The Next US President

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  1. BlueDragon1981

    BlueDragon1981 Brown Belt

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    Now this is not to get into a big debate or anything. I just want a name and perhaps a small reason why, but be careful, politics are touchy and I don't want any fighting.

    So who do you want for next President

    Bush :idunno:
    Kerry :)
    Other :rolleyes:
     
  2. Kane

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    Bush all the way!
     
  3. shesulsa

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    Other - is she running?
     
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    I'm voting Kerry. At this point, anything over Dubya.
     
  5. BlueDragon1981

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    I'm not fond of any of the them, but I will vote Kerry over Bush any day.
     
  6. shesulsa

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    Ditto
     
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    jesse ventura! if he would run...........
     
  8. OUMoose

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    Hell ya! I'd second that!

    Then again, he would just take votes away from Kerry I think, so that would be bad.

    As I said before, I'm not pro-Kerry, but i'm certainly anti-bush.
     
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    Kerry. Not only do I think Dubya is the worst President we've had as a nation, I actually actively like Kerry. I think he has integrity, and I'm pretty cynical. Nobody's perfect, but I think he does well.
     
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    Personally, I would have preferred Howard Dean as a Democratic nominee (while I myself am a registered independent) --- but John Kerry it is. With John Edwards as his running mate, I think Kerry has a damn fine shot.
     
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    Dubya seriously scares me :uhohh: ....him and Cheney...I think they could seriously destroy the world without even trying. Kerry has got my vote.
     
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    Kerry. I like his record. And I agree that GW Bush is the worst president this country has ever had.
     
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    Anyone other then Bush...so Kerry it is
     
  14. shesulsa

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    Wow - so, if we throw in my vote for Kerry (cuz I don't think Ms. Jane Other is running), so far we are at:

    9 for Kerry
    1 for Bush

    Interesting numbers!!!! I LIKE IT!!!
    :partyon::partyon:
     
  15. Tough one. I really don't like Kerry or Bush. I disliked Bush's brother Jeb so much that I worked on the McBride campaign when he got re-elected gov. of FL. Who's the Libertarian candidate again? j/k...I liked Edwards, so with Kerry choosing him as a running mate I might have to rethink things.
     
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    Kerry
     
  17. Melissa426

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    I was strongly leaning towards Kerry till yesterday when he picked Edwards as his running mate. No way do I want Edwards in the White House.
    Now, I got to think things over again.
     
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    I'm curious ... why?
     
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    Kerry. He wasn't my first pick, but I'll go with him.

    I have a huge list of reasons for getting read of George W...leading them all is that he's ignorant. He squandered what could have been a firsr rate education. He can't speak extemporaneously and in doing so gives the impression that he is a buffoon.

    I borrow the "buffoon" description from my surgeon, a Republican, who described Dubya thus. A Republican, note.


    Regards,


    Steve
     
  20. Melissa426

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    John Edwards made his money as a trial lawyer, suing corporations and doctors, and winning millions of dollars for his himself and his clients. Does that make him a great lawyer? I am sure it does.

    Eat too much at McDonald's and now you're fat? Go ahead and sue.
    Your kid didn't make the cheerleading squad? Go ahead and sue.
    You smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years and now have lung cancer? Go ahead and sue.

    Malpractice insurance rates are skyrocketing, and this has created a real crisis in many areas. Edwards blames the insurance companys. I blame the trial lawyers, who are preying on folks trying to hit the medical or corporate malpractice lottery/jackpot. Many companies or physicians settle "frivolous" lawsuits, just so they don't have to waste their time defending them.

    There will be no real tort reform with John Edwards in office. After all, he has benefitted greatly from the current system. The American Trial Lawyers Association couldn't be happier that he is running for VP

    I am not, repeat NOT, saying that they are not some people who have been seriously injured due to corporate or medical malfeasance.

    Yes, this issue is serious enough to make me want to consider if John Edwards should be that close to the presidency.123
     

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