I was gonna go be all fair and just by giving the skinny on all the candidates even the smaller lesser funded cats like this good lookin fella, (Bob Barr Libertarian), Nader, and the other not- caring-to-mention-ables… Â But I figure with 9 days left in the election and the Nader leading the “third parties” with… I can’t even find a poll site that includes Nader or the lessers in the percentage breakdown, but as it stands :
Barack Obama ( Democrat )Â
Let me preface THIS post by saying that even though I have somewhat of a personal relationship with Senator Obama and we’ve chilled on at least a single occasion I will not let that fact bias my post. Â kthx.
Can’t do anything at home with $12 billion a month on Iraq. (Feb 2008)
$10 billion a month spent in Iraq should be spent in the US. (Jul 2008)
While politicians may have an affinity for truth stretching as well as outright lying, numbers are completely objective : The U.S. national debt is north of $10 TRILLION dollars, while Iraq is seeing a surplus of $79 billion dollars. Â Givin these figures I don’t think my personal opinion is even warranted. Â Although I will say that so long as there are U.S. troops stationed in Iraq I think they should have access to sufficient gear / supplies that will maximize their survival.
Opposes CA Prop. 8, one-man-one-woman marriage. (Jul 2008)
While I personally see this to be more of a non-issue then a matter of ultimate concern I feel its important to note Obama’s stance on this in contrast to McCain. Â Do the YES dance.
Do not lower drinking age from 21 to 18. (Sep 2007)
Understand why youngsters want to use drugs. (Aug 1996)
Ease of acquisition, peer encouragement, perpetuation in films, TV, and music, mans affinity to do what he ought not to, and Â “nothin else to do mannnn.” Â
FactCheck: Yes, Obama endorsed Illinois handgun ban. (Apr 2008)
Ban semi-automatics, and more possession restrictions. (Jul 1998)
As I stated in my previous post, I am not a gun owner / shooter. Â It’s easy for an opponent of guns to say that there is no “need” for semi-automatic weapons in the sport of hunting and they could be considered major overkill for personal security. Â The argument of course is the tired “but where do you draw the line” argument. Â Gun grabbing N.R.A nuts would reason that if the government can take my semi automatic assault rifle, whats stoppin them from takin my handgun. Â The hypothetical repercussion is then a surge of unregistered guns being acquired via illegitimate means, and whatever intent you could have possibly had for curbing gun violence is blown away.
GovWatch: “Worked his way thru college” meant 2 summer jobs. (Jul 2008)