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The fact that the two presidential candidates have been in eastern North Carolina within a week of each other underscores how important a battleground our state has become. Newschannel 3's Steve Rondinaro covered both the McCain and Obama events. There was in-depth coverage when John McCain visited Wilmington. Steve went to Fayetteville Sunday, wanting to get a similar first-hand look at Barack Obama in action. Barack Obama’s soaring oratory inspires a loyal and impassioned following. At times, he assumes a preachers rhythm, sweeping the willing crowd along with him "I think the winds of change are blowing. Not just here in North Carolina, but in Virginia…," said Obama. Barack wear is high fashion at the event in Fayetteville. From t-shirts to buttons all over. There is even a Barack Obama action figure. Retired school principal, Beverly Scott, was at the event wearing Obama earrings and an Obama watch. "It's time for change," she said. Super star swooning aside, that is the Obama message that is resonating with his supporters; across racial lines and genders. Carrie Bradley of Hope Mills said, "I like with the older adults what he's going to do about health care." "I like that he's the father of young children and cares about the future. That's what it's all about, the future," said Eileen Donagh of Fayetteville. "I believe he's a man of his word. I believe he's going to do what he says he's going to do," added Fayetteville resident, Herman Gordon. Obama's early voting message is being heeded here in North Carolina and across the country. The last break-down we saw showed Democrats in the heavy majority of those who have already voted.

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Just simply answer the charges Obama!

It is not a real hard thing to present a birth certificate. It is just not a real hard thing to prove where one is born. Mr. Obama, instead of allowing this seemingly endless debate go on, instead of paying lawyers mega bucks to stay out of court, present the documents and be done with it! Hiding behind a team of lawyers is not making me feel any better about you. Just do it! End it! Or, can't you? A very, very, simple question. If you are too lazy to take the time to stop this "rumor" then you are surely too lazy to be Commander and Chief! I don't care if some judge dismised this case. I do care that Obama will not take the time to prove one way or the other his claims to be a naturaly born, US Citizen.

Zippy, you KNOW that's not true

He was born in the Canal Zone, a US Protectorate at the time, to a military father who was stationed there. It's the same as babies born to military families in Okinawa or Germany. They ARE U.S. citizens. Um....on the other hand, the Israeli Mossad says that Obama's birth certificate is the "worst forgery" they've ever seen....and no one has yet produced the actual document - only pictures and photocopies. Could it be.......?

It could'nt be more american

It could'nt be more american than to vote for Barack and put a stop to the Bush bullies who have devastated this country. Look what Bush has done to us!!!!! If that is not un-American I don't know what is!!!! To look out for your rich friends while working people are fighting to hang on to their homes. Vote Barack Obama

McPalin, the classic Obama supporter

McPalin, you are the classic voter who is putting this country at risk with your right to vote for a scumbag like Obuma. I really wish that they had IQ requirements of at least 60 to get a ballot. Are you really that stupid or are you just having fun. What has Bush done to you personally? Really consider that for a moment. Lets remember a couple of things (try not to get dizzy), this economic mess started during the Clinton years because credit was extended to mythological levels and the overly inflated tech stocks rightly adjusted themselves. Secondly, we have not had another major terrorist attack on our soil since 9/11. Yes, war sucks but there has been benefits. Saddam Hussein is dead, a vicious dictator who ran concentration camps and used posion gas on entire regions. While there is a resurgence of the Taliban, they are a shadow of what they were before we stepped in. Now, Bush has made mistakes, but he did have the interests of the USA at heart. The idea that you would vote for an unknown, untested, and underqualifed loser like Obuma just because the media told you that Bush was bad is enough to make intellegent people tremble. We laugh at you behind your back and talk about you when we get together. Please try to understand that voting is important and that if you really don't have the brains to make a logical choice, then you should probably stay home on election day. Seriously, it is the best thing that you can do for your country. Stop watching mainstream media on TV. Research and read some unbiased material. Please try to become a person worthy of casting a ballot that will effect a whole lot more than you can imagine.

