ANSWERS: 87
  • I don't know - it's impossible to really make that decision when he hasn't started campaigning or debating yet. Well, I guess it would be easy for a staunch Republican or a racist to say "definitely not!", or people who don't think he has a chance because he's still a bit of a "newbie", but for me, personally, I have to hear what he has to say about what he'd do for America, first. If I think he is the better candidate, then I would definitely vote for him.
  • Are all senators required to go by Last, Middle, First now? Did I miss something? Seems a little odd.
  • If he wins the primaries, yes. I am very liberal, but I don't think the Green Party (or any 3rd party) has a chance.
  • Why has this received a negative rating, are people offended by Barak Obama? Or just being asked about voting?
  • No. I do not get a vote in U.S. elections; only U.S. citizens have that right.
  • Based on what I have heard of his views on the issues, no, I would not vote for him.
  • I can't; I'm Aussie. BTW the Points Fairy just awarded noletters points for being downrated by someone unnecessarily....(ting*)
  • Out of the front runners I would vote for him.He is interested in domestic issues that are completely ingnored right now.
  • I like him a lot, and our political ideals are similar...but honestly, I don't think I would vote for him at this point in time. First of all, I think he needs to be vice president first...just so he can get some more experience under his belt. Second of all, he has to realize that he can't please everyone. As much as I admire his stance on compromise, at this point, it seems like he's trying too hard to stretch himself in both directions. He needs to be more firm in his own beliefs.
  • I wouldn't vote for him, only because I feel it's time for a female president. Sorry guys but it's time.
  • If I had the right passport, I'd vote for the guy in a second
  • I wouldn't vote for Obama and I don't think he or Hilary has a chance at winning in '08. I think Wesley Clark is the best Democratic candidate out there, if not the best candidate overall, if he decides to run. Unfortunately the Dem's won't back him and they'll prove yet again that they have no idea how to run a campaign.
  • No, I don't think so. I think Hilary is a worthy candidate, and I think she will win. She's in the know about what's going on, and I think she will do good for our country. Our country is ready for a female president now. We're in modern times, its time for modern changed. Hilary has the right ideas, she's cares about the people, she's just perfect for President.
  • No, I will probably be voting for Ron Paul.
  • My answer is dependent upon the results of the primaries.
  • i really don't know... it will extremly be an honor for a birracial man to win however... i'm not sure yet though...
  • If he gets the nomination I will.. however I dont feel he is experienced enough to be our president. I would like to see Dennis Kucinich win..
  • I won't be voting for Barak Obama, mainly because I'm not an American citizen.
  • I will. He is the candidate I support. While he is relatively young and inexperienced, he is also a very charismatic public speaker and has a good head on his shoulder. Intelligence and tact goes a very long way. I like his platform. I feel that even though Hillary has so much more experience, she also has the personality of a wet rag. Barack Obama has a little better than a snowball's chance in Hell of winning the nod from the Dems, but if he does, I think he'll go all the way. The US is ready for something new and different.
  • Oh dear lord, please not another democrat in presidency.... just what the world needs.. more liberals..
  • No, I wouldn't vote for him because I will be voting for Ron Paul.
  • Never. We do not need a socialist. We are getting there quickly enough with out him or any democrat. Add to this the fact he is totally unqualified makes matters worse.
  • If it comes down to picking either him or another republican, then I will vote for him. How cool would America look to the rest of the world if we had our first black president. 143 years from being freed as slaves by the best republican president ever to defeating one in an election to be the president. That is mind blowing.
  • Whoever wins the democratic party nomination is the one I'd vote for. The least of them is better than the greatest on the other side.
  • I can't vote for a man, black or otherwise, whose primarily job qualification is that he was a State Senator in Illinois. He has only been in the U.S. Senate a few years. He has never been in an Executive Office holder and he now wants to be elected to the most important elected position in the world. He needs more seasoning before he can even begin to qualify for the position of President.
  • There is a decent possiblilty that i would, but i dont know enough about him to make that descision right now.
  • I don't know. I'm very skeptical about most of the Democratic party, because it seems that they are just lightweight republicans with a slightly different take on things. I have voted Democratic, Communist, and Libertarian in the past. I'm still trying to decide how I'll vote in the future.
