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Title: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Byron on November 17, 2007, 05:32:13 am
Hope I didn't forget anybody!  The poll includes all the declared candidates, leaving off the people who have either already dropped out or haven't declared.  People will be free to change their votes as they wish, and the poll will run indefinitely.


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Desiree on November 17, 2007, 04:13:06 pm
The only completely honest person in that list is Dennis Kucinich.  How are you going to have any real change if all the other people are bought and paid for by lobbyists? They need to get the money out of politics, maybe it will attract a better type of person.


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Amber on November 17, 2007, 05:59:08 pm
Hillary in '08, mostly because it is time for a woman to start running things. 
(See how much the right to 'lifers' get away with then.)


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on November 17, 2007, 08:54:21 pm
The only completely honest person in that list is Dennis Kucinich.  How are you going to have any real change if all the other people are bought and paid for by lobbyists? They need to get the money out of politics, maybe it will attract a better type of person.

You know Kucinich is anti-2nd Amendment don't you and is a 3rd tier Illuminati puppet right ?


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Tom Hebert on November 18, 2007, 04:35:39 am
Hi Desiree,

You are right that Kucinich is honest, and we haven't had an honest president since Jimmy Carter!

I also like his platform very much, but I just don't see him as being electable.  We certainly need more congressmen like him, though.



Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: freedomdomain on November 24, 2007, 08:19:27 pm
Unfortunately, the media decides who is most electable and then gives them the most coverage.  It's a testimony to Ron Paul that he's been able to get so much support despit the media having ignored him.


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on November 24, 2007, 11:50:26 pm
Thank God for the internet and Alex Jones.   ;)


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on November 25, 2007, 12:01:59 am
Obama, Clinton and Edwards are all CFR members.  They along with the Federal Reserve and the IMF are destroying the dollar to usher in the North American Union and the Amero.

Why in hell is anyone voting for any of them ??

They're all bought and paid for by European bankers.


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Lawrence Fragg on December 01, 2007, 03:32:29 pm
Yes, by all means don't vote for them.  Vote Repuiblican as there is absolutely no difference in the parties - at least as far as many of you are concerned.


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on December 02, 2007, 02:48:36 am
RON PAUL all the way !!!


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Desiree on December 12, 2007, 09:39:19 pm
The only completely honest person in that list is Dennis Kucinich.  How are you going to have any real change if all the other people are bought and paid for by lobbyists? They need to get the money out of politics, maybe it will attract a better type of person.

You know Kucinich is anti-2nd Amendment don't you and is a 3rd tier Illuminati puppet right ?

Hi Volitzer, I could care less if he is anti Second Amendment. Even if you have a gun, it's not going to stop the military if they go after you anyway, they have tanks!  Do you really think the gun you're allowed to carry can possibly match the kind of force the military has?

As for him being Illuminati, not! He is more anti status quo than Ron Paul is.  I remind you he actually wants to impeach Cheny and Bush, Ron Paul hasn't said anything about that. If Ron Paul doesn't even have any opinion on whether Bush or Cheney should be impeached, two of the biggest war criminals America has ever produced, what good is he?


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on December 13, 2007, 02:08:06 am


Hi Volitzer, I could care less if he is anti Second Amendment. Even if you have a gun, it's not going to stop the military if they go after you anyway, they have tanks!  Do you really think the gun you're allowed to carry can possibly match the kind of force the military has?

As a woman you should, guns are the great equalizer.  If a female friend of yours is getting attacked by a burly dude a concealed weapon will put you in a position of power you otherwise wouldn't have.

Look at how bad the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan is going.  We are the last superpower yet insurgents are keeping our modern military at bay.  If the Illuminati turn our own police and military on us, they will have to maintain a supply line to maintain an occupation.  Troops will have to eat, vehicles will need to be fueled and maintained.  Now if Americans are armed then rebels could strike at various points in the supply line rendering any tank or jet immobile.


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  As for him being Illuminati, not! He is more anti status quo than Ron Paul is.  I remind you he actually wants to impeach Cheny and Bush, Ron Paul hasn't said anything about that. If Ron Paul doesn't even have any opinion on whether Bush or Cheney should be impeached, two of the biggest war criminals America has ever produced, what good is he?

