There are many issues that are going to be important to the voters of the United States of America during the 2008 Presidential Election. Issues including the Economy, Iraq, National Security, the National Debt, or The Future of the United States of America.
As a voter, which issue would you consider as the…
Cvil liberties, then the war, then healthcare.
If we don’t have liberty we have nothing.
Integrity is the most important issue for the 2008 Presidential Election. The candidates must have integrity in what they say and do during the campaign and any statements that are made should be backed up by their actions of the past. They should deal with the issues and provide their position and how it differs from their opponents. If they continually attack their rivals in the race and do not focus their attention on their differences on the issues, they lose my vote.
People want candidates to focus on the issues of the day that are important to them and how their positions differ from their rivals in the race to achieve the nonmination for their party.
Whether the candidate asking for my vote for electors pledged to that candidate’s election has read and is deeply familiar with the contents of Article Two of the Constitution and is committed to carrying out the duties described therein. Everything else is window dressing and nonsense. The President proposes. The Congress disposes. We elect a President. Not a Federal Wizard King.
I think honesty and character matter a great deal. In terms of issues I would put national security (including illegal immigration) first and then the economy (new jobs, bring back some manufacturing etc and reduce domestic spending)
Economy is the most important issue that a candidate must carry. To improve the economy so that people will have a higher standard of living.
Restoring the Constitution of the United States.
I can’t take seriously anyone who takes either the Republican or Democratic Party seriously – in part because neither party takes you and me seriously; in part, because both are bought and paid for by corporate American and special interests. And neither party gives a damn about the MIDDLE CLASS.
The Republican Party doesn’t embrace the conservative ideology it’s alleged to, and the Democratic Party doesn’t embrace it’s supposed liberal ideology. In both Democratic and Republican administrations, Congress has passed and sustained billions of dollars in royalty payments and subsidies to big oil companies passed a consumer-crippling bankruptcy law, embraced the death of the estate tax, approved every free trade deal brought to a vote, and supported illegal immigration, and , despite global terrorist threats, open borders. QUITE A RECORD.
Both parties typically put forward candidates for Congress or President who personify the least objectionable, lowest common denominators of candidates who are mere shadows and echoes of the historical principles that originally guided each party. Although we remain a nation divided along partisan lines, we are primarily a nation confounded by uninspiring candidates whose chief attributes a re generally breathtaking mediocrity. Let’s be honest in 2004 a country of 300 million was forced to choose between two white guys from families of privilege and wealth, both of whom attended Yale, and were members of the Skull & Bones society. The Yale thing shouldn’t be an automatic disqualification to be president, but it is worthwhile to note that throughout almost all of the last two troubled decades, a Yalie has been in the Oval Office: President Bush, President Clinton, and President Bush. Please let’s let up on the Yale thing – I for one, don’t think it’s working. How about someone from a Midwestern state school who has actually worked for a living in his or her life, and whose intellect, character and leadership would life the nation with a clear vision of our future a commitment to the common good and our national interest? Just a thought.
Republicans and Democrats have brought us, with the sometimes conscious complicity of the national media, to the point where there is a rarely a national debate on great issues. In 2004 John Kerry and George Bush met in face to face debates three time, yet neither candidate ever mentioned the total indebtedness of the United States; discussed economic, social, or even environmental impact of illegal immigration; or acknowledged the stunning dropout rates of high school students all across the country. But nearly every voter was informed about John Kerry’s Swift Boat service in Vietnam and George Bush’s undocumented National Guard service in Alabama. The campaign organizations of both Kerry and Bush got away with it.
In 2004, more Americans went to the polls than in any election since 1968. Nearly seventeen million more voted for president in 2004 than in 2000, perhaps spurred on by the determination that the Supreme Court wouldn’t decide in a second consecutive election who would be our president. It was the largest turnout form one election to the next since 1952. And despite that improvement, just about every four in ten eligible voters still chose noninvolvement over participation. The optimists among us would say that our low voter turnout means that so many people think we’re so well represented that their vote is unnecessary. A skeptic, and I am certainly one, believes that low voter turnout partly reflects disgust and disdain for the candidates offered and the lack of real choices between our two major parties.
National Security which will involve dealing w/ the Illegal immigration problem, Iraqi war, economy/nat’l debt/trade issues.
It requires evaluating the character of candidates…choosing someone who is principled…and can make sound judgements/decisions based on convictions not on polls or partisanship.
1.) Health Care
2.) Re-evaluate our Military importance in Iraq.
3.) Subprime Lenders issue
5.) Decreasing unemployment
the most important issue is how we are going to get our allies to fully share in the burden of winning the war on terrorism so that we can devote more of our energies into solving domestic issues such as the economy, dependence on foriegn oil, health care and immigration reform.
Regaining trust in our government… Bringing all groups, congress, senate, and all parties together so we can ALL work together for the same things and not fighting like school kids, calling names and being non-productive…
Second most important issue is keeping someone like Hillary out of office who will only make things worse.. She’s dangerous beyond belief..
National debt and the economy for the long term.