17 in 4 weeks. I'm joining to fight for my country. He wants to pull our troops out. Well that shows what Osama did to us,that he basically won the batttle. He also said to forget about 9/11, and thats its old news. How bout you tell that to the families,the brothers and sisters, the daughters and sons that lost there love ones in those plains, and those buildings. I wish i was turning 18 in 4 weeks instead but still I love my country and we need a real and tough man in the office, somebody like John McCain. Also global warming is a myth. Al Gore is just trying to scare us and he's still jealous because he didn't win the election. Obama would be the worst president choice ever.



Wow you Republicans are all the same!!! using media to get the best fear of everyone!! if Obama even was a terrorist he couldn't harm our country!!! Look at history!!! John F. Kennedy looked at our country and decided we need change, but some ignorant prejudice butt wipe had to kill him! The same with Obama!!! Sorry republicans to bust your little fear based bubble butts but history tends to REPEAT!!!! Losers!!!



alot of u fucking ppl needs lives iiight??? alot of PPL who votes for McCain are against black ppl and for what??? wake up ppl its a 2008 election not an 1800 one... i'm an 18 year old white gurl going out with a black guy. everyone on here sounds like they don't like black ppl. why??? aren;t their blood the same color? don't they need air? don't they walk? they sleep! the only thing that is diffrent is the color of their skin... i fucking hate ppl tha are racist bc most likely i will marry a black guy and i'll have kids. why does everyone say tha if we have a black presdient tha we will go in another cival war? why do us younng kids nowadas have to pay for the sh&% tha white trash did in the past, i say white trash bc thats what they were there were preppy white ppl tha thought everything whent their way. there are still ppl like tha today. ppl need to come into reality. why is tha person saying tha there are more white ppl then black? why does it really matter? don't we all live in this country? then we all deserve the same rights! who cares what happened in the past? what happened in the past should stay in the past. juss bc it did happen don;t mean it will again. and yea i know what if it does? most likely it wont. i vote obama. he's the one tha has the most of our intrest in heart. we dont need someone else like bush in office. a remark on someone else comment, no if he brings the troop home its not going to show tha we are loosers its not going to be like we failed it juss shows whos stronger. my brother was in the army and he passed away last year. i think the troops should come home, some of them haven't seen their family in years. shouldn;t they come back to be renited? i mean if something else starts up tha should be when we get the troops back together. there are troops over there that have been over there so long tha has kids they have never saw. how u think they feel. if the troops come back that don't mean tha theres going to be another 9/11. i'm so tired of all these racist ppl nowadays. look how far the blacks have come. they have came father then any white person. the white ppl have always been handed stuff to them on a silver platter. there has been a good amount of whites tha have done good things but not as good as the blacks have. look at everything they had to do to get to were they are now, free!i don't think anyone should be jundge on another skin color.
its juss a color. like how ppl think age is juss a number well what u think skin is? a color! i think ppl nowa days needs to grow up and look around. u see more white ppl nowadays getting marriend and hooked up with black ppl then u do with juss white ppl. from my prospective i think there is nothing wrong with it. no one can help who they fall in love with. its nothing tha can be provented, it don't matter what color their skin is, what they look like or how old they are, its what a persons heart falls for. i'm voting for obama. i think he's the best choice for this country. yes i was born in the united states. every white president that we have had so far has made us suffer in more ways then we can handdle. look at the stuff clinton did. all nowadays is money. were did the real stuff tha really matters go? i guess down the drain with our dignity!
~Chrstina~

GO OBAMA!!!



I saw quit with the Name calling and do some research!! Stop listening to your PARENTS and use resources like google.com to find a respectable source as a means to decide who is fit to be our nation's leader.

I think the number one problem is that we are 9 Trillion dollars in debt because of war.

We can't afford it!! Period.

Who am I gonna vote for? Who else is going to keep us from going bankrupt?

Definately not the guy who is willing to keep us at war.

Seriously, think about it. I encourage us ALL to do our research before we use our two cents on election day.

Pennies count, and we're wasting them on another country's economy when we could be investing to secure the interest of our own.

You don't have to take my word for it.

Research is key.



