No bashing or mudslinging from either side, just respectfully want to know as a conservative american why i should get on board with Obama? not here to attack or belittle anyone i just want to know based on your personal beliefs why you are honestly casting your vote for him?
Provide “middle class” America with tax breaks & repeal Bush’s tax breaks for the WEALTHIEST PEOPLE….
Strengthen Americas retirement security (social security)
Protect, provide for & honor our veterans, seniors, farmers & teachers
Improve our education system
invest in a clean energy future – reduce dependency on foreign oil, create “green” jobs, & tackle climate change
BRING OUR TROOPS HOME –
my list can go on and on…
I know alot of people out there are unsure of him, don’t know who he is and may feel uncertain – but the time for change has come and I do believe he is a STRONG and HONORABLE man that can we can trust…he has a HUGE mess to clean up, doesn’t he?
I support Obama because we agree on many of the same issues that I find important to me. Probably the biggest reason is I have never before felt so inspired by any Candidate. After 8 years of cynicism about Pres. Clinton and 8 years of Pres. Bush dismantling our country and driving a bigger wedge between left and right, I found Obama to be a breath of fresh air. He dismisses the low road in campaigning and has consistently taken the high road. Ex: He could have easily attacked Palin about her pregnant daughter and her support of Abstinence Only Education, but he said, “No! Her family is off limits, end of story.”
I do not think any one person can change Washington, but I do believe that one person can lead the nation to make the change. It’s up to the general public to force congress to look after America and I think Barack Obama is the person who can lead us toward that goal.
America is hurting economically, socially and politically and we need someone who understands what it’s like down here among the average citizen. Obama was raised by a lower middle income mother with the assistance of her parents and he was pushed to excel not just academically, but also a human being.
He earned his way through his “elite” college by merit scholarships and student loans. He rose to become the first Black president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review. While a state house representative in Illinois, he commuted between Springfield and Chicago so he could also teach law at the University of Chicago Law School.
Obama has worked hard to get where he is and that is not elitist. That is good old fashioned put your nose to the grindstone type of grit.
There is a lot of misinformation being tossed about. But don’t take my word for it. Research Obama for yourself. Look at what both sides have to say, but take everything with a grain of salt. There is no such thing as unbiased, however, there are people out there who try and try hard to minimize bias and be as fair as possible. Start with FactCheck.org and move on from there.
Though I hope you choose Obama, even if you don’t, I think it’s great how you’re asking politely and willing to consider what others think.
To direct that $3 Billion a week back to the US economy. Spending it on Iraq is the dumbest idea since our involvement in Vietnam. These countries that we go into to “fix” were fighting amongst themselves for 1000s of years before we went in there and they will continue to fight each other long after we are all dead and gone. Presidents Bush and Lyndon Johnson have not acted as if they have learned from history. So, of course, as the saying goes, “Those are don’t know history, are bound to repeat it”.
End the Iraq war which is bad for the economy and has made America less safe. Save $12 billion per month, have more troops on American soil guarding it
Isn’t tied down by lobbyists up the ying yang like McCain http://www.johnmccainrecord.com/mclobbyist/
Isn’t a religious zealot who wants to limit your freedom of choice when it comes to women’s bodies or trying to legislate morality by putting more conservative judges in the Supreme Court
He is for net neutrality while McCain wants to regulate what is online
More people, 87%, will get tax cuts under Obama
If he doesn’t get in, there is likelihood that an uniformed person name Palin could by misfortune become commander in chief. She didn’t seem to know much about either the economy, foreign policy from her interview
A vote for McCain is another 4 years of Bush. His track record on economic policy is the same, same on energy (supporting oil over alternatives). In contrast, Obama is on the alternative energy source bandwagon
Better judgement. 2/3 of Americans agree Iraq was a poor decision. Obama called it when it wasn’t expedient to do so years ago.
More focus on education and the future of the country by educating and training citizens to be competitive in the global economy
Foreign policy more common sense approach. Diplomacy over idiocy (like how we don’t trade with Cuba yet we do with Communist China)
A breathe of fresh air from the quarter century that his opponent has spent in Washington
As a liberal American, who had a family member who racked up(with insurance) about a million dollars in medical bills(literally not figuratively) in a two year period, the mere fact that Obama acknowledged there IS a problem with our health care system got my attention. I also support his stance on bringing the US troops home from the occupation in Iraq, stances on the economy, job creation/tax cuts for the middle class/support of small business/ reform of bankruptcy laws and the mere fact that he knows that it’s important to have a diplomatic relationship with other countries. Do I think he’s going to be able to do evreything he promises? Of course not, but I don’t think McCain will be able to do evreything he promises either…
I have nothing but respect for you. I’ve been on for upwards of two hours and this is the only good question.
