YOUR TAKE - Hillary or Obama?

Supporters of Democratic Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are canvassing the area trying to drum up support before Tuesday's primary election. Who gets your vote and why?
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

Supporters of Democratic Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are canvassing the area trying to drum up support before Tuesday’s primary election.

Who gets your vote and why?

Please post comments below supporting or criticizing the candidates. (And John McCain supporters, feel free to throw in your two cents as well.)

Comments

Maple Leif

Neither Clinton nor Obama nor McCain or any of the other people running for president can fix all the problems in America. This may be one of the greatest countries ever, but it is still flawed beyond repair. The type of leadership we need is beyond any man's abilities. Don't rest your hopes on any of these candidates; you'll be extremely disappointed.

AnAmerican

I for one would not vote for anyone with a Muslim name and Muslim heritage to be president of the USA...If you don't think Obama has a Muslim family history you are sadly mistaken...he may belong to the Church of Christ now but his childhood, parents and grandparents involved Muslim teachings and faith...that in itself is enough for me to pray he doesn't win.

AnAmerican

Obama is a good public speaker.....that is about all he is...no experience or any noteworthy accomplishments....also ask yourself who our enemies would like to see as our President...scary isn't it?

robinosp

When you go to the poll's this week please don't put your primary emphasis on who is male/female/black/white/democratic or republican but on who can ride the hard times. War, economy, environment, illegals all show we are in them. With personal and political embarassment, Hillary Clinton has ridden hard times and still keeps going. That is a lot to say for back bone and character. After being a prisioner and enduring the war, John McCane has shown back bone although he wants to keep us in a war which is killing our soliders and breaking our economy. Obama converted his faith, speaks liberally of changes and has shown no back bone in any critical decision while in office. Changes are necessary, right? But what changes and in which directions? I don't want the government dictating my religious changes to meet popular opinion, raising my taxes to meet popular demands and more importantly being in the hands of someone who can not make decisions. Even further to make decisions with no past experience. Before you throw your hat into the wrong arena, please take time to do a web search on the candidates and sort ficition from reality. And please, too all, go vote.

R. Moore

wilburcat

who in their right mind would vote for another clinton? havent we already had a stray dog once? Oh yes... that was bill clinton. McCain has my vote.

swiss family

as far as Obama having a muslim name... he didn't pick his name.. it is the name given to him by his parents.. he didn't have any control over what his name was going to be anymore than anyone blogging on here had a choice over the name we were given...

if he was raised in a "muslim " religion.. like you claim.. it was not by his choice.. what i think is more important is the fact that when he was old enough to make his own chioces.. he chose to turn his back on that religion, and join a christian denomination...

actually, in my opinion.. both Hillary and Obama, have secrets that they are hiding from us, and neither one is the best candidate.. i think that Ron Paul has the best interest of the country at heart, and should be supported more.. but he is not popular with the media, so he will never win the election.. which is ashame.. because he is clearly the best choice

David Deerest.

I have to agree with you swiss FOR ONCE- I liked Ron Pauls ideas as well. However, that being said, I can see why people wouldn't want a man with the middle name of Hussein. (probably spelled wrong) I didn't say I agreed with it, I just said I can see why people would feel that way. His name won't keep me from voting against him, his politics alone do that. No experience. Hillary has had too much experience. (ha!) Wake me up when it's 2012.

cls77

I would like to know what the real story is about McCain not being born on American soil. I heard on the news yesterday that he was born on a military base in Panama,not American Soil, therefor, is he even allowed to run for the Presidency? This should have cleared up before now! What a shame to have come this far only to find out that it was all in vain. Has anybody else heard this????

rusty

if he was born on a us military base to an american service man the he is considered a us citizen. bases are considered american soil, but i am a democrat so what he is makes no difference

cls77

I am not so sure that that is true. I have a cousin who was born on a base in Japan and that was one comment made by my relatives "that he would never be president" and when I questioned that they said he would not be considered born on American soil. Does any body know the facts for sure? I would really like to know the facts for sure and I would also like to know why this was never brought up before if he was born "outside" the country.

