mccain vows change

ST. PAUL, MINN.: John McCain, a POW turned political rebel, vowed Thursday night to vanquish the ''constant partisan rancor'' that grips Washington as he launched his fall campaign for the White House. Full Story
mark worrell

Marble Falls, TX

#63 Sep 5, 2008
from one of the most decorated heroes in military combat of this century:http://www.vietnamvete ransagainstjohnmccain.com/cin_ hacker_2.htm
ClJ

Kent, OH

#64 Sep 5, 2008
All politicians are all talk all the time. McCain choosing palin was a political move thought up by his campaign crew. It had nothing to do with her it had to do with trying to get votes from people who wanted hilary as first woman in office.
mark worrell

Marble Falls, TX

#65 Sep 5, 2008
some of us have a memory, apologies to those who are too young to have a recall...

the truth needs to be known, something very anti-politics these days.

“At least I'm housebroken.”

Since: Jun 07

Canton, OH

#66 Sep 5, 2008
Thinking out Loud 2 wrote:
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And Obama voted 97% with the democratic party. When he had the courage to say more than present.
And your point is what?

Bush's approval rating is in the 30% range in every major poll.

The latest USA Today/Gallup Poll (Aug. 30-31, 2008) shows a 54% favorability rating for the Democrats.

Seems to me that Obama's record of voting with the Democrats 97% of the time is more of a positive for him than McCain's record of voting over 90% with our current unpopular president.

“I'm just saying...”

Since: Jul 08

Orrville

#67 Sep 5, 2008
The Big Lebowski wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton - economic growth, reduced unemployment, reduced deficit spending and reduced national debt.
Bush - economic decline, increased unemployment, increased deficit spending and increased national debt.
Clinton- a boom economy he had nothing to do with due to the tech boom as the internet exploded. Unless you believe Al Gore invented the internet. LOL And a chance to get Bin Laden that he refused to take.

Bush- Tech boom declining as internet infrastucture is basically completed. 9-11 terror attact planned by Bin Laden sends country and much of the world into economic decline. This led us to war...which costs.

Who is to blame? Truely hard to say as we could keep going back in history looking for cause/effect lines to follow. Point is we are we are today...and need to find a way to turn us around.
ERS

Michigan City, IN

#68 Sep 5, 2008
ramon wrote:
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change = voting to support Bush policies 95% of the time in 2007.
So McCain should have voted "present"? So he would not have taken a position that could be used against him during the campaign? Well, it's worked for ZERObama so far, hasn't it?

How about ZERObama voting 97% of the time in favor of Democrat positions? How is this "Post Partisan"?

When will the ZERObamamaniacs tell us HOW he will make the country better?

More government spending programs? Tried in the 60's and 70's and failed miserably.

Meeting with the country's enemies without precondition? I don't want to see how that works out.

Come on, give us details.

“At least I'm housebroken.”

Since: Jun 07

Canton, OH

#69 Sep 5, 2008
Thinking out Loud 2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton- a boom economy he had nothing to do with due to the tech boom as the internet exploded. Unless you believe Al Gore invented the internet. LOL And a chance to get Bin Laden that he refused to take.
Bush- Tech boom declining as internet infrastucture is basically completed. 9-11 terror attact planned by Bin Laden sends country and much of the world into economic decline. This led us to war...which costs.
Who is to blame? Truely hard to say as we could keep going back in history looking for cause/effect lines to follow. Point is we are we are today...and need to find a way to turn us around.
Funny, but if "Bin Laden sends country and much of the world into economic decline" as you said he did, then why did we spend so much time and money in Iraq? You clearly defined Bin Laden as being the culprit for all our economic woes, yet he is still a free man.
ERS

Michigan City, IN

#70 Sep 5, 2008
ClJ wrote:
All politicians are all talk all the time. McCain choosing palin was a political move thought up by his campaign crew. It had nothing to do with her it had to do with trying to get votes from people who wanted hilary as first woman in office.
And ZERObama's selection of Biden wasn't politically motivated? Picking a guy who is almost as left as ZERObama to be the number two shows us what? ZeERObama needed to shore up the White Male blue collars appeal and Biden fit the bill.

