Queen Alixana wrote:
I want you, in your own words to explain to me what about his platform you agree with and why.
Is that so freaking hard?
Quite frankly, I know that would be a waste of my time. Why do you need to see it "in my own words?"
Because I want to know why *you* support him. I don't need a listing of his platform. You are allowed to have opinions of things. I'm just curious what yours are.
My reasons for supporting him are there on the website and easily accessible, end of story.
So you got your opinions on things like education, the environment, health care, and foreign policy by reading his website? Or are you suggesting that he magically happens to match exactly what you believe 100%, with no variation at all? I find that hard to believe...
And it becomes harder to believe that this is the same condition for every single Obama supporter. You all just coincidentally hold exactly the same views on everything. Right...
I do not see any reason for making it easier for you when you clearly seem to lack a proper understanding of his platform.
I understand his platform just fine. I disagree with many things on his platform, but that's not really the issue here. I want to know what about his platform you like and don't like, and why. Because usually when people say "I like X", they can say why they like X. And give reasons beyond just pointing at what someone else wrote.
My theory is that you're trying to prove a point about me, and/or other Obama supporters, that at least for this forum is not there to be made (that we are all mindless lemmings following a man because has a strong voice and a nice little message, and are incapable of making our own decisions.) I do not see why I have to feed into this erroneous belief and prove you wrong.
I see. You're not a mindless lemming, but you apparently get your entire political ideology by reading his website.
How about if we do this another way? Can you name a single thing you *don't* agree with Obama's website on?
Additionally, I must say I never saw you make a truly compelling argument why for instance, Mitt Romney should have been elected, so I'm not sure why you are insisting that I return the favor.
First off, let's compare apples to apples, shall we? Giving a "truly compelling argument why ... Mitt Romney should have been elected" is an argument for why he should have gotten more votes then say John McCain. That requires arguing about what other people should have done, and is far outside the scope of what I'm asking of you.
I'm asking why *you* support Obama. I'm not asking you to argue with me why he's the best candidate. I just want to know what about his platform and policies and even about him that you like.
And I most certainly did have a whole huge discussion on this board about Mitt Romney and why I voted for him. I mentioned my concerns with McCain. I covered Mitt's position on abortion. I mentioned his experience as Governor. I answered numerous questions about him and tallied what things about him I agree with, and which ones I don't.
And guess what? It wasn't hard for me to say several things I didn't agree with him on 100%. Cause that's normal. The odds of any single candidate matching *exactly* what you believe politically is pretty much near zero. The fact that you apparently are in lockstep agreement with Obama should be a huge ringing warning sign that either you are willfully ignoring aspects of his platform, or that you are in fact just mindlessly following him and adopting whatever platform he puts forth as "the best" simply because you think he's dreamy or something...