I fully support the notion to let Bush re-elect himself into a government that hands complete control over all facets of life directly to him. He is a God fearing man and a good American. Besides, I trust the American voting public - they've sure made same good decisions! That Nixon fella, Reagan was a hoot, even Bush Sr. was a hit (but only in a few little brown countries). Even Grant was a good time. So... I'm going to go ahead and assume whatever choice is made, it will be retarded and leave a superior nation once again humiliated by the behaviour of their incompetent leader.
Fatalism is the lazy man's way out...
But anyway... American politics is at least getting interesting again.
I fully support Obama simply for Net Neutrality. He's the only candidate I've heard speak about it, and he is fully for it. He also wants to digitize all government records and whatever is public will be in a searchable database similar to Google. While that may not seem so important now, imagine if there is something that you need to find records on or learn about, it's right there. And Net Neutrality... Don't even get me started on that. Any ISP that wants to shape my traffic (like the one I unfortunately have right now, Comcast) deserves to be shutdown or fined.
Interesting. I didn't know Obama had gotten into this, but his having an opinion like this is very fitting to his chosen persona of "understanding the cool electronic crowd" politician man. Remember that coke mistake?
I don't think putting government records on the Internet will ever actually be possible. We would freak out if we saw some of the shit they've done. Although some stuff wouldn't suprise the more astute (Kennedy and his adventures in the streets of Dallas, anyone?). I think Obama is a very smart man, and that he understands the younger generation far better than anyone else running. Paul has the hipster vote, but Obama has secured something far more interesting - the "electronic generation" vote. So, although it looks unlikely he's going to win, I say he might have more of a chance than some think. The moron Jesus-freaks have their vote, but from what I've seen more people will be voting this year from this fancy new demographic, and Obama is the only guy to tap into it.
Ron Paul would be an excellent President - which is why I voted "either" in your final poll question. Anyone who answers otherwise is voting based on party, which is a very stupid decision
This is the problem I have with politics in general. People never seem to find time to create opinions other than what they have have thrust down their throats like a tatooed phallus by their political party. You're not an "individual" if you're a successful politician, you're a Republican or you're a Democrat. I agree with Doug that voting based purely on these two parties is stupid, but it's so fucking common that it's ridiculous. The voting process has become less of a show of opinion and more of a standing up for what party you believe in hug-fest. That's a major problem to me. The whole thing stinks like a pig in shit.
If I was in the States, I'd probably vote for Ron Paul. The man will at least attempt to make a difference. And for all those people worried about him, don't worry, anybody who tries to improve the world is generally killed pretty quick. So you'll have your chance for your funky little attavistic fun-times in no time at all.
But I like the fact that Paul likes pot, I like the fact he's a Libertarian - which seems to be a dangerous thing to admit to the voting public, although how many have been in office recently? When I look at the States now I see a ridiculously imposssible political situation. The country is like a whale drowning. So what is needed is obviously not creating the same situation that started the problem in the first place. So perhaps having some new ideas, not old, stale, "I am a C- Harvard student" ideas are what is needed.
Because, if the Great American public haven't noticed, those have failed.
Also, if Hillary gets voted in, we're all fucked. The enemies of the States have no real respect for women. This isn't a feminist thing, this is a respect thing. Which still matters to those silly little out-dated buggers. That's my one problem there. Obama I wouldn't mind seeing in there. Other than that, whatever.
Hopefully someone interesting.
And if all else fails, Bush Cheney '08.