Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

McCain's Character vs Obama's?

Who do you think has better ethics? Who has the better character?

Before you answer consider the following:

McCain was far deeper in bed with Charles Keating than Obama was with Tony Resko. Keating gave far more to McCain's campaign than Resko gave to Obama's. In fact, Keating was one of McCains' top fundraisers. Keating paid for many McCain vacations and flights to his resort homes, which McCain never disclosed (by law he must as a congressman) until years later during the Keating 5 fiasco. Cindy McCain and her dad invested $400,000 in a Keating strip mall. But here's the big difference, Obama dropped Resko like a wet cigar when Resko's started stinking. McCain on the otherhand, stepped in and tried to prevent a Senate hearing into Keating's fowl deeds. Keatings stench was all over McCain during those hearings. How McCain stayed out of jail is amazing.

OK, I know I know the Keating stuff was 20 years ago. Fair enough, but has McCain changed? Well now, McCain has a whole army of Keatings working for him, more lobbyists than any other presidential candidate in history. He On March 7, 2007, McCain named ex-Texas Representative Tom Loeffler, who has one of the most lucrative and influential practices in the nation's capital, as his campaign co-chair. In the same month, McCain named former Washington Sen. Slade Gorton, now a heavyweight lobbyist, as his honorary chairman for Washington state. Loeffler's client list includes PhRMA, the drug industry association; Southwest Airlines; Toyota; and Martin Marietta. Gorton represents, among others, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., Weyerhaeuser and Fidelity National Financial. In addition, David Crane, now the campaign's senior policy advisor, was a senior executive at The Washington Group, a firm with 2006 billings of $10.4 million and 52 clients, including Delta Airlines, the Association of American Railroads, and the governments of Panama and Bangladesh. And Charlie Black, who is now a campaign spokesman appearing on McCain's behalf on radio, television, and as a "spin-doctor" after debates, is chairman of BKSH & Associates, with lobbying billings of $7.6 million in 2006, representing J.P. Morgan, Occidental and General Motors.

All told, there are 11 current or former lobbyists working for or advising McCain, at least double the number in any other campaign. Among the current and former lobbyists working for McCain are: Campaign CEO Rick Davis, a partner at Davis Manafort, where his clients have included SBC Communications and Verizon; and former Davis Manafort associate, National eCampaign Director Christian Ferry. At the end of 2006, Mike Dennehy, who founded The Dennehy Group, a New Hampshire lobbying firm, was appointed McCain's national political director. He gave up that post in May to become a senior campaign advisor.

McCain's new buddies make Keating look like an amateur. They are far more intelligent than Keating ever was. In otherwords, they are good at hiding the stench of their crookedness.

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    obama is honest, intelligent and cares about the poor, will give college students money to go to college, will give everyone free health care and those in need tax breaks and make the rich pay their way instead of raping the working class. obama will take from the rich and give to the poor like robin hood. and thats a good thing.

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  • sporer
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    i'm not in the habbit of arising predictions, yet i will talk survey records: greater effective than 2/3rds of voters think of Bush has accomplished a bad interest undertaking the conflict in Iraq. just about 3/4ths of the voters think of the rustic is headed in the incorrect path. just about 2/3rds of the voters think of Democrats will do a greater useful interest. greater effective than 2 circumstances as many citizens think of the monetary equipment is a better difficulty than the conflict in Iraq, and approximately 2/3rds think of Democrats can take care of the monetary equipment greater useful. Healthcare even outranks Iraq as a precedence between voters by just about just about as large of a margin. in the intervening time, McCain is slightly forward in the polls (2%, and that's in the margin of errors), however the sector hasn't been narrowed to 2 applicants yet, and the marketing campaign isn't even underway. greater voters think of they're worse off than they have been while Bush took workplace than than formerly he took workplace. The margin is bigger than it became even in 1992 while Clinton unexpectedly swept the election. in short, that's an prolonged time formerly the election, yet ninety one% of Democrats won't evaluate vote casting for a Republican, Republicans are not too chuffed with their very very own party and candidate, and just about 2./3rds of independents want Democrats, so we are going to could desire to ascertain how the campaing is going to ascertain if sufficient human beings carry their noses and vote for a republican while each and all of the polls recommend they're loathe to realize this.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Despite all the baseless claptrap in most of these responses, by people who would doubtless buy the Brooklyn Bridge if it were offered to them by Karl Rove or Fox, you ask a fair question, and give solid justification for your assertion. Your point is a good one, and backed by many well-known and obvious facts. Alas: "seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand". I am beginning to despair for my country, when her course is determined by their brand of non-debate of non-facts.

    "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    Just listen to him speak.

    He is a way deeper and passionate person.

    Watch the saddleback interviews between both Obama

    and McCain.

    Listen to there anwers

    VOTING Obama is like saying OH-BOMB-US!!

    he is all talk

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Doesn't matter. They're just the same sht in different colors.

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