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Poll: Which Presidential Candidate Will Be Best for Science? - RF Cafe Forums

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Which Presidential Candidate Will Be Best for Science?
Hillary Clinton    3%  [ 1 ]
Mike Huckabee    3%  [ 1 ]
John McCain    42%  [ 13 ]
Barak Obama    26%  [ 8 ]
Write-In (who?)    26%  [ 8 ]

Total votes : 31

Kirt Blattenberger
 Post subject: Which Presidential Candidate Will Be Best for Science?
Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:47 pm 
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As the presidential campaigns heat up here in the U.S., we hear a lot about what kinds of social programs will be created anew or fattened with more taxpayer money, but not much at all about how basic scientific research, the space program, alternative energy, visas for engineers, or other such topics being discussed. Of course, the reason is that none of them understand anything about science, but do know a lot about how to tug at heartstrings of the sheeple for how everybody is being screwed by Big Business and needs Big Government to rescue them.

Who do you believe will do the best job of reviving the tech sector of the U.S. economy? You do not need to sign in to vote in the poll.

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Jose Arrina
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Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:14 am 
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The whole lot of them are ignoramuses. Ron Paul (a medical doctor and Air Force office) is the only scientist among the original lineup, but he's out. What degree does McCain have (I haven't looked it up)? Didn't he crash 3 airplanes? Hillary - yikes! Obama, seems like a nice guy, but wants to implement full-fledged Socialism/Marxism. We're doomed.

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Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:32 pm 
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Jose Arrina wrote:
What degree does McCain have (I haven't looked it up)?

McCain graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958 - not sure what the name of the degree is.

George Bush probably would have crashed more planes than McCain did if he had had the nerve to keep flying - after he let the taxpayers pay for his training. Probably a good thing in retrospect. Geo has been a real disappointment.

Jimmy Burrows
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Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:26 pm 

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I think McCain is the only one who appreciates and understands the need to drive technoloy forward... not just for iPhone as and wii boxes to pacify the numbed multitudes, but for the sake of national defense. :smt066

Hussein Obama is a typical rock star with no knowledge of important matters. His cocaine usage makes him popular with kids - a great role model, eh? So we have Bill getting BJs in the Oval Office and Obama doing cocaine (and a report out of him doing the Congressman Larry Craig thing with a guy in Minnesota back in 1999). Yeah, real presidential material. :smt119

Hillary - give me a break. She's the most hated woman on earth, even by her own party members. :smt021

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Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:02 pm 
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I agree that McCain is probably the best among the field of choices. The whole group is a joke. Huckabee isn't even in the run, so forget him (not that he would be a techie).

Obama wants to give away everything we've got and spend all our GDP on eradicating all the world's woes without realizing that in doing so, he'll destroy us to the point that we can't help anybody. His goal is to be every nere-do-well's sugar daddy here and throughout all the world.

We're doomed.

 Post subject: McCain
Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:59 pm 
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As a military veteran and a die hard traditional conservative, for the second time in my life, I'm not voting Republican out of disgust. I don't know who I'm voting for - the choices are so sickening.

I don't see what you guys see in McCain, IMHO, the guy is... well, he's just an idiot, that's all I can say.

He basically said he's going to continue the present neoconservative policy of shipping US jobs and technology overseas under the guise of free trade (deindustrializing the US, huge trade deficit), giving amnesty to illegal immigrants (have you forgotten his stance on that already?), and sacrificing our sons and daughters in the name of "spreading democracy" throughout the world (to people who don't want it and hate us). Who's going to pay for all this stuff anyhow? No traditional conservative wants to see those policies continue, and most engineers I know are traditional conservatives.

So who cares if he supports science and technology a bit more then the next candidate? What good is that when he's using our tax dollars to fund research that he's just going to give tax breaks to companies that ship it overseas anyhow?

The democrats are sounding more conservative on that than the republicans. The lefties (neocons) have taken over the republican party - and they have the gall to call the democrats "liberals" - just take a bird's eye view of what McCain is pushing. If the distruction of the US industrial complex, the use of the military as a world police force and amnesty for illegal aliens are not liberal agenda, then I don't know what are. The "Republican" label no longer signifies traditional conservatism. Don't vote that label out of blind faith - look at the big picture.

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