The guy has been caught plagerizing - twice. He has steered tax dollars to his brother and his son's consulting company.
WouldYouBelieve

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#71 Sep 5, 2008
Harrisburg, Pa.(AP )- Barack Obama's campaign plans to employ high-profile female supporters in an effort to blunt GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's potential to persuade women to vote Republican.

Do you think if McCain decided to send high-profile black supporters out to blunt Obama the media would let him get away with it? They would say he is playing the race card. But I guess it is ok for Obama to play the gender card.

Obama the Manchurian Canidate
WouldYouBelieve

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#72 Sep 5, 2008
I hear the left whining about McCain choosing a women. "He just did it to get the female vote. She is not qualified....."
It seems to an educated person that would then be the same reasoning the left chose Obama. They had a "qualified" women, but their polling showed they needed the black vote to win. Even if he is not qualified. "Change you can believe in?"

Obama the Manchurian Candidate
No Black Panthers

United States

#74 Sep 5, 2008
"New evidence has emerged that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was closely associated as early as age 25 to a key adviser to a Saudi billionaire who had mentored the founding members of the Black Panthers.

In a videotaped interview this year on New York’s all news cable channel NY1, a prominent African-American businessman and political figure made the curious disclosures about Obama.(See Video Clip Below)

Percy Sutton, the former borough president of Manhattan, off-handedly revealed the unusual circumstances about his first encounter with the young Obama.

“I was introduced to (Obama) by a friend who was raising money for him,” Sutton told NY1 city hall reporter Dominic Carter.

“The friend’s name is Dr. Khalid al-Mansour, from Texas,” Sutton said.“He is the principal adviser to one of the world’s richest men. He told me about Obama.”

Sutton, the founder of Inner City Broadcasting, said al-Mansour contacted him to ask a favor: Would Sutton write a letter in support of Obama’s application to Harvard Law School?

“He wrote to me about him,” Sutton recalled.“And his introduction was there is a young man that has applied to Harvard. I know that you have a few friends up there because you used to go up there to speak. Would you please write a letter in support of him?”

Sutton said he acted on his friend al-Mansour’s advice...

.. In a 1995 book,“The Lost Books of Africa Rediscovered,” he alleged that the United States was plotting genocide against black Americans.

The first "genocide against the black man began 300 years ago," he told an audience in Harlem at a book-signing, while a second "genocide" was on the way “to remove 15 million Black people, considered disposable, of no relevance, value or benefit to the American society.”

In the 1960s, when he founded the African American Association in the San Francisco Bay area, he was known as Donald Warden.

According to the Social Activism Project at the University of California at Berkley, Warden, a.k.a. Khalid al-Mansour, was the mentor of Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton and his cohort, Bobby Seale.

Newton later had a falling out with Warden, who was described in a 1994 book as “the most articulate spokesperson for black nationalism” at the time.

http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/obama_sutton...
Disgusted

Anniston, AL

#75 Sep 5, 2008
McCain vows change--- must be to correct/make admends for his record of voting over 90% with our current unpopular president by continuing Bush's Policies 100%---CHANGING HIS POSITION ON the few time he did not VOTE for Bush's Policies.

By the way did you know McCain was a POW?
common sense

Ashtabula, OH

#76 Sep 5, 2008
Riddle me this, Batman....

History has shown that a state of war can lift an economy and strengthen it by creating jobs for the war effort. Why is it not working for this war?
RealityCheck

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#77 Sep 5, 2008
The Big Lebowski wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton - economic growth, reduced unemployment, reduced deficit spending and reduced national debt.
Bush - economic decline, increased unemployment, increased deficit spending and increased national debt.
Clinton had the Y2K scare to boost temporary jobs and the Republican Congress pushing the contract with America. If not for those two things he would have a dismal presidency and would then be remembered for his raping of interns and young women.
ramon