Wow, its funny that the people AGAINST Obama simply say "obama sucks", "boo obama mccain all the way"

when the people against mccain give a good REASON why he sucks.



we are at war with muslims jihad if we dont kill all them now they will win wake up people the holy war has started ure just to blind
also mccain wants to quit spending money like welfare ever think what that bill is
95 percent of reciepients are scum and should bleed in the streets till they become active members of society



I do not think Obama has the expereince necessary to be president, on the positive side our country will survive no matter who gets in. I do not understand how Obama has made it this far.Oh well I just hope by some miracle McCain does win.



I am not surprised to read all of the RACIST comments coming from you Back Woods Honky's, HillBillies, RedNecks and just plain uneducated bigots. Since you have a computer (probably your first smart investment) and have time to send RACIST messages, then you should look up and see who in Government didn't use the Bible to be sworn in. It sure wasn't Obama. I won't give you idiots the satisfaction of the answer, but as a Human with Much Class and Dignity, (something a RACIST would know nothing of) I will assign you to Google it and read a real source, not your right winged FOX news and all those other RACIST websites but from a true source. I will let you figure that one out also. Even when you find out the truth you are still going to believe what your RACIST minds tell you, and that there is the biggest sign of STUPIDY because the reality is that Black people are here to stay and if you were going to have such a problem with them, you should have not brought them here in the first place and if you are going to take the attitude that they were brought here to only be slaves, well then you should of kept them as slaves. And since you no longer have control of that, let it go and vote with you conscience and not your Stupidity. Would you like racism to prevail in Iraq where you White Dumb Asses are out numbered? I bet you all here who have children at war Love Black then. Don't be stupid, we have enough enemies abroad, we sure don't need to keep beating each other up. We have other people who hate Americans PERIOD, but they REALLY HATE WHITE AMERICA. So be very careful for what you wish for. It might be that very Black Soldier that can deliver your loved one back on American Soil with his life in tact. And life is something we should all be thankful for. If we had a choice as to who, when, where, rich and to whom we could be born to. 99.9%of us would have chosen other lives I am sure. WAKE UP RACIST and GET OVER IT. BLACK AMERICA IS HERE TO STAY and BARACK OBAMA WILL BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. GET USED TO IT. And if you don't like it MOVE. YOU HAVE NO PLACE HERE ANYMORE. TAKE A ROCKET TO MARS!



People who vote McCain never seem to give a reason as to why they won't vote OBAMA.

it's like "MCCAIN ALL THE WAY" "OBAMA SUCKS< HES BLACK< HE WANTS TO LOSE THE WAR AT IRAQ"

but when a person against McCain sayas they will vote for obama, they give a NON RACIST comment
"VOTE OBAMA, HES FOR CHANGE"

Seriously guys, Go outside and think for a moment. RETREATING from IRAQ is not a sign of FAILURE or loss, it's a sign of DOING THE RIGHT THING. Obama did say that the war HAS to be ended RESPONSIBLY, meaning they will ship out million of dollars to help iraq GET BACK ON TRACK.



I just hope that no one tries to assasinate Barack. For real this country has some extremist



Obama will be assassinated and Biden will be President. Facts are facts. Think about it folks do you want Biden as your next president?

I am not voting for Obama because he wants to raise taxes on businesses and since I work for a business I feel my pay will take a direct hit. Where will these businesses get the money to pay extra taxes? YOUR POCKET. Wake up America.

I am voting for McCain because I feel safer with him in office. He will finish this war and bring our soldiers home when the threat of danger is over.

When President Bush went to war after 9/11 Americans were all for it. We were signing up to fight for our country. Bush told us then that this would be a long, hard fought war and lives would be lost. Why abandon him now when you were so eager then?



Obama is black? I hadn't noticed.



I hope Obama does raise taxes to the rich, It's not fair that americans have to slave for 7 bucks an hour, when all rich people have to do is just sit in a seat and get paid thousands of dollars a day. Then rich people have the gull to slam welfare. Try being poor, its not fun.

Obama 2008 Bring everyone down to middle class. Lets make this country equal, not divided, like the republicans want.



Everyone that likedsobama, suck me off haha you bitchs are voteing for him because what? Lies? btw this is George Bushs son... i bet you bitches believed that as well haha



we're fucked either way.



I LOVE OBAMA IM SURE BABY YOUR GOING TO WIN DONT WORRY YOU ALREADY HAVE IT BOO #1 FAN HERE CARLA A.K.A LA GIGGLES PEACE



The economy is in shambles and we are spending over 1 trillion dollars a year according to "Time" magazine. We need to put someone in power who is concerned about THE SHRINKING MIDDLE CLASS, energy costs, the economy, employment, etc.