Seem like someone would have been aware of this situation already. Or... Could this be another Government coverup?

cls77

Even though I am a Democrat I still wanted to know the answer about McCains eligibility to run. I got my answer from 19 action news web site. Thanks for your information Rusty, You were right.

periquito

Obama will win this election because our country needs a dramatic change from the mess we have on our hands right now. McCain will drag this war on forever and overextend our military with new military aggressions against Iran and anyone else who dares disagree with the US. Clinton is overhyped and doesn't stand a chance in a general election. She has lots of powerful friends in high places but the difference in this election will be voters from 18-30 that are turning out to primaries in record numbers. I don't see why having an understanding of Islam would be a bad thing for the president, or anyone in the White House for that matter. Peace comes with understanding. Which is a good thing unless you like seeing the foundation of our country crumble from inside so that we can continue to proclaim that we will win the war in Iraq.

swiss family

thank you "periquito" very well said!!!my big concern though, is that they provide enough security for Obama!! i saw on the news where they quit scanning people half way through the line, when they were seaching for weapons in Dallas!!!why?? it looks like someone is trying to knock Obama off!!!

DEAR ABBE

OBAMA IS A PIED PIPER- LEADING INTO DESTRUCTION...

In the same speech last week in Texas he claimed to be a strong supporters of the 2nd ammendment and then 5 minutes later said he supported an outright ban on handguns.

A Radical Anti American Muslim leader come out in support of him this week.

The PLO in Palestine supported him this week.

He is anti-semitic and a self proclaimed AMrxist who ,during his college years, wanted American to become a communist country.

If some of you uneducated yahoos can overlook just that small handful of FACTS about Obama then, by all means, vote for the traitor.

Sometimes I understand why our foudning fathers believed only taxpayers and landowners should be able to vote. If the welfare leeches were not allowed to vote there wouldnt be but a handful of Democrats able to get elected.

THIS MAN DOES NOT BELIEVE IN CHRISTIANITY...HE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN OUR GOD, OR OUR BIBLE...HE WILL NOT ADDRESS THE AMERICAN FLAG AS ALL AMERICANS HAVE BEEN TAUGHTTO DO SO.

THERE WAS A SPECIAL ON ONE OF THE NEWS CHANNELS A WHILE BACK....IT TOLD HOW MANY YEARS IT TOOK TO TERRORIST COUNTRIES TO IMPLAMENT/IMPLANT THERE OWN TO PULL OFF 911. WHAT THEHELL DO YOU ALL THINK THEYARE DOING NOW?

swiss family

hey "redneck girl" please tell us what you really think..lolollol please don't go outside.... the sky is falling lolol

maoriora

Why doesn't law enforcement go after the real murderers? Not amateurs that kill family members, or a dozen co-workers, or a school. Half of them should be on medication and don't know what they're doing. I'm talking about people at the top of the profession, tobacco executives who kill half a million Americans per year (Eat your heart out Bin Laden.) The sociopaths who killed my mother and father, and are killing my wife.

While we're out walking in circles, Relay For Life, they are formulating long term plans to kill our children and grand children. CEO Susan Ivey, so delighted with R J Reynolds efficiency and innovation. Don't get a swelled head, Susan, your not as efficient as the Nazis.

If I murdered Susan Ivey's father and mother, if I was killing her husband, and devising long term plans to kill her children, I wonder what the Attorney General would do. He seems like a fair minded person. He'd see it as justifiable homicide for sure. Defense of home and hearth, but what about the Rabbi from Nazareth? He'd see it as returning evil for evil.

Putting the same old Delay and do nothing Republicans back into the White House would be returning evil. Our children are dying for change. Let's give them Obama.

swiss family

weren't your parents and your wife able to read?? for the past 40 years or so, there have been warning lables written right on the side of the packs telling everyone about the dangers of smoking!!.. if they chose to smoke, so be it, but with every action comes accountability..so it is sad to say, but now it is there turn to be accountable for their actions..

the tobacco companies only provide a product, if no one buys it, they would probably go out of business, but there are some, die hards out there that think they are invincable, that they won't be one of the statistics, who get cancer and die from their smoking.. well that is called denial, and the tobacco companies have no part in those decisions, but that is whare they make their money !!'

for you to think that the tobacco companies are responsible for your close ones sickness and death, would be like you holding the gun manufacturers responsible for a shooting, instead of the person who pulled the trigger.. especially if the death was a suicide!!

it is all about to choices, and accountability.. choice is what this free country was founded on, and the people around you have clearly made some bad choices.. now , sadly, and fatally, they must be accountable for that choice..

