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John McCain 6 46.15%
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Old 22-09-08, 05:31 PM   #1
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US Presidential poll & discussion

What better a way to celebrate the launch of 'The Fireside Bar' (TalkSki's non-ski related forum) than to discuss the forthcoming Presidential election!

Firstly make sure you vote (just for fun remember!) on our poll above. Then, why not click 'Post Reply' and add your thoughts on the latest twists and turns in what is already an interesting race for the White House.
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Old 25-09-08, 09:51 PM   #2
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Barack's got 100% of the vote so far!!
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Old 29-09-08, 10:59 PM   #3
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I just don't know if I can vote for a man that wants to sit down and have discussions with terrorists, remove all rights to bear arms, and wants to drastically cut out military considering all the crap this country is in at the moment. Not to mention he has worse taste in VP than McCain.
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How exactly would having a large military help with the banking crisis?
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Old 30-09-08, 06:54 PM   #5
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Not the banking crisis, I'm talking about international affairs
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Old 30-09-08, 10:47 PM   #6
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I just don't know if I can vote for a man that wants to sit down and have discussions with terrorists, remove all rights to bear arms, and wants to drastically cut out military considering all the crap this country is in at the moment. Not to mention he has worse taste in VP than McCain.

yarddog, if I could vote in your election I'd be casting it for McCain. McCain's not perfect, then again what politician is? I do respect his experience and willingness to work across the aisle. When it comes to matters of the military and foreign relations, McCain's btdt, there is no "time to learn on the job".
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I agree
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Old 03-10-08, 06:11 PM   #8
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But isn't the major 'issue' that is McCain should need to retire then Sarah Palin would end up being President - then the argument of having someone with a lot of experience would no longer work?
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But isn't the major 'issue' that is McCain should need to retire then Sarah Palin would end up being President - then the argument of having someone with a lot of experience would no longer work?
As opposed to Obama who has how much experience?

A President doesn't retire. Presidents can be removed from office only through death, resignation, an inability to discharge the powers and duties of their office, or by congressional impeachment, and conviction on charges of treason, bribery or other serious crimes.
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I think the implication from the media is that McCain might have to 'retire' from ill health due to his age. Again, this isn't my opinion - purely speculation from the media - but the point they are trying to make is that Palin could very well end up being the first female President. Surely Obama has more experience than Palin due to their jobs? (That's a question btw - as I have no idea and want to learn )
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I think the implication from the media is that McCain might have to 'retire' from ill health due to his age. Again, this isn't my opinion - purely speculation from the media - but the point they are trying to make is that Palin could very well end up being the first female President. Surely Obama has more experience than Palin due to their jobs? (That's a question btw - as I have no idea and want to learn )
I believe the article you are referring to came out in May '08.

McCain's Past Health Issues
The question posed was in relation to his age and health, it further went on to discuss other Presidential candidates and eventual Presidents who also ran with what were considered health issues. Not a flatttering synopsis of any of those mentioned in the article.

With respect to the political experience question between Obama and Palin, and I'm sure others will disagree with me on this. Obama has been in the senate since 2004, his prior experience was as a community organizer and civil rights attorny.

Palin's previous experience was as a member of City Council, then Mayor of Wasilla AK, then becoming Governor of Alaska.

Both persons have experience with a little of this and a little of that, it all depends on how the information is spun.

Conversely Biden and McCain have literally decades of public service experience. What god forbid, if anything were to happen to Obama, would the question even be posed?
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Thanks, interesting stuff. It would seem to me that if McCain had picked a really experienced running mate then he would pretty much haved guaranteed himself as being the next President?
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Thanks, interesting stuff. It would seem to me that if McCain had picked a really experienced running mate then he would pretty much haved guaranteed himself as being the next President?
Who knows, shoulda woulda couldas will all come to fruition in November. It's been an interesting race.
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