  • I will not vote for him in the primaries, I will be voting for Ron Paul.
  • Not Me. Because I like Ron Paul!!! He has a proven record of 30 years of voting in Congress, and believes is less government intervention, fiscal conservativism, pays attention to the Constitution...things I don't see happening with any of the other candidates in either party.
  • No, I wouldn't vote for him. I didn't like his answer on Pakistan, stating that he would attack terrorist training camps if the Pakistani government won't step up enforcements. I plan to vote for Ron Paul because he's the only candidate that I know of between the Republicans and Democrats that has pledged to pull our troops out of Iraq.
  • No I will certainly not, he is promising changes that have no real or factual basis. All he has said is "I will change", change what, Washington, race relations, the economy. Other than Illinois , he has no real world experience and I am not jumping on the bandwagon. I am a fervent liberal(Democrat), but will vote for John McCain who served his country and knows how to fight, literally, from the trenches. What has Obama done to gain America's confidence. He is a space cadet that is dreaming of changing Washington, that will never happen, ever. We all know the real power lies with big business and oil. None are which friends of Obama.
  • Yes. Many reasons. He represents a non-establishment position which I find attractive. He is young enough to have fresh ideas and [hopefully] a willingness to try them. He has consistently expressed a vision for the future of America that I like. He will represent a breath of fresh air into the Washington establishment. He offers hope to the African-American population that I believe is needed. His election would open the minds of many people and, assuming his administration is even moderately effective, will pave the way for minorities of every sort to get more recognition than they currently experience. Personally, I will vote for Edwards in the primary but if Obama is the nominee, I will enthusiastically support him.
  • NO. . .....because a lot of what he says is smoke. It has no substance. . ......i don't agree with his ideas on the iraq war. . ..... I don't agree with his politics or ideas for domestic issues. . and because he plays the race card....any politician that tries to get votes by playing up his race is not going to get my vote.....((i have nothing against a black man running for president, i just don't trust someone that uses his race to get votes)) .
  • No, he is full of contradictions. he has NO experience, and in his first book he makes it clear that he doesn't like white people, and that is scary. It has nothing to do with his race. I also have to wonder why Oprah decided to ask him to run and is touting him. this is scary too. I think Hillary will do a great job. I would like to ask the previous poster...... Does personality make one a good presidential candidate? doesn't his position on important matters mean more than his charisma? Dang
  • I will not. He's always talking about "change" yet I see no evidence of any change at all. in fact he sounds much like Bush, Clinton, and McCain. He wants to send 3 times as many troops to Iraq, and he talks about invading Pakistan and possibly Iran. He said he'd vote to expand Nafta, which would move the North American Union right allow, which most people know nothing about and don't know how dangerous to the US that would be. He's all for expanding and more spending. I have seen nothing showing he cares about the economy or knows what to do with the national debt. America can NOT afford this war any longer. Litteraly and figuratively. : How is he any more "Qualified" than any one else?? It's because he make the perfect hand puppet for the elite Powers that Be! Obama's economic advisor, Austan 'The Ghoul' Goolsbee, was a super-secret Skull And Bones Member, as was George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and John Kerry, G.W's cousin. Obama's main overall image adviser and foreign policy adviser is Zbigniew Brzezinski, the co-founder of David Rockefeller's Trilateral Commission, and the mastermind of the disastrous Carter administration. Obama's wife Michelle is reputed to be closely linked to the Council on Foreign Relations. : The only reasons I think people like him and support him is because of his ability to Speak without sounding like a complete ignorant jackass like GW. Americans havent been used to that in over 8 years. Also, unfortunately I have to say people are voting for him because he's black, and don't really know what his issues really are. I hate to say it, but it's true. He just talks good... . ... and is good at manipulating people. : For more info: http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php : http://www.obamatruth.org/ : http://www.obamatruth.org/video/TABO_012007pm_medium.mov : http://www.obamatruth.org/video/TABO2_061807_small.mov :
  • I would vote for him because he has a cool name........
  • Would you vote for this individual?
  • No......He is a Democrat....enough said.
  • No, I am a Canadian living in Canada. I have no say in the matter.