Silly Dem, Voting is for Smart People

Ummmm, you understand being President ain't like being King or Emporer (which is the job I want). The US government is divided into 3 branches. Legislative, Judicial, and Executive. W is at the top of the Executive Branch. Dems control the Legislative Branch and the Judicial is SUPPOSED to be impartial. W didn't lead us down this road, but that's not to say he, along with alot of others, didn't read the signs. If you bought or sold a house in the last 4 years at an inflated price, or hustled real estate trying to get rich quick, you're as much to blame as he is. In fact, you're a direct contributor. What goes up, must come down. I'm all about drive and success, but come on - look at how inflated the prices for Waterford and those places are. Stack 'em up and there's a huge piece of the puzzle. Why do the Dems always tout "raising mimimum wage"? I haven't earned minimum wage since I was 16. I'm 41 now (and look mighty fine for my age) and I want NO part of making the minimum. If you back off and look at the forest instead of that one tree, you'd see that the Democrats want to enslave you by making you absolutely dependant on the government. I don't think the Republicans are pure as the driven snow either. Maybe we need to start our own party. "Constitutionalist Party" If it doesn't pertain to servicing and defending the US Constitution, it's not important. Take a mental break - Imagine for a moment, 9/11 if Al Gore had been president. We'd have probably surrendered that day. I am proud of W when he was under pressure. Things got clouded as more handlers became involved and more time went by, but I thought he unified us like no one had done for 50 years. Even Al laid low for about a year afterwards 'cause he knew he didn't have the guts to deal with it. Why do you think he went all "green"? He'd already invented the internet and realized he was grateful he wasn't on the hot seat. Back away from your party, no matter which it is, and ask "who is better for the country?" Borat should scare the devil out of you. He makes Nancy Pelosi look like an ugly Jesse Helms. (God bless you Jesse, rest in peace). Ol' Tap & Scratch McCain is a little closer to "middle of the road". Not exactly where I want to be, but I can settle for Center.


God Help Us All! John McCain for President!!!

6 of 1, Half Dozen of the other

In comparing both candidates, you can hardly tell them apart. One is young, the other old, one black, one white, one is articulate, one is a veteran. There are things I like in both and there are things that frighten me to no end about both. So. John McCain? Really? That's the very best we've got? The tie breaker for me was Gov. Palin. At least she's down to earth. Being easy on the eyes don't hurt either. If she's VP, I'll have to TiVo C-SPAN every day!!!! Alot of Republicans are voting Osamba to send the GOP a message - as stupid as that may be. Trouble is, the GOP seems to be hearing "TURN LEFT". The intended message is "You've let us down". Three final points. Okay. 4. It's my favorite. 1. Dems have controlled Washington for the past 2 years. Be sure to thank them for the mess we're in now. 2. NAFTA was the beginning of the end for NC. Thanks Mr. Clinton. Awesome piece of legislation. 3. To you Yankees, don't slurr off about my spelling or written dialect. It was done on purpose. I'm smarter than you and have as many guns as you have golf balls. 4. Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than all my guns combined - so there.

Thanks for Making Me Laugh

Do you mean to say that your guns haven't walked off on their own to create "gun violence?" Hard to imagine. While the entertainment value of the usual rants on this site should not be underestimated, it is rare to read anything truly witty. Thanks for the chuckle.


Do you really think being "down to earth" and "easy on the eyes" is an attribute that someone needs to take care of a problem in the middle east? I think it is more important that they at least know where it is, and maybe know more than three countries(Iraq, Iran, Isreal) that comprise the area. If you factor in her looks as to how you vote, then you are a bigger idiot than she is.

Minus 5 points for spelling

Correct spelling is I-S-R-A-E-L. Obviously, I'm better qualified to vote than you are. Surrender your voter registration card immediately.

I see the problem

I bet the reason that you have it out for the VP hottie would be evident if you posted a self-photo. Lots of heavier, less attractive gals are having a jealous hissy fit over Palin. If you are a guy and you wouldn't give Palin a vote, maybe you should check out the log cabin republicans. Don't try to cover it up with know the real reasons. Admitting it to yourself is the first step to recovery. There is a cure for media-induced liberalism. I just wish sexy Sarah was my nurse.....

Hey now, I've got a good

Hey now, I've got a good thirty pounds on Palin and I'm still voting McCain. Just because I can't put down the cheeseburger doesn't mean I want to pay more taxes.


Man, I can tell from your ID that you know better! Loose lips sink ships! Don't be tipping off the liberal Northeastern invaders about the fact that their anti-gun psychosis will be a distinct disadvantage for them when the revolution starts. To all of my dear, dear friends from New Yawk (to include "da island") and Joizey, don't pay him any mind. You don't want those evil guns in your home. If you bring a gun into your house, someone will die! Your son will find it and shoot his friend. He might shoot you and the old lady! Or you will hear a noise late at night and accidentally shoot your daughter fifteen times while she's putting her school books away. Saturday night specials (any handgun with a barrel length under sixty inches) often misfire simply while they are lying in a night stand drawer, and shoot passing toddlers in the head. (Go put a toddler next to your night stand - see if the alignment isn't perfect.) Trust me, we sincerely welcome you to North Carolina, appreciate **ALL** you have done for us, and remember that Rosie O'Donnell, Sarah Brady, and Mike Bloomberg are 100% right when it comes to those nasty guns. Satan's tools, they are! (Psssst! RomeoEchoDelta.....if Rosie O'Donnell shows up, we're gonna need something bigger than my .300 Magnum!)