He's not saying anything yet.  He still wants to be alive long enough to win the primary and get elected.  Mouthing off like Alex Jones won't serve him politically right now.  In time he will.  If not Bush and Cheney will be run out of the country.


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Jeannette Latoria on January 13, 2008, 02:49:43 pm
Hillary, Barack or Edwards but no Republicans!!!

I'm sick of them.


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on January 13, 2008, 10:35:23 pm
Hillary, Barack or Edwards but no Republicans!!!

I'm sick of them.

They are all part of the CFR that wants to bring in the NAU.

Have you watched the movie ENDGAME yet ??

Don't vote for your own enslavement.


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Spectral Encounter on January 19, 2008, 05:35:48 pm
(http://images.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/elections2004/_images/2004countymap-final2.gif)

Unfortunately, it's still a very red country! 


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on January 20, 2008, 02:05:51 pm
Maps might not be all that current or that reflective of 2008 political reality.


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on February 05, 2008, 01:40:50 pm
http://knowbeforeyouvote.com/


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on February 08, 2008, 10:47:59 am
McCain's Presidential Ambitions Set To Be Swiftboated
Swift Boat Veterans for Truth member set to launch counter-offensive to reclaim Republican Party
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Friday, February 8th, 2008
     


Remnants of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth group that contributed to torpedoing John Kerry's presidential ambitions in 2004 are set to derail John McCain's hopes of becoming the Republican nominee by forcing the GOP to jettison the Senator and instigating a revolution within the party to return it to its conservative roots.

It was McCain himself that leapt to Kerry's defense during the Swift Boat controversy four years ago and now the individuals that started the offensive against Kerry are set to turn on McCain.

The campaign is being led by Sergeant Ted Sampley who has devoted much of his post-military career to campaigning for the safe return of lost POW's stranded behind enemy lines. He is Vice President of Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally Washington, D.C., which has no less than half a million active members.

Sampley also runs Vietnam Veterans Against John McCain organization, which has been instrumental in exposing the fact that McCain's status as a war hero and the claim that he was tortured in Vietnam is a complete fabrication, as well as highlighting the fact that McCain poses as a veteran's advocate yet abandons them on every turnkey issue.

(Article continues below)


"We are planning right now a counter-offensive called GOP Tea Party, and in the spirit of 1773 when the colonists rebelled against the King of England and tossed all that tea over, we're going to rebel against the Republican Party and toss McCain over," Sampley told the Alex Jones Show.

"We hope to start a revolution within the Republican Party to cleanse it of all the left-leaning Republicans and McCain is a leftist if you look at his major activity," he added, pointing out that McCain has direct links to the Clintons and would be no different than having Hillary in the White House.

Sampley said that the move would consist of convincing around 10 per cent of Republicans to sign a pledge promising that they would not vote for McCain, and re-establish the real conservative roots of the Republican Party.

"We were the first to open up on John Kerry and we took a lot of crap," said Sampley, "the same stuff's going to be thrown at us about McCain that was thrown at us about John Kerry," said Sampley.

"McCain is a deceiver, he is the great deceiver, you can't trust him," he added.

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Sampley dismissed the importance of McCain's delegate support, saying that as long as 10 per cent could be made to sign the pledge, the Republicans would be forced to jettison McCain, leading to a brokered convention and the selection of a different nominee.

"When the Republican establishment is confronted with the cold fact that if the party nominates McCain, all efforts to win the presidency will be in vain. It will be forced to "broker" the leftist McCain into oblivion where he rightfully belongs," reads the GOP Tea Party website.

Whether Sampley's efforts will be successful largely hinges on whether establishment Republican-leaning and Neo-Con news outlets and talk radio give the campaign any attention. Can the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Fox News and Glenn Beck really be relied upon to sink McCain's aspirations or will they mothball the story to ensure a completely staged McCain vs. Hillary contest ensues?




Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on February 22, 2008, 08:13:19 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-t_YD-sDhw


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on February 22, 2008, 09:06:58 am
www.obamatruth.org


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on May 07, 2008, 02:44:18 am
The Money Masters.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-515319560256183936&q=The+money+changers&ei=Zd4QSMjvB47YqAKQtJmzBA


Endgame

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1070329053600562261&q=Endgame+&ei=1t4QSPaoB5q2rAKJzaywBA


America: Freedom to Fascism

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1656880303867390173&q=Freedom+to+Fascism&ei=at8QSJPIL52mrALI99GwBA


The Track Records:

http://knowbeforeyouvote.com


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on June 03, 2008, 02:49:01 am
Baldwin: Antidote To Voter Discontent

By mary | May 30, 2008

http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1505

A Zogby poll shows 42% said McCain “will never” get their support.The poll also shows an overwhelming 86% of self-described “very conservative” voters said they are displeased with who the presumptive nominee will be - and 65% of these voters said they are “very unsatisfied”.
Fertile ground for Chuck Baldwin. This November, the race is up for grabs!



November Surprise?

May 21, 2008

A recent Zogby poll shows an unprecedented 86% of conservatives do not support the presumptive GOP candidate for president, John McCain. Source

In a memo to the GOP,Republican Congressman Tom Davis (VA) wrote: “The Republican brand is in the trash can. If we were a dog food, they would take us off the shelf”.

Political analyst David Wasserman opined: “I’ve never seen a more defeated tone .This is as bad as it gets for any party.”

The Republican Party’s likely presidential candidate John McCain’s position on issues of importance to “conservative” voters has been identical to those of left-leaning Democrats like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Americans who consider themselves “conservative” should acknowledge that McCain’s positions on stem- cell research, homosexual unions, amnesty, taxes, free speech and gun rights simply have not shown him to be in anyway different from the Democrat contenders.

Case in point, is an analysis by Bobby Eberle, President of GOPUSA- a “company dedicated to promoting grassroots conservative philosophy.” Eberle focuses on what is called “The Contract With Conservatives”. This “contract” outlines the presumably non-negotiable points conservatives say they must have in a party and a presidential candidate. This “list” also shows they are the very same principles and issues John McCain has never, ever, adhered to in his entire political career. It’s difficult to imagine that intelligent people would ignore such glaring departures from their stated “principles.”

The Contract with Conservatives actually may better be termed “McCain’s Not Conservative- Let Us Count the Ways: The Contract outlines issues such as immigration reform. The contract asks a candidate commit to securing the borders, enforcing employment laws and abolishing amnesty.
On a scale from 1-10 McCain scores a -0 on this one.

The good senator from one of the states most devastated by the effects of the illegal invasion not only VOTED for amnesty, but he teamed up with Sen. Ted Kennedy to come up with an amnesty bill!

If tax reform is what so-called conservatives are after, McCain’s not likely to deliver. Twice, the good senator from Arizona voted against making President Bush’s tax cuts permanent.
If it’s the Life issue that drives voters, again John McCain falls short. McCain has shown his disdain for pro-lifers (not to mention the unborn) with his support of federally funded embryonic stem cell research. Add to this his Super Tuesday endorsement by The Republicans for Choice Political Action Committee (LifeSiteNews.com). They decided that McCain was the “best candidate to make the Republican Party pro-choice” following Rudy Giuliani’s withdrawal from the race.Last, and certainly not by any means least, McCain scores in the super-negative numbers on the issue that is foundational to our republic- free speech.

The McCain-Feingold bill, under the guise of “campaign finance reform” did more to trample free speech in this country than any other piece of legislation. Now “conservatives” say this chilling First Amendment-destroying legislation must be repealed in one breath and with the next endorse for president the man who came up with it!

Conservatives have repeatedly begged the candidate to start acting like one of them ( even though he at one point toyed with the idea of switching parties and becoming a Democrat.) His voting record shows he’s more aligned with liberal Democrats than with the few remaining conservatives in his own party. The day after his Super Tuesday wins, McCain told his conservative critics to “just calm down.”

