Does it matter that McCain is computer illiterate?

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  1. sanjuro

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    I don't think it matters for governing the country. Most computer people put too much value in the computer and the internet.

    However, to win the election, it very much matters.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/weekinreview/03leibovich.html?ref=us
     
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    Of course it matters. The internet and email are huge productivity boosters. Imagine a president circa 1950 not being able to use a phone. Would that have been a problem?

    My mother in law is the same age as McCain, and she learned how to use a computer in no time. The other week I walked her through booting into safe mode to fix something. It's not that hard.
     
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    I think he's also afraid of robots.
     
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    He couldn't buy a positive news story about him if he wanted.
     
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    I don't see a problem here. He's able to spell right? That should suffice.
     
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    As long as his people are computer literate, it should be fine. It doesn't help his old image, but when Bush Senior is driving you around in a golf cart, and you look older than he does, you have given up on shedding the old image.

    The amount of people that think Obama is a Muslim is going up as well, to 15% of Americans. That means that over 45 million Americans think he is a Muslim. That will make a bigger impact than his computer-illiteracy.

    edit: That is 2 Texases worth of people that think he is a Muslim
     
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    hillary couldn't cook/clean/felch & a few million people yawned
     
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    I wrote a letter to the Obama campaign letting them know I am only voting for him because he's a Muslim. Just to **** with them.
     
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    Did you include a "Kill Whitey" reference?
     
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    I wrote a letter to McCain
    The other day
    They opened and read it
    It said they were suckers
    He wanted me for their army or whatever
    Picture me given' a damn - I said never
    Here is a land that never gave a damn
    About a brother like me and myself
    Because they never did
    I wasn't wit' it, but just that very minute...
    It occured to me
    The suckers had authority
     
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    I owe you rep. Or do I owe Chuck D? Either way.
     
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    Mother**** a war, that's how I feel
    Sendin' a nigga to the desert to get killed
    Cause two suckas can't agree on something
    A thousand mother****ers died for nothing
    You can't pay me to join an army camp
    Or any other mother****in' military branch
    of this United goddman States of this bitch America
    Be a soldier, what for?
    They puttin' niggas on the front line
    But when it comes to gettin' ahead, they put us way behind
    I ain't gettin' my leg shot off
    While Bush old ass on t.v. playin' golf
    But when you come to my house with that draft ****
    I'm a shoot your funky ass bitch
    A nigga'll die for a brawl
    But I ain't fightin' behind no goddamn oil
    Against mother****as I don't know
    Yo Bush! I ain't your damn hoe
    The enemy is right here g, them foreigners never did **** me
    All of those wasted lives
    And only one or two get recognized
    But what good is a medal when your dead? tell Uncle Sam I said
    I ain't goin' to war for a **** talkin' president
     
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    I guess McClown can get by without knowing how to email (himself) But christ does he need better "Advisers"!!!!!

    The newest neocon catastrophe


    A bit of a worry to see that a presidential candidate who is reputed to be strong on his foreign policy, is being guided and advised by such corrupt incompetent toadies! :rant:
     
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    His foreign policy experience is losing a bunch of air planes and being a POW for 5 years, he doesn't know anything about the Muslim world at all.
     
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    anyone see the interview on CNN where a southern woman said she could never vote for Obama because he was a "Muslim Terrorist" and then they interviewed a guy from georgia at a baseball game that said "I could never vote for a black man because the only time I've ever seen a black man with change, he was holding a cup."
     
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    *hint* Georgia is a majority christian country. ;)
     
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  18. Samirol

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    I was referring to his Sunni/Shia blunders, and considering he wants to make a move on Iran in addition to our Iraq and Afghanistan wars, his knowledge, or lack thereof, of that area is fairly important
     
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    She was from the South, would you expect any different? Black People=terrorist
     
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    do you hold the same high standards for the high priest of the left? i think it's much easier to find material to throw back at mccain b/c he's taken a swing at so many pitches. i'm not in the tank for him, but take a step back & realize voting for obama has a lot of similarities for voting for bush on his first term: there wasn't much prior scrutiny of history due to lack of material.

    again, i think it's time i toot the horn again for condi. if you're going to elect someone who doesn't have much governing experience, at least elect someone who has the courage of their convictions & is probably the smartest person in teh room. just too bad she's unmarried, a woman, and muslim - err, i mean black.
     
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    of course I hold them to the same standards, McCain has shown that he is quite clueless about the situation in the middle east, and Obama has at least advocated a separate Palestinian state (so did Sharon, so that isn't saying much).

    The similarities are stretching it, because Bush is a neocon and Obama isn't. The direction the country is going is pretty terrible, and John McCain is the status quo and Obama is at least a little bit in the right direction.

    Do I think Obama is going to bring change and hope for this country like some people believe? Of course not, he is a politician.
     
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    speaking of stretching it:


    big-o indeed
     
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    or george takei, who as we know has a thing for black guys*





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    Give us your O face Obama

     
  26. jimmydean

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    I still think it matters, but I guess that's just me.

    When a majority of secret+ documents are transmitted electronically these days, not knowing how to handle them in that format is just a bad idea. When I learned top secret video conferences happen between agencies on non-secured lines, I was blown away.