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Ten Reasons Why Barack Obama Might Be “the Wrong Candidate for You”

“If you believe you should pay more taxes,” John McCain said in his July 7th Denver town hall meeting, “I am the wrong candidate for you.” Aside from the fact that it’s not as though Barack Obama is running on an “I’ll tax the hell out of all of you people” platform, this statement of McCain’s begs the question: what other reasons might make Obama “the wrong candidate for you”?

To be sure, none of the following will probably apply to all people; but if any of them strike a chord with you, think twice before voting the Democratic ticket this Fall.

1. If you’ve enjoyed the Bush regime, Obama might be the wrong candidate for you.

2. If the term “torture” is vague and full of stretchy exceptions justifying its use on certain people at certain times under certain circumstances, Obama might be the wrong candidate for you.

3. If, as Kanye West accused George W. Bush after the debacle that was the Katrina response, you don’t “care about black people,” Obama might be the wrong candidate for you.

4. If you believe that you’ve paid enough money to the government, and they should be able to support the ongoing demands of keeping up bridges, funding schools, paying for our nation’s defense, and perhaps eventually at least balancing the budget (if not paying down the debt) with what you’ve already paid in, Obama might be the wrong candidate for you.

5. If you believe in what McCain says today, Obama might be the wrong candidate for you.

6. If you believe in some of the things McCain said he believed a few years ago, then Obama might actually be the right candidate for you, but you probably won’t want to admit it.

7. If you think that presidents don’t need to be eloquent and inspirational, Obama might be the wrong candidate for you.

8. If you don’t give a tinker’s damn about what the rest of the world thinks about America and the path we’ve been on for the last eight years, Obama might be the wrong candidate for you.

9. If you actually still use the term “tinker’s damn,” Obama might be the wrong candidate for you.

10. If this list pisses you off, then…well, you know the rest. – Teague Bohlen

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