  • No. I don't like him. Call it an "intuition" thing. I "just didn't like" Bush, either.
  • No. He is not a member of my party and the most liberal senator in years.
  • No....because I'm not gonna vote at all.
  • If I was American, I probably would. Why? Well, I think he's a good choice.
  • Yes, absolutely. I am a Republican that has been moved by his campaign. The biggest and unspoken issue this election cycle is that our next president's agenda means nothing - if they will be content with fueling the same partisan battles in Congress. I highly respect John McCain for his integrity of character and public service - and isn't it novel that in him we have a public servant who actually believes in what he preaches and is consistent about it - even if it hurts him politically? (I was sad when then-Gov. Bush took the GOP nomination from him in 2000.) I just think Senator McCain has squandered his political capital as a maverick and bipartisan leader in his support for this war - but God knows he believes in it 100%. Hillary Clinton has nationwide negatives of in upwards of 45%. That means that percentage of Americans will vote for anyone to prevent that person from being elected. Remember "Anyone but Bush?" What implications that number has beyond electability is that, if she managed to capture the required 270 electoral votes with that handicap, this could mean just as problematic a presidency as Pres. Bush has now. When half of the nation hates its leader, very little can get accomplished. Also, Hillary brings way too much baggage into the race and I am terribly concerned about hidden agendas that we cannot tell from her disingenuous exterior. In Senator Obama we really have what John Edwards candidacy promised us in 2004 - a politician who has not been corrupted by Washington and its lobbyists and special interests. Someone who is disinterested in continuing the same old bar fights of Capitol Hill and actually interested in making a difference, and listening to opposing points of view to do it! I was highly disappointed when Obama's comment about the Republican party having ideas in the past was a dirty phrase when spun by the Clinton campaign. We need to learn to embrace good ideas, whether across the aisle or not. That has been the fundamental problem with Bush's presidency - a "group think" mentality in the administration and actively snubbing the Democratic party's interests. It doesn't help that Nancy Pelosi is the Speaker of the House when George W. Bush is president... that only asked for trouble when you had two leaders interested only in scoring points for the party. Points on the political scoreboard means less done for the American people. Obama recognizes that, why I support him for President.
  • No, He's riding a wave of popularity just like Britney Spears, It will come crashing down once when learn of his poor judgements.
  • no he gives me an uneasy feeling and that's all i need to know
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  • If I were a democrat.
  • No! He is a liar, un-american and I fully believe he has been chosen for this by our enemies. I don't think he can be trusted and I believe more will come out about him in the future. If he is nominee I and my family will vote McCain and we don't like him either. But McCain is lesser of two evils
  • I will vote for him because he's the only one that can give us real change. Hillary is too attached to Bill and John W. McCain will only continue the evil bush policies.
  • sure - who needs another sexually frustrated Clinton in the White HOuse? LOL
  • No, because the be leader of the free world you need to have a rating of at least 8 on the leader scale. Obama has yet to break 1.
  • I'm voting for Obama because he will actually help out the country and not get power hungry.