The discontent with the Republican Party’s offering is being noted by even the most die-hard Republicans. Conservative activist and publisher of Conservative HQ, Richard Viguerie didn’t mince words when he recently warned: “Republican leaders must resign…Leaders in the White House, the Congress, and the Republican National Committee and its affiliates, along with most Republican leaders at the state level, have failed — or outright betrayed — the conservative voters who put them in their positions… The conservative movement has been set back 10 to 20 years — possibly even permanently — by politicians consumed by power.”

Newt Gingrich even noticed it when he said:” [On Super Tuesday], there were 14.6 million Democrats who thought the presidential nomination was worth voting for, and there were 8.3 million Republicans on Super Tuesday,” Gingrich said. “That is a warning of a catastrophic election.” No Child Left Alive Barack Obama leaves moderates cold, while true conservatives can’t even go there. Obama’s track record shows he’s aligned himself with left-of center political forces that push for universal health care, higher taxes, a more intrusive federal government and environmental policies designed to increase D.C. reach into areas best left to states. Arguably the most chilling aspect of Obama’s political pedigree is his opposition to the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act” (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=18647.). Even the most hard-core pro-abortion elements found it disquieting to note the former Illinois senator’s vote in effect said “If a baby survives an attempt on its life it should be taken to a separate room to die, and no efforts should be made to save it”.

Obama sat through testimony by delivery nurse Jill Stanek who detailed how babies were routinely left to die in hospital laundry rooms. Her heart-wrenching photos and first –hand account “did not faze Obama”.

Even the rabidly pro-abortion NARAL did not oppose the legislation. That is evidence of the “Change” Obama tells us we, as a nation need? From a Republic where life and liberty were once valued, to a country where live babies can lawfully be left to die? That is “change” we do not need. Barr None and despite talk that former Congressman Bob Barr might be the antidote to this dismal state of affairs as the Libertarian candidate, true conservatives and libertarians know there is only one man for whom they can, in all good conscience cast their vote: Constitution Party nominee Chuck Baldwin.(www.Baldwin2008.com). Baldwin has stood firmly on truth as a pastor, talk show host, syndicated columnist, and 2004 Constitution Party vice presidential candidate. He squares up 100 % on the issues, while Rep. Barr’s political pedigree shows serious breaches such as votes in favor of the dangerously unconstitutional USA Patriot Act and authorization for the unconstitutional Iraq war.

As Congressman Ron Paul enters the next phase of his presidential campaign by continuing his efforts to reform the Republican Party, voters seeking a true constitutionalist on the ballot this November should look no further than Chuck Baldwin. He is the only presidential candidate who actively campaigned for Ron Paul . As a true friend of Ron Paul, Dr. Baldwin is the presidential candidate to continue the Revolution this fall.

Given the choices this November, and considering Congressman Ron Paul will not be on the ballot; Chuck Baldwin will be, and is committed to carrying on the principles of the Paul campaign.

Chuck Baldwin will be the only candidate who never supported the unconstitutional Patriot Act.

Chuck Baldwin will be the only candidate who will strengthen our national defense by bringing our troops home from around the world and ending the Iraq War as expeditiously as possible.

Chuck Baldwin will be the only candidate who vows to end the monetary monopoly created by the Federal Reserve by legalizing gold and silver as legal tender.

Chuck Baldwin will be the only candidate who wants to abolish the unconstitutional income tax.

Chuck Baldwin will be the only candidate who wants to restore America’s sovereignty by getting out of the UN and thwarting any move towards a North American Union.

Chuck Baldwin will be the only candidate who is serious about sealing our borders and ports from illegal entry, rejecting amnesty and ending birthright citizenship.

Chuck Baldwin will be the only candidate who vows to abolish the federal Dept. of Education and allow local, private, and home-based education systems to flourish.

Chuck Baldwin will be the only candidate who is totally committed to ending legalized abortion on demand.

Chuck Baldwin will be the only candidate who is not a friend of the socialist-leaning ACLU.

Chuck Baldwin will be the only candidate who never supported the assault on civil liberties that is the USA Patriot Act.

