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I had a talk with a friend today and we were debating politics. I asked who he liked and he said "Obama." I asked why and he thought for a moment. Then he said, "He's just so presidential looking and very charismatic. He inspires me. And he would change things." I asked "How?" but got no answer. So, I thought I'd ask here. Why are people voting for Obama? Can you give me some information about his platform or solid plans - something I can really hang my hat on?

Asked By: Shrieking Panda - 2/21/2008
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here we go again...gimme a 2nd and I'll post this again for the ppl who never seem to read... More
Answered By: o1575 - 2/21/2008
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beats me
Answered By: Zachary S - 2/21/2008
 
Remember Karl Marx said that religion is the opium of the masses. I think he meant politics as well. Dr. Savage says that Liberalism is a mental disorder. Mr. O is the most liberal senator in the country. You go figure it all out.
Answered By: cadaholic - 2/21/2008
 
they think having a young black president would be a good change... but based on what i heard about him i think he would be an awful president! Vote McCain Nov.4.08 The Next Ronald Reagan!
Answered By: ¿iPod Genious? - 2/21/2008
 
I'm not voting for that b**ch. I hate him. He's not charismatic, he's not presidential looking. He's brainwashed his cult and they're voting for him. He will destroy this country if he wins. You can guarantee that.
Answered By: kolten - 2/21/2008
 
I have no clue why they would vote for someone like Obama...the name is similar to those that we are fighting against now to protect our country from terriorism...he's black, he's muslim, the religion that claims we hate them because of it...he looks funny & i hate the way he talks................
Answered By: americangurl_28 - 2/21/2008
 
GO AWAY IPOD GENIUS!!!!!!
Answered By: LR924 - 2/21/2008
 
There is nothing regarding Obama that you can hang your hat on, save for the fact that he HAS no plan. You know, most young people don't think for themselves (assuming this guy was young, he sounds like a callow fourteen-year-old). Who is in the media the most? Hillary and Barack. This guy doesn't like an old woman, so... More
Answered By: Apostle - 2/21/2008
 
i have no idea, i want hilary
Answered By: purplerainz88 - 2/21/2008
 
think about your friends responses and the first answer to your question here. I can promise you that there's nothing more that any obama supporter can share with you. he's full of empty, meaningless speeches that he's done absolutely nothing in senate or anywhere else to back up. check his voting record at senate.gov... More
Answered By: angryamerican2008 - 2/21/2008
 
Don't you think that after having a moron as president for two consecutive mandates, a fresh, articulate, positively-minded and inspiring Obama would come in handy for the people of America?
Answered By: crazyfrog - 2/21/2008
 
He's just so presidential looking and very charismatic. He inspires me. And he would change things. How? He would end this war and bring our troops home... and the gas price and hospital bills can be affordable for all of us.
Answered By: jajadajade - 2/21/2008
 
Intangibles . . . I have not seen the intangibles in a presidential candidate like I see in Obama. He transcends politics and looks like a visionary. If anyone cann change the sad direction of this country to a country with morals and a conscience, he has a better chance than anyone... More
Answered By: ashley_david_ny - 2/21/2008
 
Ipod genius is wrong to me because he said what he HEARD, does he get Real facts on Obama to sya that he want be a goo president? Get yo facts first!! Obama will be a GOOD president!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Answered By: NiyaBear - 2/21/2008
 
u say war in iraq is a plan? if that is what you think is something extraordinary thing to do , go and vote someone else and be happy of killing more people for someone's else's pocket... More
Answered By: cplus_learner - 2/21/2008
 
If the respond from your friend wasn't a moving and inspiring answer, obviously you're a cold-hearted chick... similar the way Hillary Clinton is. No wonder she's running people away from her... More
Answered By: riney11 - 2/21/2008
 
Platforms and plans make for nice coffee table discussions, but no matter where the President stands on issues, (s)he is bound to a great degree by the checks and balances our federal government has in place (i.e. he has to get Congress to buy into many of his ideas before implementing them... More
Answered By: The Walking Dead - 2/21/2008
 
Sort of a copout, but if you are really interested, I would check out his website to learn more about what he stands for and specifics on his policies, etc... More
Answered By: toolaenima2 - 2/21/2008
 
why not,who else is there
Answered By: laptop - 2/21/2008
 
obama may be inexperience, however he is passionate about the people of the USA and want the best for the economy, unlike most politicians who only want to make a name for them selves and go down in history. in addition Obama has many new ideas that will make the USA better off and more united, with these ideas and... More
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Answered By: marcelous p - 2/21/2008
 
I want him to beat Hillary
Answered By: Roe - 2/21/2008
 
He has a vision to unite America. He wants to give power back to the citizens. He has a plan to deal with the enemy. He believes in healing people rather than killing people.
Answered By: Walter D - 2/21/2008
 
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