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A friend who is still undecided - and doesn't know if she'll vote for McCain, Obama or, as she put it, throw her vote away on a "write in" - asked me to send her any information I had on the candidates that might help her make her decision.


Here's what I sent her tonight:

Hi,

You asked me to send any info I have on either candidate, so I wanted to send you a few things that I think are worth reading. Side note: If you only have time to read one thing from the stuff below - read the Rolling Stone article on McCain. It's eye-opening!

First, Obama:
If you haven't had a chance to see where Obama stands on the issues that are important to you, you can read more here:
Full summary:
http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/ObamaBlueprintForChange.pdf
Or to look up specific issues:
http://www.barackobama.com/issues/
The thing I like about the links above, is that they include previous votes and bills and stuff that Obama supported or voted for (or against) that give evidence of his viewpoint for each of these issues.

Second, Biden:
One of the things I admire most about Biden is his fight against domestic violence and violence against women (including sexual assault).
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-biden/the-fight-against-domesti_b_69000.html
and
http://www.barackobama.com/learn/meet_joe.php

Also, here's a summary of Biden vs. Palin on the issues:
http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/president/issues/vice-presidents/index.html

Third, McCain:
Here's a link to a Rolling Stone article about John McCain's life. You have to click through to read the whole thing (it's about 10 pages long, I think) but its a VERY interesting read and a well written article.
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/make_believe_maverick_the_real_john_mccain
Let me know what you think when you get to the part about him calling his wife a certain 4 letter word and his other anger issues. That's one of the things that worries me the most about McCain as President (his unpredictable behavior).

Fourth, Palin:
Here's a link to an interview of McCain by a local reporter in Maine (I think) back in early September. In it, McCain's asked several questions about Palin and her experience (or lack thereof).
http://enjoybeing.livejournal.com/482054.html

Also, here's a "Who is Sarah Palin?" summary, with links to source information:
http://enjoybeing.livejournal.com/473779.html

Ok. I know that's a lot. I hope you find some or all of it helpful, and I'd love to hear back from you with your thoughts.

Love ya,


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