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Thursday, September 18, 2008

"I Heart Peanut Butter" Takes on Politics

First I want to thank “Papamoka Straight Talk” for allowing me to contribute to this great political blog. As a woman in my 20’s who will be voting in her third election my thoughts have changed but yet stayed the same.

I think the biggest view I can bring is that I am a woman, liberal who fiscally conservative, who thinks the currant administration has been anything but conservative with tax payer’s money.

Today the Pew Research Center put out their recent poll, they wait until both conventions are complete so they can get the true feelings of the American people. Seems as McCain-Palin have lost the “bump” they received around the convention. Seems that the rock star Palin has sizzled or at least cooled down a bit.

Today’s results show that the race is close and 39% of poll-ies have stated they have no idea who is going to win the election. I can agree there, no matter how much I want and hope that Obama-Biden will be the winners of this Novembers highly contested race. I just do not know if the American people will come through and see that McCain is not going to make any difference to our current situation.

I hold onto the hope that people will realize the only way to move forward is for complete change. McCain is now playing the regulation card, while he has stood by for the last two decades stating he is not for regulation. Stating if he was president he would fire Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox, for not tightening regulations to help prevent the current economic downturn we are in right now. How many time are people going to let this man lie and back peddle his way closer and closer into the white house.

Obama stated the best quote to date:
“Yesterday, John McCain actually said that if he's president that he'll take on, and I quote, 'the old boys network in Washington.'
Now I'm not making this up. This is somebody who's been in Congress for twenty-six years, who put seven of the most powerful Washington lobbyists in charge of his campaign.
And now he tells us that he's the one who's gonna' to take on the old boys network. The old boy’s network? In the McCain campaign that's called a staff meeting. Come, on!”
Best thing ever said and right on target.

The current poll states that people find Obama to be inspiring, honest, down to earth, and he can bring real change. Wow what more could you ask for in a president. 46% of voters stated that McCain is “risky” and 51% thought Obama was risky. Very close. The race is dead even in battleground states with 46% Obama and 46% McCain.

As I already mentioned it scares me to be so unsure of who will be taking over as president in January. I live in the Northeast and it is always right down the middle. I see the world through rose colored glasses at times living in a very accepting area of the country. I do not care color, creed, sex (more on this one later), or sexual orientation. I just want the president who will do the best they can to better the lives of all Americans.

I am not one of the 3 in 10 people that believe that voting for Obama will lead to another terrorist attack, but I am part of the 42% that believe that McCain will take us into another war. I would like to think as a developed and “respected” (I use that word loosely) country that we would be beyond raising arms to bring fear into other countries. I think that Obama feels the same way. We need to regain the respect that we once had in this country.
To quote Bill Clinton "People abroad have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power" I do not think 4 more years of the same will change the views by other countries.

Pew Research Centers latest poll

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Blogger Papamoka said...

Excellent post and I could not find one point to argue with you. Damn!

Welcome to Papamoka Straight Talk Ms. Crystal.

6:41 PM  
Blogger DukeofMadness said...

Very well put. I can find one point to argue with: John McCain will NOT be more of the same...he'll be WORSE!!

Whatever faults Obama has (never thought he was perfect)...the basic thrust of the direction he wants to go is the key. Should the next president fail to recognize the need for a big turn in direction, this nation will greatly suffer.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

CBS came out with a poll today that knocked Obama back into the lead by five points. Then again, those are polls and you can wipe your back side with most of them lately! I'm thinking it's by ten or more points.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok McCain will be Worse....You are right. I think I like the polls when it speaks of peoples opinions the most not just the breakdown of the percentage of who is in the lead. The new Pew Research Centers poll stated that 13% of people believe STILL that Obama is a Muslim, 3% over August's poll. Amazing

5:49 AM  

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