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    The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    What do you think the hottest issue for campaign 2008 is ... or should be?

    Please, I'd like to keep it short, sweet and to the point. If you need to make your point- please leave an FYI link to or start+reference a thread. Just want to hear what you're thinking for this one .

    Me: Economic Globalization: The outsourcing overseas of US capital, tax dollars and government/high-tech jobs with intellectual property overseas.

    Reference

    A reference link...from 2004

    Thanks!
    Last edited by AeroSim; 09-06-2008 at 08:57 PM.

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    Re: The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    On McCain's website. He says something about new jobs and new study's for new markets to adapt to Economic globalization.

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    Re: The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    Welcome to our spot before I forget.

    I think economic issues. The war stuff seems to be under acceptable control and headed in a correct direction.
    So its all about money for me and within that frame...gas prices
    /unemployment and related.

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    Re: The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    National defense.
    Brian

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    Re: The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    ^^# 2 for me. Almost a tie with 1

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    Re: The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    I would like it to be government excess and waste, but think it will be a toss-up between domestic energy and taxation.


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    Re: The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    energy, bureaucratic feces, getting rid of the dems and republicans and having more than 2 parties, healthcare, the economy, having our stuff manufactured here and become less dependent on foreign entities....
    Max Plank: "A new scientific truth does not
    triumph by convincing its opponents and making them
    see the light,
    but rather because its opponents eventually die"
    Arthur Shopenhauer: "Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.
    First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is opposed. Third, it is regarded as self evident."
    Martin Niemöller:
    "When the Nazis came for the communists,
    I remained silent;I was not a communist.
    When they locked up the social democrats,I remained silent;
    I was not a social democrat.When they came for the trade unionists,I did not speak out;
    I was not a trade unionist.When they came for the Jews,
    I remained silent;I wasn't a Jew.When they came for me,
    there was no one left to speak out."

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    Re: The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    Energy independence and freedom, building on new sources of energy, oil, wind, water, hydroelectric, any of them, also, decreasing biofuel usage. I remember nuclear and geothermal power.
    Last edited by 3dfxrain; 09-07-2008 at 02:03 AM.

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    Re: The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    To quote someone-or-other: "It's the economy, stupid". At the end of the day people's first thought is always their own comfort. Are prices going up? Am I going to lose my job? Can I afford a house? Only later do they get onto things like importing oil or Iraq. I'd say jobs are first on the list.


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    Re: The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    What do you think about an oil price crash?

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    Re: The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    I think you are wishing too hard. While speculators have moved on , there's still a simple problem: too much demand and not enough supply. No big sources are coming on-line any time soon, and Russia controls a large part of the oil which is likely to last any long periods of time. If oil ever drops below $90 a barrel I'll be surprised. Rises may be slower for a while, but I would expect an inexorable march upwards until it runs out.

    But in light of the original question, I'd put it about third or lower on a voters list.


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    Re: The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    Economy.

    That includes foreign policy, outsourcing, terror, energy policies, education, and other related issues that affect our standing.

    I'm pretty blind to what color, age, sex, or experience a candidate is. It's the plan stupid, to coin a variation of an old saying.
    Thomas Jefferson to John Page Fairfeilds Dec: 25. 1762.
    ... But the old-fellows say we must read to gain knowledge; and gain knowledge to make us happy and be admired. Mere jargon! Is there any such thing as happiness in this world? No: And as for admiration I am sure the man who powders most, parfumes most, embroiders most, and talks most nonsense, is most admired.

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    Re: The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    Energy and getting the credit issue's cleaned up.

    Take care of those two issues and the rest will work out.
    GO VIKES!

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    Re: The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    to coin a variation of an old saying.
    like running on a change and hope platform without really explaining what the change or hope is other than just for the sake of it regardless if its good or bad change.

    The economy could use an enema!

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    Re: The Hottest Issue of Election 2008...?

    Quote Originally Posted by /\/\adGamer View Post
    like running on a change and hope platform without really explaining what the change or hope is other than just for the sake of it regardless if its good or bad change.

    The economy could use an enema!
    You are talking about both party platforms for this election, right?
    Thomas Jefferson to John Page Fairfeilds Dec: 25. 1762.
    ... But the old-fellows say we must read to gain knowledge; and gain knowledge to make us happy and be admired. Mere jargon! Is there any such thing as happiness in this world? No: And as for admiration I am sure the man who powders most, parfumes most, embroiders most, and talks most nonsense, is most admired.

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