Richard S. wrote:If I was John McCain walking down the streets og Baghdad I wouldn't be comfortable at all, if it were me walking down the streets I couldn't answer that question because I have no idea what the real conditions are. I'd have to make that judgment after being there. Having said that I'd imagine it would be a lot safer than taking a stroll through the "hood" in LA.
I think we all realize just how dangerous the street of Iraq still are. Here is a headline from today:
Bomb kills 6 Iraqis, 4 Americans in Baghdad By Dean Yates
Tue Jun 24, 1:06 PM ET
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb killed 10 people including two U.S. government employees and two U.S. soldiers at a council meeting in the Baghdad stronghold of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday, officials said.
Full story here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080624/wl_nm/iraq_dc_14
Richard S. wrote:As far as McCains economics experience most decisions are made by cabinet members now to some dgree. The President rarely gets any direct information but instead its filtered though various cabinets and hes sees what they feel is important and advise him on what they feel is best. There is no one man that could possibly do all the things a president needs to do or know all the things a president needs to know.
While every President needs advice, knowing something about the subject himself is very important. Polls show that the number one issue on voter's minds this election will be the horrible state of our economy.
Richard S. wrote:Mark my words, the Democrats are going to lose this Presidency. Iraq their major card is on the back burner, its becoming less and less an issue every day. The big issue for this presidency is going to be energy and Mcain is the only one that can step forward with a policy that can lead us into the future. Even if Obama wanted too change his energy policy to be more realistic he can't because he'll be pissing off half the people that are voting for him now namely the environmentalist leaning crowd.
Again, we just simply disagree Richard. Not only do I think that Obama will win, he will win big because this country is hurting so badly. The economy is the Democrat's "major card" & Sen. McCain's admitted weak point. McCain's pro oil company views will just be more of the Bush/Cheney energy plan. Obama has no life long ties to big oil & being a front for environmentalists is just right wing rhetoric. ( I too have to decide if I think this country is really ready to elect a black President........To be honest...I don't know, but we are in such bad shape & the electorate is so angry this year......I think it should & will happen!)
What's gonna change these figures?
Richard S. wrote:When people are paying $5 for a gallon of gas, $6 a gallon for heating oil and who the hell knows where NG is going... and Obama is still sticking to his environmentally sound energy policies who do you think people are going to vote for?
Obama is not in the back pocket of "Big Oil" & does not walk around holding the hands (literally) with the Saudis like Sen. McCain's role model, GW Bush does.