Don't get me wrong. It's not which candidate who benefits that bothers me here. I'm still uncommitted at this point.
I admit, I've never liked Obama, but I like McCain less and less as we go along here, so it's a toss up.
Here's a couple of quotes:
"I think there's a lot of misinformation out there. Even people who may have been guilty of a misdemeanor feel like the felony laws apply to them and say they can't vote."
-Obama spokesman Kevin Griffis
Huh? People don't know the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor when they've been convicted of one? Right. OK.
Of course I would go with Barack," said Deshawn Tatem, a dreadlocked drug dealer-turned-activist from Chesapeake, Va. But he's never cast a ballot. "Right at 18, I caught the felony."
What?!? Last I heard you can't catch a felony. You can catch Polio. You can catch Malaria. Hell, if you're Terrell Owens and you're lucky you might even catch a football. But you cannot CATCH a felony. You COMMIT a felony. You get CAUGHT by the authorities and if we're all lucky enough they get your *** off the street!
Not every ex-con should get to vote just because he's done his time. I think, depending on the crime, some rights should be permanently revoked. The right to vote is one of them.