McCain is old - it's a coinflip if he'd live out his first term. Yes, even "Every backwater redneck wants to assassinate him" Obama has better chances. And the Democrats could have done really well for popularity by staging an assassination attempt, complete with "excellent planning-ahead and diligent security save the day." Yeah, they'd be lying to us by doing that. I put it to you that you should not be surprised when a politician
Anyway, if McCain died in power, then that insane cultist Palin becomes president and then, the US will be renamed "The Holy States of Jesusland". And the citizens will suffer even more than they do now with Bush in charge. Consider that possibility. See, there are regular Christians who bring good to the world and remain devout, adhering to their beliefs and helping others. Yes, they sometimes make mistakes due to being human, but they try.
Then there are insane Christian cults that give the others a bad name. Links, although the few "Fox news didn't say it and Bush didn't tell me so it's a LIE!" people may as well just not bother: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/08/be_afraid_1.php
Yes, the sources might be of the kind of atheist that wants to paint all Christians as like that, but the fact is that voting McCain is playing Russian Roulette with a grenade launcher. She would be the equivalent of the royal vizier even if he did survive, and you know
that the vizier is never to be trusted.
That and the fact that McCain seriously said "Why not keep sending our troops into the Middle East for another hundred years?"
That's all I'll say here, because it's not my country, I can't vote for your president, and I don't enjoy political
debates. But Bush has been giving you guys a bad name for a while, I'd like to see a president that can remind people that America is still a country with many wonderful people, and can do great things. Listen to a Keith Olberman rant for a dose of "Damnit, the US has many things to be proud of! Why does Bush have to walk all over that and make people hate us?"
I say that bit for Ty - it's sad when someone can't be proud of their country and those around them.
And Potential Cherri, yeah, unfortunately people seriously do think most people will automatically vote for their niche minority person - "All non-white people will vote for Obama!" and the like. It's idiotic, but I shudder to think how many will do just that. And yes, it's best to vote for who you think will run the country the best, even though this often just turns into "voting against the person who will do the worst job" or "voting for the person who will be least likely to inject their personal preference/beliefs into the laws of the country". Which is why I never vote for my dog - much as I love him, he'd be terrible on foreign affairs and only be interested in walks, cuddles and biscuits.