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Rather than vote this year, I'm going to buy a gun.

be carefull Obama might flip flop on the gun rights again.-- 00:35, 5 August 2008 (UTC)
why you would waste your time posting the above tripe is beyond me. you grossly oversimpligy any candidate, and any issue with such feeble-mindedness, and add nothing to the discussion. - Imind (talk) 19:17, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

I think it would be more NPOV and less presumptive if it were routinely stressed that these are major-party candidates, not the only candidates in the race. One of the main reasons third parties rarely get anywhere is the base assumption in reporting media that they don't have a chance and therefore aren't worth mentioning. Because the public is constantly presented with "THE two candidates", the idea that votes for a third party are wasted is constantly reinforced. (Of course, nobody is served by this more than the established "two-party system," which promotes an illusory "us-versus-them", "neck-and-neck dead heat" every time to convince the voting public they have some sort of choice. The only wasted vote, in my opinion, is one for a major party. That said, voting may not even actually matter any more anyway.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:42, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

It doesn't. People like Fox news will publish a result before they've finished counting the ballots. --Brian McNeil / talk 14:47, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Obama MccainEdit

According to this short article America belives they both have a good chance at winning the election. The people that voted for mccain have there reasons why they did and why they picked mccain and not Obama, and i am sure the people who picked Obama had there reasons why they picked him and not mccain.I have heard among me some reasons why some do not pick Obama. But what people do not understand is what he says in his speeches to correct what some citizens call wrong on his behalf and no one will allow that and i think if someone is trying to prove a point you should always listen because you would want that in return and if the citzens had listened and took this into consideration we wouldnt have people against Obama and the same goes for Mccain the citzens need to listen to both sides and not immeiditley choosing one. You see we have two smart and intelligent men that know how to stand up for what they belive in and correct their wrongs so for that citzens should give something in return a second chance for both of them.

                                i wish them both good luck.  —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:33, 6 August 2008 (UTC)