This November, there will be only one choice for conservatives and libertarians serious about restoring the constitutional Republic of the United States- Chuck Baldwin. Join us as we continue this grand American Revolution.

http://baldwin2008.com/november-surprise/


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on June 03, 2008, 03:17:05 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzb7YD-d4js

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to0YzPFhVv0&feature=related

 :)


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on June 05, 2008, 03:31:41 am
Dr. Chuck Baldwin's Speaks On The Global Elite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQvONtBBYR8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waU_Iv20eXo&feature=related


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on June 05, 2008, 03:32:46 am
Vote Dr. Chuck Baldwin for President 2008!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbQLmCa4dm4&feature=related


Dr. Chuck Baldwin Describes The Battle Americans Face


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhaOVk31boE


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on June 06, 2008, 04:37:23 am
To schedule interviews with Constitution Party presidential candidate contact:

Mary Starrett
Communications Director,
Baldwin 2008
(602) 315- 6193
mstarrett@constitutionparty.com


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on June 12, 2008, 03:07:34 am
http://www.cafepress.com/baldwin2008


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on June 13, 2008, 01:20:50 am
Constitution Party Promotional Video


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_SobkISNrY&feature=related


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on June 13, 2008, 03:55:08 am
 http://baldwin2008.com/index.php

http://www.chuckbaldwinforum.com/index.php

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5808710975074355086&hl=en

Lamp Chuck Baldwin / Darrell Castle Lamp

Seven Principles of the Constitution Party are:

1. Life: For all human beings, from conception to natural death;
2. Liberty: Freedom of conscience and actions for the self-governed individual;
3. Family: One husband and one wife with their children as divinely instituted;
4. Property: Each individual's right to own and steward personal property without government burden;
5. Constitution: and Bill of Rights interpreted according to the actual intent of the Founding Fathers;
6. States' Rights: Everything not specifically delegated by the Constitution to the federal government is reserved for the state and local jurisdictions;
7. American Sovereignty: American government committed to the protection of the borders, trade, and common defense of Americans, and not entangled in foreign alliances.


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Bianca on June 27, 2008, 12:04:55 pm







                                                    How to Be a Better Voter





By George Stephanopoulos,
PARADE Magazine
jUNE 27, 2008

H.L. Mencken is often quoted as saying, "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence
of the American public."

Great line, but Mencken got it wrong — at least when it comes to voters.
 
Ever since I planted my first lawn signs for a county judge as a high-schooler in Cleveland, I've been fascinated by campaigns and elections. Now, 30 years later — after working in the Capitol and the White House, serving in three Presidential campaigns, and covering three more as Chief Washington Correspondent for ABC News — I'm still fascinated.

And I'm still convinced that, in most elections most of the time, voters get it right. The process works. As we head into the most exciting, historic, and high-stakes Presidential election of our lifetimes, here are some suggestions on how you can be an even better voter.



Know What Matters to You

Start with a gut check. Sit down and really think about which issues are most important to you: national health care or national security? Global warming or the makeup of the Supreme Court? Consider what qualities you most prize in a leader: empathy, decisiveness, or intelligence? Candor or competence?

Then imagine that you are the President. What would be your top priority? Whom would you turn to for advice?  Which principle or position would you be willing to stand by even if it put your whole Presidency at risk? How you size up the candidates should flow from how you answer those basic questions.


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Bianca on June 27, 2008, 12:07:39 pm








Use the Godfather Test



Political pollsters love the beer-buddy question — namely, to ask voters which candidate they'd most want to hang out with over a couple of cold ones or a cup of coffee. But I prefer to use the Godfather (or Godmother) Test.

What that means: Pick a candidate as if your child's life depended on it. While liking the politician should be part of your thought process, having a Best Pal in the Oval Office isn't enough. The decisions made by the next President will help determine whether your children will have to fight in wars, how dependent they'll be on foreign oil, and whether Medicare and Social Security will be there when they retire. Vote for the candidate who has the competence and character to guide your child — and the country.





