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Mars Needs Women
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I think it was from being tortured in Vietnam as a POW.
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The Ginger Beacon
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Is he so sure he'll lose, he's looking for a new sideline in comedy?

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Nim
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Couldn't find a better thread for this, so here goes.

When looking at the live Obama interview on the Daily Show last week, there are two things I notice.

1: Obama is a good speaker and a bad, bad "actor". When trying to pull off the same jokes (about daughter and disney channel for example) that he's already made in other interviews earlier in the week, it sounds rehearsed and awkward, which is great.

2: The impression I got in that interview was that of a positive, humble man who deep down is shy in the spotlight but has learned to work around it (his body language reactions to McCain's debate barbs also point to that, controlled shyness).

And that's why I think he's an obvious choice for a leader. He's not a member of the folksy, populist, wolf-smile "lying to your face" actor's club that Bush, Clinton and McCain belong to, Obama's not good enough of a poker-face liar for that. People should be more happy to have a man in the white house that is a bad actor but good legislator and leader. The majority of the people during elections seem to get swayed by the candidates that appeal to their values and seem the most charming, but in this case, I get more comforted by Obama's "flaws" than his merits.

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B.J.
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Personally, I don't disagree that Obama is a good leader, and he's obviously very charismatic, but it's the policies that he stands for that I disagree with. If his platform was closer to the middle, I might have some problems with deciding who to vote for.
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WizArtist II
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A good leader takes people where they want to go. A GREAT leader takes people where they need to be.

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Lee
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I suppose all that remains to be said at this point is, now will all you Yanks just get out there and VOTE?!

If you don't, you don't have anything to complain about.

Expect long queues, so take a book, your personal music player of choice, Nintendo DS/Playstayshun Puny, whatever.

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Nim
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Kepp your hand on your purse at all times, beware of votestealers.
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B.J.
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I voted! Took me about an hour and I got there 10 minutes after the polls opened.
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WizArtist II
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I was at the polling place 10 minutes before opening. Was in, voted, got my complimentary "Amaircun Fulag" sticker and was out of the parking lot by a 7:15.

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Mars Needs Women
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Voted about an hour ago. Took about 5 minutes. Almost made a Freudian slip and voted under the United Workers Party, but luckily I was able to change it in time [Wink]
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Omega
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quote:
I suppose all that remains to be said at this point is, now will all you Yanks just get out there and VOTE?!

If you don't, you don't have anything to complain about.

Someone posted a good analogy on /. the other day for that argument. Say there's only one restaurant in town, and the only two meals they offer are a rotten fish and a manure sandwich. If you refuse to eat either, do you still have the right to complain about being hungry?

Of course, the proper solution is to realize there are plenty of restaurants around, and it's just the one restaurant that wants you to think it's the only one. [Smile]

VOTE THIRD PARTY!

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WizArtist II
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quote:
Originally posted by Omega:

Of course, the proper solution is to realize there are plenty of restaurants around, and it's just the one restaurant that wants you to think it's the only one. [Smile]

VOTE THIRD PARTY!

Would that be that Wee Scottish Restaurant?

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Nim
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Scottish wee has no place in contemporary politics.
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Ritten
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My only question now is: When the heck are we going to have to decent candidates run?

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A leek too, pretty much a negi.....

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Ritten
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My ex-wife sang it seems.

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