Election Debate

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2008_09/014545.php

As we count down the days to the next Presidential Election for those of us in the USA,I thought it would be great to have an open honest debate about our candidates. I have chosen (link about) a news article from Sarah Palin’s speech last night to use as our forum and platform for our discussions.

I love the fact that we live in a nation that allows and gives us the freedom to make a choice and to be a vital part of electing our leaders.


I am so looking forward to hearing what each of you have to say. And, I hope about all else that we pray for our leaders and this election as well as for our Nation and the Nations of the world.

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6 thoughts on “Election Debate

  1. This is a tough one. After reading some of the link and comments and the accusations and the retractions, it is very difficult to extract the truth from the fiction. Mr. Obama went through the same type of thing in the initial “throwing his hat into the ring”. Only the Spirit of the living GOD can tell us how to discern the truth from the lies. Sara is right. We need to pray for our leaders and our nation and the Body of Christ in America.

  2. I read the below on the news today. I think Oprah should have Sarah Palin on as well as other host news shows. And I thing Sarah Palin should go on the shows so all can see and hear and understand what she and John McCain stands for. The more we hear from the candidates and not the news reporters the easier it will be to make a decision on whom to vote for. This is how I feel. I would like to think I made a decision on my vote by being willing to listen and understand the candidates.

    “Oprah Winfrey may have introduced Democrat Barack Obama to the women of America — but the talkshow queen is not rushing to embrace the first woman on a Republican presidential ticket!

    Oprah’s staff is sharply divided on the merits of booking Sarah Palin, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.”

  3. I would like to hear Sarah Palin on TV and radio talk and have her answer the questions posed by this news report. It is hard to go and check the records of each candidate on each issue. But, when you hear the words from their mouths in the debates or on the stumps or talk shows it helps to know what they are saying about an issue that may be close to one’s heart.

  4. Update: Just read this on the news. This is why I want to hear from the candidates myself. OPRAH’S STATEMENT: “The item in today’s Drudge Report is categorically untrue. There has been absolutely no discussion about having Sarah Palin on my show. At the beginning of this Presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates. I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over.”

  5. One paragraph that stood out to me from the news article above was “Whether or not Sarah Palin’s engaging personality matters more than the fact that she tells lies depends a lot on the media, and whether they allow her to say that she opposed the Bridge to Nowhere, or that Obama has never authored a major law or reform, without calling her on it. I hope they do. But I’m not holding my breath.” This speaks to me that the media can manipulate (either knowingly or unknowingly) information about candidates in much the same way as any of us can manipulate or affect(either knowingly or unknowingly) someone else’s perception of a person, ‘fact’ or situation by the way we communicate it. Omitting one word, one sentence, the context, the voice inflection can alter the meaning. To clearly understand and communicate on the candidiate issues takes a lot of research. I also agree that hearing the candidate explain and communicate in person at least can eliminate some of the she said/he said and help us get things staright from the horses mouth plus enable the audience to arrive at their own conclusions about the content and their body language.

  6. I agree with you on this Debie. The media can manipulate any information about the candidates and affect the way we think. Satan can also manipulate information and affect the way we think. We have to be cautious and research the candidates ourselves. The media may be on one side or the other and they will try to convince us to choose the side they are on. We must pray about our decission for our country. I don’t like the way the media has picked Sarah Palin and her family to pieces. I think this is wrong. They just want to find some “dirt” on her to persuade us in voting for the candidates they are for. Who are we to dig up someone else’s dirt. Do we justify this action by saying “it is for the good of the country.” Seems to me, most of us have enough dirt to deal with of our own. Are we to sit here and take judgement on another human being. Are we so confident in ourselves and our flaws that we can point a finger. I do believe this is God’s job. I think we need to stick with the issues at hand. Instead of asking the media, I think we need to ask God.

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