Just because McCain was in a war DOES NOT justify his qualification for presidency.

We should not be concerned about fighting a war that is based on false pretenses of war and terror. Bush fed us Americans with lies and fear. This is a powerful persuasive tool nonetheless.

I will vote for Obama.

RELIGION, AND WAR NEED TO STOP BEING THE DECIDING FACTOR IN ELECTIONS! We need to support politicians who care about Americans, because right now more than ever WE AMERICANS NEED HELP MORE THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!



So here's the thing, if we pull troops out of Iraq right now, they'll be on our soil in no time, shooting up our houses and businesses. Yes it sucks that we've been there for so long and people miss their loved ones and it's sad and depressing, but there are a lot of good things in that war too. Many many people in Iraq are very grateful for the soldiers, they have clothed them, fed them, given them new homes, and cheered them up for the past few years. It's not ALL murder and sickness and warfare, there are good things about it whether you choose to believe that or not.
World peace is a very naive and childish theory, it could never happen, even with no wars happening at the time.
People will never be 100% peaceful with each other, that's just how it is.
This war will continue on, no matter who becomes our next president.
Obama sounds great on television, but he is a great publis speaker, he knows what people want to hear.
I don't trust anything he says, and even if he was president, he can't make all these promises yet.
Every bill that is passed has to go through Congress, and I don't think anything he wants to do will even be taken into consideration.
Sure, it'd be cool to have a black guy in office, but I want someone who knows what they want to do, how to do it, and has experience.
Obama has done nothing as a Senator that has really impacted anything or made a difference. McCain has been in a war, has been in office, knows what's right for the country, and has voted for bills in the past that he knew would be detrimental to our country, while Obama has voted in favor of the very same bill.
Obama knows what to do after it's already to late, it doesn't seem to me that he will be able to decide how to handle situations as they arise in a timely, wise manner.
McCain may me older, but at least he's honest.



you guysz r horrible. Obama would be a great choice bcuz he would bring change, but Mccain and palin just arent working. wats with all dis racism i'm 14 and u guysz sound like a bunch of 5 year olds goin bak n forth and callin ppl niggers. i can't wait for obama to win and bring change to all the dumb ignorant ppl like u. (btw the quran thing was a rumor)



I am ETHIOPIAN and I LOVE OBAMA!!!!!!!
I LOVE THAT HE IS FOR CLEAN ENERGY ,STRENGTHEN RETIREMENT, PROTECT SOCIAL SECURITY,ENDING THE WAR, IMMIGRATION REFORM, RENEWING AMERICAN DIPLOMACY,NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND,PROVIDE MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS TAX RELIEF!!!!!!!!!!! ETHIOPIAN AMERICANS FOR BARACK OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



VOTE 4 OBAMA NOW AND QUICK... B4 WE HAVE ANOTHER 8 YEARS LIKE GEORGE W. BUSH. SO THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO NOT VOTE 4 MCCAIN.. HE OLDER THEN OREO'S!!!!!!



go obama



what gets me mad about some of the people here is that none of you actually know what you're talking about. News flash .. just beacause mccain is the same party as bush does NOT mean it will be another 8 years of bush. I believe that in order to bring America back to a period of great economic success and prosperity we need the average american to take office. mccain and sarah palin ARE the american people, they aren't simply politicians they are 100% Americans, unlike Obama whose wife "for the first time in her life is proud to be an American" That's who i want representing my country people with the beliefs that in order to get ahead you need to be on top, as opposed to mccain and palin who have always believed that being the average american is being proud to be an american. This election is going to decide the future of america. I feel that this whole race has turned into because Obama is black and muslim lets vote for him because well im not a racist when in reality that is not what this is about. Sarah palin is the average american, no she is not perfect and no she will not pretend to be someone she is not. she is america. the point of a democracy is to vote based on the people who will BEST represent you and your beliefs. McCain and Palin are those people. McCain- has fought for our country has actually been in a position that our troops our in now so it's safe to say he knows what our troops overseas need to do in order to come home safely. Sarah palin, is your next door neighbor she is america for america. The only thing i can leave you all with is that as inexperienced as many of you think sarah palin is take this into account .. she has an 80% approval rating as governor from the state of Alaska. President Bust has about a 10% rating and he was elected for two terms. I'm asking everybody to think about it and really really think about the issues. dont vote for obama simply because he is young and black and muslim because thats how you believe thats how liberal america should be. really take a look at the issues because you always hear every year that so and so is the right person for change. So this year, because I feel it is such an important year really think about who's going to bring about that change.Don't let the party you registered with be the only reason you vote for that party.

