The Instigator
Harlan
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9 Points
The Contender
JasonGray
Con (against)
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3 Points

Obama's campaign is too mingled with religion; His attempt at appealing to the masses in SC is bad.

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Started: 1/26/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Harlan

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I am a former-supporter of Barack Obama, until he began mixing religion in with his campaign.

I would like to establish that I would not even care if he was a christian, just so long as he kept it out of his politics. But he is going around trying to appeal to the masses by looking religious. ANd I assert that this is the wrong type of appeal to try to create. A good candidate would mention religion as little as possible. He would make it well known that he (or her) has a clear distinction between religion and politics. He would stand firm on the idea of the seperation of church and state. But Obama has gone and tried to get people to vote on him based on religious appeal. ONly to attract the masses. This puts him at the level of Huckabee (my opponent actually sees Huckabee as the best republican candidate, and even admires him).

This says either one of 2 things about Obama:

-He does not understand or envelop the concept of speration of church and state or...

-He just goes with the image that wil get the most votes

In either case, it is negative.

If the first, we will have a candidate who justifies actions based on religious beliefs. POlicies will be made on religion, too.

In the second, we have democracy de-railed. We no longer have people that represent what they really stand for, to whom people vote, and if they lose, it was rightly so, because the majority is satisfied, no, we would then have people just trying to win. And that's what happens, what is happening.
JasonGray

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Debate Round No. 1
Harlan

Pro

WEll, I stand by that opinion, but Edwards has dropped out, so I will not worry voer this trivial affair to much.
JasonGray

Con

JasonGray forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Harlan

Pro

Obama for president!

You can ignore this sentance becaus it's only purpose is to make 10 characters.
JasonGray

Con

JasonGray forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Cobjob 9 years ago
Cobjob
Unless its the religion of atheism?
Posted by Einstein 9 years ago
Einstein
Since when has Obama made his campaign about religion?

As far as I can tell the only times he's explicitly brought it up have been when people asked him about it.
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
My opponent has subjected to my awesomeness and not been able to make a rebuttal in the face of my holy divineness. He has been humiliated by my powers of logic. He has suffered a horrible defeat and shall temporarily lose the prielage to act like an egomaniac.
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
Ah come one, Jason. You made me go through the trouble to type up an opening argument.
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