Canton, OH

#78 Sep 5, 2008
ERS wrote:
<quoted text>
So McCain should have voted "present"? So he would not have taken a position that could be used against him during the campaign? Well, it's worked for ZERObama so far, hasn't it?
How about ZERObama voting 97% of the time in favor of Democrat positions? How is this "Post Partisan"?
When will the ZERObamamaniacs tell us HOW he will make the country better?
More government spending programs? Tried in the 60's and 70's and failed miserably.
Meeting with the country's enemies without precondition? I don't want to see how that works out.
Come on, give us details.
The point made here is McCain's new plagiarized slogan is change. It seems to me if that were so his actions in congress would support that instead of voting 95% of the time with Bush policy in 2007. Additionally, last night McCain had a prime opportunity to express specifically where he disagrees with the Bush administration and what he would do differently. He chose not to do so.

By contrast Obama's acceptance speech gave details on change on a number of fronts from the economy regarding energy and trade policies, to education and foreign policy. I may not agree with some of his positions but he has at least defined where they are.
Mr E Writer

Nepean, Canada

#79 Sep 5, 2008
Can someone explain why the Republican candidates and supporters are talking about needed REFORM and CHANGE when it's THEIR party that has been in power for the last eight years? Even if McCain and Palin are "mavericks", it will still be pretty much the same Republican cast of players effectively making decisions if they get elected.

And yes, since our current prime minister has shown a penchant for sucking up to Republican policy makers in the US, it is my business.(This comment is for the closed-minded and outspoken posters who would only suggest I keep my nose out if they disagree with my view, but would laud me if I echoed theirs.)
common sense

Ashtabula, OH

#80 Sep 5, 2008
Troll wrote:
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You need to do a little more research before you open your mouth. President Bush allocated $300,000.00 Billion Dollars to be spent on the US infrastructure, such as new roads, better public transportation, bridge repair, etc. And there is a condition for a State to receive funds they must agree to a "Buy America" contract, I have signed three of these to date. Also, thanks to President Bush a new "street car" will be built in America the first one in over 100 years..
Are you saying 300 billion or are you saying 300,000 billion??? So thats where the surplus went lol.

You are a tad bit rude, aren't you? Do your own research and tell me why the economy is broken down with record job loss during the Bush presidency. Is anything made in amercia anymore? How many jobs lossed last month? And the month before? And the month before that? If Bush was the CEO of a business with this record, he would have been fired long ago!

Republican party needs to be banned. When you let the rich corporations run things, the poor will suffer. Government for the people, of the people and by the people.....not government for the rich, of the rich , by the rich.

***Obama/Biden***

“At least I'm housebroken.”

Since: Jun 07

Canton, OH

#81 Sep 5, 2008
RealityCheck wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton had the Y2K scare to boost temporary jobs and the Republican Congress pushing the contract with America. If not for those two things he would have a dismal presidency and would then be remembered for his raping of interns and young women.
How does the Kool-Aid taste?

“Put the Kool-Aid down!!”

Since: Jun 08

Louisville, KY

#83 Sep 5, 2008
All that was missing the last two nights were the robes...masks...and torches. Ladies and gentlemen...we officially have a new "brownshirt" party in the good old US of A. The Kooks on the right are on to something...something that's been happening for the past 8 years. This country has crossed over into a post-rational society that cares little about FACTS and REALITY or serious policy ideas and respectful debate...but rather is a nation moved by anger and ridicule, fear and nationalism. Sad...our founding are rolling in their graves.
ERS

Michigan City, IN

#84 Sep 5, 2008
ramon wrote:
<quoted text>
By contrast Obama's acceptance speech gave details on change on a number of fronts from the economy regarding energy and trade policies, to education and foreign policy. I may not agree with some of his positions but he has at least defined where they are.
He did? I heard the typical Democrat talking points - alternative "clean/renewable" energy - but nothing on how he will lower my eneregy bill tomorrow, next month, next year, etc. Education - pandering to the teachers union. Foreign policy - the US will be everyone's friend and we will rely on the (totally inept) UN to resolve all international disputes, regardless of the impact on the US.

I'm not a fan of much of what GWB has done, however to have the democrats control both the Executive and Legislative Branch will result in higher costs for just about everything and a less secure country.

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