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David Melson

Let the voting begin

Posted Wednesday, January 2, 2008, at 9:57 AM
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  • In my opinion, our country is in such great need for new leadership that neither Obama's nor Huckabee's lack of experience bothers me. We need a fresh face and an innovative thinker who's not afraid to share his or her core beliefs and lead our country in a positive direction. We need a LEADER more than an experienced "politician."

    -- Posted by sfowler on Wed, Jan 2, 2008, at 11:35 AM
  • I usually vote Democratic but this year I have no clue . . . I dont like any of the choices that are offered. It almost makes me want to write my own name in. LOL!

    We need real change on many levels . . . I like John Edwards and Ron Paul the most of out of all the choices but I dont see either one getting past the primaries and I dont know if they will do what they say.

    -- Posted by jaxspike on Wed, Jan 2, 2008, at 12:10 PM
  • I wish I were less cynical.

    I'd prefer Howard Baker,Lamar Alexander,Al Gore,Ross Perot (his daughter rides Walkers)-ANYone who felt "real" and known.

    (The rest we could work with-maybe.)

    Where are Estes Kefaufer,William Jennings Bryan and Henry Clay when you need them?

    Where are the kind of politicos we see in fiction?

    (Aaron Sorkin,Frank Capra,etc. you gave us a lot more Jimmy Stewarts,Spencer Tracys and John Spencers than you did Anti-Christs,Manchurian Candidates and Huey Long wannabes.)

    Please,somebody give us candidates who live in the real world,know the pertinent issues,know how to pick advisors and delegate authority and know how to be shrewd,assertive,ethical and how to make their allies,enemies and constituents eager to be clear-headed and constructive.

    (I don't ask for much,do I?)

    Just find me some folks to vote for that match that description-NOW.

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Wed, Jan 2, 2008, at 12:35 PM
  • Umm...dead. Although you're more than welcome to dig them up and put them on the ballot, they're as good as just about any of the candidates we currently have to chose from. My choice? Ron Paul. The reason is simple, he's a Constitutionalist. Why not the others...because they're not.

    -- Posted by Thom on Wed, Jan 2, 2008, at 2:50 PM
  • I believe America is ready for a woman but NOT Clinton. I believe we would be ready for a person of mixed race, but agree that Obama has not been tested yet.

    I would prefer a person of faith, so Romney and Huckabee are viable BUT I have seen to much waffling to be committed to anyone yet.

    We saw the first campaign sign on Saturday and I thought sure my wife was wrong when she said she saw it in her rear-view mirror. In Illinois sure but HERE?

    It was for Ron Paul and it did its job, because I checked him out a little. Thom, I think I might agree. That is as strong as I get right now, but it looks promising.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jan 2, 2008, at 4:11 PM
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