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Let's get political.. political... [Mar. 10th, 2008|01:05 am]
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Poll #1151627 Presidential Vote

Who would you like to see as the next president of the United States of America?

John McCain
18(9.6%)
Barack Obama
127(67.9%)
Hillary Clinton
31(16.6%)
Ralph Nader
11(5.9%)

Where are you located?

The United States
149(80.1%)
Canada
8(4.3%)
Mexico
0(0.0%)
Europe
12(6.5%)
Asia
2(1.1%)
South America
0(0.0%)
Australia
14(7.5%)
Africa
0(0.0%)
Antarctica
1(0.5%)



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*wince* Oh, it hurts us precious.

I don't usually get political, but for those of you in the U.S... who do you want to be your next president of the 4 candidates still in the running? ( I'll even include Nader.) And for those of you who aren't in the states.. who would you like to see as the next president of the U.S? Seeming as how the current president has no doubt had some kind of impact on your own countries, I think fair is fair to give you a vote on my LJ anyway. ;)

Soo.. feel free to comment as well. Nothing like a good political conversation. Just try not to get attack'sh. That's all I ask. :)

Oh.. and a youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLpjrHzgSRM How not to use powerpoint.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 06:11 am (UTC)
Really? I never mastered the damn thing. Had to use it for school.. and just squeaked by, but it always really irritated me. lol
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From: lennoxmacbeth
2008-03-10 06:27 am (UTC)
The PowerPoint vid is great. XD The sad part is, I've seen almost ALL of those problems in presentations students give. ^_^;

Oh and...

OBAMA '08 - YES WE CAN. :D
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 06:30 am (UTC)
I know, right? lol. I'm guilty of one or two myself back when I had to make them. ;)

And yay! Huzzah. :) I was an Edwards girl all along, but when Edwards dropped out, Obama wooed me. I hope he chooses him as his running mate.
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[User Picture]From: booniecat
2008-03-10 07:00 am (UTC)
I voted Nader. I wish the Huckabee was still in the running...

I don't care for Clinton's positions on...well, almost anything. And Obama just doesn't have the background for me to want to support him. And, both of them are huge proponents of universal healthcare wyhich I am adamently against.

And McCain? Calling McCain a republican is like calling a rabid wolf a kitten. Put whatever name you want on it, it ain't going to chance a ball of yarn. He is about as liberal as a republican can be. So, as a conservative, where can my vote go but to Nader? Plus, I like alot of his platforms (except I am all about drilling in Alaska - minor)

And yes, I am aware that I am the only early-twenties female in the entire US who is not afflicted with obama-rama.

My ideal candidate? Would push for a flat tax, look at environmental issues realistically (Namely, allow drilling in Alaska and not be swayed by the inaccurate campaigns against it), reduce america's reliance on oil, and cut welfare back to its original intention (a temporary program, not a permenant lifestyle) and establish a reasonable, solid future for social security.

Sigh. This was depressing. I might as well write in teh Bruce Campbell/Chuck Norris ticket.
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[User Picture]From: harmonic_motion
2008-03-10 11:03 am (UTC)
I'm changing my vote to Bruce Campbell/Chuck Norris.

YEAH! :-)
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[User Picture]From: madbard
2008-03-10 07:10 am (UTC)
I notice charts like that generally lack labels that read "temporary dot com boom" and "terrorist attack on NYC".
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[User Picture]From: booniecat
2008-03-10 08:07 am (UTC)
Excellent point.
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[User Picture]From: lostplectrum
2008-03-10 11:07 am (UTC)
Obama.

From the perspective of one outside the US (Australasia), it's hard to define what W's presidency means to me other than being pissed of at references to him as 'Leader Of the Free World.' I didn't vote for him - and if ALL the democracies under our Free Leader'd had the opportunity to do so there'd be no Iraq war...

With W's closest international supporters (Blair and Howard) gone and reduced political clout at home, he's less of a menace. Conversely, I don't imagine that Obama will be elected and the streets will flow with milk and honey. America will still have calls of electoral scandal, corruption and incompetence, no matter who wins. America will still be cursed abroad, by the pious, defiant or jealous.

The fact that America's political system works, for all its flaws, is a miracle and testament to the Founding Fathers.

