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Election 2008: Because An Informed Voter Is A Good Voter

Submitted by CaptainThorns at 2008-10-04 15:12:46 EDT
Rating: 1.55 on 33 ratings (33 reviews) (Review this item) (V)

Not being one to pay heed to the exaggerated ramblings of media pundits and televised debates where finger pointing, opinions, and name-calling run more rampant than fact, I've taken it upon myself to do a thorough personal data gathering that summarizes basic demographics and issue positions of all the presidential candidates for the upcoming election - including the four third party candidates appearing on nearly every state ballot, which as you know are generally all but ignored by the media, and blocked by the political system from participating in major debates with the Republican and Democratic candidates.

This compilation does not include any segregate data on vice-presidential candidates, as the primary focus of any general election should be about the presidential candidates, and I believe that focusing undue attention on VP candidates merely serves to obfuscate the entire electoral process, when their role should be solely to support their respective presidential candidate. Additionally, all of the information was drawn directly from candidate websites and non-partisan sources, in order to prevent inaccurate or opinion-biased data.

Anyways, since this took nearly a week of down time to accomplish, I figured it wouldn't be doing any good to just keep such a resource to myself, so I thought that you might be interested in it. If you see any errors in the data, please let me know. Also feel free to pass along as you see fit. These are strictly facts, no analysis is done on my part as far as stating who I believe the "best" candidate to be, as that is, and always will be, a personal matter for each citizen of the United States.


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2008 Election - Presidential Candidate Analysis.jpg


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Submitted by orphelia at 2008-10-06 20:57:51 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Hey Captain! :)

Submitted by stuckfix at 2008-10-06 19:53:20 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by Jack_McCallum (user info) at 2008-10-06 17:02:36 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2


Anyone who takes a close look at Obama's 'experience' will be surprised. It sounds great on paper, but like many resumes today there is not a lot of substance behind the words.

Great compilaton here.

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But unlike experience, education CAN be concretely verified ... though McCain has certainly proven in the senate that he doesn't need no book learnin' to do his part to ruin the country.

Submitted by Jack_McCallum at 2008-10-06 17:02:36 EDT (#)
Rating: 2


Anyone who takes a close look at Obama's 'experience' will be surprised. It sounds great on paper, but like many resumes today there is not a lot of substance behind the words.

Great compilaton here.

Submitted by no1hasdis at 2008-10-06 13:27:30 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Submitted by MudWhistle at 2008-10-06 13:15:30 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Email sent, I would like a copy

Submitted by Pentameter at 2008-10-06 12:28:28 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Hooray for research! This is pretty slick.

Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-10-06 12:27:58 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Just sent this out to a dozen people. I'm actually eyeing Bob Barr now due to this work, even though I'm still skeptical about his leanings (Suddenly switching from Rep. party to Lib. party), though as always, I suppose it's the lesser of the evils.

Submitted by F.J.Bell at 2008-10-06 05:54:01 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

RESEARCH

Submitted by DonkeyOnTheEdge at 2008-10-05 21:54:14 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Bob Barr is my nigga. For the sake of my keeping with the traditional political post rant, keep in mind this is not directed at you.

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The President is becoming the Queen of England. If you think change is possible with the current two party system, you are out of your fucking mind. Both current candidates are Democrats whether you care to acknowledge it or not and the only thing either of them will pass is the Constitution across their bare ass and call it progress.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

Submitted by Phallic_Cymbals at 2008-10-05 20:43:33 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Wildlife: McCain; "Palin appears to contradict this stance"

This is opinion. The reader can infer whether Palin contradicts this stance or not.

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You have put the Patriot Act and Real ID act under the subheading of "Civil Rights", which locates the reader in a position critical of the proposals. Had you used the subheading "Anti-terror measures" or something analagous the effect of the candidates' support would be completely subverted.

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Also, assertions like "Will reduce health care costs by $2.500 for a typical family" is misleading. What you mean to say is "Claims that he will reduce..."

