The Instigator
Jamesothy
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Ragnar_Rahl
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Should McCain be the next president of the United States of America?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/16/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,507 times Debate No: 5366
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Jamesothy

Pro

John McCain is the #1 candidate for president this year. He is a former serviceman, he has a good head on his shoulders, and he has a wonderful vice-presidential candidate.
Ragnar_Rahl

Con

This resolution contains no reference to any comparison, any relative fitness, therefore, whether he is the #1 viable candidate available has little bearing on whether he absolutely "should" be president. His being president may be preferable to certain other options, but it's still a bad thing-

He intends to spend 3.6 trillion dollars over 10 years to bring us closer to socialized health care with his so-called "Tax credits."

He intends to essentially force us into long-term tax increases by stealth, by signing the Kyoto Protocol, which has no other method of enforcement than "cap and trade" (i.e. carbon tax).

He will no doubt seek to continue his assault on freedom of speech by continuing to push for legislation such as the Mccain-Feingold act.

He will continue bailouts (socialization) of businesses such as Bear Stearns, which costs incredible amounts of money, creates a moral hazard by removing consequences for stupid risks, and ensures that the successful will be expropriated to fund it.

These are just a few reasons why he should not be the President of the United States.
Debate Round No. 1
Jamesothy

Pro

Jamesothy forfeited this round.
Ragnar_Rahl

Con

A forfeit, it happens, is a forfeit. A is A, or it is what it is. :D
Debate Round No. 2
Jamesothy

Pro

Jamesothy forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Jamesothy

Pro

Sorry, but the reason I'm forfeiting is simple- THIS IS USELESS!!! I will not be able to change your mind and you can't change mine. I support McCain. I think he is a smart, well-rounded candidate. You support Barack O'Buthead for no reason I can discern. But hey! If it makes sense to you, al-righty. I realize I did just get VERY angry but I don't care. Throw me off the website for all I care.
Ragnar_Rahl

Con

"You support Barack O'Buthead for no reason I can discern."
Clearly you are incapable of reading my profile... or your own resolution.

Nowhere in this does it speak of who one supports, only "Should Mccain be president?" The resolution does not ask whether Barack should be president, I would be Con on that one too.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Ragnar_Rahl 8 years ago
Ragnar_Rahl
hehe... vote bombing most def :)
Posted by my.matryoshka 8 years ago
my.matryoshka
... The Instigator acted like a 10 year-old.
Posted by jdwooch 8 years ago
jdwooch
lol jamesothy you're so mature!!!
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