Posted by: endithinks | October 28, 2008

On Blog Comments

In another addition of other blog comments.  This batch is from the Cafferty File on CNN.  The question was

“What would it take to change your vote for president?”

RJ – Ohio October 27th, 2008 1:15 pm ET
NOTHING!

Obama / Biden ‘08 & ‘12

Michael “C” Lorton, Virginia October 27th, 2008 1:15 pm ET
Jack: Nothing. In response to your question, “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”
Bernie of Lowell, MA October 27th, 2008 1:15 pm ET
Four years ago, I did not want ‘four more years’; The same, if not worse, situation with our economy, our federal deficit, the usurpation of our freedoms and the wars only strengthens my conviction that we need change.
Amber – Austin, TX October 27th, 2008 1:18 pm ET
Change is good.
There is not one single thing that could change my vote!

Obama/Biden ‘08/’12

Ann from S.C. October 27th, 2008 1:21 pm ET
McCain would drop Sarah Palin as his running mate while articulating a clear and specific message showing that he has better ideas for leading this country than Barack Obama. At the same time, I would need absolute proof positive that Obama wasn’t who he says he is.
Doug from Bloomington IN October 27th, 2008 1:22 pm ET
Nothing, absolutely nothing, can change my vote.
I voted for Obama last Thursday.
Pam, NC October 27th, 2008 1:25 pm ET
Impossible to change… I already voted for the best man. If I had another vote, I’d do it again. OBAMA… ALL THE WAY!!!!!
Jon October 27th, 2008 1:25 pm ET
Nothing.

Obama/Biden ‘08 & ‘12

John, Winston Salem, NC October 27th, 2008 1:25 pm ET
If one of these guys didn’t vote for the bailout, he would have had my vote.
Susan Geear Medford Or October 27th, 2008 1:26 pm ET
After almost 2 years of campaigning, how could I learn something new about either man? There are clear differences between the two candidates. What I don’t understand is how someone could have their head stuck so far in the sand that they are undecided!
Diane – PA October 27th, 2008 1:28 pm ET
Absolutely Nothing.

Obama/Biden 08 & 12

Mickie in Philadelphia, PA October 27th, 2008 1:29 pm ET
Nothing, McCain has already shown more than enough poor judgment with his pick of Sarah Baraclueless and his vicious attack campaign with no substance of plans, that I will be voting for Sen. Obama. I am sure McCain is slipping mentally and while I respected him years ago and still honor his service in Viet Nam, I honestly believe he needs psychological help. He is determined to win a war since we did not win Viet Nam and he doesn’t care how many troops we lose.
Marty October 27th, 2008 1:29 pm ET
My vote would change if McCain suddenly decided we need a more affordable health care system, that women’s rights matter, that giving the middle class a tax break isn’t poisonous but good for america, that war is not the solution to every problem, that that Sarah Palin isn’t qualified to be VP, that freedom of religion is still important to our value system even if one is a muslim, and prove that he is capable of handling a crisis without going spastic like he did during the bail-out.

Short of that, Obama has my vote.

Michael in Boulder October 27th, 2008 1:30 pm ET
Step 1 – McCain drops Palin and names someone qualified and pro-choice, like Ridge or Christine Todd Whtiman.
Step 2 – McCain fires his entire senior staff.
Step 3 – McCain gives a speech where he apologizes to a fellow US Senator he has accused of being a terrorist and anti-American.
Step 4 – McCain tells us that the spinning and changing positions are gone with the advisers, and that he has re-embraced every single thing he stood for in 2000.

Of course, I already voted, so it won’t help win my vote.

Doreen, Cornelia Georgia October 27th, 2008 1:31 pm ET
Jack,
There is one thing – but the chances are so, so, so, so, very, very, very, slim!! IF McCain were to say (and put it in writing) on Monday November 3rd that he is going to stop the bailout and take that money and spread it evenly to the American people I would start to listen. THEN if he said (and put in writing) that after that was done, he and Palin were running away together never to be heard from again, I would think hard on November 4th. FINALLY, as long as Pelosi IS NOT the Speaker of the House to gain control of the White House, I just may vote McCain’s way. Hey – everybody’s got to have a dream, right?
Doreen
Cornelia, Georgia
KarenB, Polk County Florida October 27th, 2008 1:32 pm ET
Nothing.
Even if I hadn’t already voted early. McCain.

among other things,
I’d still like to know where all that money is coming from (what countries/factions) for the Democratic campaign. We already
know “foreign investors” own a good piece of us.
……”and we never even saw it coming..”