RomeoEchoDelta's Rebuttal

I am truly humbled that y'all enjoyed my perspective. The pen IS mightier than the sword, as Mr or Ms Idiot Ex Republican is officially my first victim, having suffered a stroke after reading my humorous truths. I wonder if I caused blood to shoot out of his/her eyes. Oh well. 4 more and I win a 4x6 McCain / Palin yard sign. Dang she's HOT! And hotness counts as much as being a great orator (that means speaker if big words scare you). Talk is cheap, chumps. Just look at how easily people get wound up on this blog. Has anyone checked out Prof. Alexander Tyler? He's credited with the statement on the Fall of the Athenian Republic which in short reads that democracies only last about 200 years. They fail when voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts. Hmmmmmmm. Ain't about forty percent of the population on the Government teet now? (I told you Yankees I uz smarter than you-ze) Hell, I'd run for office but the pay and the smear campaigns ain't worth it. Ask your lib friends to name 1 piece of legislaton Borat Uday Hussein Nobama sponsored and got passed. Zippo is the answer, and I don't mean like the cigarette lighter company. As for Ms O'Donnell, I'm bringing a mouse. That should do the trick!

You Are The Best

Thank you, You have my vote.

1861...2008 might work this time....

I think if this country as a whole elects this no good Obumer as president, then we should succeed from the union again. Of course, it would not all be southern this time. But, it might work this time. If everyone who doesn't want his "wealth spread around" would refuse to go to work for a couple of weeks, I think we would see excatly what kind of power we have. If Obama's supports stayed home a few days...well, I guess it wouldn't be all that different. Get them stars and bars a'waving y'all, we might have some work to do!!

Obama's winning in most of

Obama's winning in most of the states!!!! Who the heck will succeed with you????????????????? HAAAAAAA HAAAAAA Everyone I know that supports Barack Obama has a job - so much for your work theory. Obama will win!!!!!! Ha Ha Ha HHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAA HHHHHHHAAAAAAAAA This is going to be soooooooo sweeeeeet.....

McPalin is a McIdiot

ARe you sassing me? I don't put up with liberals being sassy. WHO would succeed? Everyone that counts would. You are not included. The shaved ape Obuma will not win, so I will probably not need to worry. After his sound embarrassment, you idiotic liberals can go and hide in the "closet" for another couple of years....good riddence. But cheer up, losers, you will still have Oprah.

No, he isn't. That's just

No, he isn't. That's just what the liberal media wants you to beleive. Don't be so quick to declare a winner yet. No matter who wins this election, we all will lose.


After 40 years of the Great Society that has not lifted anyone out of poverty, we are now given another plan of wealth to welfare.It is too simple to cut out spending, waste and abuse and actually make the government work for you.No not good enough we are led down a path of making enemies out each other for a political agenda,giving more and more for bigger government waste and abuse. Someone should be asking where is our money going instead of what can I get out of it.

McCain is the Anti-Christ!

Beware all Christians!! Don't vote for McCain. "Jenkins said his teams suspicions were further heightened when genealogical research showed that McCain's great-grandfather was actually not John McCain, but John Mihai. Mihai is an ancient Romanian name, and according to Bible-believing Christians, the Antichrist is likely to be a Romanian. "What clinched it for us was that the name Mihai means 'who is like the Lord,'" said Jenkins. "As far as we're concerned, that was enough. It means that McCain might easily pretend to be the Redeemer." I'm white and Christian, I'm voting Obama for Jesus!!!!

What an idoit. It amazes me

What an idoit. It amazes me that people like that can actually vote. It scares me.


