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To all of you Clinton and Obama supporters:  will someone tell me why I should vote for either?  I listen to their “stump speeches”, their oratory, their campaign rhetoric, but have yet to hear either address the issues that I hold important.

Where does your candidate stand on:

  1. The Iraq War:  It’s not important to me that Obama can say he never supported the war or that Clinton voted for the resolution authorizing force against Iraq.  It is important to me that neither has made a stand to bring an end to the occupation, be it opposition to funding or a firm Senate stand against its progress.
  2. Roe v Wade:  It’s not important to me whether their individual beliefs are pro-life or pro-choice.  It is important to me that they have a commitment to uphold a woman’s right to choose.
  3. Healthcare:  single payer healthcare is commonly accepted as the sole means of providing healthcare to all Americans, yet neither are willing to step on insurance company toes to accomplish that.
  4. Fair Trade:  Neither has addressed the issue of NAFTA or fair trade.
  5. Unemployment:  Where do they stand on the exportation of American jobs, by American corporations to foreign nations at the expense of the now-floundering American economy.
  6. Guest Worker Programs:  Yes/No and why.

 

In the 2008 California Primary, there were nearly a quarter million Democratic votes cast for candidates other than Clinton or Obama – votes for Dodd, Kucinich, Gravel, or Biden.  250,000 is a mere pittance when compared to the 15+ million cast for the front runners, but it must be recognized that 250,000 voters literally said No to both the front runners.

Someone convince these people why they should follow the party lead and cast their November ballot for one of these two.  A vote against the Republicans doesn’t count.

 

I've never claimed to have all of the answers, but refuse to sacrifice my right to ask all of the questions and expect answers in return. One needs to have a lot of ideas in order to stumble across a few good ones.

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because I haven't decided to vote for either o... by SpiritBlooms on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 11:54:04 AM
Very interesting link.My gut feeling about Obama i... by Angelo on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 2:25:27 PM
The Obama bio of marginal beginnings and intellect... by Margaret Bassett on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 11:57:09 AM
if readers want to learn more about the substance ... by D P on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 12:17:55 PM
DP - a long involved list of why NOT to vote for C... by Angelo on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 2:10:51 PM
Bills passed v.s. bills introduced or co-sponsored... by Beth Wellington on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 2:40:56 PM
That response gave a very strong reason to vote Ob... by Lover of Truth on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 6:28:20 PM
I'm really, really looking for New.  So f... by Angelo on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 2:28:37 PM
The Iraq War: Obama was the first of all of the c... by D B on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 12:55:03 PM
I appreciate your response.  How does Sen Oba... by Angelo on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 2:17:33 PM
Let's think about this.  Added tax penalt... by Angelo on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 5:44:08 PM
There are not enough differences between their vie... by Jim Arnold on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 1:25:22 PM
Hillary has fought for working families when it wa... by Sharon on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 1:43:07 PM
The Clinton administration passed NAFTA, so Mrs. C... by Angelo on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 2:20:05 PM
In terms of reconciling worker rights and guest wo... by Jo Kleeb on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 5:36:28 PM
We simply MUST WIN this election, therefore it'... by Lover of Truth on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 6:10:24 PM
Floor Statement of Senator Barack Obama on the Fed... by SpiritBlooms on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 8:43:07 PM
He says he is for change. What is he going to chan... by Gallaher on Sunday, Feb 10, 2008 at 10:31:33 PM
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They are both brilliant and capable and politicall... by Pat Williams on Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 12:40:09 AM
It appears that the gist of these comments is more... by Angelo on Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 8:28:22 AM
I appreciate the well thought out comments. At the... by leequist on Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 7:37:38 PM
A media source I can back.  Finally someone w... by Pam Wells on Wednesday, Feb 13, 2008 at 12:03:05 PM