So, I can't say I've been politically active for very long. In fact, I'd have to admit that I'm one of those young'ns that Obama has inspired to emerge from disenfranchisement and try to participate in American democracy.
However, I'm being introduced the the fun dodge-parry-retort maneuvers of political debate on this forum in ways I'm not usually challenged with, be it from never being around heavily-political people or surrounded by people with similar views. I do have to commend this forum for showing me the blood-boiling world of differing political outlooks.
Well, I'm no debater. I'm a decent writer and an award winning orator(H.S. Academic Decathlon, but hey, being 2nd in all of Texas and 1st in my region was kinda cool), My real strong suit, however, comes from being raised by a bunch of psychologists(family, not institutions XD). So, in true theraputic form, I have a question that should enlighten all of us in a very simple way as to what is really going on politically here. Plus, I'm just curious.
Since most of us are fairly aware of who most of us are voting for, what would the candidate opposing your choice have to do for you to decide to vote for him? Purely hypothetical, of course, many of us will tow party lines irregardless of changes, myself included, and for those who are undecided, throw in your opinion on both candidates.
Ultimately, I'd like this to not turn into a debate, but for those who would like to share, please do come forward and enlighten us. In an expression of pure campiness, politics has separated everyone, this much is clear in any particular presidentially-related thread in this forum alone, much less the rest of America rallying with great, terrible separation along so many views. So I'd like to see where the middle ground lies among you all, at least, so discussions can at least flow along lines of what we really want, as opposed to bashing one party against another, as politics has lured us in to doing.
Firstly, I would be more likely to vote for McCain If he adopted a more hospitable form of healthcare (treatment for PUNishing beatings included). I really, really don't like this tax credit business, and I personally would not mind the extra tax; sales, income or otherwise. And speaking of which, I'm for anyone who would raise the minimum wage to at least something where the average person can lease an apartment without imminent fear of making rent on time. There's nothing worse than going to school and working a job or two without the money or time to enjoy simple frivolities like bowling or watching a movie or two just to keep your sanity. I'm sure plenty of people could understand that.