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OUR CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT 2008 – WE SUPPORT SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN

UPDATE #636

 

 

Copyright September 18, 2008 9:30 PM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

 

Updated October 6, 2008 11:44 PM CST

Copyright October 6, 2008 11:44 PM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

 

 

 

Our current analysis requires that we support Senator John McCain.  A late analysis revealed that Senator McCain is simply tolerant of Gays but Senator Barack Obama sees nothing evil about the Gay lifestyle and, in fact, encourages a laissez–faire (take-a-wimpy-stand) attitude toward Gays in our culture and among our youth.  While we are greatly displeased with Senator McCain’s choice of an arguably qualified woman as a running mate, we believe that God will bless and protect our country if its leaders choose righteousness over political advantage.  Now, if Senator McCain’s vice-presidential choice was for political advantage, at least, it was far less evil than Senator Obama’s support of the Gay lifestyle.  Finally, we believe that God is more concerned about righteousness then he is about economic prowess and, therefore, even if Senator McCain's economic thinking were not as good as Senator Obama's, and this is not the case, but, even if it were, God would still do more to meet our nation’s economic needs with a righteous or more righteous man in the White House.

 

We will stop all analysis one week before the election.  The margin of error for our analysis is ±2% (roughly ±144 points).

 

Note that our analysis does not require support of any political party and we are generally (for the most part) disgusted with the two major political parties.

 

A plus (+) in the leftmost column indicates an issue that we added or updated recently.  Note that we have relocated the issue “Strong Economy” and renamed it “Economy – Strong Economy” and relocated the issue “Strong Military” and renamed it “Military – Strong Military.”  Also, we have changed red text to yellow text.

 

Note that the final scores are the sums of the individual weighted scores (rightmost two columns) for each candidate.  Also, some issues (in  yellow  text) are so complex that the raw scores had to be represented with values between 0 and 1.  Finally, certain issues (in  sky blue  text) are not position issues; therefore, numerical indexes were entered in the first two columns.  The index for experience reflects years of experience and impact of native intelligence on the candidate’s personal learning curve.  Finally, to reduce the impact of political expediency on our analysis, we are using January 2008 positions for both candidates.

 

 

McCain
Final Score

Obama
Final Score

9299

7263

 

 

  Supports

 

  Opposes

 

  Neutral

 

 

Raw Score X L. F. Nexus Weight = Weighted Score

 

 

Added/

Updated

Issue

Issues Plus

McCain
(R)

Obama
(D)

McCain
Raw Score

Obama
Raw Score

L. F. Nexus

Weight

McCain
Weighted

Score

Obama
Weighted

Score

 

Abortion - Roe v. Wade

0

1

10

0

10

 

Abortion – Partial Birth Abortion

1

0

200

200

0

 

Death Penalty

1

1

10

10

10

+

Economy – Bankruptcy Law

.1

.9

1000

100

900

+

Economy – Mac & Mae

1

0

1000

1000

0

+

Economy – NAFTA

.2

.5

1000

200

500

+

Economy – Strong Economy

.9

.8

2000

1800

1600

+

Economy – Wall Street Crisis

1

.9

1

.9

1000

1000

900

 

Education – No Child Left Behind

1

0

5

5

0

 

Embryonic Stem Cells

1

1

2

2

2

 

Energy & Oil – ANWR Drilling

0

0

5

0

0

 

Energy & Oil – Kyoto

1

0

1

1

0

 

Evolution

0

0

200

0

0

 

Experience

10

8

10

8

50

500

400

 

Guns – Assault Weapons Ban

0

1

2

0

2

 

Guns – Background Checks

1

1

2

2

2

 

Homeland Security – Patriot Act

0

0

5

0

0

 

Homeland Security – Guantanamo

0

0

3

0

0

 

Homeland Security – Torture

0

0

5

0

0

 

Homeland Security – Wiretapping

1

1

5

5

5

 

Immigration – Citizenship Path for Illegals

0

0

0

0

0

 

Immigration – Border Fence

1

1

10

10

10

 

Internet – Neutrality

1

0

2

2

0

 

Iran – Sanctions

1

1

2

2

2

 

Iran – Military Action as Option

1

0

8

8

0

 

Iraq War – Support

1

0

5

5

0

 

Iraq War – Troop Surge

1

0

7

7

0

 

Iraq War – Withdrawal

1

0

10

10

0

 

Military – Strong Military

1

.7

1

.6

2000

2000

1400

 

Minimum Wage Increase

0

1

10

0

10

 

Moral Alliances

.6

.5

.6

.5

1000

600

500

+

Political Independence

.02

0

.02

0

1000

20

0

 

Same-Sex – Marriage

1

1

10

10

10

 

Same-Sex – Civil Union

0

0

0

0

0

 

Same-Sex – Constitutional Ban

0

0

10

0

0

+

Same-Sex – Supports Concept

.5

0

2000

1000

0

+

Universal Healthcare

.8

.2

1000

800

200

+

Vice-President – Woman

0

.5

1000

0

500

 

Vice-President – Sufficiently Qualified

0

1

300

0

300

 

 

McCain
Final Score

Obama
Final Score

9299

7263

 

 

 

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