I'm a Democrat .. I'm voting McCain and Palin because I'm an American



Funny people saying that Obama will tax us dry when John is willing to spend another 4 trillion in Iraq. And is having bush jr. in office worth another 4 years of hell? It's getting worse by the day.



JOHNNNNN is willing to spend another 4 trillion in Iraq in order to clean up a mess that WE . ... yes i said we because after 9/11 i remember there being so much patriotism that going over there and beating the living shit out of the people who killed our friends and family and neighbors was what we wanted .. MADEE.obama is taxing us dry for what reason?? think about it obama gets in taxes businesses more .. guess who raises their prices in order to make a buck .. yup you probably guessed it .. and well guess whose pocket that comes out of anyways .. OURS! spending more money in Iraq is what we need to do because one .. we can't just pull out now .. we made a mess and we made a mistake and we have to fix it and can't just leave a country in shambles. My boyfriend is a marine and I wish all of you can understand what it is like over there. By pulling them out your not only doing damage to our country your doing damage to our troops by making them feel that what they did over there under the Bush administration was pointless that the friends they lost, and the trauma they've been through was for nothing. So yes .. it is important to fund the Iraqi campaign and finish what we started



Hey Everyone, I have read all the comments that have been posted. First of all, Obama being black has nothing to do with anything!I am voting for him for a few reasons, noe of which is becasue he is black! First of all,cutting tases for the middle class! How many of you make $250,000 a year or more? If you make less than that you will benefit. Plus, he is proposing an exit strategy for ending the war. he 's not saying to pack up and leave in one day. But the people in Iraq want us to leave. Honestly, how will we know if all the hard work and sacrifice of life was worth it if we never leave? The only way to truly see if the war was successful, it to leave!! As an example, if you were babysitting a child, they would behave while you were watching them, but if you left, would they still behave? Maybe, Maybe not but in order to see if your lessons were implimented and instilled, you must leave! Plus in response to he business owner that commented earlier, I too own a small business and I'm here to tell you very few of us make $250,000. Most of us just make a normal salary. I currently have to pay for my own insurance which is very expensive. Under McCain, I would not get any additional tax breaks. I am paying around $10,000 a year for a family plan, I can only deduct appr 7% of that on my taxes. McCain is porposing that you pay taxes on benefits you get from your employeer. For anyone who works for someone else and has benefits, you will be screwed!! If you company gives you health insurance, McCain wants you to pay taxes on it!! Do the math, if you make $40,000 a year and your company pays for your insureance which is worth $10,000. You will now have to pay taxes on $50,000! But he has not offered any incentives for people like me who pay their own insurance, so basically we are both screwed!! On another note, Although Gov Palin is beautiful and pretty smart, McCain is 72! I don't think she could handle being President! Guys, the bottom line is the bottom line, when Clinton left office we had a surplus and our economy was thriving! Bush out us in this mess. I am from MA and we had a repulican Gov. Mitt Romney who was just here long enough to pretty mush kill our state! Unless of course, you were a rich person.
I am feeling like some of you don't want to vote for Obama because you can't see past his color! Grow Up!! Read the facts, check out the canidates websites and really do a little reseach. You will see that McCain is not much different than Bush!!



Most people that have left comments on this site have no sense of grammar or spelling. I hope you are not the ones voting because from the looks of it you skipped english class. I am sick of hearing about "Obama's assassination" too. That is all.

P.S. White Supremacy is last century. MOVE ON.



I think the more people come to know our two canadiates they will see that McCain is just another Bush and that Obama is our only chance at a change for the better, really its a no brainer and the only ones voteing for McCain are going to be the uneducated that are scared of change.



I don't care what McCain says. No matter what happens taxes are GOING to go up. They have to. Our country is in a heavy downfall and the government has to lift us back up. And how can they do that without money? So, yes, get over yourselves. Money is a must.

Obama is the man for the job.



The thought of anything happening to John McCain if elected President scares the hell out of me. The simple thought of Sarah Palin being President is just to disastrous to imagine.

