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A Romantic Heart
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0 posted 12-04-2007 05:07 AM       View Profile for A Romantic Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A Romantic Heart

I just watched John McCain on Mtv

He has my vote!

He has the humbleness, the love of his country and the people, and he has the experiance!

He is real not fake...speaks from the heart!

The story he told about the cross, gave me chills..goosebumps...

He has lived through some tough times, knows how to get through them, and he can get our country though anything!

Who has your vote and why?
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1 posted 12-04-2007 08:53 AM       View Profile for hush   Email hush   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hush

"Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb bomb Iran..."

That's all I have to say...
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2 posted 12-04-2007 06:20 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel

While I commend his service to our country, sympathize with him immensely for all the horrors and torture he endured at a prison camp during Vietnam, and commend him for constantly speaking out against torture as a matter of policy or obtaining information, I just don't think he deserves my vote because I think he has many of the same problems Hillary Clinton has in terms of being inconsistent on too many issues, not to mention being calculative.

Passions In Poetry: Time Capsule: "Let The Flip Flops Begin!"

Earlier this year in Balladeer's thread "Let The Flip-Flops Begin" (where some of Clinton's flip-flops are also documented) I documented some of McCain's various flip-flops on the issues on Response #15 in that thread, including Roe v. Wade, Jerry Falwell, tax cuts, the Wyly Family, and the war in Iraq. There's certainly many more flip-flops I didn't document in that thread, but that sampling alone, I believe, shows that McCain is not all that different from Clinton or Romney in that he'll change his position and/or compromise his principles just for the sake of political advancement, and that sort of demeanor strikes me as someone who doesn't really know or believe what he/she stands for in heart. Surely some of our views change over the years, and there's a natural way of addressing how you have changed your mind while also being sincere, but with McCain much of it sounds insincere in my judgment.

Also, I think he comes across as too neoconservative-leaning on foreign policy, but that's a whole other story.

Among the GOP field, I'd say Ron Paul is the most believable and honest of the candidates, while Mike Huckabee also sounds pretty genuine and speaks in a very mindful, down-to-earth manner (although his record as governor is considerably checkered, especially on fiscal matters, which makes me question his leadership credentials somewhat, even if I like him on a personal level). I don't know if I can vote for either one of them, but to both of them, particularly the former, boldness is their calling card and I can at least trust them to be frank with the public.

Noah Eaton

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3 posted 12-05-2007 01:38 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

He had my vote until I remembered a "little" incident back in the 80s.  How soon we forget.  I still like the guy despite his history, but don't know if I can really trust him to serve the interests of common folk.  The one positive thing I really like about him is his concern for verterans which I really do believe is genuine, and also his view on pork barrel spending.  I'll sit back now and peek in occasionally to read the other posts but I will not defend my view -- it speaks for itself.  This will be an interesting race for sure.  AHR -- I like your new pic btw.
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4 posted 12-05-2007 08:01 AM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

He's interesting and so is his past, as Noah pointed out, there are inconsistencies there that don't stand to strengthen his word.
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