Why I will vote for McCain1. He has the intuitive knowledge and understanding of the enemy and is savvy enough to distinguish between those that disagree with us and those who want to harm us. 2 He has the character not only to stand up to aggressors, but to see them coming and to make every effort to deter and/or deflect harm directed toward the United States.3. He understands the nation and the world and is better prepared to deal with problems in a timely manner. He knows who we can depend on and who will betray us.4. He not only understands that we live in an increasingly dangerous would, but he takes it to heart and accepts it as an everyday reality not just reserved for dramatic events. 5. He has and continues to demonstrate a love for his country and will make every effort to do what is right because it’s right without prejudice to race, class or status. 6. His wife promotes humanitarian ideals and will keep the needs of the suffering world before him.7. He appreciates the service of our military, police and other protectors; and makes sure they are supported.8. His health care proposal may or may not cover every person but it will not destroy and bankrupt the present system. I do not want a health care program that will undermine and dilute what quality care we have rather that ensuring quality care for everyone.9. Although he does not take a stand against illegal immigration, I don’t believe he will make it worse and will push for better control of the border.10. Sarah Palin is great – not perfect – but a great decision. She’s real, perhaps too real for some. I believe she will be key to prioritizing energy independence, special medical concerns, family matters, women’s issues and fighting corruption. Her limited exposure to foreign leaders is balanced by her Reaganesk ability to relate to the heartbeat of not only the nation, but the world. And she understands the struggles of the everyday American. (that $150,000 wardrobe will go to charity – she buys her own clothes from a consignment shop – go green!)11. He has promised to appoint judges that will interpret the constitution as it is written and amended by congress as society changes rather social engineering the constitution and breaching the balance for power between the 3 branches of government. 12. With a democratic controlled house and senate, some of which are moderate but led by those with a left agenda, and a far-left president, the balance of power would be compromised, spending out of control, and more government intervention.13. He wants competition to drive the quality of education and not just throw money at the problem; and he recognizes the value of instructors from non-education backgrounds who have been accomplished in other fields.14. I believe he will effectively promote and develop energy independence through private and state incentives using all technologies available rather than keeping us addicted to foreign oil.15.He is pro-life, pro-adoption, and pro-traditional marriage.16. I believe he has a heart for the suffering – especially children, families and veterans.17. He understands that people want to own their own homes and I believe he will make that a big part of his effort to turn the economy right side up.18. He will go after those that have caused the economic crisis and make sure there are safeguards for ‘never again’. 19. He understands that the government can cause as many problems as it cures.
20. He is an advocate for fair free trade, incentives, and lowering capital gains tax to promote more investment and keep American businesses at home (businesspeople are generally pragmatic) 21. I believe he will promote fair taxation. I am all in favor of giving tax breaks to lower income but not transfer payments on top of it. The “rich” will find loopholes leaving the burden on that group that has just enough money to invest and create jobs.22. He opposes equalizing wealth as a principle especially as it handicaps equalizing opportunity and the motivational work ethic.
Why I won’t vote for Obama:1. There are numerous indications that he will be in debt to very powerful groups and individuals who having far left agendas that will bring harm to our society. 2. His policies keep pointing to preferential treatment of one group as opposed to another – which in my mind is ironically prejudice. Subjective entitlement has no boundaries or rules of fairness. His wife stated it best to a little girl “someone is going to have to give you some of their pie” (not) “let’s make sure you get a bigger piece of a bigger pie”.3. He believes in choosing judges (Supreme Court on down) that believe in social engineering the constitution rather than interpreting it.4. He has no major experience other than running for office and organizing people (which he does very well but usually pitting one group against another group). 5. He has been loose with his associations and doesn’t mind looking the other way if it is to his advantage.6. It seems that his wife has too much anger (justifiably or not) to be a fair and unbiased first lady and his primary advisor.7. He believes in promoting gay-rights at the expense of social and religious liberties.8. His form of government – equalizing wealth rather than promoting opportunity will lead us even further into Socialism.
9. He gives me the impression that he will over or under react to domestic or international threats. Advisors can conflict and be untimely in decision making.10. His seeming arrogance combined with power has the potential to sway and distort his judgement. 11. I personally doubt that he will promote nuclear power, clean coal and use increased oil production as a bridge to better technology due to an accommodation to special interest.12. I fear that his health care program will undermine and dilute what quality care we have rather that ensuring quality care for everyone. 13. He is an advocate for not only abortion but partial birth abortion.14. It seems that he will either support or at the very least give tacit approval to increasing havens and services for illegal immigrants to the point of giving them drivers licenses which are used for major services including voting.15. With a democratic controlled house and senate some of which are moderate but led by those with a left agenda, and a far-left president, the balance of power would be compromised.16. I believe in fair taxation, I am all in favor of giving tax breaks to lower income but not transfer payments on top of it. The “rich” will find loopholes leaving the burden on that group that has the money to invest and create jobs. 17. His answers to hard questions are too elusive, leaving the door open to any possibility.