I can't believe how easily people are being taken in by her just because "she's one of us"

The woman is a perfect idiot. I watched the debate last night. She sure sounds nice talking about a whole lot of nothing. Her answers had no substance, but hey "she's one of us"

You know who else sounds like "One of Us"... BUSH!!!

I'm a Democrat .. I'm voting Obama and Biden because I'm an American

As is anyone who votes, period.



Like most I have taken the time to read all of the comments posted here. What it all comes down to is who do you believe the most.

If you go on to both parties websites and spend some time reading each platform you will see that they both promise pretty much the same thing. They both want to end the war one says they will do it in a certain time period win or loose. The other says he just wants to win before he brings home the troops.

They both say that healthcare reform is important.
It is a myth that under John McCain's health plan those with pre-existing conditions would be denied health care. John McCain Supported The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act In 1996 That Took The Important Step Of Providing Some Protection Against Exclusion Of Pre-Existing Conditions. Obama said he will require insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions so all Americans regardless of their health status or history can get comprehensive benefits at fair and stable premiums.

Take the time open both web pages and compare what both candidates say about each issue that is important to you. Then ask the question which one do you believe will do what they have promised. Leave out any hatred we may have for Bush. Leave out any and all racism we might have for each other. Leave our parties at the door. This election is not about "democrats" or "Republicans" it is about who is going to fix America. So I urge you to really sit down and think about who we as Americans should vote for.

Lastly I tried to make this very unbiest. I am going to vote for the person I think will do the best for us.



I want Barack Obama just so he'll get assasinated and Biden will become president.

I hate McCain, I think he's an old crooked, dirty politician and I think he's JUST like Bush, and that the US would come to an end if he were elected.

But I also think that Barack Obama would NOT be a good chief diplomat. He used to be a Muslim, so any Muslim countries or leaders will automatically HATE and want to kill him. I think though, that he is still a Muslim and puts up a front because he knows that he can't get elected if he's a Muslim. No way in hell would he get elected. I know that if he gets elected, he'll get shot.

Which brings me to Biden. He's no leader, not in the least, but I think that he would still be better than McCain, Obama or Palin.

Palin needs to just go jump off a bridge, she's not ready to be VP and certainly not President if it were to come to that.



i think i hate black ppl now all the girls hang out with them and there is only one reason they du if u ask them they will say they have big dicks. no wonder every 1 is voting for Obama



anonymous you are just plain stupid and immature you have nothing better to do then to be on here calling people niggers???? your are the dumbest person ever i bet you couldnt be a president could you??? so shutup and go brush your teeth if you even have any???? lol dumb ass i bet you live in a dam trailer..... or better yet in a dumpster...lol because you are trash...you are on here talking trash but i bet if i seen You in person you wouldnt have shit to say with your bitch ass... and when obama wins imma laugh at your dumb ass...lol and i will be back on here to insult your worthless self...lol DICK HEAD



Mccain is the right choice because he is a NAM vet? Pulling out of Iraq means we lost? Wasnt Nam considered a lost war? And in that same level of conciousness, doesnt that label Mccain a LOSER?

So much has gone wrong in America, and will continue to do so under the Bush, I mean Mccain administration. I use to be middle class america, now im Poverty. Thats what happens when the Republican Pocket runs the country.

Freedom of religion! Part of our bill of rights. Freedom of speach. Another part of our Rights.

My home cant afford 8 more years of the Bush, I mean Mccain administration.

Anyone notice that Palins debate was like running for Mrs. Alaska. She has Alaskas best interest at heart, what about Michigan?

Oh thats right. The Mccain/Palin ticket has pulled their campaign out of michigan. They are bailing on us before they make it to office.

Michigan for Obama. Best of luck Barack!!!

Obama/Biden Nov. 4, 2008



MY HOLIDAY WITH JOHN McCAIN
(This shocking account was written by Ana Dubey, who has a PhD in psychology and has a private practice in San Francisco. Ana's husband is currently a Managing Director of a private equity firm in the Bay Area. Ana and her husband are not political activists and don't have any personal ax to grind. In fact, in writing this account of her experience with John McCain, Ana is acting outside of her own economic self-interest as she and her husband are among the top 3-5% of our population who would benefit from the McCain tax/economic policies.)