David Deerest.

to Redneck girl...I agree. They prey on the weak, ignorant and uninformed. As long as they say simple things that the simple folk will understand, they'll likely get a vote from them. Never thought in my lifetime I'd be voting for Hillary Clinton, but I gotta do what I gotta do!

swiss family

it is a real simple and terrified creature, that will not accept someone because they do not look the same as they do, or act the same, or come from the same background, or come from a different culture.

some simple people seem to be scared of Obama, because he has a "muslim name.. well ask yourself what does your name mean?? what heritage are you?? from which countries and background do you originate??? America is a melting pot.. and everyone hails from somewhere else, unless you are American Indian... so, you see.. your prejudice and simple mind is showing for everyone to see!!! so, don't fear that our country will be led by someone who doesn't look like you , or act like you... the world has been in part by many women, white and colored, and many men of all nationalities.. and we are still surviving!!!

maybe it is because of your fear of other races and sexes that makes you who you are today.. maybe you are breeding too excessively inside your own family, to keep your race alive.. but it is costing you alot of brain cells

DEAR ABBE

DEERDAVE, THANKS.

NO SWISS, THAT'S WHERE YOU'RE WRONG AGAIN! I HAVE NOT JUDGED HIM BY HIS LOOKS, I'VE JUDGED HIM BY HIS ACTIONS. YES, I DO BELIEVE THAT IS CAUSED BY HIS BACKGROUND. I DO BELIEVE HE'S A SMART FELLA, I ALSO BELIEVE HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT TO SAY TO WIN OVER FOLKS LIKE YOU THAT HAVEN'T A CLUE. BREEDING AND BRAIN CELLS, TWO MORE OBVIOUS SUBJECTS YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.~~~~THIS MAN DOES NOT BELIEVE IN CHRISTIANITY...HE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN OUR GOD, OR OUR BIBLE...HE WILL NOT ADDRESS THE AMERICAN FLAG AS ALL AMERICANS HAVE BEEN TAUGHTTO DO SO~~~~CAN YOU SAY I'M WRONG HERE? NO, YOU CANNOT, IF YOU'RE AS INTELLIGENT AS YOU PORTRAY YOURSELF TO BE. HAVE A BLESSED DAY, YOU NEED ALL THE PRAYERS YOU CAN GET.

rusty

i can say your wrong you must be reading the smear emails that have circulated,i am an old "redneck" but i have an open mind also,look up the 60 minutes interview titled battleground ohio,this addresses the fallacy of those beliefs you hold as the truth

swiss family

to "redneck_girl" you poor pathetic uninformed creature... it is sad really that you could make up your own stories like that , and then turn them lose to other simple creaturs as facts, to influence their thinking, (or lack of)... first of all, Mr. Obama, does believe in Christianity... he has been a member of the Church of Christ, for many , many years.. i believe that this makes him a "Christian"... and then secondly, as far as him not respecting, and addressing the American flag.. let me guess, you have seen the picture that the conservative right wing has released , showing Clinton, and McCain with their hands over their hearts, and Obama does not.. well get your facts straight before you spout off.. that picture was taken during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner.. and it is not required or even expected that we put our hands over our hearts for that... so he showed no disrespect...so there you go.. the truth is, he is a God fearing, and loving, Bible believing man.. who is standing at attention during our national anthem

please get your facts straight.. it only shows your ignorance, and rumor spreading mission...

DEAR ABBE

As far as I'm concerned, I was taught at an early age, if the Star Spanngled Banner was playing, you put your hand over your heart and looked directly at the flag. Maybe it is you that is mis-informed. When he was sworn into office, he refused to put his hand on the Holy Bible...Period. So he "GOES" to the Church. That does not mean he worships/believes in/ or LOVES our God!! I can go to a strip club, does that make me a stripper? I can go to a garage, does that make me a mechanic? So thank you once again, for your pathetic plight in informing me of my miscomings....

swiss family

you are so very welcome....glad i could help lolol

David Deerest.

United States Code, 36 USC Sec. 301 says that during the playing of The Star Spangled Banner (United States National Anthem) when the flag is displayed, everyone except those in uniform should stand at attention while facing the flag and have their right hand over their heart. Individuals in attendance that aren't in uniform should remove anything they are wearing on their head with their right hand and hold it at their left shoulder, with their hand held over their heart. Individuals in uniform should show the military salute during the first note of the anthem and stay in this position until the last note. If the flag is not displayed, people in attendance should face the music and respond as if the flag were present.

DEAR ABBE

Thank you so much Deer Dave, I was looking for just that. THERE YA GO SWISS, YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T HAVE THE SENSE GOD GAVE A GOOSE.

Why don't we just cut to the chase and put Bin Laden in there???