SithTracy wrote:I wish Ron Paul had a snowballs chance, but he does not. It's a two party country. We need more choices.
I couldn't agree more. Voted for him in the primaries, and donated to his campaign, the first candidate I've ever given money to.
If McCain was the McCain of 2000, he'd have my vote. Sadly, I think he's sold out who he is to get where he is; I think he's lost his way. Palin looked like a great veep choice for one week; then it turned out she was poorly vetted, and a choice not based on long-term wisdom, but only on trying to swing votes. I don't especially care for Biden as a VP either, seeing as if you're running a "campaign for change", having one of the old guard is completely contradictory to those words. I'd have preferred Governor Richardson of New Mexico, or one of Ian's senators, Russ Feingold of Wisconsin (unlikely to ever happen, but a worthy choice nonetheless).
Once again I'll vote for the lesser of two evils, IMO. I don't think either candidate is an ideal choice.
P.S. To me, the following is what makes a good candidate:
-A candidate who understands upholding the U.S. Constitution, and if he/she disagrees, goes through the proper channels and proposes an amendment
-A candidate who listens to and respects the will of the people(the current Presiden'ts second-biggest problem, the above being the first one)
-A candidate who has ethical and moral standards (which explains why I wouldn't vote for Hillary Clinton as dogcatcher, let alone President, although Rule #2 is an issue for her as well)
-A candidate who understands that bipartisan politics is required if we wish our nation's problems to be solved, and gets that none of us are served by slinging mud as opposed to solving problems