It was just before John McCain's last run at the presidential nomination in 2000 that my husband and I vacationed in Turtle Island in Fiji with John McCain, Cindy, and their children, including Bridget (their adopted Bangladeshi child).
It was not our intention, but it was our misfortune to be in close quarters with John McCain for almost a week, since Turtle Island has a small number of bungalows and their focus on communal meals force all vacationers who are there at the same time to get to know each other intimately. He arrived at our first group meal and started reading quotes from a pile of William Faulkner books with a forest of Post-Its sticking out of them. As an English Literature major myself, my first thought was "if he likes this so much, why hasn't he memorized any of this yet?" I soon realized that McCain actually thought we had come on vacation to be a volunteer audience for his "readings" which then became a regular part of each meal. Out of politeness, none of the vacationers initially protested at this intrusion into their blissful holiday, but people's buttons definitely got pushed as the readings continued day after day.
Unfortunately this was not his only contribution to our mealtime entertainment. He waxed on during one meal about how Indo-Chine women had the best figures and that our American corn-fed women just couldn't meet up to this standard. He also made it a point that all of us should stop Cindy from having dessert as her weight was too high and made a few comments to Amy, the 25 year old wife of the honeymooning couple from Nebraska that she should eat less as she needed to lose weight. McCain's appreciation of the beauty of Asian women was so great that David the American economist had to move his Thai wife to the other side of the table from McCain as McCain kept aggressively flirting with and touching her.
Needless to say I was irritated at his large ego and his rude behavior towards his wife and other women, but decided he must have some redeeming qualities as he had adopted a handicapped child from Bangladesh. I asked him about this one day, and his response was shocking: "Oh, that was Cindy's idea - I didn't have anything to do with it. She just went and adopted this thing without even asking me. You can't imagine how people stare when I wheel this ugly, black thing around in a shopping cart in Arizona. No, it wasn't my idea at all."
I actively avoided McCain after that, but unfortunately one day he engaged me in a political discussion which soon got us on the topic of the active US bombing of Iraq at that time. I was shocked when he said, "If I was in charge, I would nuke Iraq to teach them a lesson." Given McCain's personal experience with the horrors of war, I had expected a more balanced point of view. I commented on the tragic consequences of the nuclear attacks on Japan during WWII - but no, he was not to be dissuaded. He went on to say that if it was up to him he would have dropped many more nuclear bombs on Japan. I rapidly extricated myself from this conversation as I could tell that his experience being tortured as a POW didn't seem to have mellowed out his perspective, but rather had made him more aggressive and vengeful towards the world.
My final encounter with McCain was on the morning that he was leaving Turtle Island. Amy and I were happily eating pancakes when McCain arrived and told Amy that she shouldn't be having pancakes because she needed to lose weight. Amy burst into tears at this abusive comment. I felt fiercely protective of Amy and immediately turned to McCain and told him to leave her alone. He became very angry and abusive towards me, and said, "Don't you know who I am." I looked him in the face and said, "Yes, you are the biggest asshole I have ever met" and headed back to my cabin. I am happy to say that later that day when I arrived at lunch I was given a standing ovation by all the guests for having stood up to McCain's bullying.
Although I have shared my McCain story informally with friends, this is the first time I am making this public. I almost did so in 2000, when McCain first announced his bid for the Republican nomination, but it soon became apparent that George Bush was the shoo-in candidate and so I did not act then. However, now that there is a very real possibility that McCain could be elected as our next president, I feel it is my duty as an American citizen to share this story. I can't imagine a more scary outcome for America than that this abusive, aggressive man should lead our nation. I have observed him in intimate surroundings as he really is, not how the media portrays him to be. If his attitudes toward women and his treatment of his own family are even a small indicator of his real personality, then I shudder to think what will happen to America were he to be elected as our President.


read it for yourself at www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday



Im so tired of people not knowing the right information. Obama is not a muslim, nor did he swear on the quran. People these days are such followers. They believe any email they get. Remember folks, do your homework! First of all if an email says things like that, then research it yourself if your going to believe it. Also, when his book is quoted, make sure there are page numbers. If it really is true, woudnt they want people to be able to verify it? People sending these emails are playing off people's fears about Obama. He will change this country and take it on a different path. No matter how much people want change, they are afraid of it. They would rather be miserable then see it changed. What a shame. I am a white woman, and race has nothing to do with my vote. I want change. I dont want continued greed to rule. Im neither democrat, nor republican but I trust Obama more than McCain, especially after picking Palin. Dont get that one bit.



