Talk about cold calling!
And he wants to be President??????
I'd rather see Hillary as prez and not saying that because (bat eyelashes) - I'm a w o m an.
She is smarter and more experienced--but he'd be ok as VP. Or if he gets it, he should make her the vp - dream team as they say. AT LEAST the democrats seem to care more about keeping jobs in the US. But, I'm a republican -I'm for the old guy: mcCain. Nothing better than 'experience' - that is until the oldtimer's (read: alzheimer's) kicks in. He's got good genes but he was more of a hottie when he was a POW--his hottie days are over but a man who can do a good job as Pres of the US seems to expand his sex appeal without even trying and the gossip about the lobbyist kicks up the notch on his sex appeal a half a point. He had good things to say about the foreclosure cricis too--those who overdid it and bought more house than they could afford, etc - comments are right on.http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/us/politics/25cnd-mccain.html?em&ex=1206676800&en=2a3914847f3e78ab&ei=5087%0A And age: the comedians will have a field day with the age jokes. According to WSJ article yesterday, 'age is an advantage' http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1991252/posts The young need old men. They need men who are not ashamed of age, not pathetic imitations of themselves. McCain is the BEST candidate and deserves to be president...afterall, he won't be running again will he!!!! Give the old guy a turn at the bat. He'll hit a homerun every time! And yeah...we need to continue the war-huge mistake to pull out now. Sharing a fwd: re: threat of continual terrorism on US soil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZiw3qVdFzw IMO, can't go wrong with the old guy. vote McCain.
I say you're dead wrong. Only thing they agree on is the WAR. McCain hasn't been called a rebel for nothing. He has nothing to prove at his age except that he can turn the country around...but he will need to pick a good VP.
McCain = Lets give Bush a third term in office!
I can give McCain credit for being 1,000 times more intelligent than Bush. IMO, exiting Iraq is key to turing our country around. However, Bush's self-proclaimed "war" exasberates the issues we are facing within our own nation. Its unbelievable that our governemnt is wasting tens of billions of dollars on a country that will NEVER be at peace with itself. Do you expect us to change tribal and sectarian conflict that goes back thousands of years? Its not happening. I say, get out of Iraq and send more troops into Afghanistan to go look for that prick Bin Laden, who essentially got a free pass from our beloved President.I'm not disagreeing with McCain's track record, but it just doesn't make me feel comfortable that he can turn things around. By now you probably guessed I'm either a Obama or Clinton supporter. I feel that either of these two candidates will bring about the change and shot in the ass our government needs.
Please tell me how either Obama or Clinton will be good for our economy...I'm here to learn...
lamda - go ask a Vietnam vet if he felt like it was a good idea to exit that war. The economy was struggling then too. I’m not so sure that exiting Iraq is THE THING to get the economy humming again. You’re assuming that Afghanistan will just let us walk right in and start searching their mountains for Bin Laden. Good luck with that.The problem with our economy is far more complicated than the government spending money on a war. It can't and won't be fixed with one silver bullet. But, I'm sure Hillary and Obama with their vast amount of experience will come in and save the day.
I not saying exiting Iraq will boost GDP by next quarter and I’m not only focusing in on our economy (Indy brought up that point). Wasteful spending on a useless war, IMO, is one of many holes that have to be fixed. I like the Democrats’ political agenda of ‘Change’ primarily because I’m disgusted with what the current administration has done for the last eight years. My feeling on McCain (and I might be wrong) is that he will continue the arrogant mentality that got us into idiotic wars like Iraq.Also, from what I understand, we have free reign to go where ever we want in Afghantistan. What is holding us back?
Lambda,Although I also would love to get the heck outta Iraq... don't you think it could possibly pose a bigger strain to our economy? We have 100,000 American's earning a 30-35k/yr salary. We have american factories producing billions of dollars worth of defense equip to supply the war. I think a lot of people look at war spending as a black hole but in reality I believe the majority of the money stays here in the United States generating jobs for quite a few folks. On top of that, I cannot imagine the strain on our "Fragile" economy of a 100,000 reservists coming back to pick up their old jobs. Either they're not there or they displace someone else.
True, war is good for the economy at times and I hope we’re taking a cut of the oil to pay for all crap going on over there. I’m just upset (as are millions of Americans) that the prick who is responsible for the deaths of over 3,000 American lives right on our home soil is running around Afghanistan giving pep rallies to all the mindless cowards who listen to him.I've been reading independent analyst reports on the Iraq war and there were several options (pre-war) the U.S. was contemplating to force the Saudis to take the war on terror more seriously. Those options included invading Iran, but that didn't happen because the Iranian prime minister at the time was a reformist. Invading Iraq was the best of the worst possible scenarios and the remote possibility of WMDs gave the U.S. the green light. What the U.S. didn't anticipate was the civil war that erupted about a year into Iraq. Now we're baby sitting and walking around paying (CASH) to Iraqi families not to kill each other.