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YouTube’s Top Election Video Is Iraq War Vet’s McCain Endorsement

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The video, titled ‘Dear Mr. Obama,’ has been viewed more than 11 million times!

If the election came down to YouTube viewers, a pro-John McCain video would be the winner.

A video of an Iraq veteran giving his endorsement to McCain is the site’s most watched election video, with 11 million views, according to the BBC, which calls it “short, simple and powerful.”

The video opens with a young man with close-cropped hair standing outside in casual clothes next to an American flag.

“Dear Mr. Obama,” he says, and describes himself as an Iraq war veteran, whose yearlong tour convinced him that Iraqis are “just like us” in seeking freedom.

“Are they better off today than they were in 2002? You bet,” he says.

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Written by Ridgeliner7

Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 11:47:00 PM

All You Need To Know About Sarah Palin

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Background:

  • Born: February 11, 1964 (44 years old) – Sandpoint, Idaho
  • College: University of Idaho
  • Profession: Journalist
  • Spouse: Todd Palin
  • Children: 5
  • Interesting Facts:
    • Placed Second in “Miss Alaska”
    • Nickname: “Sarah Barracuda”
    • Has one son in the military, Army. Soon to deploy to Iraq
    • Has one child with Downs Syndrome
    • Husband is three-time champion of the world’s longest snowmachine race
    • Husband is a Union Member & Commercial Fisherman, Oil Worker

Political Experience:

  • Wasilla City Council
  • Wasilla Mayor
  • Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
  • Governor of Alaska
    • Approval rating continually around 90%

On the Issues:

  • Abortion: Pro-Life
  • Energy Exploration: Supports drilling in ANWR
  • Second Amendment: Strong supporter of gun-owner rights
  • Health Care: Supports relaxing insurance regulations to increase competition, and lower costs
  • Taxes: Opposed to “nuisance” taxes and high fees for small business owners
  • Gay Marriage: Opposes same sex marriages

Memberships:

  • Lifetime NRA Member
  • Iditarod PTA
  • Former Salvation Army Board
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Valley Youth Sports Coach, Hockey Team Manager
  • Honorary Member, Rotary

Controversy:

Philosophy on Governing (from Gubernatorial Campaign Page):

I look forward to building a team that will put Alaskans first!  I believe in fairness and inclusion and will call on the public to work together for Alaska’s common good.  I refuse to use divisive tactics that polarize us for political gain. As Mayor of Wasilla, the fastest growing area of Alaska; as President of the Alaska Conference of Mayor; as Chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission; and as a business owner and mom, I approached issues with a fair, balanced, common sense approach. I love the challenge of hiring and appointing the best people to serve with me and I will bring this positive approach to Alaska as Governor. In building a public service team, my commitment to my home state is to always put Alaskans first and never allow special interests to take advantage of us. I know that government has its place, and it should be limited. My focus is on education, public safety, infrastructure and access to our resources. As manager of our vast public resources, the Governor must act as an effective CEO on behalf of all Alaskans in negotiating the best deals for the state, and I am prepared to tackle that challenge.

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Written by Ridgeliner7

Friday, August 29, 2008 at 10:23:01 AM

Voters See McCain’s Top Priority Finding More Energy

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Voters Think Obama’s Top Priority Is Reducing The Energy We Use

Latest Ramussen Reports Survey Spells Bad News For Obama

By substantial margins, voters believe that McCain’s top priority is finding new sources of energy while Obama is more focused on reducing the amount of energy we consume.  Data released yesterday shows that voters overwhelmingly believe it is more important to find new sources of energy. 67% believe McCain shares this priority while just 29% believe Obama holds that same view.

Other survey data shows that more voters trust McCain than Obama on the energy issue. Surveys also show strong public support for offshore oil drilling, a position advocated by McCain and resisted or waffled on by Obama.

The race between Obama and McCain remains very close in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll. Only on Iraq do voters perceive a bigger divide between Obama and McCain. On that issue, voters overwhelmingly believe that McCain is more focused on winning the War while Obama places a higher priority on getting the troops home.

On that one issue, it is Obama whose position is more in line with popular opinion 49% of voters nationwide now believe that getting the troops home is the top priority.  42% say winning the War is more important.

However, on Iraq, McCain’s position is supported by a very solid majority of Republicans and conservatives. On energy, most Democrats agree with McCain and liberal voters are evenly divided.

Also see Dick Morris and Eileen McGann’s BAD TIMES CAN BOGGLE BAM