Find Out What Your Friends and Family Really Think


In addition to getting news from the TV, try to check out a solid newspaper every day. It will give you some breadth of coverage about the election and the context of the campaign. And, as you're making up your mind, don't be afraid to engage friends and family in debate. Not surprisingly, I disagree with the old saw that you should never discuss politics at the dinner table (although I do my best not to bore my toddlers). When I worked in politics, the best decisions I ever made came after conversations with my friends. So go at it — just try not to pick a fight at every meal.




During the Debates, Focus on What the Candidates Say — and Do


Record numbers of viewers tuned in to this year's primary debates — and for good reason. They matter. Though face-to-face televised debates are a relatively recent phenomenon (the Kennedy-Nixon debates in 1960 were the first ever), they've been key turning points in just about every campaign since. 

Both Richard Nixon in 1960 and Al Gore in 2000 might have been better off sticking with radio broadcasts. Many observers thought each had won his first televised debate on points, but Nixon was undone by bad makeup that failed to hide his 5 o'clock shadow, and Gore was undercut by reaction shots that caught him sighing and rolling his eyes while George W. Bush was speaking. Viewers were turned off. 

Gerald Ford's bid against Jimmy Carter in 1976 stalled at the second debate, when Ford declared there was "no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe." Meanwhile, Bill Clinton sealed his 1992 victory during a second debate with George H.W. Bush. As Clinton engaged a questioner on the economy, Bush was caught checking his watch. The metaphor stuck.

While nothing in a campaign can match the demands that a President will face in the White House Situation Room, debates can offer a glimpse of how candidates perform when everything's on the line. Watch how they handle the pressure — and give extra credit for spontaneity. Are they thinking on their feet or reciting canned talking points? Which one can defuse a difficult moment with humor, recover from a gaffe with grace, or pounce on an opponent's mistake without seeming too mean-spirited?

Wit and showmanship are important. They feed into what political scholar Richard Neustadt considered the most essential Presidential power — "the power to persuade."


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Bianca on June 27, 2008, 12:09:45 pm








Balance It All Out


Where the candidates have come from, what positions they take on the issues, whom they listen to, and how they make decisions all matter. No one quality is the key to success. Take experience, for example. It's hard to imagine a President coming to the White House with a more stellar resumé than James Buchanan, who had been a Congressman, a Senator, an ambassador, and Secretary of State. But he failed miserably as President — passive in the face of a looming Civil War.   

Nor can a candidate who promises change necessarily achieve it.  Jimmy Carter came in after Watergate  promising "a government as good as the American people," but he ended up not having the political skill to deliver one. Experience, judgment, and competence all have to be weighed in equal measure.

And think hard before disqualifying a candidate for being a flip-flopper. Flip-flopping can be the most devastating criticism — and deservedly so, if the candidate shifts with the political winds. But history also is full of Presidents who changed their minds for the right reasons. The Louisiana Purchase was the kind of power-grab that ran against Thomas Jefferson's deepest principles, but he came to see it as a wise investment in America's future, and supporting it turned out to be one of the best Presidential decisions ever. Abe Lincoln promised the South that he wouldn't abolish slavery. Thank goodness he changed his mind.




Always Remember That Your Vote Counts


It's a cliché, but look at recent experiences. The 2000 election was settled by the U.S. Supreme Court when the official  count showed 537 votes in Florida separating Bush from Gore — a difference of less than one-tenth of one percent of the state's electorate. Flip fewer than 60,000 votes in Ohio, and John Kerry is President in 2004. Nixon would have won in 1960 with 5000 shifted votes in each of Illinois and South Carolina, and 12,000 in New Jersey.

Who knows if this year's contest will be a cliffhanger? What I do know is that 2008 is shaping up as one of the most consequential elections in U.S. history. More Americans will vote this year than ever before. I'm confident that we will prove Mencken wrong — one more time.





Check out some of the best presidential campaign commercials of all time

"What It Means to Be a Leader" by Senator and potential vice-presidential nominee, Jim Webb


Title: Re: 2008 Presidential Campaign
Post by: Volitzer on September 20, 2008, 06:29:15 pm
Republocrat Campaign Song


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kQxnut5RVw&eurl=http://baldwin08.com/