Who is better for you?
John McCain still thinks the "fundamentals of the economy are strong" (9/15/08) Barack Obama understands this economy is devastating working families. John McCain built his campaign on lobbyists and Wall Street special interests. Barack Obama turned down a lucrative job on Wall Street to help his community. John McCain Promises tax breaks to the rich and Big Oil companies. Barack Obama promises tax relief to middle class families. John McCain Supports job-killing trade deals. Barack Obama Opposes bad trade deals and wants to block tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.



John McCain Wants to gamble Social Security funds in the stock market. Barack Obama Will strengthen Social Security, not privatize it. John Mccain Wants to tax our health care benefits. Barack obama Will fight for high-quality health care for all. John McCain Opposes workers' freedom to form unions and bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions. Barack Obama supports our freedom to form unions and bargain for a better life to restore the middle class.



Barack Obama is a 47 year old man. John Mccain is a 72 year old man. When we are driving on the road who are the ones we are yelling at? Who runs the economy? It's the young generation! Mccain has plenty of chances of dying, America lacks common sense! Listen take 5 min. out of your day and just simply think of your future. Obama will take us out the war because there is no reason to be there in the first place! We are killing people in Iraq for no God Damn reason! Bush recently denied free Healthcare for our children. He promised us weapons of mass destruction, and a month before Sept. 11 Bush paid over 1 million dollars to the Middle East. Which nobody knows the reason! Listen people all I do is read. I'm just posting this to enlighten anyone who is willing to read. What kind of war are we in? Why is it that nobody is aware of the true reason? It'd wonderful to fight for our country, no problem in that but die for a reason! Mccain will follow Bush's dirty tricks. If you open your eyes and actually look back on our history and use your common sense and take selfishness and greed out of you way and actually see who ARE the canidates, you will vote for your kids or America's future. Now the fuss about Obama's religion, he has attended his Christian church for over 20 years. Even though he swears on the Qu'ran ok BIG DEAL. This world is full of races. And America is full of FUCKING BULLSHIT. You people are so fucking stuck-up and selfish! You see little kids on the Middle East being blown up. Obama will not only change the chain that has been going on for years but he will unite the world as ONE. We all breathe the same air and we all pay taxes and die. Obama is not a terrorist and he will make life easier for America in many ways. Maybe not all in one day and he wont go far. But his plans are way better then Bush's who is now feeding Mccain. Please make the right decision. Mccain promised you "all the good things" and NOTHING bad. Do you actually think he wont bring the economy even more down? Maybe slowly by slowly he will decrease racism and increase PEACE. Some America needs! So when you vote think of what America needs in the next four years and also your kids!



Barack Obama has seen the poverty in America and he has seen how much people struggle. Families walk away crying from their beautiful houses because they cannot pay their bills. We see paupers on the street dying. Please elect Obama



u people r all retarded!



i mean seriously if that retarded mccain wins we will all die and im not kiddin dudes



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anonymus say -down at the bottom- that the day obama becomes president shell sell her company and what not when REALLY SHES NOT.
the way she phrased her words it shows shes voting for obama cause 1 vote can change something!!!! BUT NOT HER SHES GOING FOR OBAMA!!!! THINK BOUT IT?



you people voting for obama are idiots. McCain actually knows what hes gonna do in the office. Obama is a joke. he has radical friends. terrorist friends, and white hating friends. this guy is a lunatic. He is hiding so much and I dont understand how you uneducated people can actually say you like the guy.



dude mccain is like the most retarded dude i have ever seen
alittle worse than george bush!
if mccain wins we will all go into war with everybody and we will probably have to be drafted cuz nobody will be left after all the wars he brings us into



there is not 1 wrong thing with obama its just u racisist retards out there all hate obama cause he is black how can u people be like that!



OBAMA!!! ALL THE WAY!! 4 YEARS WASNT ENOUGH? 8 YEARS WASNT ENOUGH? LETS NOT MAKE IT 12 PPLZ!! BECAUSE OF BUSH N McCAINS IDEAS THE RICH ARE GETTING RICHER AND THE POOR ARE GETTIN POORER.CMON PPLZ LETS STAR MAKING SUM SENSE!!



obama is not goin to raise taxes and if he does he will have to to pay back all of bushs debts ! he wont tax the poor people either he'll tax those racisist rich people out there



Boooo McCain... He fools all you dumb people..so sad..soo soo sad.



totally down with mccain ! we like totally need to start a mob to get mccain out of even havin a chance to win the elections



McCain Sucks seriously!
***Vote Obama***!!!



seriously wut do u people see in mccain!?



