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RE: The election is basically over.


RE: The election is basically over.
by Decius at 5:05 pm EDT, Sep 3, 2008

Stefanie wrote:
So, you won't consider voting for McCain because his VP is not experienced enough (per your criteria), but you're O.K. with Biden. Are you implying that you would've considered voting for McCain, had you deemed his VP qualified?

Yes. I hadn't made up my mind yet. I hadn't really even done enough research but I don't think either candidate is fundamentally objectionable to me based on what I know. In fact, my biggest present personal political concern is the Bush Administration's disdain for certain fundamental aspects of the Constitutional framework, particularly the Great Writ. Both candidates share my disagreement with the Bush administration's views in that regard, and so in many respects my "side" has already won. I have some political views that would tend me toward Obama but I would have considered the matter carefully before coming to a conclusion about that. Palin sealed the deal rather quickly. Her lack of experience combined with her evangelical views make her not just unqualified but, frankly, dangerous. I'm certainly willing to get out to the polls if it means doing my part to keep her away from nuclear weapons, and in spite of any misgivings I might have about Obama. There is just no comparison, and I don't think I'm alone in that regard.

Among the other VPs running in 2008 (Wayne Root, Rosa Clemente, Matt Gonzalez, Darrell Castle, etc.), do you consider any of them minimally qualified?

I don't know enough about any of them but at first glance none seem terribly qualified, and as I said I don't think its as important when you're talking about a protest vote. Castle has had a long law career but he is not a Constitutional scholar.

RE: The election is basically over.

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