This is something that I have thought about writing for a while now. I really don't want McCain or Obama to be my president, but the fact that one of them is going to be the president in less than six months really makes me nervous.
This is why I don't like John McCain as president. McCain has been the Senator of Arizona for 20 years and they are the dumbest state in America.http://www.morganquitno.com/edrank.htm This is something that says a lot to me in terms of what he considers important. In my opinion the education of the children of this country is one of the most important issues facing us today. We are falling behind other countries in terms of our education system, and that is something that i would really like to see changed. Our universities are great, but the public education system is seriously faltering compared to other countries.
He says he "Knows how to win wars" but hasn't had any kind of position in the military in almost 30 years. War has changed a lot since then, so what makes him think that he is still an expert in military techniques.
McCain cheated on his first wife numerous times, and although he has accepted blame for it, that kind of blatant disrespect for someone you vowed to love and cherish for the rest of your life is something that is not to be taken lightly in my eyes. This shows bad judgement on McCains part.
The Keating 5 scandal is something that is not talked about much in this election campaign. McCain was embroiled in that scandal and it cost US taxpayers about $124.6 billion. That's not a small number. McCain was cleared of any improprieties, but was said to have used "bad judgement." that is not someone that I want as my president.
John McCain derides all the lobbying going on in Washington all the while having lobbyists surrounding him in his presidential campaign.(Charlie Black, Rick Davis, Mark Buse, Christopher Koch) Two of those lobbyists have resigned from his campaign and it could be chalked up to naivety, but overall shows bad judgement.
During his term in the 110th US congress John McCain has missed 63% of the votes. The next closest is Tim Johnson from SD, who had a brain hemmorhage that caused him to spend months in the hospital, with 50% missed. I understand that he is running for president
These are the main reasons why John McCain will not receive my vote come November. Over the course of the last 30 years he has consistently shown bad judgement. That is the worst quality to have in a president if you ask me.
I'm not by any means saying that Barack Obama is the answer to all our issues, but I believe that he could not by any stretch of the imagination, be worse than McCain. We are stuck choosing the lesser of 2 evils, and I believe that person is Obama. I wish we had another better choice, but we really don't.