Did you, as I, vote for Obama and are sorry for it?

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  1. cam8510 profile image92
    cam8510posted 8 years ago

    Did you, as I, vote for Obama and are sorry for it?

    I am a lifelong republican who voted for Obama.  I felt republicans were ignoring healthcare.  Now we have a monstrosity called Obama are that will bankrupt us.  I' going back to the republicans.  Hopefully they understand we want a sane resolution to healthcare that is affordable for the country.  Do you feel the same?  Different?

  2. HeadlyvonNoggin profile image86
    HeadlyvonNogginposted 8 years ago

    I didn't vote because I am in Texas and my vote for Obama wouldn't have mattered, but that's how I would have voted. Before you go regretting your choice, think about the landscape at that time. Think about the choice the Republicans gave you. First off, after the Bush years, the world really needed to see we the people elect a man who was both not in Bush's party and not another white guy. Second, I used to be a fan of McCain until that Presidential run. When you're advanced in years as he was and still is, don't select Palin as your running mate. Can you imagine if it were those two? Would that really be any better? I think you made the right choice.

    1. cam8510 profile image92
      cam8510posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.  My regret isn't that I voted for Obama instead of McCain, but that I voted for Obama.   McCain would have gotten us nowhere positive.  Thanks for reminding me of the political landscape of 2008.

  3. littlepiggy profile image59
    littlepiggyposted 8 years ago

    Neither Democrats nor Republicans understand the distinct conflict that exists when you put basic human needs at the whims of profit motive. Re healthcare, both parties want to sell citizens out to the insurance industry. The only question is, with what rhetoric?

    1. peeples profile image93
      peeplesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Couldn't have said it better. I won't waste the time answering! You took my words.

    2. cam8510 profile image92
      cam8510posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for cutting to the chase and saying that both sides have pretty serious problems dealing effectively with this vital concern.  Is there no one out there who will simply develop a plan for the impoverished uninsured?  That is my concern.

  4. texshelters profile image80
    texsheltersposted 8 years ago

    I'm not sorry, for I assume it would be just as bad or worse under McCain and no one else was going to win.

    I'm sorry we have a two party monopoly that limits our real choice to vanilla and vanilla bean.

    Tex Shelters

    1. cam8510 profile image92
      cam8510posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I was never a big fan of McCain.  When Palin came on the scene I couldn't believe it.  Talk about not quite ready for prime time.  Thanks for your frank response.

  5. Greg Cremia profile image62
    Greg Cremiaposted 8 years ago

    If obama had lost, mcain/palin would still have a full army in iraq, a full army in afkanistan and we would be at war with iran. If you think obamacare is expensive take a look at the military budget and what it would be right now if obama had lost.

    1. cam8510 profile image92
      cam8510posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Greg Cremia, you are right.  That is exactly where we would be right now.  Frankly, I opt for no Obamacare AND no wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.

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