Anyways, I’d really like to know (I’m an Independent)
I do think that most change is better, though.
ned s… its sad this asker is respectful and you have to bring your hatred into it.
Anyways, it seems america is set up to keep the rich rich and the poor poor. its so sad, and the man, obama, wants to change that and give equal rights to all. Its not only about social programs but about equality – something the usa always brags about but does not currently exhibit.
I would love to see some answers as well…. Most will just say something to do with “Change” without any actual pinpoint answer though.
No one is keeping the rich, rich and keeping the poor poor. Its apart of your imagination as is obama the perfect candidate. Most of the poor in this country do not have a college or high school education. Is that my fault? Is that my problem? You can’t afford health care? Well you should of finished high school and went to college. Why do I need to give them money that I earned? I don’t and won’t. Can’t wait for Palin to get rid of these socialist programs that are currently in office.
The guy below me is an idiot… Wrong on about 90% of that.. Espeically the taxes… is pretty cute.
Reasons why he is the worst candidate to touch earth.
1 Year Junior Senator
Voted 97% Liberal when he didn’t vote Present
-Wants to be Robin Hood and take from the Middle and Upper class and give to the poor.
– Wants to continue giving money to other countries that hate and resent us.
Has Communist from the 1968 DNC Rebellion in his camp.
Has Advocated Change
– Has not been involved with Change in Chicago
– Has not been involved with Change in Illinois
– Has not been involved with change in Washington
– His VP choice has been in the Senate for 24 years and has been apart of so many corrupt bills its not even countable on my hands and toes combined.
Received Earmarks for his campaign and for his wife’s business.
Believes in Global Warming (So Does McCain)
Wants to make “Government Cool”
Clueless about Foreign Policy
Clueless about Military Tactics and Policy
Wants to add a bunch of taxes to small business that will up the prices on everything and who will pay for it? The people..
Wants Socialized Health care aka the Rich and Middle class pay for everyones health care cause.
Does it get any more simpler than this? Yeah you can call me some fear mongering idiot… I am not the one thinking global warming is real, a 5th grader can debunk if he takes the time out to look at the facts. These dumbass liberals should ask Al Gore about the 7 Ice Ages before this supposed warming.
CAPITAL GAINS TAX
0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home (couples). McCain does not propose any change in existing home sales income tax.
28% on profit from ALL home sales. (How does this affect you? If you sell your home and make a profit, you will pay 28% of your gain on taxes. If you are heading toward retirement and would like to down-size your home or move into a retirement community, 28% of the money you make from your home will go to taxes. This proposal will adversely affect the elderly who are counting on the income from their homes as part of their retirement income.)
15% (no change)
39.6% – (How will this affect you? If you have any money invested in stock market, IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance, retirement accounts, or anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will now be paying nearly 40% of the money earned on taxes if Obama becomes president. The experts predict that ‘Higher tax rates on dividends and capital gains would crash the stock market, yet do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit.’)
Single making 30K – tax $4,500
Single making 50K – tax $12,500
Single making 75K – tax $18,750
Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K – tax $18,750
Married making 125K – tax $31,250
OBAMA (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)
Single making 30K – tax $8,400
Single making 50K – tax $14,000
Single making 75K – tax $23,250
Married making 60K – tax $16,800
Married making 75K – tax $21,000
Married making 125K – tax $38,750
Under Obama, your taxes could almost double!
– 0% (No change, Bush repealed this tax)
Restore the inheritance tax
Many families have lost businesses, farms, ranches, and homes that have been in their families for generations because they could not afford the inheritance tax. Those willing their assets to loved ones will only lose them to these taxes.
NEW TAXES PROPOSED BY OBAMA
New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2400 square feet. New gasoline taxes (as if gas weren’t high enough already) New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water, electricity) New taxes on retirement accounts, and last but not least….New taxes to pay for socialized medicine so we can receive the same level of medical care as other third-world countries!!!
You can verify the above at the following web sites:
Liberals are around and will give negative reviews when you post the truth!!!
I am afraid that your question will stump most of his supporters because when pressured to answer they just do not know. I here this question on the radio of his supporters and most just say I do and thats that.