  • I'm voting for Obama. Here's why 1. The Economy. He has a real plan for the economy. McCain has no plan and knows nothing about the economy. Has anyone noticed that when Republicans are in office only the very rich do well and everyone else does poorly? The gap between the poor & the rich is widening very quickly in America. We need to stop that. We need to stop the recession we are in. The economy is a huge issue and there's no way that McCain will do anything positive about that. He has admitted himself that he knows nothing about the economy. One of the great things about Obama is that he has shown that he wants to bring in the best and the brightest to help him form his policies. 2. Iraq. Obama was right about the Iraq War from the start. This shows he has the judgment to lead our country's foreign policy. McCain means more of the same failed foreign policies of the Bush administration. 3. Supreme Court. It's likely that the next President will be selecting SC members. It's important that we get SC members who are not nutcases. As these people end up having a huge effect on the laws of our country. 4. Health Care. America has one of the worst health care systems in the West. We must do something about that. Obama will. McCain won't. 5. International Respect. Obama is the type of President that our country can be proud of. Someone who speaks eloquently and intelligently. Quite a change from Dubya, isn't it? He will help bring America up... To make this country respected around the world again. 6. Civil Liberties. The Bush admin has been destroying American civil liberties... I believe an Obama admin would restore them and hopefully expand them further so we can truly be the "land of the free." 7. The Environment. Obama has already said he wants to bring Al Gore in to help with his environmental policies. This is a guy who not afraid of science & and he wants to bring in the best & the brightest to help his administration. 8. Foreign Policy. A President McCain would likely get us into more stupid useless wars (he has basically promised that he will.) A President Obama on the other hand would be much more cautious about using our military. He would use it intelligently. Pinpointing the real causes of our problems and correcting them. 9. War on Drugs. While the War on Drugs is a problem from both the Republicans and the Democrats who use it to pander to ignorant people of this country who do not realize that the War on Drugs is the most anti-American thing going on right now, I do think Obama would be much better about scaling this back than would be McCain. The War on Drugs is today's prohibition. It CAUSES crime, it wastes tax money, it puts nonviolent people in prison. It's stupid. End the war on drugs! 10. Terrorism. The Bush admin. has helped to increase the threat of terrorism from around the world due to their cowboy foreign policy. Terrorist activity is caused by our foreign policy. The CIA calls this "blowback" (look it up if you want an education on how the world really works.) An Obama foreign policy would decrease the incentive to terrorists and would decrease the chances of a terrorist attack on American soil.
  • OK, so an old white guy, a black man, and a crazy white woman are running for President of the United States ... is this some kind of JOKE???? Unfortunately, it is not a joke, and the people of the US are definitely NOT laughing ... I plan to vote neither for nor against Obama, assuming of course, that he is the actual nominee.
  • Obama, I do like him, but really it always comes down to the lesser of 2 evils anyway.
  • Absolutely! I can't wait to vote for him. I've never been so excited about voting for a candidate before in my life. This is a man who truly represents everything that American can be. He's also a far better choice than John McCain when it comes to all of the big issues facing America from the Iraq war to Health Care to the Economy. Barack Obama 2008! And for those who say he doesn't have any stances on the issues go to BarackObama.com and click on issues. Everything is there for you to see. Stop being ignorant.
  • nope. he's a puppet and tool of the New World Order.
  • Yes if I could vote, definitely.
  • Yes, I will vote for Barack, I believe he would make a great President.
  • Its a secret under the constitution
  • Sanquagi you only received -5 for that answer the dr's must like you heres some +'s
  • I would vote against Obama for many reasons, but health care alone would do it for me. *Walks into ER with stomach pains* *Waits 4 hours* Nurse: "The bureaucrat will see you now." Me: "D'oh!"
  • no simple he will turn time back to when men made all the rules and women didnt vote.and for a guy with a black and white parent he seems to be ok with racisim. at this point mickey mouse is the best choice
  • I am for Obama, I totally agree with Vimax. Adding to that though, as far as health care, Clinton wants to force ppl to have insurance, obviously if everyone could afford it they would have it. So would we be in trouble for not having it?! I don't know a lot about McCain other than he wants us to be at war for 100yrs. Which basically means we would be committing suicide for the next 100yrs. I am getting the feeling the only reason we are over there now is to try and control someone elses country. I personally believe that Obama is more "normal". He has seen things and done things he knew was not great, but instead of covering them up or manipulating the truth, he comes right out and tells everyone. I applaud him for facing his demons and getting through it positively. This is of course just my opinion, and everyone has their own, but you asked so I was more than happy to answer!:)
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  • If in fact and when Obama becomes the democratic presidential candidate i will vote for him. If he were to win the office I believe that it will help America to lose the misconception that it is ran by all old white men. Hopefully showing the world that we are diverse. (Yes im a white male)
  • Unless I'm missing something there certainly are a lot of uninformed opinions about Obama expressed here. No, I didn't vote for him in the primary. Yes, I am a white male "of a certain age"
  • I will not vote for Senator Obama, because I don't think he is qualified, experienced, capable or ready enough to handle the job.
  • Yep...Obama to the White house. This is only a superficial response, but...He's a hightly intelligent man. I switch from Republican to Democrat because I think McCain is a warmonger. Hillary is awesome...I just wish that she wasn't Bill's wife.
  • No..I think the job would be too much for a man of his inexperience. There is more to it than being able to talk the talk.
