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Nine Moons » Blog Archive : Presidential Issues You Can’t Get Me To Care About » Presidential Issues You Can’t Get Me To Care About

Presidential Issues You Can’t Get Me To Care About

Rusty - November 3, 2008

- Obama or Palin’s lack of experience
- Nitpicky senate voting records (all senators compromise, that’s the name of the game)
- Their stance on abortion
- Their stance on gay marriage
- If they are anything like me
- How many houses they have
- Flag pins
- Middle names
- Their race
- Their sex
- Their age
- Whether or not they originally supported the war in Iraq
- Preconditions
- Pork
- Media bias
- Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright
- Palin’s wardrobe cost
- Palin’s pregnant daughter
- Palin’s accent/winking
- Biden’s gaffes

I’m sure there are more that I will think of later.

17 Comments »

  1. Moose hunting
    NRA membership
    Cindy’s bout with painkillers
    The number times they voted with party
    Paris Hilton
    Joe the Plumber!

    Comment by David T. — November 3, 2008 @ 11:22 am

  2. Paris Hilton? Who slept with whom there?

    What’s the short list of things you do care about, Rusty?

    Comment by Mark B. — November 3, 2008 @ 3:27 pm

  3. Who’s the Mark B slandering my name with inane comments?

    Comment by Mark B — November 3, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

  4. Not me.

    Comment by Mark Butler — November 3, 2008 @ 3:43 pm

  5. Not me.

    Comment by Mark Brown — November 3, 2008 @ 3:43 pm

  6. Good list, Russ. I’d go with most all, if not all of those as well.

    That’s why I’m voting either Communist or Libertarian this year. I can’t decide>:p

    Comment by Bret — November 3, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

  7. The only real Mark B. is the one with the dot after the B. The rest of you are impostors.

    Comment by Mark B. — November 3, 2008 @ 9:05 pm

  8. Really? You don’t care about abortion? You really don’t care about proposition 8, even though the first presidency has counciled us to support it and even actively campaign for it? Interesting that Elder Maxwell stated in the previous post that the day is not far distant that members of the church will find it difficult to follow the council of the first presidency. You don’t care about the war in Iraq? I’m as curious as the FIRST Mark B., what DO you care about???

    Comment by shannon W. — November 3, 2008 @ 10:49 pm

  9. Shannon,
    I care about abortion. I don’t care what the candidate’s positions are.
    I don’t care about Proposition 8 because I don’t have to, I live in New York. And I don’t know where you got the idea that I don’t care about the war. What I don’t care about is the candidate’s original positions on it when it started. But thanks for lumping me in with those who find it difficult to follow the First Presidency.

    The things I do care about are probably just as arbitrary to most of you as my list of things I don’t care about so there is little reason to expound on them. But most of it has to do with character/integrity, intelligence, fiscal positions, current position on the war, my perception of their abilities to unite rather than divide, level of cynicism, etc.

    Comment by Rusty — November 3, 2008 @ 11:29 pm

  10. Rusty – I apologize for being accusatory. I should have asked you to clarify before I posted. :)

    We should care about Prop 8 though, right? If CA approves a redifinition of marriage then they pave the way for other states to follow . . . and New York may be one of the first. I happen to live in Seattle, Washington and am concerned as well.

    Comment by shannon W. — November 3, 2008 @ 11:54 pm

  11. You said:
    - If they are anything like me

    Thank you. I’m so tired of people of any party choosing candidates “like them.” Pres. Monson has absolutely nothing in common with me besides being a member of the same Church–should I therefore think less of him or his calling?

    Comment by Bro. Jones — November 4, 2008 @ 9:36 am

  12. But most of it has to do with character/integrity, intelligence, fiscal positions, current position on the war, my perception of their abilities to unite rather than divide, level of cynicism, etc.

    thank you rusty. those are good reasons for your vote, imo.

    and i really liked your story on the fmh voting thread.

    Comment by mfranti — November 4, 2008 @ 10:14 am

  13. But most of it has to do with character/integrity, intelligence, fiscal positions, current position on the war, my perception of their abilities to unite rather than divide, level of cynicism, etc.

    You forgot how many times they were on SNL.

    Comment by David T. — November 4, 2008 @ 10:17 am

  14. I’ll vote for the candidate who is most likely to declassify Dick Cheney’s personal White House records.

    Everything else is just side-issues.

    Comment by Seth R. — November 4, 2008 @ 11:40 am

  15. Why would lack of experience not be an important issue? And what do you mean by “Preconditions?” I agree that the rest is just fluff.

    Comment by MCQ — November 4, 2008 @ 4:56 pm

  16. Donald Rumsfeld pretty much proved that experience does not grant immunity to gross incompetence.

    Comment by Seth R. — November 4, 2008 @ 6:00 pm

  17. Well, even if that’s true, Seth (which is certainly debatable), that doesn’t really answer the question. If one person with some experience proves to be incompetent in one job, does that mean experience stops being a relevant factor to consider for all people with regard to all jobs? The logical breakdown in that line of reasoning is staggering.

    Comment by MCQ — November 4, 2008 @ 7:52 pm

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