Thursday, October 30, 2008

An Open Thread: Why Are You FOR Barack Obama?

Here it is!
It is your chance to give your reasons for supporting the Democrat nominee for president, Sen. Messiah Barack Obama.
Just a couple of guidelines:
Firstly, please do not just use this to bash President Bush. I really want to know why you are for the junior senator from Illinois.
Second, be clean! You can articulate why you are for your candidate without going in the gutter.
I really want to know why you are for Sen. Messiah Barack.
So, here is your chance. Have fun!


Rightwingsnarkle said...

So, why are you interested?

Righty64 said...

I know this may come as a shock to you, Mr. Snarkle but I really just want to cut through the BS and understand those that are for Obama. Not just against Bush, Republicans, et al. I really believe that elections at the end are what you are for rather than what you are against. I am not doing this to mock anyone. I am only commenting so that you understand and take part.

Rightwingsnarkle said...

I really want to know why you are for Sen. Messiah Barack.
So, here is your chance. Have fun!

It's difficult for me to take you seriously on this - sorta like somebody rolling their eyes, hand on hip, saying impatiently, "I really do want to know what you think."

It's been a long haul, and there's probably been more written about more candidates by more folks this time around than ever before, so you've already had lots of time to look at lots of material from lots of different sources.

People generally make decisions on the basis of objective information, but they make their decisions for subjective reasons.

As for myself, I think Obama's simply the superior candidate. It's not even close.

I also can't imagine what possible explanations exist for supporting McCain. That's the no-brainer, as in 'no brain is used in this decision.'

Erik Grow said...

I think his tax plan is sound, and I think he will pull our natural allies closer to us. I also know that he is not a cultural warrior type and will govern from closer to the center than you expect.

These are of course extremely short, extremely over-simplified reasons. I came here mainly to let you know which t-shirt I would probably like when Obama wins WA, OR, and CA, per our friendly wager! *;-)

I'm leaning toward this little gem, large, in blue. I am NOT certain of the overall outcome of the election, though I'd be shocked if your guy won at this point. I AM however sure of CA, OR, and WA going for Obama!