I'm pleased, no matter the outcome, that it's got ordinary people considering politics and the role they can play in changing the nation (and the world!)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 05:05 pm (UTC)
I agree completely. So many people in my country have been completely disenchanted with politics, and it's nice to see people taking an active role and researching the issues and coming to their own conclusions. Not just taking their parents stance, or going against their parents just to rebel. I finally have some hope for change in this nation, and I'm so excited. PLUS all three of the main candidates support stem cell research which I am 100% for. Someone in my family is losing his eyesight and because of the kind of situation it is with his eyesight, none of the other eye surgeries would do anything to help him regain it, and he'll probably be blind in the next 5 years. With stem cell research a whole bunch of doors open up for him and for others with health issues that aren't currently able to be taken care of because of this brick wall medical officials have hit.
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From: pixiepancake
2008-03-10 12:27 pm (UTC)
i'm not voting for any of those people X(

i hate what america has become and that is all i will say in this comment as i am very tired and cranky. but it is good that i saw your post here, because it has reminded me that there are a lot larger things worth hating than myself or the fat that has accumulated on my posterior. bigger problems. you know?

yeah, it's coffee time. i hope someday i get to sleep at night. i *might* be going insane from this D:
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From: pixiepancake
2008-03-10 12:34 pm (UTC)
man, power point sucks haha .. i can't believe people actually use it. i don't know, i've always been particularly bad at giving presentations. i would rather do the motivational-speaker style thing, and wave my arms around and talk like i am personally talking to every person in the audience. data presentation just doesn't suit me i guess. funny guy though. reminds me of middle-school powerpoint presentations, where we'd all 'ooh' and 'aah' over the slide transition effects and songs and things. haha woo! okay.. coffee time <_<
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[User Picture]From: adaveen
2008-03-10 12:37 pm (UTC)
I'd like to see Obama win, simply because I've decided I've had enough of watching the boomers fuck up everything.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 05:08 pm (UTC)
True enough. ;)
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-03-10 02:32 pm (UTC)
Well m first pick of candidates dropped out rather quick, so I'm down with Obama. I'ma new yorker, and Kilary has been promissing moe jobs for upstate residents, and trust me she hasn't come through
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 05:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I dont trust her at all. I'm really upset with some of the tactics she's using too. Was Edwards your man?
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[User Picture]From: rombino
2008-03-10 02:32 pm (UTC)
I see Ron Paul isnt an option. He hasnt dropped out, dont forget about him.
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[User Picture]From: rombino
2008-03-10 02:32 pm (UTC)
and that wasnt supposed to be hostile! oops! :)
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[User Picture]From: esme
2008-03-10 03:13 pm (UTC)
Do not want any of them! I've not been too keen on any of the candidates from any party.
*Obama feels too smooth and cliched. Empty, but lifting speeches galore.
*Clinton? Meh. Smart woman, but I don't know if she's who we need for the transition from Bush's idiotic insanity. (Oooh. A surplus? Let's go nuts with guvment expansion. And, WAR! And, ANOTHER war! Woooooo! And, yes. Tax cuts!)
*McCain scares the hell out of me, especially with his anti-choice platform. (Let's bring even more repressive sh*t home! Because that's exactly what we women need. We don't know how to run our own lives. Right.) Oh, and supporting endless, pointless war.
*Nader is a douchebag. Makes no sense. He used to be a pleasant diversion. Now, he's just annoying whiner.
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[User Picture]From: esme
2008-03-10 03:18 pm (UTC)
Just so I don't get jumped for the first war reference: I fully supported going into Afghanistan back in 2001. There was a point, a purpose in going in to the country. Iraq? Not so much, unless you count Bush and his cronies playing cowboys as a good reason. We never should have gone in there.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 05:16 pm (UTC)
lol.. I wish I had a bros before hoes icon. ;) hehe. ;)
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From: hymn
2008-03-10 04:48 pm (UTC)
i withdraw my vote. i misread the question and thought it said "who is going to be the next president of the united states?" and the way things are going i clicked barack. but that's not who i would like to SEE be president.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 05:17 pm (UTC)
Who would you like to see? :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 05:19 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! ;)

I realized I should have had Australia further up n my list! I didn't realize I had so many Aussies aboard. That's awesome. :)
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[User Picture]From: e_burke
2008-03-10 05:56 pm (UTC)
I REALLY wish Ron Paul was president.

But Obama is a good speaker, so him. He'll make fantastic speeches during The Second Great Depression.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 05:57 pm (UTC)
haha, true enough. ;)
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[User Picture]From: skittish_derby
2008-03-10 06:08 pm (UTC)
we couldn't vote 'none of the above?'

seriously... i voted for ron paul in the primaries. these guys are all cookie cutter war mongering socialist (fascist) assholes.

=]

<3
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-10 06:09 pm (UTC)
I figured if you didn't want to vote for one of the main four that you'd just leave that part blank. ;)
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