Sunday, April 6, 2008

Are Democrats Divided on Candidates?

Much has been written in the past several months, and several polls have yielded results, showing that if their preferred candidate for the Democratic nomination for President does not win, then they will vote for Republican John McCain.

As a Democrat, if my candidate for the Presidential nomination does not win...
I support Clinton, if she doesn't win, I will vote for McCain
I support Obama, if he doesn't win, I will vote for McCain
I am a Democrat but I don't like Clinton or Obama and I will be voting for McCain
I will vote for which ever candidate recieves the Democratic nomination.
Free polls from


Emmy said...

I need another option. I support Obama, I do not want Hillary, but I don't think I can bring myself to vote for McCain if she gets the nomination.

Gxeremio said...

I need another option too. We don't even know who all will be running - Nader? Bloomberg? Gravel or Barr as Libertarian? It's way too early for anyone but partisans to know for sure who they're voting for, though of course people can have preferences.

Tad said...

I am supporting the Democrat's nominee hence the reason I call myself a Democrat. How can anyone possibly love either of these candidates so much they would vote for John McCain? First, he's been cowtowing to the right wing of the Republican party for over a year. Second, on the most important issue of the day, whether to stay in Iraq or not, he wants to continue our presence in Iraq. I thought the surge was working. Al Quada is no more in Iraq. Why are we still there? To prevent civil war? The civil war will come along with the murder, torture, and rape that will accompany it. Our presence no matter how long will not prevent it.

JGFitzgerald said...

Interesting poll, but take into account that it asks the question in the heat of the primaries. The better question is: What have people tended to do in the past, once the primaries are over, and is there any reason to think it will change this year? Of course you can't poll history, you can only report it. As to wanting a non-party option, people should remember that six people gave us George Bush: five Supreme Court justices, and one supreme ego named Nader.

Bryan said...

Mr. Fulk,

I really hope that is not the case, as much as it would pain me if Hilary took office she would be the lesser of two evils. Read this:


10 things you should know about John McCain (but probably don't):

1. John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has "evolved," yet he's continued to oppose key civil rights laws.1

2. According to Bloomberg News, McCain is more hawkish than Bush on Iraq, Russia and China. Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan says McCain "will make Cheney look like Gandhi."2

3. His reputation is built on his opposition to torture, but McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban.3

4. McCain opposes a woman's right to choose. He said, "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned."4

5. The Children's Defense Fund rated McCain as the worst senator in Congress for children. He voted against the children's health care bill last year, then defended Bush's veto of the bill.5

6. He's one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a "second job" and skip their vacations.6

7. Many of McCain's fellow Republican senators say he's too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He's erratic. He's hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."7

8. McCain talks a lot about taking on special interests, but his campaign manager and top advisers are actually lobbyists. The government watchdog group Public Citizen says McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates.8

9. McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his "spiritual guide," Rod Parsley, believes America's founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a "false religion." McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church "the Antichrist" and a "false cult."9

10. He positions himself as pro-environment, but he scored a 0—yes, zero—from the League of Conservation Voters last year.

fembot said...

Something else people don't seem aware of regarding "War Hero" McCain, his faithful wife who had been a model (really, a magazine type model) was involved in a car crash and terribly injured while he was in Viet Nam and she was by herself caring for their children. When he came home her looks were no longer what he wanted them to be so he did what shallow men typically do and "bailed out" on her. After she had waited loyally for the husband she loved for many long lonely years, he left her so he could pursue younger and "more attractive" women.
What a poor excuse for a man...

Tad said...

I know we all have to hate John McCain now that he is the Republican nominee, but could we please refrain from cheap shots related to events of his Vietnam service. You now where he was tortured for 6 years.