Gallup Polling

Here is a very interesting survey from the Gallup poll people. More interesting than their findings regarding honesty I believe are their findings regarding values, and “Cares about the needs of people like you.” Very interesting indeed… Also, if you haven’t seen Obama’s speech: “A More Perfect Union,” check it out at YouTube. It’s thoughtful and compelling, and unlike any political speech I’ve ever heard. It’s sincere, and excruciatingly honest, potentially to his own detriment.

~ by Woeful on March 18, 2008.

6 Responses to “Gallup Polling”

  1. I’m afraid I’m underinformed about american politics but until I read this poll I’d assumed your next president would be a democrat. am kind of surprised that john mccain is doing so well and find that rather depressing news.

  2. No wonder this country is going to hell in a handbasket (made in China and sold at Wal-Mart). So, the message is be honest and sincere, and screw your political career. And then pundits wonder why people have no faith in politics.

    As for John, “Mr Bush-lite,” McCain doing well, it is depressing. Goes to show people are not that much better. Sure, individuals may be smart. People on the other hand are skittish, panicky and just dumb. Now THAT’s depressing.

  3. I’m getting ready for work, so I don’t have the time right now that I want to devote to a thoughtful comment. I’ll write later when I have more time. Thanks for reading everyone!

  4. Hello Nursemyra: There are plenty of people who gravitate toward s McCain in the US. He’s a war hero, and as at least two of my friends have pointed out, an “honorable man.” Although this may be true, I do not subscribe to the things that he values, the same way that he believes and values these things (war is one thing that comes to mind). Yes, I have at least two friends who told me that if Hillary gets the nomination they will vote McCain. This is an odd election cycle where we might have either a Democratically elected Republican candidate, or a Republican elected Democratic candidate. due to the crossover appeal of the candidates involved.

    Hi There Dances! Obama’s speech was the most honest I’ve ever heard any politician be. However, it takes a lot of time and critical thinking to discern this. His speech was not easy to comprehend on the surface. It wasn’t made of soundbites but of substance, 37 minutes of substance. He addressed the ugly complex issues of race relations without trying to simplify them and made everyone culpable, Democrats, Republicans, blacks, and whites alike.

    Republicans are already clamoring that Senator Obama didn’t answer the question about his association with Rev. Wright. But he did. He did in a far deeper way than anyone would have imagined, and a far subtler way than many people are capable of comprehending. Sadly, this may be his downfall. However it works out, he will forever be remembered for this speech about our Country’s dark side.

    The Republicans are now set to pounce on Obama’s relationship with Rev. Wright. They will ask how he could associate himself with a man who calls the USA the “US KKK of A” and who insists that the US invited 9/11 on itself. They forget that they also tend to sit through reprehensible sermons that also preech crazy things.

    Additionally, I don’t think it much of a stretch for someone who’s great great grandfather was legally owned by some white guy to associate the US government’s attitude with that of the KKK. This did not transpire all that long ago. Furthermore, and I know nobody wants to hear this, but certain foreign policy decisions of the United States have caused a lot of problems that we are just now beginning to see. We supplied and trained the Taliban when they were fighting the Soviets. They are truly our Frankenstein’s Monster. We helped overthrow the democratically elected ruler of Iran and installed the Shah. This precipitated Iran’s revolution and the rise of their current extremist Islamic state that is developing nuclear weapons. These are direct consequences of our foreign policy decisions, decision we seem to make with only short-term consequences in mind. Decisions that Rev Wright was surely alluding to when he delivered his sermon.

    This is ugly but uniquely American stuff that we have to deal with as a Nation. As Senator Obama said in his speech, none of this is a zero sum game. We all need to pitch in in order to make a more perfect union. We are greater than the sum of our parts, that is our strength it has always been our strength. Our diversity makes us great, and coming to terms with that diversity will ultimately set us free to do even greater things.

  5. Dances, I love your handbasket/China/Wal-Mart quote! 😀

    As an aside from the Obama speech, last night on the evening news, they mentioned the gaffe that McCain made not once, but twice. They said he corrected himself after Joe Lieberman whispered in his ear, but he said it again later. The comment was that Iranians are training Al-qaeda, then corrected (after Lieberman prompted him) to training extremists, not Al-Qaeda. I was looking this up, and found this quote:

    Asked by a hawkish supporter when the United States would “send an airmail message to Iran,” McCain responded: “You know that old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran?”

    Then, to the tune of the song “Barbara Ann,” he sang: “Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.” Niiiiice.

  6. McCain is out of his freakin’ mind. Scary!

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