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Why I'll vote for Obama

OK, Moderate that I am, I will state my position.

If I had to vote today, I would vote for Obama rather than McCain.

I really like McCain as a person.
Moreover, I am concerned that Obama may emerge as a total egotist.
[Well, anyone who aspires to be President has to have a certain level of ego, but my concern goes beyond that.]

But I like Obama as a person too. We really have a much better choice this year than we have had in some time. So why do I favor Obama?

O- Obama is talking about what he will do. McCain is talking about what Obama will do. So, which is the change you can believe in?

O- Obama is willing to flip-flop. Critics consider this a fault. Not me. I don't trust anyone who says that the tactics they would use today are [absolutely] the tactics they would use next year. The ability for Obama to 'flip-flop' is what causes me to discount the many 'view with alarm' statements about the terrible thing he would do as President. Frankly, I think he will temper his political views with a cogent assessment of 'the situation on the ground'.

O- Obama is smarter than McCain. I know that some regard this as a negative. Again, not me. You can call him an intellectual elitist. For my money, I'll take more IQ rather than less. If you want to see what mediocre IQ gives you, check out our current President.

O- Obama gives the USA the opportunity to regain its [rightful] role as a world leader. People in other countries really like this guy. Does this matter? Of course it does, and it matters in ways that are hard to tabulate. Want more troops here? Want better trade deals there? Nothing like a little international charisma to facilitate that.

If you look at Obama and McCain on TV, you have to see the difference in their energy level. John [God love you] you are older than I am. Obama can, literally, run rings around you. To me, this is the over-blanket that colors my decision.
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O- Obama is smarter than McCain. I know that some regard this as a negative. Again, not me. You can call him an intellectual elitist. For my money, I'll take more IQ rather than less. If you want to see what mediocre IQ gives you, check out our current President.
McCain was no dunce a few short years ago. He may never have been as smart as Obama, but he was certainly far more coherent during his 2000 presidential candidacy than he seems now. Whether that difference reflects the strain of the current campaign, the passage of time, or a combination of factors is difficult to surmise.

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I can see age as a factor in terms of mental sharpness and I do believe that Obama is way smarter than McCain but McCain is a good man from the core out. Unfortunately our country does not need a good man but rather someone who can get things done, flexibly and while solidifying an enthusiastic base of people to see them to fruition.
I agree with concretist but I am still going back and forth on Obama for the mere fact that he is a hypocrite when it comes to lobbies, specially foreign ones.
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O- Obama is talking about what he will do. McCain is talking about what Obama will do. So, which is the change you can believe in?


O wants to raise both personal and corporate income taxes (2nd highest ), I don't see where that type of change is going to help anyone. I'd be curious of your opinion?

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O- Obama is talking about what he will do. McCain is talking about what Obama will do. So, which is the change you can believe in?


O wants to raise both personal and corporate income taxes (2nd highest ), I don't see where that type of change is going to help anyone. I'd be curious of your opinion?
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I can see age as a factor in terms of mental sharpness and I do believe that Obama is way smarter than McCain but McCain is a good man from the core out. Unfortunately our country does not need a good man but rather someone who can get things done, flexibly and while solidifying an enthusiastic base of people to see them to fruition.
I agree with concretist but I am still going back and forth on Obama for the mere fact that he is a hypocrite when it comes to lobbies, specially foreign ones.
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O- Obama is talking about what he will do. McCain is talking about what Obama will do. So, which is the change you can believe in?


O wants to raise both personal and corporate income taxes (2nd highest ), I don't see where that type of change is going to help anyone. I'd be curious of your opinion?
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Just look to see who is feeding their campaigns. That will tell you who will benefit the most. See if those who benefit the most align with your needs/desires. Simple.
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