Sound Off – Final Presidential Debate

Every once in a while i’ll do a post called SOUND OFF and it’s just an opportunity to sound off and let your voice be heard. The rules are just to share your thoughts, your gut, dialogue without killing people with words, but, disagree if you must!

My question is 2 fold:

1. Who do you think took the trophy home after tonights debate and why?

2. If tomorrow was the election who would get your vote and why?

ALSO – copy your response and see my blog at CONVERSANTLIFE.COM and paste it there for more dialogue on this one!

10 responses to “Sound Off – Final Presidential Debate

  1. I think McCain showed some strength. He may have had a lightly better debate which in the long run was a win for Obama. Obama wanted to walk away from this debate with no real change in opinion and I think he succeeded. I am voting for McCain reluctantly. I feel like he is the lesser of two evils. I think Obama is one step away from a socialist and that goes against what I think makes America great! I am way oversimplifying my opinions right now because I don’t want to right a book. The bottom line is that I am disappointed that these are the two candidates that we have to choose from. Is this seriously the best we have to offer. A 70 something “maverick” and a inexperienced socialist? I’m just not impressed! America is better than this!!!

  2. I’m voting for McCain because I want LESS government. I realize that both of these guys are going to give us more government but I really want less than what Noobama is going to give us. Besides that Noobama has lied and been caught and his associations past/present are socialist and terrorist.
    Here’s a little story that sums it up really well:

    A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.

    She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.

    One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs. The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. Her father responded by asking how she was doing in school. Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn’t even have time for a boyfriend, and didn’t really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying. Her father listened and then asked, ‘How is your friend Audrey doing?’ She replied, ‘Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She’s always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesnt even show up for classes because she’s too hung over. ‘Her wise father asked his daughter, ‘Why don’t you go to the Dean’s office and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.’

    The daughter, visibly shocked by her father’s suggestion, angrily fired back, ‘That’s a crazy idea, how would that be fair! I’ve worked really hard for my grades! I’ve invested a lot of time , and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!’

    The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, ‘Welcome to the Republican party.’

  3. I am voting for Obama because 30 years of Republican policies have us now on the brink of financial depression, our military split over two wars, and global opinion of America at an all time low. Time for a new direction.

    …oh, and because I am an evil, flaming, pinko Commie who only pretends to love Jesus. (according to some)

  4. I’ve been wondering more and more lately why we have an electoral college. The way I see it, as long as they exist, the popular vote (yours and mine) doesn’t count. It doesn’t matter which guy you prefer, because ultimately your voice will not be heard, at least by my understanding of how the system is set up.

  5. Well, I agree with Brent on this one. Instead of restating what has been said, I would like to address Nick’s comments. First, our financial crisis is not the crisis that it appears to be. Second, it was the Democratic congress that has brought us to this financial crisis. Third, I believe in our troops and I believe this to be a righteous war that is necessary and I believe that John McCain has the knowledge and understanding of war and what it will take to WIN. As for the global opinion, many countries actually think very highly of the US. And the countries that don’t are socialistic countries who we should really care less if they like us.

    If you think that Obama’s change is good then you are sadly mistaken. We do need change, but not that type of change. With a Democratic congress, a Democratic supreme court, and a Democratic President, there will be no checks and balances.

    And finally for the record, I don’t think that you are an evil, flaming, pinko Commie at all. I think that most of America is misinformed by the liberal media and buys into their ideals. I celebrate the fact that you are a fellow brother in Christ. May God bless you and this country.

  6. I’m undecided, both parties seem a bit shaky to me.

    I think the trophy would look like a Dundee!

  7. Thanks Tim. I guess when I WAS a good little, right-voting Republichristian 4 years ago I was informed properly. Maybe I just bumped my head and forgot all of that good information.

    Regardless, I categorically disagree with your points and also celebrate the fact that you are a brother in Christ. I just don’t care to get into another pointless political debate on a blog. Jesus loves you!

    May God bless EVERYONE.

  8. Maybe we could not refer to him as “Noobama” there’s no need to throw around a name like that just to state your opinion. His name is Obama.

  9. Spread the Wealth

    Wow Brent. That sounds like a story my crazy Christian uncle would tell to brainwash me when I was 5.

    Did I mention he’s fairly racist. Just in a Christian way. He also believes that we should make the poor poorer because they chose to be lazy. Oh yeah and there is absolutely no injustice in the U.S. because everyone has an equal opportunity here.

    He is a very intelligent man.

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