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11. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 8y

Ron Paul needs a mention!

Even though I'm not from America this guy is very intelligent and his views I really admire. He has a very slight chance of being president as the mainstream media likes to exclude him from debates as his views aren't in line with the military industrial complex, or the rest of his republican party for that matter. But despite this he certainly brings some interesting points to the table and his arguments are backed with pure reason, rather than emotional appeals.

Look him up on Youtube he's got a mass following there :P

But yeah keeping on topic with the thread Barack appeals to me a bit more from the democrats :)

12. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

Barack or Hillary

Both democrats so not sure which I favour.
I would have to see how each performs before choosing one to admire.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 9, 2008, at 12:49 AM by Mel. ]

13. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

Yep, I'd be happy with obama or clinton too, they both seem eminently sensible, particularly compared to ol' monkey head.

14. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Quoting kombizz

george

Funny.
Or are u being serious because u want another war in Iraq as soon as the current one is over?

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 10, 2008, at 11:18 AM by Mel. ]

15. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

I'm not sure what, if anything, to make of it - but apparently a black man will be president long before a woman will ever take the reigns in the White House. Does that reflect diminishing racism or misogyny?

I was reading a coment by a black successful American woman Psychiatrist and she said she experienced more difficulties in her career because of the woman thing than the black thing. The effects of sexism are annoyingly underestimated in society.

Just a small thread jack because I want to ask a question that Tway or somebody else might have the answer to. Is there a word like misogyny for man hating? I dont think I have ever heard one.

16. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 8y

Quoting Mel.

Is there a word like misogyny for man hating? I dont think I have ever heard one.

Why wouldn't there be one ? Misandry

17. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Quoting Q'

Why wouldn't there be one ?

That is what I was wondering.
Thanks for the answer. :)

18. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

I agree with Mike on the "way too early to tell" aspect of this campaign. At the moment, John Edwards may be in 3rd place for the Democratic candidacy but unless he backs out, don't count him out by any means. Obama is black which will be a positive for increasing the number of black votes but a possible minus for getting the necessary amount of white votes in the south. Clinton being a woman may increase the female support but decrease the male support. There will be groups of women who will not vote for her because she's female. Q stated: Aren't we a shallow society that even cares about the colour of the president's skin or their gender. Yes - and it's that shallowness that may throw open a door for Edwards to walk through and be the Democratic candidate.

The Republican favorites are Huckabee and McCain, but again, Giuliani has friends, money and politcal pull. He could also walk away with the the Republican spot.

As they say - the show's not over 'til the fat lady sings and that won't be until after the national conventions.

19. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

I personally like misanthropy. Why just hate one gender - go for both.

20. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Quoting Isadora

Q stated: Aren't we a shallow society that even cares about the colour of the president's skin or their gender.

Is it shallow or a sign that society is progressing when we start being openminded about non white male presidents?

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 10, 2008, at 11:34 AM by Mel. ]