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Poll: Who will you vote for in the 2008 U.S. presidential election?

After nearly two full years of one of the longest and most turbulent presidential elections in modern U.S. history, the race finally comes to conclusion on Tuesday, November 4. Tell us who you plan to vote for, or have already voted for.

After nearly two full years of one of the longest and most turbulent presidential elections in modern U.S. history, the race finally comes to conclusion on Tuesday, November 4. Tell us who you plan to vote for, or have already voted for.

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203 comments
BALTHOR
BALTHOR

Some had hoped to vote for Cheney.

AbbyD9
AbbyD9

What is the difference between Socialist President Chavez and his one party rule of Venezuela and Left-Wing Democrat Obama and the expected absolute majority our uninformed voters are about to give him? Nothing! In Venezuela they routinely prohibit organized opposition that would challenge the administration. In America the Democrats are not content with controlling the television and print media, they now want to eliminate the conservative talk radio programs with the Fairness Doctrine law. Obama's penchent for associating with people who hate America should have been the big clue about what to expect but the public wasn't reminded often enough to offset the hysterical adoration the media heaped on him.

SherryCan
SherryCan

I want this country to be Marxist and Socialistic, so I will vote for the commie himself, Barak. I like TAKING from the rich and giving it to someone like me who don't wanna work for a living. It's easier to just take from your rich folks. Now, that's the ticket. Besides, a Democratic Congress and a Democratic President, I will be sure to get your hard-earned money - yessirree. Oh yeah! No work, all play, and money in the bank! Go Barak Obama! JOE THE PLUMBER Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Joe the Plumber to come and fix it. Joe drives to Obama's house, which is located in a very nice neighborhood and where it's clear that all the residents make more than $250,000 per year. Joe arrives and takes his tools into the house. Joe is led to the room that contains the leaky pipe under a sink. Joe assesses the problem and tells Obama, who is standing near the door, that it's an easy repair that will take less than 10 minutes. Obama asks Joe how much it will cost. Joe immediately says, "$9,500." "$9,500?" Obama asks, stunned. "But you said it's an easy repair!" "Yes, but what I do is charge a lot more to my clients who make more than $250,000 per year so I can fix the plumbing of everybody who makes less than that for free," ex plains Joe. "It's always been my philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied government to pass this philosophy as law, and it did pass earlier this year, so now all plumbers have to do business this way. It's known as 'Joe's Fair Plumbing Act of 2008.' Surprised you haven't heard of it, senator." In spite of that, Obama tells Joe there's no way he's paying that much for a small plumbing repair, so Joe leaves. Obama spends the next hour flipping through the phone book looking for another plumber, but he finds that all other plumbing businesses listed have gone out of business. Not wanting to pay Joe's price, Obama does nothing. The leak under Obama's sink goes unrepaired for the next several days. A week later the leak is so bad that Obama has had to put a bucket under the sink. The bucket fills up quickly and has to be emptied every hour, and there's a risk that the room will flood, so Obama calls Joe and pleads with him to return . Joe goes back to Obama's house, looks at the leaky pipe, and says "Let's see ??? this will cost you about $21,000." "A few days ago you told me it would cost $9,500!" Obama quickly fires back. Joe explains the reason for the dramatic increase. "Well, because of the 'Joe's Fair Plumbing Act,' a lot of rich people are learning how to fix their own plumbing, so there are fewer of you paying for all the free plumbing I'm doing for the people who make less than $250,000. As a result, the rate I have to charge my wealthy paying customers rises every day. "Not only that, but for some reason the demand for plumbing work from the group of people who get it for free has skyrocketed, and there's a long waiting list of those who need repairs. This has put a lot of my fellow plumbers out of business, and they're not being replaced ??? nobody is going into the plumbing business because they know they won't make any money. I'm hurting now too ??? all thanks to greedy rich people like you who won't pay their fair share." Obama tries to straighten out the plumber: "Of course you're hurting, Joe! Don't you get it? If all the rich people learn how to fix their own plumbing and you refuse to charge the poorer people for your services, you'll be broke, and then what will you do?" Joe immediately replies, "Run for president, apparently."

kpescatello
kpescatello

McCain will create more jobs and freeze spending. Accountability will come like a tidal wave thru DC. I am going to help make that happen.

majohnson
majohnson

I don't like either candidate therefore neither will get my vote. However, I will exercise and honor those who died for my right to vote by voting independent.

OnTheRopes
OnTheRopes

I like the right to vote in private. Got to the polls at 0645 and was outta there at 0730. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

PoconoChuck
PoconoChuck

Should Sen. Obama win, I will seek a 2nd or 3rd job to prevent my family from being subjected to the hell that would be "universal health care" -- unless the Obama Administration makes private healthcare illegal. Yes, I am that frightened of that possibility. America's days as a bastion of Capitalism may be waning; I fear for its future.

jdclyde
jdclyde

http://www.gopusa.com/theloft/?p=820 I will not be voting for Mr. Obama. I will also not be voting for the party I voted for last time. Anyone that is voting for Obama just hasn't been paying attention.

MrKnowitAll
MrKnowitAll

Unless they had never met the man prior to this campaign, read any of his writings or knew about his past history and associations. Only those that are blinded by an ignorant hatred for George W. Bush and brainwashed by the promise of 'Hope & Change' would be foolish enough to vote for such an anti-Capitalist/Marxist, racist, ego-maniac. .

jmgarvin
jmgarvin

53/42 is about what the nation is polling at. The sad part is I'm not voting for Obama, I'm voting against the piss poor choice of Palin. McCain is old and will probably die in office, Palin has the intelligence of a goldfish, so I cannot in good conscience vote for McCain... Not to mention the 6 years of poor Republican rule in the Congress and 8 years of poor Republican rule in the White House.

Tig2
Tig2

Sorry but I'm going to have to decline this one. I believe in keeping my voting habits in the voters booth and try very hard to not get into discussion that are extremely political. But I will cheerfully use your poll as a way to push out a message that I believe to be important and timely. Don't make the mistake of believing that your vote doesn't count for anything. Make a point of stepping out and voting tomorrow. Back in the old days, we would never have considered not voting. It was a privilege that we valued. And do yourself a favor. Go do something other than watch the returns. The morning news will have better information anyway.

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

Did you vote for the same party you voted for in the last election?

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