Submitted by PayMeLater at 2008-10-05 19:27:46 EDT (#)
Rating: 0


Submitted by monkeyswithguns at 2008-10-05 14:54:26 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by forensicgirl3 at 2008-10-05 14:45:57 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by The_taste_of_Monkeys (user info) at 2008-10-04 15:04:27 CDT (#)
Ranking: 1

Most of these people sound quite insane


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Aye, that they are. As Thorns said, it's a requirement to run for public office.

Besides, aren't yours a lot of nutters as well?

Submitted by metalbeast7 at 2008-10-05 13:48:44 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

fuckin mainstream
nader '08!

Submitted by Maddog at 2008-10-05 12:47:00 EDT (#)
Rating: 1

Nicely done, but you shouldn't have bothered putting up stats for anyone other than McCain or Obama, as none of the other "candidates" have even a remote chance for more than %1 of the vote at best.

Submitted by shadow at 2008-10-04 23:18:24 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

That's a fine thing you've done there.

Submitted by RacyStacy at 2008-10-04 22:31:29 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

good work

Submitted by Bubba2341 at 2008-10-04 21:22:28 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by Doodles (user info) at 2008-10-04 15:31:27 EDT (#)
Ranking: 2

However, I disagree with you about vice presidents not being too important.

Both McCain and Obama will have a much higher percentage of dying in office by age and race respectively.
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Doodles, retards like you are not allowed to vote. It's the law.

Submitted by haikumikoo at 2008-10-04 19:59:38 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I'll just leave this here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5WiE6MnmCM

Submitted by Otter at 2008-10-04 19:39:32 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I've been looking for something like this to break down who says what and what they stand for. Thanks

And remeber, to ease traffic concerns, Republicans vote on Tuesday, Democrats vote on Wednesday.

Submitted by CaptainThorns at 2008-10-04 19:08:16 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by The_taste_of_Monkeys (user info) at 2008-10-04 16:04:27 EDT (#)
Ranking: 1

Most of these people sound quite insane
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I'm pretty sure it's a requirement to run for any senior level of political office in this country. :)

Regardless, Nader will be getting my vote come Election Day. He matches up with the majority of my principles in the areas examined.

Submitted by kaos-king at 2008-10-04 18:10:32 EDT (#)
Rating: 2


Jesus fuck, +2 for effort!!!



Submitted by Hookhand at 2008-10-04 17:40:10 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2008-10-04 16:50:47 EDT (#)
Rating: 1

Pay no heed to apollo. He's still got wet shoes and is all grumpy.

Submitted by TigerLilly at 2008-10-04 16:14:33 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Informative.

Submitted by The_taste_of_Monkeys at 2008-10-04 16:04:27 EDT (#)
Rating: 1

Most of these people sound quite insane

Submitted by Snark at 2008-10-04 15:57:28 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by apollo88 (user info) at 2008-10-04 15:40:35 EDT (#)
Ranking: -2

oh fuck off you goggle eyed cunt

get a fucking life.


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Yeah!

First you put time and effort into understanding the most important election of your life and then you have the audacity to share it with others?

SHAME ON YOU!

Submitted by beeltea at 2008-10-04 15:46:34 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

effort

Submitted by experima at 2008-10-04 15:42:11 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by apollo88 at 2008-10-04 15:40:35 EDT (#)
Rating: -2

oh fuck off you goggle eyed cunt

get a fucking life.



Submitted by Doodles at 2008-10-04 15:31:27 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

However, I disagree with you about vice presidents not being too important.

Both McCain and Obama will have a much higher percentage of dying in office by age and race respectively.

Submitted by Doodles at 2008-10-04 15:29:21 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Color me impressed.

Submitted by CaptainThorns at 2008-10-04 15:13:54 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Hey, SOMEONE had to fill the void left by ETS. Might as well be me. I know the majority of you probably won't give a flying fart, but I suspect that at least a handful of people planning to vote haven't made their minds up yet, and to that end, this is worth the post, in my opinion.

Oh, if you'd like the original Excel spreadsheet version of this, drop me an e-mail at captainthorns.at.gmail.com .

You can drop your side-scroll -2 DIES now. I know, I know. Couldn't get it much smaller graphically and still keep it legible.


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big fat dynamo.

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