You should be ashamed!! Obama is the one that the being held as the "Messiah".. Where is the real concern for our country? Obama's past affliliations and efforts to cover up his past and current affliations should be of concern to us all! We don't see the liberal media bringing it to light. hmmm. I wonder why? We are more concerned with ripping apart Palin and making a big deal over her clothing rather than basing this election on truth. Obama is a liar and we are headed for disaster with this man a president. 3 years in the senate is hardly PRESIDENT WORTHY!I know that the argument is then "Palin has no experience either" but she has accomplished more as a governor than Obama has in his 3 years in the senate. Would there be a better choice for McCain for VP? Sure. But it is what it is. McCain would be the president now if elected. Not Palin - unless something happened. OBAMA_ with his lack of experience is who many are choosing as PRESIDENT NOW??? Granted Biden has much more experience but... who is running for PRESIDENT now? And are we willing to sacrifice today for what "could happen if McCain died because he is old?" tomorrow as far as McCain/ Palin go? We used to hold the presidency in such high regard. What happened along the way? I know that many many mistakes have been made with the current administration however let's not vote on emotion! Yes we need change, however we must be wise and not vote OBAMA simply because he uses the word CHANGE so freely. Discernment, Wisdom, Truth, Honesy, and EXPERIENCE AND KNOW HOW - must be a vital part of the voting decision!

The person that said McCain

The person that said McCain was the anti Christ, must be smoking crack. If you saw the movie The Oman, you would know that Obama fits the profile to a T.


hit that nail right on the head.

anti-christ ???

john mccain the anti-christ, ARE YOU INSANE ??

McCain supporters Need to get off the dope !!

John McCain has long been a major player in a radical militaristic group driven by an ideology of global expansionism and dominance attained through perpetual, pre-emptive, unilateral, multiple wars. The credo of this group is “the end justifies the means,” and the end of establishing the United States as the world’s sole superpower justifies, in its estimation, anything from military control over the information on the Internet to the use of genocidal biological weapons. Over its two terms, the George W. Bush administration has planted the seeds for this geopolitical master plan, and now appears to be counting on the McCain administration, if one comes to power, to nurture it. McCain’s Ties to PNAC John McCain’s connection to PNAC can be traced back to before its formation in 1997. In fact, he was president of the New Citizenship Project, founded by Kristol in 1994. This organization was parent to PNAC, and served as its chief fundraising organ. McCain also worked cooperatively with PNAC and Wolfowitz in attempting to overthrow the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq. In 1998, he co-sponsored the Iraq Liberation Act—drafted by PNAC—which decreed “regime change” in Iraq to be U.S. policy, and which appropriated $97 million in U.S. military aid to the Iraqi National Congress (INC). The INC was a group of anti-Hussein Iraqi militants whose purpose was to instigate a national uprising against Hussein. It was led by Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi informant whose subsequent faulty intelligence—claims that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction and ties to al-Qaida—was used to sell the Iraq war to the American public. In 2004, in response to accusations that he deliberately misled U.S. intelligence agencies, Chalabi glibly stated, “We are heroes in error.” McCain also was co-chair (with Sen. Joseph Lieberman) of The Committee for the Liberation of Iraq (CLI). Established by PNAC in late 2002, this committee continued to finance Chalabi’s INC with millions of taxpayer dollars, until shortly after the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, when it was discontinued. In 2004, McCain became a signatory of PNAC, ironically signing on to a PNAC letter condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy for its return to the “rhetoric of militarism and empire.”

PLAGIARISM definition:

1. to take and use by plagiarism. 2. to take and use ideas, passages, etc., from (another's work) by plagiarism. –verb (used without object) 3. to commit plagiarism. See I can copy and paste as well........

Can't you even be Orginal?

It is nice to see you can copy and paste from the internet. I googled "John McCain has long been a major player in a radical militaristic group driven by an" your opening lines and find it posted all over the internet. Please come up with something ORGINAL.....

McCain -- a champion of campaign-finance reform

Jihan Nassar, a homemaker in Corona, Calif., is listed as a $500 donor to the campaign of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist. But she insists she never gave a dime. ''I can't make any donations, financially,'' Nassar said Friday. "We never made any donations, sir. I have no idea what you are talking about.'' Nassar and her husband, Waleed, are among more than three dozen California donors listed as giving to Crist's campaign on June 19, 2006 -- donations bundled by a controversial Delray Beach defense contractor now under scrutiny for contributions to GOP presidential candidate John McCain. On Thursday, the McCain campaign said it would return $50,000 in donations tied to businessman Harry Sargeant III, finance chairman of the Florida Republican Party and a college buddy of Crist's. Sargeant has said the California donors were solicited by a business partner, Mustafa Abu Naba'a, a Jordanian with an apartment in Miami-Dade, records show. McCain -- a champion of campaign-finance reform in the U.S. Senate --