For the past week, via the Honesty Box application, I asked people who happened upon my facebook profile the following question:
“Presidential election: who is your candidate and why?”
I received a variety of answers. Some were well written and thoughtful, others..not so much. Here are a few of the more intersting ones. copy-and-pasted verbatim.
“I like John McCain because he has balls”
“Come Nov. I will cast my vote for Obama/Biden. Why? Their consistent emphasis on improving the (currently abysmal) diplomatic relations between America and the rest of the international community.
As Occom’s razor teaches us, the simplest solution is best. In the case of foreign affairs, one should never exclude that most basic yet influential human communication: talking.”
“dumbo can go fuck himself” (reference to Obama and his ears..)
“McCain will keep America in a perpetual state of warfare/occupation. McCain does not undstand economics/fiscal policy. I will vote for Obama.”
“McCain/Palin . when he dies and she becomes president we can finally have someone hot to put on our money”
the vote, according to my honesty box responses, is 55% for McCain (if you include the comment “Sarah Palin is hot” as an endorsement of McCain), 25% Obama, 13% neither/don’t care, and 6% Ron Paul (one answer for Mr Paul simply said “RON FUCKING PAUL“).
If I limit the “vote” to only Obama and McCain, the results are 30% Obama, 70% McCain.
McCain’s supporters’ comments were definitely more humorous. But Obama’s were more thoughtful. Anyway, I would still vote for Ron Paul if I could.