byhen from Metairie, LA October 27th, 2008 1:33 pm ET
If the heavens opened up and GOD himself endorsed McCain I still would not change my vote.
Laurie October 27th, 2008 1:33 pm ET
I can’t imagine anything at this point that could change my mind . After the bad taste greedy capitalism has left in my mouth , I take a little of what McCain calls “socialism” , any day!
Ralph, Corpus Christi October 27th, 2008 1:33 pm ET
Nothing…except maybe flying pigs.
Frank H. from NYC October 27th, 2008 1:34 pm ET
If all of a sudden Obama became old and white with a dressed up air head as a running mate.
Alice from Alameda, CA October 27th, 2008 1:35 pm ET
Nothing, Jack. No one is perfect. And there isn’t a person on earth with whom I agree with on everything. But Obama has my vote because not only is he smart, but wise enough to know that he can’t do it alone. He didn’t just surround himself with other smart people, but asked for our help. Got us involved. Showed us what a government of the people, by the people and for the people can feel like.
McCain has demonstrated just the opposite.
“My friends, I can fix the economy. I know how to win wars.” I’m haunted by those McCain words, especially since he hasn’t explained how he’s going to do either. And as engaging and tough as Sarah Palin is, she is intellectually challenged, in my opinion. America needs intellectually strong leaders in these times.
So, Jack, there is nothing McCain can do or say to change my mind. He has already demonstrated that what he has to offer is not what I believe my country needs.
Jonathan October 27th, 2008 1:37 pm ET
There is only one way I would vote Republican and that is if they dropped McCain and Palin and replaced them with Obama and Biden!
JD in NH October 27th, 2008 1:38 pm ET
Absolutely nothing. I wouldn’t change my Obama vote for a million bucks and I’m a poor person.
Janet American Abroad October 27th, 2008 1:39 pm ET
I already voted and my mind was made up when I watched and hear the inclusive campaign by Senator Obama, in as much as Uniting for the Middle Class, no matter what race, gender or belief!
Mike, Cleveland, Ohio October 27th, 2008 1:40 pm ET
I’ve already voted so realistically that won’t happen. And even if I could change it at the last minute, the Republicans and Democrats would have to totally reverse their entire platforms in order for me to support the other candidate.
Malka D. Oceanside CA October 27th, 2008 1:41 pm ET
its always a womans right to change her mind but in this case no not one thing would have stopped me from voting for Obama
C. Farrell, Houston, Tx October 27th, 2008 1:41 pm ET
A moment of insanity is the only thing that could change my mind, besides I’ve already voted for Obama. The insanity will come if Obama doesn’t win.
Will K from San Jose October 27th, 2008 1:44 pm ET
Already voted. If you haven’t made up your mind yet between two candidates that fall on completely difference sides of many key issues then maybe you shouldn’t vote.
Richard, Enoch, Utah October 27th, 2008 1:45 pm ET
Nothing! Obama is for me!
BillD October 27th, 2008 1:47 pm ET
Not a thing. McCain had a chance with me back in 2000 but no longer. His choice of Sarah Palin was nothing short of stupid. If that is an example of his brand of decision-making, I will continue my support of Obama. Barack Obama has been remarkably consistent and thoughtful in the operation of his campaign. I’m hoping that leadership style translates to the oval office.

Bill D
Champaign, IL

Jane (Minnesota) October 27th, 2008 1:48 pm ET
Nothing would change my mind now. i’m ipressed at that way Obama has maintained control in the wake of having some of the most despicable attackes launched at him these past weeks. I think that’s the type of person we need at the helm during these times!
Charles, Lansing, MI October 27th, 2008 1:49 pm ET
Nothing
Terry in Hanover County October 27th, 2008 1:50 pm ET
I’m voting against the incumbents — all of them. Plus, there’s a side benefit of actually voting for a candidate I like — Obama.
Tom in Desoto Texas October 27th, 2008 1:52 pm ET
I voted for Obama in the primary and 2 hours ago I voted for Obama again. Seems there’s nothing that can change my mind.
Robert from Texas October 27th, 2008 1:53 pm ET
Only if I went crazy.
Mike in Oakland October 27th, 2008 1:53 pm ET
McCain would have to build a time machine, go back to 2000, and convince his younger self to become an independent after losing to Karl Rove’s underhanded smear tactics instead of co-opting those same vile tactics for himself.

Either that, or God would have to come down and put a gun to my head.

Marieth, Chicago October 27th, 2008 1:54 pm ET
I am voting for Senator Barack Obama. Nothing can make me change my mind. NOTHING AT ALL.
douglas in minnesota October 27th, 2008 1:54 pm ET
What would change my vote? If I had to move out of the United States; was no longer qualified to vote in American elections, and had to vote for the leadership of another country.
Jason S., Greensboro, NC October 27th, 2008 1:56 pm ET
The only thing that could change my vote is if it was revealed that Obama was, in fact, George Bush wearing a Halloween mask. However, I know that I need not worry because Bush is going as McCain this year.
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