McCain will do whatever he can to get elected. He is desperate. He is a liar, a flip-flopper. He was one of the Keating Five.

Obama, on the other hand, has integrity. He believes in what he says, and he has the vision and intelligence to drive our country in the RIGHT direction. The Republicans messed up our country in the last eight years, getting us into wars that we shouldn't be in and driving the economy into the toilet with their deregulation. Obama will take us back on the path to becoming a respected country. Obama will take money from the super-rich who have been taking advantage of the middle class for too long, and give us in the middle class tax breaks that we desperately need in these trying time. OBAMA IS NOT THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE, HE IS THE AMERICAN CANDIDATE, THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL SERVE OUR COUNTRY LIKE IT DESERVES.


GIVE ME OBAMA/BIDEN '08 OR GIVE ME DEATH!


(p.s. Sarah Palin is a retard who wants to attack Russia WTF?)



YES OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT! ya racial comments r ridiculous. Start worrying about the real issues instead of worrying about stupid genetics.this is exactly y us americans are never going to succeed to our fullest potential as a country. OBAMA U GOT THIS!



dude that is soooooo true exept for the last part i dont know whut
sarah palin has to do with obama winning or mccain winning?



Sarah palin is another one..As if McCain didnt stand in bad terms on his own. Shes trying to be another hilary lol never that! where did she cum from anyways. N as for mccain he needs to go to a nursing home n b dealt with. OBAMA WILL B PRESIDENT!



dude if there is as much people wanting obama to win in the elections as there is here then he should win for sure!
goooooo obama!i wish i wuz old enough to vote for u!



I AgRee.
VOTE FOR OBAMA
OBAMA=CHANGE



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McCain for president.



so mccain and sarah palin r together dude that is like
doulbe damage for our country..



no OBAMA IS PRESIDENT!



dude jenny no just noooo he will never winn!!!!!!!!!!!!



yes double damage its like having two bush. our country needs change and thats americas problem they dont allow change to happen cause they so scared that things may go wrong but how will we ever know if we dont give it a chance?



dude who is goin to be president after obamas 8 years! awwww i hope obama can pull us out before a new president comes to ruin us!



true that true that haha



well i see alot of Obama followers. I feel rite at home.
OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT



glad your with us john...



seriously!



seriously wut ?



im glad too i just wish people stepped up and begin to notice wat will happen if we vote for mccain.We will become a third world country with his plans.WE will go down tremendously!



seriously vote for Obama baby!



yah everybody knows he is lieing through the elections y dont they stop him?



I have a crush on Obama :-)



yah everybody knows he is lieing through the elections y dont they stop him?



crap i sent that 2 times and ok? y would u have a crush on obama , i mean he is cool and all but not like that?



OBAMA PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! THOSE R THE FUTURE WORDS. MCCAIN CRY ME A RIVER!



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LOL..WITH YA ALL THE WAY
OBAMA:LIVE THE DIFFERENCE



oh shutup! mccain is gonna win.



sorry to put yours hopes down hun but OBAMA is taking it home no doubt about it.



BARACKS.



FOR



PRESIDENT!



yah barrack has been winnin this whole time and he is not goin to stop now



Cooner you need to read the facts, im sure you get played alot lol come on just because blacky says change doesnt mean it will happen, and he talks about the same shit PLUS he can't lead his own party in the bailout what a CROOK!!!! Hes a rookie, an jen u need to suck a fat one u say sexiest??? Did you happen to know that Palin is a female... my god obamas supports are so wrapped around this change shit, what change??? Nothing new nothing that will get us out of a bind. And you know what obama means by CHANGE right, C.H.N.G.E. Come Help A Nigga Get Elected haha



Go McCain you got my vote



Yes we need someone to help america with our problems but what about outside of america? Now wouldn't be a good time for us to get attacked or go into a bigger war such as a world war, and with obama bein close friends with terrorist isn't who america needs as a ruler. Who ever votes for him is supporting the fact that he is friends with terrorist, thats something to care about


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