  • No. The main reason being that I'm not American.
  • Absolutely not, because he's a plant by Dean and the party leadership using this new super delegate crap to make sure they get who they want regardless what the popular vote is or not! Add to that he's just another racist, black separatist that only cares for himself! He claims that the Washington crowd has failed, but he forgot he's one of the very same crowd,he's a US Senator who has failed to do anything right!
  • No. Because he does not represent me. He is not for change. He is a biracial man who identifies himself as Black. SELL OUT!!! That's not what Dr. King said change would be. Dr. King said to be judged by the content of one's character not the color of their skin. Change would be his saying I do not ascribe to the need for our government to pigeonhole and label people. I honor my African Black father and my White American Mother. His calling himself black shows me that he takes the easy way out rather than stand up to the fight.
  • no I don't trust the guy
  • Yes. Because he is the anti-Bush and that must be good since Bush is anti-good.
  • Yes because anything is better than another George Bush. And that's exactly what McCain would be.
  • No: 1. He's an elitist 2. He's a socialist 3. He's racist 4. He's inexperienced 5. He's a liar 6. He has no plan 7. He'll believe those who are lying to him. 8. He won't support Israel. 9. He's an antisemitic 10. No matter what he believes in now, he was born a Muslim!!!
  • NO. ... as a Canadian, I have no right to vote in your elections ...
  • if i could ONLY vote for a dem or rep it'd be obama, however, i feel that the two party system has failed us and this is why i'll be voting for the green party candidate this year.
  • I am a libertarian,and no way I will vote for Obama, whenhe speaks itishard to get the nonsense out of so much smoke. Would you vote for somebody that is, I guess afraid of FOX news? I Don't want this gay to turn USA into California or Berckley.
  • naaa I think he's the antichrist
  • No. He is a very dangerous misguided, mentally unstable person. Add to this the fact he is a Marxist. He is the anti-Christ.
  • I will not vote for Obama or McCain. I will vote Libertarian although there are few to no chances of winning. Why1] Because the Libertarian Party proposes the same things I believe in, less taxes, out of Iraq, small government, absolute freedom for us the people among the principal ones. Why2] I don't want to assume the responsibility of providing GWB with the necessary shield to not be held accountable for so many deaths and war crimes.
  • I am not crazy about either one but I do know that in the last 8 years I have suffered more financially than I ever have in my life thanks to GW Bush. i don't see how people can look at the events of the last 8 years and want anothe Rep in office. I don't think this world can handle another rep in office. the only ones who have benefitted the last 8 years were the rich and the big corporations. Though I am not happy with either candidate, I will go democrat simply because democrats have to do us better than what GW has done for us over the past 8 years. I do not believe he is the anti Christ or muslim and I think people will make up what they choose to make up to justify their beliefs.. again. this is a touchy subject but I myself cannot see how this country can handle another 4 years of rep. screwing up the country.
  • "My choices this election fall into 4 tiers....," Sorry folks. I accidently posted twice. Still kinda new here.
  • My choices this election fall into 4 tiers. As a Libertarian, my first support would be for Bob Barr of the Libertarian party. http://www.lp.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Barr http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian Granted, he has a shady past as a Republican, but as the LP candidate is quite unlikely to be president, I can afford to be ideological. However, should there be those who are truer in their Libertarianism, I'd support them. I suppose a Steve Kubby would have been preferable: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Kubby but I had other pressing commitments of my time at the time of the Libertarian Party primary. Next, I support minority party candidates, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_party_%28United_States%29 and some info here too http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election%2C_2008 like Ralph Nader http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Nader or Cynthia McKinney. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_McKinney http://www.gp.org/index.php Cynthia McKinney Announces Run for President http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03cOM9r51Nw Of those who ran in the major parties, my choice would be Ron Paul. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul Ron Paul 4 Freedom - Music Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlPjsGFcXlg Finally of the 3, now 2, contenders (Obama, McCain, and when she was running, Hillary), I support Obama, as I oppose this costly war, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_cost_of_the_Iraq_War he opposed it from the beginning, and he can be a challenge to the insiders ---of whom McCain, the Bush's and Clintons, are clearly members of.

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