Tuesday, September 2, 2008

whos it gunna be?

I have never ever been political my whole life. I was raised in a republican home, with very republican immediate and extended family. I was also raised in a very liberal city, and am living in yet another liberal city. I can vote, and know that I should, kind of my responsibility as an American citizen, but really dont know anything about the candidates. I dont wanna vote for someone just because my parents are, or just because all my friends are. So my question for you is:
whats so great about McCain?
And whats so great about Obama?
let me know your opinion, I dont wanna blood bath, just your reasonings. My other question is: where are some good sources to read about the candidates that arent completely biased ya know? I want to make my own, educated decision. Thanks.


Carly said...

The good thing about McCain? He's a vet, he understands war. He knows what it's like to be POW because he was one. He knows war from the inside out. The bad thing about McCain? He knows war from the inside out. He's one of my least favorite people, I'd hate to see him be president. I love Obama, he's a wonderfully inspirational speaker. BUT He'd be an awful president. He has no experience, he understands nothing of foreign policy, and he thinks having Biden as his VP he'll be able to pull it off, and maybe he will. I'd love to vote for Obama, I've loved him from the start, as a person though, not as a future president...
Therefore, sadly, I'll likely be voting for McCain. It is better to vote for the lesser of two evils than not to vote at all, afterall. It's my right, as an American. Thank God. At least McCain has Sarah Palin as VP now, though she's ridiculously conservative. Again, not my favorite.
My worst fear with McCain is more senseless war. My worst fear with Obama is becoming defenseless. What do you do in that situation? Protect the homeland. That's a really really really brief overview of my thoughts on the whole crappy deal. And I don't care if anyone agrees with me, haha :)

Anonymous said...

Here's a link to the CNN election website. You can click on an issues and read Obama and McCain's views on each of them. I've found it to be a very reliable and unbiased website - just facts and nothing else. There's so much trash talking in elections that I think really the only way to make an informed and personal decision is to read through the issues and decide what is most important to you.


April said...

I am with you girl, I don't know much about politics either sO I will be reading everyone's comments on this one!
I agree with with what Jessica said!

kaitlyn said...

check out


you can do a quiz about certain issues and what you believe (it is a pretty complicated quiz). PLus you can explore different candidates, etc. I am pretty sure it is non-partisan.

good luck! i agree that it is confusing all of this political hype. I need to do more reading too... i was kind of waiting to do lots of research until VP candidates were chosen.

i consider myself an independent, but i do believe that obama is probably too far left for my liking, but i agree with carly that he is an amazing speaker. i am not sure if mccain is the candidate for me, but i do feel like not voting at all is wrong (just based on our history as a country and the freedoms that people have fought for). blah, blah, anyway.... update us when you have figured things out!

Jeff, Traci and Kaden said...

I have to agree with everyone else, I feel like I'm having to choose between two evils. I think McCain is best of the two evils but McCain picking Palin as his running mate gave him my vote big time. If only we could vote for someone else (and them have a chance at winning). The issues that I would love to be changed in this country isnt being adressed by either of the candidates. I always claimed to be independant but the more I look at it, I am a strong republican.

I'm not sure about unbiased opinions but a biased one is Glenn Beck, I love his show. He says it like it is. He's says he's still not sure who he'll vote for but we know it's going to be McCain.

Clayton and Camea said...

Such fun, mudslinging! From reading others comments here's the one thing I'll say...Yes, Obama is an okay speaker BUT only if he has a speach written for him. If not, well...like most politicians, he doesn't say a whole lot. If you're for Socialistic government he's your guy. Personally I'd rather have Palin as President than McCain but yes, I'm going for McCain as the lesser of two evils.

The most important thing to remember about American Politics: The President doesn't do as much as people think.... It's the Senate PEOPLE! They're the ones that pass the legislation...if they're not behind the president then what happens isn't his fault!

That's just what I think.

Southern Belle said...

I'm glad you asked this question Rachel, I feel exactly the same as you!

Natasha Holmquist said...

Just had to send you this..

Natasha Holmquist said...

by the way we are leaving in a week!!

Jeremy Saunders said...

Rachel, what a good post! I am with most people on your blog. McCain is the lesser of two evils, Sarah Palin has my vote. When it comes down to it, protect the homeland and moral values!