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==About==
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This page is for discussions of the relative merits of the two major-party candidates for the [[2008 US presidential race]], [[John McCain]] and [[Barack Obama]], and their respective vice presidents [[Sarah Palin]] and [[Joe Biden]].
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===Objections to McCain===
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See [[John McCain/objections]]
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===Objections to Obama===
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The only serious objections to Obama apply far more intensely to McCain:
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* Overtly [[religious]] ([[Christian]]), and has been known to pander to a religious audience &ndash; but at least does not seem to be a literalist in his beliefs; McCain, though, is far more overtly religious, and has ties to a number of [[Christofascist]]s, most notably [[John Hagee]]
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* Voted for the [[FISA]] bill containing immunity for the telecomm companies (who illegally collaborated with George Bush in [[warrantless wiretapping|warrantless eavesdropping]] on Americans), despite having pledged to filibuster it &ndash; but McCain is far less likely to support the [[US Constitution]] over the [[Holy War on Terror]].
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For other objections which are easily refuted (or that make no sense but seem to be popular), see [[Barack Obama]].
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===Qualifications===
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====Education====
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! [[John McCain]] || [[Barack Obama]]
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* [[United States Naval Academy]] - Class rank: 894 of 899
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* [[National War College]], 1973-74 (? semesters)
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* [[Columbia University]] - B.A.
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** Political Science with a Specialization in International Relations.
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* [[Harvard]] - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
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! [[Sarah Palin]] || [[Joe Biden]]
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* [[Hawaii Pacific University]] - 1 semester
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* [[North Idaho College]] - 2 semesters - general study
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* [[University of Idaho]] - 2 semesters - journalism
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* [[Matanuska-Susitna College]] - 1 semester
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* [[University of Idaho]] - 3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism
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* [[University of Delaware]] - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
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* [[Syracuse University College of Law]] - Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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<small>kudos: [http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/10/elitism_is_not_a_fourletter_wo.php Pharyngula]</small>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 22:49, 27 May 2019

About

This page is for discussions of the relative merits of the two major-party candidates for the 2008 US presidential race, John McCain and Barack Obama, and their respective vice presidents Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.

Objections to McCain

See John McCain/objections

Objections to Obama

The only serious objections to Obama apply far more intensely to McCain:

  • Overtly religious (Christian), and has been known to pander to a religious audience – but at least does not seem to be a literalist in his beliefs; McCain, though, is far more overtly religious, and has ties to a number of Christofascists, most notably John Hagee
  • Voted for the FISA bill containing immunity for the telecomm companies (who illegally collaborated with George Bush in warrantless eavesdropping on Americans), despite having pledged to filibuster it – but McCain is far less likely to support the US Constitution over the Holy War on Terror.

For other objections which are easily refuted (or that make no sense but seem to be popular), see Barack Obama.

Qualifications

Education

John McCain Barack Obama
  • Columbia University - B.A.
    • Political Science with a Specialization in International Relations.
  • Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
Sarah Palin Joe Biden

kudos: Pharyngula

Links

Filed Links

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